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Ninja explains why the current Fortnite meta is making it hard for casual players

Published: 21/Mar/2019 18:36 Updated: 21/Mar/2019 19:08

by Eli Becht


The Fortnite meta is arguably the most complex it has ever been and popular Twitch streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins explained why that makes it difficult for newer players to jump into the game.

Since its launch back in 2017, Fortnite has gone through an ever-changing meta but it has started to grow stagnant as players get better and better at the game.

Many players, including Ninja, are arguing that if there were ever going to be a ranked system implemented, now might be the perfect time for it.

During a recent stream after a lengthy fight against an opponent in the storm, Ninja went on a short rant explaining why Epic Games almost needs to add a matchmaking system for players.

“Bro, dude, I’m sorry man, at this point, it’s almost like Epic needs matchmaking, dude,” Ninja said. “I don’t see a Smitty Barstool winning a game in this meta, maybe on PC, this is just so nuts.”

“It’s just every fight I’m getting double-teamed, triple-teamed, third-partied, launched on, built on, pyramided.” he said, before condemning the turbo build buff.

“That buff to the turbo update man, so that you 100 percent can’t get shot basically if you’re building, good luck trying to kill anyone man,” He added, before going over a laundry list of items players need to take on a building enemy. “You need stink grenades, dynamite, clingers, explosives.”

With the Fortnite meta being the way it is, it’s pretty had to disagree with him.


New Fortnite Season 5 release date and start time potentially leaked

Published: 24/Nov/2020 12:11

by Connor Bennett


A Fortnite leaker has seemingly revealed the start date, and time, of Chapter 2, Season 5 amid uncertainty about when it’ll be getting underway. 

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 is almost at its end as players are gearing up to, finally, take on Galactus alongside some of their favorite Marvel characters. 

As with the conclusion of any season, Fortnite players immediately start looking forward to what’s coming next – and everything that Epic Games will have in store for them. Typically, the final day of the battle pass is a good indicator for when a new season might start, but that has been changed a few times in Season 4. 

Add to that the rumors about a potential black hole blackout situation again, and the Fortnite community has been left incredibly confused about Season 5’s start date. 

Galactus flying towards the screen in Fortnite
Epic Games
Galactus has been getting closer and closer to the Fortnite map all season – and a battle is on the way.

However, that confusion could be cleared up if one leaker is correct with their claims about the next season. 

ShiinaBR, who has been a reliable leaker in the past, shared some information from another leaker who seems to have the scoop. “Season 5 could(!) start on December 2 at 7 am GMT, according to @tonxim,” she tweeted on November 22. “If this is true, this means the season would start 10 hours after the event takes place!”

If correct, this would mean that Fortnite Season 5 would get underway on December 2nd at 2 am ET/11 pm PT/8 am CET. So, it could be a long day of Fortnite if you factor in attending the live event. 

Additionally, the lengthy downtime would also play into the speculation that another blackout could happen in the meantime – making Fortnite inaccessible until the new season starts. 

Nothing, as of now, has been confirmed by Epic, so it’s worth taking things with a pinch of salt, but it does seem like we’re drawing ever close to the start date of Season 5 being confirmed.