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Ninja slams "awful" Fortnite Season 2 meta

by David Purcell
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Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins has stated his new found love for Fortnite Chapter 2 after Epic Games made some huge changes to kickstart Season 2, although he doesn't seem to be a fan of the new meta. 

The second season has introduced a number of features that just didn't exist in the Fortnite world in seasons gone by, with NPC characters protecting vaults in different corners of the map and dropping some really powerful weapons when they're eliminated.

After being asked about the game's latest update during one of his Mixer streams, Ninja – the platform's largest streamer – made it crystal clear that he thinks weapons that give players the ability to spray are the strongest in the game right now. But, how does he feel about that?

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Fortnite Season 2 has shuffled the pack quite a bit, but what does Ninja think is the new meta?

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The 28-year-old was playing through a few games of the battle royale stalwart, as normal, before he was forced to play on the defensive after noticing opponents were spraying with some of the new weapons.

The speed of guns like the Minigun, Drum Gun and Rapid Fire SMG are giving some players the edge in Fortnite at the moment, but there aren't a lot of them available to find on the map. He just found himself healing constantly when coming into contact with them after coming off worse in various gunfights.

Following an elimination, Ninja said: "Solos are the worst, this is going to be awful bro. Oh my god, I just got sprayed by two Miniguns man. One of those was a Mythic Minigun too. Crazy man."

(Timestamp in the video below at 1:46).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH9FNbFZTVE

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Despite claiming to be "in love" with the new season, stating that the feel of the game has gone back to what it was when it was originally released, including the return of "quick eliminations", Ninja does have a problem with the spraying meta.

He continued: "The spray meta dude. There's just no way they're going to change anything for a while and I just got to get used to it. I literally played one game of solos and I knew it was going to happen. I eventually ran into the Mythic Drum Gun, LMG or Minigun, and got my ass handed to me."

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The new Mythic Minigun is just one of many special, powerful, weapons added to Season 2 in the game's latest patch.

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Blevins, of course, is already on record saying that Mythic guns are a problem in Season 2, comparing their abilities to that of a "laser", although perhaps when he gets to use the weapons, he may change his mind.

Sometimes big streamers and pro players are accused of complaining too much about Fortnite when things change in-game, but to be fair, Ninja seems up for the challenge of adapting his game to handle the new meta.