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Ninja reveals incredible numbers behind his growth since switching to Fortnite a year ago

Published: 6/Oct/2018 2:55 Updated: 6/Oct/2018 2:58

by Albert Petrosyan


The decision by Twitch superstar Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins to switch to streaming Fortnite Battle Royale a year ago has proved to be life-changing.

Although he was already an established figure in the online gaming community, Ninja’s popularity took off in meteoric proportions when he became the face of a game that has become one of the most popular in recent memory. 

To say that Fortnite has changed his life would be an understatement, and the streamer expressed those sentiments in a video he posted on October 3, the one year anniversary of his switch.

In the video, he also revealed the incredible extent of his growth in terms of actual numbers, such as YouTube subscribers and social media followers.

“Today marks the one year anniversary of my first very Fortnite stream, ever,” he said. “A lot of things have changed, like 10 or 11 million followers on Twitch, 19 million subscribers on YouTube, three million followers on Twitter, 10 million followers on Instagram, from basically nothing.”

Aside from the actual statistics, Ninja’s growth has also further integrated gaming into popular culture, as he has transcended from being just a streamer and former Halo pro player to a celebrity.

Not only has he broken viewership records on Twitch while playing matches with global music icons and athletes, he’s also been honored at the ESPY awards, been on the cover of ESPN the Magazine, appeared in numerous commercials and televised interviews, and more.

To attribute everything to Fortnite would be unfair, Ninja’s family, friends, and supporters have played a huge role. But it cannot be denied that Fortnite has drastically changed his life and established for him an unprecedented legacy. 


Where is Mave in Fortnite? How to get the Storm Scout sniper rifle

Published: 24/Feb/2021 23:34

by Tanner Pierce


The Storm Scout sniper is one of the most sought-after Exotic weapons in Fortnite right now. While the weapon’s been in the game for a while in certain forms, players can now get the rifle with Mave. Here’s how you can find the weapon and the NPC as of February 24.

It’s safe to say that the the Storm Scout is one of the most powerful weapons in Fortnite right now. While the actual damage that it outputs is impressive, it also shows exactly where the storm/circle will form in the future, giving a pretty notable advantage to those who use it.

While the weapon has been available in a variety of ways over the past couple years since it’s inclusion, Epic has now thrown players for a loop by changing up where it’s available.

Mave and Storm Scout sniper rifle location

Epic Games
The Storm Scout sniper can now be found with Mave after the latest update from Epic Games.

While the Storm Scout sniper was previously available via the Lexa NPC near Hunter’s Haven, this is no longer the case. Instead, players will now have to travel a little bit further east if they want to pick up the powerful weapon.

As of February 24, the Storm Scout sniper rifle is available via Mave, just east of Catty Corner. Funny enough, she’s is located almost in the same place as Cole, who once sold the Hop Rock Dualies, so if you know where he is, you’ll be able to find Mave with ease.

If you’re still confused about what to do, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you out:

  1. Land in the island and go to the location seen in the image above (it’s the cliffside southeast of Catty Corner, overlooking the ocean).
  2. Go up to Mave, who will be looking at a shine-like object on the cliffside.
  3. Interact with Mave and tab over to the Storm Scout sniper.
  4. Purchase the sniper.
  5. The weapon will automatically show up in your inventory after the leave the menu.
Epic Games
The Storm Scout sniper costs 500 gold from Mave.

Like most Exotic weapon being sold at NPCs, the Storm Scout sniper rifle will cost players 500 Gold, so if you want the ability to get the weapon, you’ll need to save up a bit.

And that’s it! After you complete the above tasks you’ll have a Storm Scout sniper at your disposal. Of course, given the fact that we’re so close to the launch of Season 6, there’s always a chance that the location will change again in a few weeks.

We’ll keep this article updated for any further developments or changes regarding the sniper’s location should they arise. Until then, keep it locked to Dexerto.