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Ninja explains why original map should return to ‘boring’ Fortnite

Published: 27/Mar/2020 15:31

by Joe Craven

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Mixer and Fortnite star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has explained why Epic Games should re-add the original Fortnite map to Chapter 2, as the 28-year-old grew frustrated with the game that launched him into stardom.

Upon its release back in October of 2019, many Fortnite fans heralded Chapter 2 as the savior of a game that was growing stale amid a number of poor development decisions. A great example was the hated MECHs, which drove a large portion of the community away in Season 10. 

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However, despite the initial praise, some argued that Season 1 of Fortnite’s second chapter went on for too long, and did not do enough to keep the game fresh. Despite long being an advocate of Epic’s decision making, it appears Ninja is becoming frustrated with the game that saw him become Twitch’s most-followed streamer.

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 map.
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Fortnite Chapter 2 brought this new map into the game.

Since the March 10 release of Call of Duty: Warzone, Ninja has been splitting his time between Activision’s brand new battle royale and Epic Games infamous Fortnite.  However, on March 26, Blevins grew frustrated with the building BR, and proceeded to explain some of his frustrations. 

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“I’m on 50 f**king ping,” he raged. “I wanna move to CoD right now. Man that’s just not fun. I dunno what it is. Somehow the game [Fortnite] is getting laggier. I’m on East Coast servers dude and I can’t place walls.” 

He then went on to explain that he wants to play Fortnite, but he is not finding the game enjoyable “in its current state”. He highlighted the game’s solos mode as particularly frustrating in its current build. 

Timestamp for mobile users: 0:53 

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In a second clip, both he and SypherPK criticized the game for its lack of tangibly new content. Ninja explained that what initially drew players to Fortnite was the regular addition of new content, but this is something that has dried up of late. 

“I’ve come to the conclusion bro,” Ninja continued. “We need to bring the old map back.” Despite these statements, he conceded that the likelihood Epic will simply abandon their new map is very low. 

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This is how the map looked as Chapter One wound down.

Ninja summarized his feelings: “I’m bored because there’s nothing new. They added the agency, everything was so fun… now, everyone knows where they wanna land. 75% of the lobby is dead in the first four minutes and there’s nothing new.” 

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Fortnite’s original map remained in the game for all ten seasons of its first chapter, despite changing significantly in seasonal updates. 

Both streamers agreed that the return of the original map, using only fan-favorite POIs from Fortnite’s first chapter, would breathe some new life into the game. 

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Only time will tell what decisions Epic take to keep fans engaged. 

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.

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Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.

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To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI. 

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