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Ninja reveals Fortnite’s most “useless” gun and why it should be vaulted

Published: 14/Jan/2020 2:00

by Albert Petrosyan


Superstar streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has had it with the gray Common Pump Shotgun in Fortnite Battle Royale, angrily calling for developers Epic Games to remove the “useless” weapon.

As with most shooter games, the pool of weapons available in Fortnite has always been the topic of hotly-contested debates among the player-base.

However, interestingly enough, the players have nearly-unanimously agreed that the worst weapon to use so far in Chapter 2 has been the Common-rarity Pump Shotgun, commonly referred to as the ‘gray Pump.’

Epic GamesThe Pump Shotgun has been one of the longest-standing weapons in Fortnite, but in Chapter 2, it’s gray variant is considered by many to be the worst.

It is the weakest version of the Pump available in-game, and the maximum of 70 non-headshot damage that it delivers is, in fact, the lowest out of all of the shotguns, including the gray Tac.

Ninja demonstrates why the gray Pump is “useless”

In one of his recent streams, Ninja was forced to use the gray Pump in a gunfight, which, of course, ended up with him getting eliminated. That sparked what ended up becoming a full-on fire of rage from the Mixer star, who wants to see the weapon gone from the game as soon as possible.

‘Get rid of the gray Pump man, it’s the most useless gun in the game!” he yelled. “Why?! Why give someone the sh*ttiest and most random gun in the game?! Why even have it?! It’s so bad, no one uses it!”

Sketchfab - VeryHotSharkCould Ninja’s comments inspire Epic Games to finally remove or buff the Common Pump Shotgun?

“The gray Pump is the worst gun in the game, give me a gray Pistol instead, no cap! And I hate the gray Pistol! From the developers’ standpoint, I don’t understand it. Why put something so useless in the game just so you ‘have a starting weapon.’ Just give us Assault Rifles!”

He and fellow star streamer SypherPK analyzed how the weapon compares to the other Common guns in the game, and concluded it’s considerably weaker.

“You just have to compare it to the other gray weapons and it doesn’t match up,” Sypher explained. “The gray SMG is not bad, the gray AR, you can do work with it. The gray Pump, it’s not even close.”

“You have to be literally kissing the person’s internal organs with that gun to do more than 100 damage with it,” Ninja added.

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As of now, there is no indication that Epic Games have any plans to adjust and/or remove the Common Pump Shotgun from Fortnite

One of the reasons why they might not is to maintain symmetry within the weapon pool, since every type of gun in the game has five distinct variants and rarity-levels and the Pump would be the only one that wouldn’t if the lower version got removed.

That said, there’s only about a month left until the conclusion of Chapter 2: Season 1, so Epic could look into making such tweaks once Season 2 rolls along.


TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.