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Ninja reacts to viral Fortnite recreation of his NYE flossing fail

Published: 17/Jan/2020 19:54

by Eli Becht

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Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins became the first streamer ever to get their own skin in Fortnite, and players are already taking the opportunity to recreate his famous New Year’s Eve flossing fail in Times Square.

On Jan 16, the new Ninja skin hit the item shop and gave all his fans the opportunity to play as their favorite streamer in-game.

We’ve seen musicians like Major Lazer and Marshmello enter the battle royale in the past, but Ninja is breaking ground as the first streamer to do so.

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Ninja’s skin is in Fortnite now.

Given how much popularity Ninja has brought to Fortnite, it’s hard to think of a more appropriate personality to immortalize as the first streamer skin.

One of the most memorable moments for the star was his New Year’s Eve event on Twitch, where he tried to get the Times Square crowd to floss with him – only to have it fail miserably.

This moment has gone on to become one of the most-viewed Twitch clips ever, and is frequently brought up as a way to troll the now-Mixer star.

When his skin hit the item shop, players wasted absolutely no time in recreating this iconic moment, with dozens of clips being posted on various social media platforms.

Ninja reacted to one of these fan creations, which went as far as overlaying the audio from the famous clip into the game. In the clip, someone in the skin was standing on a stage in front of a crowd of Sneaky Snowmen staring stone-faced back at him, much like the audience at Times Square.

“Jesus Christ,” was all Ninja could manage upon seeing this.

To be fair, he had to have expected someone would do this with the first opportunity they could get. The clip he stumbled upon has over 70,000 views and counting – and that’s not even including the numerous creations from other players, as well.

Players who want to get a hold of Ninja’s exclusive skin can cop it via the Fortnite item shop. However, it won’t be available forever, as it leaves the shop on Sunday, Jan 19, giving fans a limited amount of time to snag the now-viral feature.

Epic Games bring skins back to Fortnite all the time, so, if you miss it this time around, you might be able to catch it on its inevitable return.

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New Fortnite NFL skins arriving before Season 5: Release date & time

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:07

by Tanner Pierce

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The National Football League and Epic Games have announced a continuation in their partnership, which is allowing for a slew of new NFL-themed skins in the mega-popular battle royale game Fortnite within the next few days. 

NFL skins in Fortnite are nothing new. Back in 2018, a slew of skins based on NFL football teams made their way into the game, much to the excitement of fans of the sport.

Unfortunately, while the skins returned to the Item Shop in early 2020 due to the Super Bowl, they never really gained notoriety, with the only exception being when Epic gave players a free refund for the skins after the Washington Football Team’s name and logo was changed a few months back.

Despite this, it seems like more NFL skins are on the way.

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The new NFL skins will feature a redesigned look compared to their old versions.

The two mega companies have recently announced that they will be “extending” their partnership to allow for more NFL skins in Fortnite. According to a joint press release from both companies, the new skins will be completely redesigned from their previous looks and will have a “more athletic” and “aerodynamic look and feel”.

This new selection of skins will be called the Gridiron Gang Outfits and will represent all 32 NFL teams in both the AFC and NFC.

In addition to the newly redesigned skins, fans will also have a chance to get their hands on a brand new Back Bling for their NFL skins, named Logo-a-go-go. While the name’s a bit of a tongue-twister, these new items are basically just the logo for the team you want to represent stuck onto the back of your character.

Release Date and Time

According to the company, the skins and back bling will be added to the Fortnite Item Shop in just a few days, on November 25. Like every other item added to the in-game store, it should appear when the store gets updated that day.

Currently, the big unknown is how long the items will be in the shop for. Surely, they’ll only be available for a limited time, however, the exact time frame is unclear. It could be in their for as short as a day or maybe a bit longer.

Chances are though that Epic will give fans a few days to get their hands on it before pulling it from the store. Regardless, NFL fans should be ready to grab these items if they want it because with Fortnite, you never know when they’ll come back.