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Ninja & SypherPK think Fortnite should copy Warzone’s player count

Published: 16/May/2020 15:06 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:25

by Connor Bennett


Streaming stars Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan have suggested that Fortnite should follow in the footsteps of Call of Duty: Warzone and expand the number of players in one lobby. 

Ever since Fortnite’s battle royale mode launched back in 2017, it has become the gold standard for games trying to replicate its magic. However, with Call of Duty: Warzone making its mark on the battle royale genre, players have made the switch.

Now, Warzone doesn’t quite have the cartoon-like feel or incredible amount of cosmetics like Fortnite, but it has a few features up its sleeve that creators like Ninja and SypherPK would like to see Epic Games replicate.

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Fortnite is limited to 100 players while Warzone has 150 player lobbies.

During a recent set of games between the pair, they suggested that the Fortnite map is big enough to handle more players in one lobby. “This map is 40% bigger than the last map and it has the same amount of players, it’s flawed,” said Ninja.

The Mixer star added that Epic Games should bump the play count up in line with Warzone – at least to see how it would work.

“They should try 125,” he added. “Do an LTM (limited-time mode) with 150/125 (players).”


SypherPK noted that while some players might have concerns about lag and game performance, it would probably be fine.

“People always say ‘oh, there’s going to be lag’ but not in pubs. I’ve got a solid 27 ping, east or west, everything feels smooth – at the beginning of the match too when there is 100 people, he added. “I’m sure the pub servers could handle 125, even 150.” 

While lobbies have been limited to 100 players, Epic’s special events have shown that they might have the capacity to deal with the extra demand of another 25 to 50 players.

Whether or not they’ll choose to mirror Warzone and increase their player count in matches, however, is something only they have the answer to – even if it something players are wanting.


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


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!