Fortnite’s Infantry Rifle was added to the game on February 14, and much of the community was underwhelmed by the new weapon’s capabilities - but Twitch star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins thinks that it could be the best gun in the game.
The rifle’s utility can fall under an awkward spot for some players, as the gun’s lackluster damage makes it hard to use as a primary assault rifle, while others don’t see its viability as a sniper.
During a game of the battle royale title, Ninja had to disagree with his squad mates who were bashing on the weapon, while explaining how to properly use the rifle.
His teammates were entirely in disbelief as Twitch’s biggest star had even gone so far as say that the Infantry Rifle was a “better AK.”
“Ugh [the Infantry Rifle] is not bad at all, what are you talking about,” Ninja said in defense of the rifle. “What? It's not bad at all. You could shoot so quick. Look, all Im saying is that its a better AK. You can shoot way faster and be way more accurate.”
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Ninja was vehement in his support toward Fortnite’s latest weapon, pointing to the gun’s incredible accuracy and the 40+ damage it gives with every hit.
“If you get high ground with that thing and you know how to shoot with it, you’re gonna destroy,” Ninja said.
It was no surprise that his audience and teammates were speechless at Ninja’s opinion, and it might take more than a few Victory Royales with the gun to convince his larger audience.