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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.


Fortnite leak reveals more classic vehicles returning soon

Published: 16/Jan/2021 13:06

by Connor Bennett


A fresh Fortnite leak has hinted at the return of some classic vehicles, including the controversial Baller hamster ball and even the ATK Golf Cart. 

Back in Fortnite Season 4, Epic Games gave fans of the battle royale a new way to get around the island – a shopping cart. From there, the vehicles in Fortnite have only gotten bigger and better. 

Though, they haven’t been without controversy. The Baller, X-4 Stormwing, and Brute Mech were the source of much anger in the Fortnite community because of how powerful they were – with all three prompting exploits where players could easily win games without much legwork. 

In Fortnite Chapter 2, a number of different cars have been introduced. They’re not as whacky or powerful as the old vehicles, and while they are helpful, some players do yearn for the Shopping Cart and Quadcrasher’s returns. 

fortnite winter planes with characters on the wings
Epic Games
The controversial planes returned in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Well, according to a handful of new leaks, players might be getting their wish after a few of the older vehicles were given a refresh in the v15.20 patch.

According to Fortnite leakers FNBRUnreleased and InTheShadeYT, the Baller, Hoverboard, and ATK Golf Cart were all updated in the recent patch.

“Ballers and Hoverboard have been also updated! We may see them making a return soon,” FNBRUnreleased posted, while noting that the textures for the ATK Golf Cart were also refreshed. However, there doesn’t seem to be much of a change from the way the ATK’s used to look. 

There’s nothing mentioned about when exactly the vehicles could return, but it does seem possible that they could appear in this season. We got the Stormwings back over the holiday period, after all. 

Until we see them in-game though, it is worth noting that nothing is confirmed. Epic might have plans to bring them back, but scrap them based on something else that happens – say, they’re not compatible with another item. So, let’s just wait and see.