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Ninja rages after discovering secret shield ‘nerf’ in Fortnite

Published: 14/Nov/2019 10:36 Updated: 14/Nov/2019 11:03

by David Purcell


Epic Games may have implemented a secret change to Fortnite Chapter 2 and Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins doesn’t seem to be a fan – not at all. 

The popular Mixer streamer was playing his way through the battle royale game during a broadcast on November 12, dropping at several locations on the hunt for loot.

However, it didn’t take long for him to become completely exhausted during the stream after he was unable to find shields. Starting at Dirty Docks, he opened chest after chest only to be greeted by a bunch of unwanted pistols and he’s drawn his own conclusion from the matter very quickly.

Those who have been playing Fortnite since the beginning of Chapter 2 on October 15 will know that there’s been a huge patch notes-shaped hole in every update that has been released ever since the new map arrived.

Epic Games
Epic Games
Ninja opened several chests, only to find zero mini shields in Fortnite.

There have been updates to the game’s official Trello board here and there, allowing people to at least record some changes, but it appears – at least from Ninja’s perspective – that the spawn rate of mini shields has been decreased without any announcement.

“Game just doesn’t want to give me minis man. I hate it. Bro, chat, what is this garbage?” he said, before his teammate, Reverse2k, claimed to have found a big pot already. “I know you do, but like that doesn’t defeat the fact that I literally just looted eight chests and don’t have a single mini.”

Whether or not this is an intentional change or not from the developers remains to be seen, although – based on the evidence here – it does seem as if something has been tweaked in-game.

Timestamp in the video below at 0:45. 

Ninja added: “Looting chest upon chest, upon chest, upon chest and getting no shield. There’s only two shield items in the game.”

It didn’t take long for the streamers to make light of the situation, though, as Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop joined and started to sing ‘Where are the Shields’ to the tune of ‘Here Comes the Sun’ by The Beatles.

After a few more frustrating moments, CouRage asked: “Wait, so because there’s no patch notes Tyler, do you think that they decreased the shield spawn rate this week?”

In truth, not many – if any – players have the answer to that question as they have not been informed of any tweaks with the v11.1 update, which went live on November 13.

Even in one of the rare chests he couldn’t get his hands on a mini, meaning he had to resort to other means… Eating mushrooms from the ground. A grueling process.


Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun


Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

galactus skin fortnite
Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.