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Ninja pokes fun at Fortnite Season 8 for copying Apex Legends and Sea of Thieves

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Ninja pokes fun at Fortnite Season 8 for copying Apex Legends and Sea of Thieves

Hugely popular Twitch streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins poked fun at Fortnite for 'taking' some of the best bits from Apex Legends and Sea of Thieves - and using them in the newly released Season 8.

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Fortnite Season 8 launched on February 28, with plenty of new additions to the game. Yet, the one thing fans have gone wild for is the improved pinging ability. 

A significant upgrade was made to the game’s pinging system, allowing players to better communicate locations of items and other things to teammates - even if they are unable to talk to each other. For some players, including Ninja, it’s incredibly similar to the system that Apex Legends currently uses.

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After getting his teeth into Season 8, Ninja asked his chat: “What do you do when Sea of Thieves and Apex become super popular but also, Fortnite is still popular, what do you do? You take the best of both worlds!”

Visibly holding back his own laughter, he gave the answer to his own question: “Update your pinging system from Apex and then you add Pirates from Sea of Thieves! That’s what you do!”

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While Ninja was clearly joking with his comments, it’s not unusual for games to take inspiration for others and implement their own versions of things that work elsewhere. However, the improved pinging system may not be all that Fortnite takes from Apex Legends.

Players have noticed mysterious vans popping up across the map that may link to a respawn ability

While that is currently a visual bug with the replay system, content that will be added at a later point has made its Fortnite debut in this way -  most recently, the New Year’s Eve disco ball event.

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