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Ninja hits back as fan calls him a “hypocrite” over Dakotaz Fortnite drama

Published: 9/Jan/2020 14:10 Updated: 9/Jan/2020 14:36

by Matt Porter


Popular streamer Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins has hit back at viewers who call him a “hypocrite,” after he ranted about the current state of Fortnite.

The 28-year-old has been openly critical of those who use social media to bash the game, especially fellow streamers who have made a living by playing it. This opinion saw him involved in a public spat with Twitch streamer Brett ‘Dakotaz’ Hoffman, who eventually blocked Ninja after venting his annoyance about the Mixer star’s opinion on his critiques.

Despite his desire not to complain about the game, Ninja has grown increasingly frustrated with Fortnite in recent weeks and even admitted that he’s not enjoying playing the game in its current state after running into a host of bugs while playing on January 6.

Twitter: NinjaNinja has become increasingly annoyed by Fortnite.

While playing on January 8, though, the former Halo pro once again found himself frustrated after trying to take control of a wall. He eventually failed to do so and got blasted by his opponent’s shotgun. After ranting about the game for a few moments, the streamer then turned his attention to the chat, where one user had made a comparison that angered him.

“I hate this game,” he said in frustration. “I don’t understand how I can never take walls or floors, ever. I’m sitting there, I’m shooting and meleeing to replace it, and I just can’t compete! It’s so stupid! God, it’s so silly. Do I have to have zero ping to take a wall ever? So stupid.”

“And to the little sh*t that I saw who typed: ‘You’re doing what Dakotaz does and you’re being a hypocrite’, I literally say that popping off in the heat of the moment is completely different than just tweeting out a negative opinion and not being able to back up what you’re talking about. It’s much more easy to contain opinions when you’re [not] in a stream. As I said, I freaked out on the game and went on to explain what I didn’t like, and now we’re playing the game and it’s great.”

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Ninja’s thoughts on taking walls have been echoed by the Fortnite community ever since Epic Games confirmed that they had removed the coin-flip mechanic, which gave players on higher ping a better chance of gaining control. Once again, it’s based on the ping, with whoever has the lowest gaining a distinct advantage over their opponent. A frustrating feature for many players.

One thing’s for sure though: the streamer doesn’t appreciate being compared to those who criticize Fortnite on social media, and he wants to make it clear that his moments of rage in-game are completely different.


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.