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Ninja reveals first look at his official in-game Fortnite skin

Published: 15/Jan/2020 15:21 Updated: 15/Jan/2020 15:37

by Matt Porter


Popular streamer Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins has announced that he is officially receiving his own custom Fortnite skin in-game, giving fans a first look at the cosmetic item ahead of its release on January 16.

For many, Ninja is the face of the popular battle royale title, becoming one of the biggest content creators in the world off the back of his Fortnite streams, eventually propelling him right to the top of Twitch and into mainstream media.

For years, fans of the streamer have asked to be able to represent their favorite streamer while playing the game, and finally, Epic Games have rewarded the streamer with his own custom skin, that will be made available to purchase by players around the world for a limited time.

Ninja streaming Fortnite before release of his official skin.
Mixer: Ninja
Ninja becomes the first streamer to receive his own custom skin.

Making the official announcement on January 15, Ninja unveiled the skin during his broadcast, opening the game to show off his newly-acquired cosmetics to the thousands of fans who had flooded his stream to find out the news.

The skin looks almost identical to the streamer, much to his delight, who couldn’t help but celebrate how much it looked like him. It includes his now-iconic blue hair, and even features his logo on the sleeve, with four different skin-styles also included which allow players to celebrate Ninja and his success in Fortnite.

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Players are also able to get a special Ninja’s Edge back bling, an emote and a Dual Katanas pickaxe which matches the swords which are featured as part of his logo.

The streamer also gave fans an up-close look at the skin, posting an image on his official Twitter page, and sharing how the news was an incredibly special moment for him.

“I’ve dreamt of having a skin in Fortnite since I started playing the game,” the streamer wrote. “Today, my dream becomes reality.”

The skin has been released as part of a special Icon Series, with developers Epic Games stating that “gaming, music, film, and fashion will collide,” as the program brings the “artistic vision, personality, and attitude” of the game’s top creators into Fortnite.

The developer’s also confirmed that Ninja wouldn’t be the only personality to receive this treatment, with Loserfruit, TheGrefg, and more set to appear in the future.

There is currently no confirmed price for the Ninja cosmetics, but the 28-year-old confirmed that they would be available from January 16 through to January 19.




Fortnite glitch lets you ‘drive’ the Battle Bus ahead of Galactus event

Published: 29/Nov/2020 12:44

by Daniel Cleary


A new glitch with the Fortnite Battle Bus has been found, letting you ‘drive’ the vehicle towards Galactus ahead of Season 4’s in-game Nexus War event.

The hype for Fortnite’s Season 4 live-action event is now starting to build, after Galactus has reappeared outside of the battle royale island ahead of the final showdown on November 30.

Nexus War will likely feature all of the superhero characters such as Wolverine, Thor, and others that have recently been added to Fortnite, as they face off against the Marvel supervillain.

Galactus in Fortnite
Epic Games
Galactus can be seen in the water outside of the Fortnite island.

It was previously hinted that, during the upcoming event, Fortnite players will also need to “join the fight” against Galactus by learning how to drive the Battle Bus and a new glitch has been found allowing players to do exactly that.

Fortnite YouTuber Glitch King has revealed a clever trick that players can do to stay in the Battle Bus after the start of a game and ‘drive’ right up to where Galactus currently rests.

The content creator explained that after entering any limited-time mode where the Battle Bus paths towards the Marvel character, you need to briefly disconnect your internet connection just before the Bus kicks you out at the end.

The Fortnite vehicle will continue to move towards Galactus with your character still inside, giving you an up-close look at the Devourer of Worlds.

While it is likely that players will have much more control of the Battle Bus when it does become a feature in the event, it can give players an early feel for what the Nexus War might look like.

As of now, it remains unclear what exactly will happen during the Nexus War event but there have been a few Fortnite leaks hinting at yet another Black Hole ending to the in-game event.

Fortnite fans won’t have to wait too much longer to find out for sure, however, with only a short while remaining until Season 4 comes to a close and the Nexus War event finally takes place.