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Ninja loses it over Fortnite pump shotgun death: “How’s it even legal?”

Published: 29/Jan/2020 14:13 Updated: 29/Jan/2020 14:18

by David Purcell


Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins couldn’t believe his eyes after being wrecked by a pump shotgun in Fortnite Battle Royale, striking him down a whopping 144 HP with a single shot. 

It’s been well documented that the pump shotguns have been severely nerfed in Fortnite over time, with it being one of the most popular weapons in previous seasons, but since a new version was released in Chapter 2 it’s been nowhere near as effective as its predecessor, or so we thought.


During a Mixer stream, Ninja was building during a battle before finally leaving the structure to engage in battle, only to be totally wiped out with one bullet. Completely unheard of, we know, and that would explain his immediate reaction.

Fortnite players running with weapons
Epic Games
The pump shotgun was just one of many Fortnite weapons changed in Chapter 2.

“Brooo, with the blue pump? There’s no way in hell man,” he screamed after being eliminated. “There’s no way that he fadeaway’d me like that, dude, zero percent chance with the blue f**king pump shotgun.”


What made the shot even more remarkable was the fact that his enemy leapt into the air, hip fired and wasn’t even aiming for Ninja’s head during the whole fight. “I can’t do that much damage with the Spas,” he later explained.

He was so shocked by the elimination that he managed to find the player in Replay mode and watched the gameplay, which revealed it was indeed a 144 damage shot.

The streamer even tested the damage with a gray pump in the respawn island, which deals 140 at point blank range for headshots, making the damage of that fade away, from such a range, pretty miraculous.


“I can play this game all day and only use a blue pump shotgun and I promise you from that distance I will never hit for 144 – promise you,” he added. “I could be inside someone’s head, ADS-ing at somebody’s face and hit less than 150. There’s no way. What a f**king joke, man.”

With a lack of patch notes being released during the course of Fortnite Chapter 2, it’s unclear as to whether or not the damage stats of the pump shotgun have been changed via an update.

The game’s next major update is coming on February 20, where – for all we know – the shotgun or any other weapon may be sent to the vault.


Ninja didn’t call for it to be removed, but it did question whether or not a shot like this should be “legal” and having seen the footage, not many would argue with that.


How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:56 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 11:04

by Andrew Amos


The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the action kicking off on October 9, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS is making its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.


With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 returns to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.


As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.


FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.


FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.


FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

Who is competing in FNCS Season 4?

While each of the FNCS Qualifying Heats are open to any player who has reached the Champion League divisions in Arena or higher, we know some of the big names who will be competing in the tournament, and their teammates for the event. You can take a look at a selection of the confirmed FNCS Trios below.

  • Bugha, Avery, and Jamper
  • Vivid, Co1azo, and RoLLer
  • Clix, Bizzle, and illest
  • Cizlucky, LazarP, and Owl
  • Scoped, Highsky, and Tuxey
  • Chap, Coop, and Skqttles
  • Riversan, Dubs, and Megga
  • Zayt, Saf, and Stretch
  • Benjyfishy, Savage, and LeTsHe
  • Mongraal, mitr0, and Tayson