Ninja Uses New Grappler To Pull Off Incredible 'Spider-Man' Play in Fortnite - Dexerto
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Ninja Uses New Grappler To Pull Off Incredible ‘Spider-Man’ Play in Fortnite

Published: 8/Sep/2018 2:58 Updated: 8/Sep/2018 14:29

by Albert Petrosyan

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The new Grappler item is quickly becoming a favorite for many within the Fortnite community since it was recently added via the v5.40 Update. 

One player who seems to be enjoying using the Grappler a lot is popular Twitch streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, who has seemingly already mastered the item.

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The Fortnite extraordinaire displayed his mastery by using the item to relentlessly chase down and eliminate an enemy player in Fortnite and secure yet another Victory Royale.

The control Ninja maintains of the Grappler throughout the sequence is rather impressive as he manages to pull off five consecutive grapples without touching the ground.

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Once he got close enough to the enemy player, almost everyone knew what was going to happen, as it then simply became a case of Ninja outgunning his opponents, which he usually always does. 

The player ended up being Ninja’s final opponent in that match, which made the Victory Royale the icing on the cake.

Many, like Ninja, are using the new Grappler to pull of impressive eliminations, dashing and daring escapes from tight situations, or even to freely swing across the Fortnite map. 

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Coincidentally (or not), the Grappler was added in Fortnite less than a day before the highly anticipated Spider-Man video game was set to be released, which has led many to compare the new item’s mechanics to that of the Marvel superhero in-game.

Even Ninja used the caption “New Spiderman game is SICK” when posting the clip above on Twitter.

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Fortnite Flare Gun return leaked with major buff

Published: 19/Oct/2020 12:53

by Connor Bennett

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A new Fortnite leak has claimed that the Flare Gun could be set to make a return in the near future, and it would be receiving quite a substantial buff too. 

As Fortnite seasons unfold, weapons and items are regularly cycled in and out of the loot pool – either for being too strong, too weak, or not fitting the theme of the new patch. 

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This means that some fan-favorite weapons might disappear from the game for one reason or another, either to return at some point later in the future or to never be seen again. 

In the case of the Flare Gun, which was initially added to the battle royale back in the v13.20 update but it was removed at the start of Chapter 2, Season 4. With some fans hoping to see it return, especially given the new fire mechanics, it appears as if Epic have got something up their sleeve. 

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The Flare Gun first appeared in a small short video from Epic Games.

Following the v14.30 update, which gave a buff to the Combat Shotgun and also brought the Rally Royale limited-time mode to the party, leakers uncovered a handful of changes coming in the future.

This includes the Flare Gun, which as leaker Mang0e_ pointed out, could be set to return to the battle royale after a spell in the vault, but with a little bit of a boost too. 

“The flare gun may be coming back to core modes soon,” the leaker tweeted on October 15. “The duration for marking enemies was re-added and increased to 15 seconds.”

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While this is not set in the stone, as the leaker tweeted that it may return, some fans will be hoping that the Flare Gun does return – especially given its reported buff.

This increase in time with marking enemies would certainly make players think twice about ignoring the chance to use the Flare Gun. But, as ever, it’ll be up to Epic to make the final call.