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Ninja pleads with Fortnite to learn from PUBG’s creator skins mistake

Published: 6/Dec/2019 17:00

by Connor Bennett


Streaming superstar Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has explained why Epic Games may have missed their chance to capitalize on Fortnite’s popularity with content creators by not releasing skins.

Fortnite made its mark on the gaming world by having a unique look, taking a different approach to the battle royale genre with building, and keeping the game fresh with regular updates. 

One of the other major reasons why it is so popular is that Epic have constantly rolled out new cosmetics and even jumped on board with pop culture trends with the Avengers, Stranger Things, and even Marshmello popping up in-game. Yet, they’ve never – officially – copied games like PlayerUnknown’s Battleground and Rainbow Six: Siege in rolling out cosmetics for some of their biggest content creators.

TWITCH/NINJANinja became a mainstream star off the back of his success with Fortnite.

That may have irked fans who, while they can support a creator with creator codes, haven’t been able to don the cosmetics of a Ninja, TSM Myth, or even NICKMERCS.

It’s also something that has frustrated Ninja, as he once again brought it up on stream. The Mixer broadcaster explained how when PUBG was in its prime, creators were turned down on skins until Fortnite made its mark and the developers wanted to try and turn the tide to get the creators back on their side.

“I don’t know what it is, I don’t know if its devs being cocky,” stated Ninja. “It’s a bullsh*t move is what it is, because what’s the difference – and I’m angry about this – between giving someone a skin when your game is relevant and giving someone a skin when it’s not?”


He noted that PUBG would have made the “most money imaginable” had they struck while the iron was hot and creators like himself, Dr Disrespect, Shroud, and Summit1g were playing – with it being easy to see how Fortnite could very well eclipse that. 

“Think of all the money they’re missing out on,” he added, growing in frustration. “Truly, if it was a business decision, there would have been a Ninja skin in this game a year and a half ago when I was averaging 200,000 viewers.”

Of course, that’s not to say that it’s not impossible to get creator skins in-game, as Ninja admitted that if he’d moved on to the next title and Fortnite dropped him-themed cosmetics, he would still play and advertize. 

Whether it’ll ever be the case, though, remains unknown as Epic do their own thing and run with their own cosmetics.


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.