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Ninja’s stream sniper hit by Fortnite banhammer with impeccable timing

Published: 9/Apr/2019 20:23 Updated: 10/Apr/2019 2:53

by Alan Bernal


Fortnite’s biggest Twitch streamers like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Benjamin ‘DrLupo’ Lupo and more are routinely chased around the island by persistent stream snipers, making this mid-match ban all the more satisfying.

Epic Games have been cracking down on cheaters in their battle royale, and the latest instance shows a swift swing from the developers’ banhammer hitting an infamous sniper at just the right time.

Ninja and his team of streamers were fighting their way out of Tilted Towers when all of a sudden their team was being heavily focused by an attacking squad from their flank.

Epic GamesStream snipers haven been a thorn in Fortnite streamers’ sides for a long time.

Ninja and co. stream sniped by TC Troy

The streamers initially seemed stunned at the “no-skin” players that were overwhelming them, until they got a look at who was leading the charge, saying: “Oh, its TC Troy!”

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After the stream snipers had wiped most of the team, DrLupo tried to reason with the cheaters, saying: “Imma be honest, I might be dead. Hey Troy, I have 9 HP. I’m trying to get my health to 100 if you can please wait.”

They didn’t wait, instead they quickly eliminated Lupo and had their sights trained on the sole survivor, Ninja.

With a decked out inventory consisting of Rare/Epic weapons and no one left to back him up, it seemed like Ninja would have to give his final stand against the infamous stream sniper.

TC Troy gets hit by the banhammer

As the popular Twitch streamer was refilling his shields, a notification popped up on the kill feed that sent Twitch Chat in a roar of laughter.

“YouTube TC Troy was struck by the banhammer”

It took the streamers a bit to realize that Troy had been taken out mid-game, but after they did there was a small cheer of justice with all the streamers synchronizing the default dance at the start screen.

It took the streamers a bit to realize that Troy had been taken out mid-game, but after they did there was a small cheer of justice with all the streamers synchronizing the default dance at the start screen.

Following the ban, DrLupo expressed hope that Epic Games would go so far to IP ban the sniper instead of just the account, so time will tell if the streamers have been relieved of this sniper for good.


Ali-A uncovers teasers for future Fortnite skins: Matrix, Witcher, Ant-Man & more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 17:13

by Daniel Megarry


YouTuber and longtime Fortnite superfan Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has discovered big clues for more crossover skins that could be coming soon to the game.

Season 5 of Fortnite kicked off with a bang as The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda arrived on The Island. Since then, we’ve seen God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and even Predator get their own skins.

So who’s coming next? Well, Ali-A has some ideas based on a hint list that was sent to him by Fortnite creators Epic Games themselves, and it seems as though more epic movie crossovers are on their way.

The Matrix 4
Warner Bros.
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In a new video celebrating the arrival of Terminator, Ali-A also revisited a list of items that he’d been sent by Epic Games, with each item acting as a teaser for a ‘hunter’ that would be coming to the game at some point during Season 5.

It appears that many hints on the list have already been discovered: The cup is The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda; the sunglasses are Terminator; the face paint is Kratos; the mud mask is Predator; and the syrup is Mancake, for example.

As for the remaining items on the list, there are some very interesting theories about who they could relate to, and which iconic characters could be coming to The Island next.

Ali-A explains that the Ant-Farm item is most likely a hint at Ant-Man finally joining the game, as he was given his own point of interest during Season 4’s Marvel extravaganza but was never added as a character.

The red and blue jellybeans could be a hint towards characters from The Matrix. This will likely be either Neo or Trinity, as they’re both set to return in the upcoming sequel Matrix 4 that’s due out later in 2021.

Tokens also appear as an item on the list, and Ali-A believes this is a hint towards The Witcher protagonist Geralt, especially as the Netflix adaptation of the game features a song called Toss A Coin To Your Witcher.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher
A crossover with The Witcher could be coming to Fortnite.

A baseball bat could be a hint towards Scout from Team Fortress 2, or it could have pointed to The Walking Dead crossover that already happened. Similarly, space bananas could be a hint towards Samus Aran from Metroid, or it could have just been about Master Chief.

Elsewhere, the golden back scratcher is likely going to represent the long-rumored Female Midas skin, as it links up with the ‘Midas Touch’ myth. As for the hand wraps, even Ali-A is unsure what they could hint towards, but it could be a boxer of some sort.

We’ll have to wait and see whether any of these crossover skin predictions come true before Season 5 of Fortnite comes to an end on March 15, 2021.