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Ninja reacts to “weird” Fortnite players making money stream sniping him

Published: 14/Jan/2020 15:03 Updated: 14/Jan/2020 15:19

by Calum Patterson

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As one of the biggest streamers in the world, there’s always a target on Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins’ back in a game of Fortnite, as players want to brag that they took him down. But, some are even making money out of it.

Stream sniping has almost always been a thing, ever since streaming multiplayer games on places like Twitch became popular over the last decade.

The term refers to players who watch a streamer’s broadcast to pinpoint their location in a match, then use that information to either kill them or troll them. It’s an especially frustrating problem in battle royale games, where the goal is survival at all costs.

Epic GamesNobody likes a stream sniper in Fortnite – and now they’re making money from it.

Ninja is no stranger to stream snipers, and is likely targeted on a daily basis, but some players are taking this annoying practice even deeper, by placing “bounties” on the streamer’s head.

Apparently organized in Discord, Ninja’s duo partner Reverse2k explains: “There’s this Discord [server], a stream sniping Discord, and the Discord owners put bounties on your head to kill you, and it’s so stupid.”

Bemused, Ninja simply replies “What…?”, as Reverse continues: “You pay in to get in – so you pay $10 to get into the Discord and you might have a $100 bounty on Ninja. So, they go stream snipe you, and if they kill you they get $100.”

Reverse then claimed that the team who had just attacked them in that match were apparently members of such a Discord server, and had failed in their quest to eliminate them.

Ninja responded by calling the stream sniping bounties “so weird”, but he probably wasn’t even that surprised. He’s had his run-ins with countless stream snipers before, so if there’s money to be made, it’s the logical next step.

Stream sniping is not only widely frowned upon, but is often against a games’ user agreement, and titles such as PUBG and Fortnite will hand out bans for players found to be targeting streamers.

Twitch and other platforms also have policies against it, and will ban streamers targeting other streamers. However, Mixer, Ninja’s current platform, does not specify any rules against it in its User Conduct page.

Twitch explicitly mentions stream sniping as being a form of cheating, describing it as “exploiting another broadcaster’s live broadcast in order to harass them in-game, such as stream sniping.”

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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.

New NFL Fortnite skins

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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.