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Ninja explains why people should stop complaining about Fortnite Battle Royale’s new Burst SMG

Published: 30/May/2019 12:32 Updated: 30/May/2019 12:54

by Matt Porter


Popular Fortnite Battle Royale streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has revealed why he thinks people should stop complaining about the Burst SMG, stating that he believes it will change how the game is played.

The Burst SMG was added to the game in the v9.10 Content Update on Wednesday, May 30, with some fans claiming that it wasn’t powerful enough, or that the burst-fire nature of the weapon made it less useful than the Suppressed Submachine Gun, which was vaulted on the same day.

Ninja disagrees with the complaints though, and showed why he thinks it will become one of the most useful weapons in the game during his stream.

Epic GamesThe Burst SMG was added in the v9.10 Content Update/

While playing following the release of the patch, Ninja found himself in a build battle with an enemy player. The Twitch sensation quickly pulled out a Burst SMG and used it’s four round burst to blast down the opposition’s wall, with the remaining bullets from his secord burst eliminating the player

“That is what the gun is good for, by the way,” Ninja told his audience. “That bleed through.”

“Apparently some people are upset about this gun being in the game, I think [the Burst SMG] is going to change the meta of the game hard, already. It bleeds through, the damage, the bullets will push through someone’s wall.”

With the weapon newly-introduced to Fortnite Battle Royale, players are still getting to grips with it and figuring out the best way to use it, and Ninja feels like he has already discovered its best purpose.

Whether others agree with him remains to be seen, but it will be interesting to see how Ninja and other top players utilize the weapon when they attempt to secure a spot in the Fortnite World Cup this weekend.


Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua banned from FNCS by Epic Games

Published: 25/Oct/2020 14:44

by Theo Salaun


Fortnite World Cup champion David ‘aqua’ Wang has been banned by Epic Games, following controversy over alleged stream sniping against FNCS opponents.

Aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, were accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

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Twitch, @MrSavage
A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

Aqua banned by Epic Games

On October 25, aqua confirmed that his account had been banned from competitive, with Epic Games simply providing the reason as “other.”

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by participating past the first match of the Finals. 

It was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.

As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy simply joked about the incident.


At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.