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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

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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.

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When is Halo coming to Fortnite? Skin release date, Winterfest, more

Published: 5/Dec/2020 14:09

by Connor Bennett

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A Fortnite leaker has hinted at when the Halo skin and limited-time mode should be released, but the exact day is still slightly shrouded in mystery. 

Crossovers in Fortnite have been great for fans who want to combine two of their favorite things. In the past, we’ve seen everything from Batman to Stranger Things to a full-blown Marvel-themed season. 

In Chapter 2, Season 5, two more crossovers have joined the battle royale party. The Mandalorian from Star Wars is one of the battle pass skins, while Kratos from God of War has also released as a part of a cosmetics bundle. 

Leaks have suggested that more and more crossovers are coming, with Halo seemingly being the next one to arrive – bringing a Master Chief skin, as well as a few other cosmetics too. 

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Mando and The Child are in Fortnite Season 5.

Leaks have also claimed that there will be a Halo-themed, Red vs Blue limited-time mode – somewhat similar to the Marvel Endgame LTM where players were either part of the Avengers or Thanos’ army of minions. 

With Kratos getting his moment in the spotlight as of now, fans are desperate to know when Master Chief and the Halo crossover will take his place. 

Well, according to Fortnite leaker FNBRUnreleased, the Halo crossover is set to happen when the V15.10 update is released. As of writing, there is no concrete date for that, but it shouldn’t be too far away either.

When is Fortnite’s v15.10 update and Winterfest?

The V15.10 update would also, likely, be the patch to bring in the Winterfest celebrations back to Fortnite, so, we’d probably see some map changes too with more snow on the map. 

Last year, Winterfest started on December 18, which was a Wednesday. If Epic Games opt for a similar date this year, we could maybe see it around December 16-17, as they fall on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Ultimately, that is up to Epic, and we’ll just have to wait until they release an update, but hopefully, it won’t be too far away.