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Ninja slams his chat for backseat gaming in Fortnite Chapter 2

Published: 20/Oct/2019 11:12 Updated: 20/Oct/2019 12:16

by Andy Williams

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Fortnite star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins hit out at his chat after spectators were quick to critique his gameplay following a flurry of misplaced shots.

Fortnite Chapter 2 is in full-flow and players all around the world are quickly acclimating to their new environment and the changes made to the battle royale’s dynamics. 

Epic Games have made a host of changes to the second iteration of their flagship title, including the introduction of a brand-new nautical mode of transport and the ability to fish for items. However, it is the alterations to the in-game mechanics that has left Ninja seething.

Epic GamesPlayers cast a spoon in a bid to get better loot.

Fortnite’s venture to a new map hasn’t been plain sailing though, and has come with its repercussions, given the surfeit of issues that have surfaced since Chapter 2’s release on October 15 — with one of the most common issues being the stuttering frame rate. 

Aside from the performance issues, some are still getting to grips with the new take on the popular battle royale. Perhaps most notably, Fortnite frontman, Ninja, appears to be struggling with his transition to the new generation of his staple game. 

While livestreaming, Ninja found himself in a series of one-on-one duels, which would typically prove to be light work for the Fortnite star. However, after letting off some rogue shots, Ninja found himself on the unfamiliar side of the head-to-head encounters.

After absorbing his blunder of his misfired shots, Blevins adjusted his in-game sensitivity before letting off some steam directed towards his chat: “Listen guys, I need all of you guys to stop giving me advice. Okay?!”

Blevins continued: “I don’t need to stick with the team more; it wasn’t a bad push; I wasn’t too aggressive… I literally f**king choked.”

Evidently frustrated, Ninja was initially hypothesizing that Epic Games could have made some silent changes to the in-game fundamentals, since the game felt foreign. 

Although the switch over to Chapter 2 has proven to be a bumpy road thus far, it will likely just be a matter of time before we see Ninja back on top and making light work of his opposition.

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Relive the Fortnite Galactus live event: full replay, HD images, recap

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:20 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 23:51

by Tanner Pierce

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Fortnite’s Galactus Nexus War finale event is finally over and it was packed full of a ton of Marvel-themed content. Here’s what went down during the insanely hyped event that closed off Season 4 of the popular game.

For a while now, Epic Games, Marvel, and the Fortnite community have been hyping up a brand new event to close out Chapter 2, Season 4 of Fortnite. Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, had been slowly inching his way towards the island all season and on December 1, 2020, he finally arrived.

But what happened once he finally showed up to the Fortnite island? Did players have to fight him like we originally thought? Here’s what you need to know about what went down during the Nexus War finale event in case you missed it.

Fortnite Galactus Nexus War finale event recap

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Galactus wasted no time in destroying the Helicarrier at the start of the event.

All in all, the event itself was pretty short, clocking in at a little over 10 minutes when all was said and done. Still, there was a ton that happened during that span.

Once the in-game timer reached zero, the giant Galactus made his final push to the island. After declaring that he hungered, he destroyed the Helicarrier starting location with ease, sending you and all the other players flying across the sky.

Fortunately, Iron Man-himself flew in as you got close to hitting the ground, handing you a jetpack and telling you that it’s time to stop Galactus. Before you had a chance to do anything, however, the massive villain started consuming Zero Point, which started a “full reality collapse”.

After being transported by Iron Man, you reappeared, in first-person, inside of a Battle Bus decked out in weaponry and explosives. From that point on, your goal was to fly the Buses into Galactus and have him consume them, which ultimately sent him back to “where he came from.”

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In order to defeat Galactus, players had to drive Battle Buses decked out in weaponry and explosives towards the villain so that he would consume it.

A few Marvel characters even made small appearances, including Thor himself (who was one of the main characters this season) and even Wolverine, who helped you in the fight against Galactus.

After finally destroying a plethora of drones and getting close enough, Galactus got sent back to where he came from, you were teleported away to safety, and the event ended.

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Players were joined by both Thor and Wolverine during the event, who helped in taking down Galactus.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Marvel if there wasn’t a “post-credits scene.” After the event was over and Galactus got taken care of, players got a shot of Jonesy in his office, who wakes up suddenly before the screen says that the story is to be continued in Season 5.

Re-watch the entire Fortnite Galactus event

Unfortunately, if you were hoping to catch a re-run of the event inside of Fortnite itself, it seems like that’s not going to be possible. Epic Games has confirmed that it was a “one-time-only” event so if you missed out, you won’t be able to experience it again in-game.

However, we did record the entire experience, so can rewatch it as many times as you want:

What’s next?

Now that the Galactus event is over, Epic Games have confirmed that the Season 5 update will be released at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, with the 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 will get to see what the devs have in store for them to enjoy!