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Ninja loses his mind on stream, wants major changes made to Drum Gun

Published: 14/May/2019 1:26 Updated: 14/May/2019 1:30

by Albert Petrosyan


Twitch superstar Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has had enough of the Drum Gun in Fortnite Battle Royale, and wants Epic Games to make some major changes to the weapon moving forward.

There is no doubt that the Drum Gun is considered to be among the most powerful weapons in the game, and it’s been one of the main topics of discussion for the community over the past week or so.

In fact, its overpowered nature was exactly why the Drum Gun spend so many months in the vault before being returned to the game on May 4.

One prominent player who isn’t a fan of the weapon is Ninja, who has already made it clear that he believes the Drum Gun has a negative impact on the game. 

Ninja tweeted about the Drum Gun again on May 13, suggesting that Epic Games should do something to mitigate the influence it has on matches.

“Drum Gun needs to be vaulted again or made into Epic rarity, with the same spawn as a [Boom] bow,” he tweeted.


In the comments section, he also made it clear that he would welcome a change made to the weapon itself, in addition to its spawn rate. 

Of course, at the start of Season 9, the Drum Gun’s availability was dropped by over half – from 16.732% to 7.155% – but Ninja wants it to be lowered all the way to 0.755%, which would be the new spawn rate of the Boom Bow.

In order for this to happen, the weapon would likely have to only come in Epic and Legendary rarities, so Epic would have to get rid of the Uncommon and Rare variants.

Epic GamesThe Drum Gun was returned to the game after players voted for it during the massive ‘Unvaulting’ event on May 4.

Ninja followed his previous tweet up with another that showed his hysterical reaction to dying in a match while live-streaming.

Although in that particular sequence he was eliminated with a pistol, he said that the ‘spaz attack’ reaction is one he has “every time I die to a Drum Gun.”

Drum Gun returns to Fortnite BR

After spending nearly eight months and four seasons in the vault, the Drum Gun was finally unleashed back into the game on May 4.

A massive ‘Unvaulting’ event gave fans the opportunity to vote for one of six vaulted weapons/items to be brought back into the game, and the largest percentage of votes went to the Drum Gun.


Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.