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Ninja gets emotional explaining why he misses Fortnite’s original map

Published: 22/May/2020 10:26 Updated: 23/May/2020 8:44

by Joe Craven


Fortnite and Mixer star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins became emotional while live on May 21, as he explained to his followers why he misses Fortnite’s original map so significantly. 

Fortnite Chapter 2 has, despite initially being seen by many as the next boom stage for Epic Games’ building battle royale, promptly lagged into frustration for a number of the game’s most prominent players.

Skill-based matchmaking, drawn-out seasons, and lack of patch notes are all sticks players have used to beat Epic with. Ninja, despite regularly defending Fortnite from criticism, has grown increasingly frustrated with the game’s new map, a point he explained during his May 21 live stream.

Epic Games
Fortnite Chapter 2 introduced a brand new map.

“Quiet man,” Ninja said. “Quiet Fortnite. They [Epic Games] gotta do something about this, mid-game. So many people were being held in the storm because the zone was moving so fast and the map was so big and there was no rotation… and their fix to that was to make it like a four and a half minute storm circle close… all that does is just draw this sh*t out.”

Essentially, Ninja was arguing that the flow of the average Fortnite match has been thrown off by the introduction of the new map, and the imbalance between mobility and map size. This was not a criticism he had of the old map.

“I haven’t seen or heard a shot in like five minutes,” he continued, before moving on to how different the old map felt: “I’m so annoyed, I just miss the old POIs so much man. I do, I miss the old POIs so much. I miss Tilted, I miss Paradise, I miss OG Risky Reels.”

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“I miss Lazy Lagoon, I miss Lazy Lagoon dude” he finished, before pouring cold water on any hopes fans have of the old map returning. “The old map is not coming back, I just miss it dude.”

The introduction of Chapter One’s map does indeed feel very unlikely. The amount of time, planning, and design that will have gone into the creation of Chapter Two’s map means that a u-turn and reintroduction of the popular Chapter One setting is pretty much off the table.

Regardless, it looks like Ninja wants to see some changes made to mix up the new map and improve its lackluster pacing.


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.