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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.


Ali-A uncovers teasers for future Fortnite skins: Matrix, Witcher, Ant-Man & more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 17:13

by Daniel Megarry


YouTuber and longtime Fortnite superfan Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has discovered big clues for more crossover skins that could be coming soon to the game.

Season 5 of Fortnite kicked off with a bang as The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda arrived on The Island. Since then, we’ve seen God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and even Predator get their own skins.

So who’s coming next? Well, Ali-A has some ideas based on a hint list that was sent to him by Fortnite creators Epic Games themselves, and it seems as though more epic movie crossovers are on their way.

The Matrix 4
Warner Bros.
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In a new video celebrating the arrival of Terminator, Ali-A also revisited a list of items that he’d been sent by Epic Games, with each item acting as a teaser for a ‘hunter’ that would be coming to the game at some point during Season 5.

It appears that many hints on the list have already been discovered: The cup is The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda; the sunglasses are Terminator; the face paint is Kratos; the mud mask is Predator; and the syrup is Mancake, for example.

As for the remaining items on the list, there are some very interesting theories about who they could relate to, and which iconic characters could be coming to The Island next.

Ali-A explains that the Ant-Farm item is most likely a hint at Ant-Man finally joining the game, as he was given his own point of interest during Season 4’s Marvel extravaganza but was never added as a character.

The red and blue jellybeans could be a hint towards characters from The Matrix. This will likely be either Neo or Trinity, as they’re both set to return in the upcoming sequel Matrix 4 that’s due out later in 2021.

Tokens also appear as an item on the list, and Ali-A believes this is a hint towards The Witcher protagonist Geralt, especially as the Netflix adaptation of the game features a song called Toss A Coin To Your Witcher.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher
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A baseball bat could be a hint towards Scout from Team Fortress 2, or it could have pointed to The Walking Dead crossover that already happened. Similarly, space bananas could be a hint towards Samus Aran from Metroid, or it could have just been about Master Chief.

Elsewhere, the golden back scratcher is likely going to represent the long-rumored Female Midas skin, as it links up with the ‘Midas Touch’ myth. As for the hand wraps, even Ali-A is unsure what they could hint towards, but it could be a boxer of some sort.

We’ll have to wait and see whether any of these crossover skin predictions come true before Season 5 of Fortnite comes to an end on March 15, 2021.