Ninja explains why young Fortnite pros have it “so good” compared with esports’ past

Published: 29/Aug/2019 16:10 Updated: 29/Aug/2019 18:58

by Eli Becht


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The esports scene has changed a lot over the past the decade, and it’s changed even more since the release of Fortnite in 2017.

Twitch: NinjaNinja says kids have it made these days.

Gone are the days of needing to convince your parents to let you fly to tournaments, as Fortnite lets you play from the comfort of your own home – something Ninja explained makes things much easier.

“Every single 13-year-old to 80-year-old that’s complaining and tweeting about ping,” he began, “…the fact that you even get a chance to compete for millions of dollars online instead of having to spend thousands of your own money to travel, and buy a hotel, pay for your freaking flight … then you have to stay there for three days because it’s a multiple-day tournament … and you might not even win.”

Ninja mentions how hard it is to convince your parents to spend tons of cash without even being guaranteed to bring any money back.

“Try convincing mommy and daddy to let you fly to California when you live in New York – it’s a 6-hour flight,” he continued. “Please. These kids got it so good they don’t even know it.”

Having low ping is very important in a competitive setting, which explains why so many players stress about having the lowest number possible in competitions.

With all of the Fortnite tournaments being online outside of a few events, ping never been more prevalent, but Epic tried to minimize that with the Turbo Build changes.

Instead of coming down to who has the lowest ping, Fortnite wall replacements are now decided by a coin flip behind the scenes.

It’s not clear how much that will affect the game going forward, but Epic believes it’s a step in the right direction.


Where to find Predator’s apartment at Hunter’s Haven in Fortnite

Published: 20/Jan/2021 14:14

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite players looking to unlock the Bio-Helmet Online emote will need to visit Predator’s apartment, and we’ve got a handy location map to make that a whole lot easier.

Predator has finally made his grand entrance on The Island. As expected, you can find him as a Boss character at Stealthy Stronghold, where he protects an incredible Mythic item that lets you turn invisible.

Once you’ve defeated Predator – be warned, it’s an incredibly difficult challenge – and unlocked his skin, you’ll want to set your sights on completing the rest of the Jungle Hunter Quests to grab yourself the full Predator cosmetics set.

Predator Boss Fortnite
Epic Games
Predator is the latest epic crossover skin in Fortnite Season 5.

Alongside the Predator skin, players with this season’s Battle Pass will be able to unlock a Yautja Wristblades pickaxe, a Hunter’s Trophy back bling, a Bio-Helmet Online emote, and a Hunter’s Arsenal weapon wrap.

Right now, we’re going to help you complete the ‘Visit Predator’s Apartment in Hunter’s Haven as Predator’ quest to unlock the sweet Bio-Helmet Online emote that lets Predator take his mask off.

Predator’s apartment location in Fortnite

As the quest description suggests, you’ll need to head to Hunter’s Haven to find Predator’s apartment. This point of interest is located near the center of the map, just south of the Zero Point and the sandy area.

The building that contains Predator’s apartment is at the northwest of Hunter’s Haven. We’ve marked it on the handy map below so you should have no trouble finding it.

Fortnite Predator's Apartment Location
Epic Games
Predator’s apartment is located here in Hunter’s Haven.

As there will be a lot of other players hunting for this location to complete the quest, you’lll want to head straight to Hunter’s Haven, land on top of the building, and make your way down to the apartment.

You’ll know you’ve made it to the right apartment because the room now contains several static decorations that are themed around Predator, including a Weapon Rack, a Medkit, and a ‘Nightmare Platform’.

Predator's Apartment in Fortnite
Epic Games
Predator’s apartment contains new decorations themed around the iconic movie villain.

Remember you’ll also need to be wearing the Predator skin to complete this quest. If you’re not sure how to do that, we’ve got a helpful guide to beating Predator which will let you unlock the skin for yourself.

Once you’ve completed the quest, you’ll unlock the Bio-helmet Online emote, which is one of the best we’ve seen in the game as it lets you remove Predator’s mask, revealing the terrifying face beneath it.