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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.


Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.