Ninja gives epic rant on why bots should be removed from Fortnite - Dexerto

Ninja gives epic rant on why bots should be removed from Fortnite

Published: 10/Nov/2019 11:40 Updated: 10/Nov/2019 11:56

by Joe Craven


Mixer streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins went on a hilarious rant regarding bots and their position in Fortnite Chapter 2, calling for Epic Games to remove them from their popular battle royale. 

Fortnite Chapter 2 saw the introduction of bots, both to fill up lobbies with the maximum number of people and to help newer, less-experienced players learn the basics of the game against some easy-to-kill enemies. 

However, there have been mixed responses from the competitive and streaming communities. Many feel that bots are unnecessary and simply enable players to get a few extra kills per game, for no tangible reason or reward. 

Epic GamesBots have been criticized for being ‘too easy’.

Blevins has often been a proponent of Epic Games’ actions, even when they have made some less popular decisions. He has even criticized Tfue for being overly-critical of Fortnite, encouraging him to go and play other games.

However, while live on November 8, the Mixer star became frustrated with bots and lashed out at them in an incredible rant. 

Playing with long-time duo Reverse2K, Ninja finds himself in the middle of numerous gunfights while in Salty Springs. He tries to split up his enemies to make them more manageable and knocks one before adjusting his position. 

As he does, a bot comes up and distracts him from the real opponent he was fighting, causing him to get eliminated. “Get the bots out of the game!” he shouts. “Look at that idiot! I turn around and I see him first and I cracked him for 12, it’s like I would have killed the guy!”

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“What’s he doing?!” Ninja exclaims. He then launches into a bizarre impression of the bots, throwing his arms around and making zombie-esque noises. 

“Truly, that might have been one of the most annoying bot experiences I’ve ever had!” he finishes. “We’re okay, I’ve just never been effed over by a bot in this game before. It looked like they were teaming! He basically tanked 20 damage for his homie… get the bots out of our game, we are professional players! I don’t need my stats padding!” 

Epic GamesMECHs were also introduced in order to make the game easier for new players.

Ninja’s opinion is one shared by many pros, but Epic have been known in the past to make wide-scale changes based on making the game easier for beginners. 

It was the main reason MECHs remained in the game throughout Season 10, despite their overwhelmingly negative reception.

It seems unlikely we’ll see a complete removal of bots from Fortnite Chapter 2, but there is potential for adjustments to their spawn rates, particularly in higher skill matches, like those Ninja will be playing in. 


NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.