Ninja jokes about accusations of copying Dakotaz and Tfue in Fortnite - Dexerto

Ninja jokes about accusations of copying Dakotaz and Tfue in Fortnite

Published: 19/Dec/2019 17:38

by Eli Becht


Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins is perhaps the first big name who made the switch to Fortnite, but despite that he has never had a set skin that players and viewers know him by.

Over Fortnite’s lifespan, many of the bigger streamers have become known for a certain skin, like Benjyfishy with Fishstick and Dakotaz with the Snorkel Ops. It’s not that Ninja hasn’t tried to claim a skin, as he’s been jokingly asking for a skin based on him to be put into the game basically since launch.

The developers haven’t added a Ninja skin and it’s unlikely they’ll ever do so, considering nobody else has gotten this sort of treatment either.

Epic GamesThe Fishstick may be a strange skin, but it’s Benjyfishy’s favorite.

However, any time Ninja has tried to use a skin, his viewers quickly let him know that what he was using was already taken.

“I can’t have nice things anymore, dude,” he said. “I was using Brite Bomber and out of nowhere, everyone was like ‘That’s DK’s (Dakotaz) skin’ even though I had more viewers. Brite Bomber was DK’s skin so I had to leave the Brite Bomber alone.”

What makes this even funnier is that Dakotaz has since moved on to the Snorkel Ops skin, so the Brite Bomber is once again free for the taking.

This explanation came on the heels of Reverse2k saying the Pipsqueak pickaxe reminded him of Tfue, even though Ninja was the one using it at the moment.

It just goes to show how much impact using the same cosmetics over and over can have. Since Fortnite releases new skins daily, Ninja usually scoops them up and wears them, meaning he’s constantly switching things up instead of settling on a main one.

If Ninja wants to avoid accusations like this in the future, as harmless as they are, he will have to find a skin he really likes and stick with it. With a game that has as many different options as Fortnite, it shouldn’t be too hard to find something he enjoys.

Even if there isn’t anything he likes a whole lot at the moment, there’s bound to be something eventually due to how many different cosmetics enter the game.


Epic Games sues Apple & Google in UK over Fortnite removals

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:28

by Theo Salaun


Following litigation over Fortnite’s app store removals by Apple and Google in the United States of America, Epic Games have officially mounted lawsuits against both tech companies in the United Kingdom, as well.

In August 2020, Epic Games added their own payment process to Fortnite’s mobile offerings so that Apple and Google’s cellphone and tablet users could purchase in-game items at a discounted price. This discount was specifically enabled by the new process, which bypassed each company’s transaction fees. 

Unsurprisingly, as the payment method was in direct violation of both the App Store and Play Store’s Terms of Services, each company subsequently removed Fornite from their offerings. And, expecting this, Epic Games responded by launching lawsuits against the companies in the U.S. and Australia. 

Now, the makers behind the world’s most popular third-person battle royale have tripled down and mounted legal action against both tech giants in the U.K. Citing violations of competition laws, Epic Games’ legal case in the U.K. is very similar to the ones already made in other countries. And, immediately contested, Apple and Google’s responses have proved similar, as well.

Fortnite Crew image
Epic Games
Fortnite’s Crew subscription service means even more payments for Epic Games.

As discussed by BBC News, Epic have officially submitted documents to the Competition Appeal Tribunal in the UK. The allegations suggest a monopolistic abuse of power by each company that centers around competitive restrictions to app store and payment processing options, as well as unfair payment fees.

Typically, those fees come at about 30 percent of all purchases, although exact figures differ depending on company and app. Fortnite is obviously one of the biggest games in the entire world, so almost one-third of their sales on mobile means hefty earnings.

But, like their other lawsuits, Epic allege that this is about more than their own profits. The company demands that Apple and Google begin allowing software developers to institute their own payment-processing systems and options to be downloaded outside of the App and Play stores.

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Epic Games
Fortnite has always delighted its fanbase with purchasable cosmetics.

So far, Apple and Google have both replied similarly in the U.K. situation, claiming that they are open to reintroducing Fortnite to their mobile stores but that they deny any violation of competitiveness.

Dexerto will continue to monitor the legal cases in each country, providing updates whenever these prolonged legal disputes begin reaching their conclusions.