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Ninja Wants Epic Games To Change Competitive Events in Fortnite to Make Every Platform Equal

Published: 31/Jul/2018 13:36 Updated: 31/Jul/2018 14:00

by Calum Patterson


With Epic Games continuing to treat players on PC and console as equals on Fortnite, Ninja wants to see them make a change to competitive events – making them cross-platform.

After the recent Summer Skirmish tournament which a PS4 player won, beating out mainly PC players in the competition, some PC players suggested that PS4 opponents are easier.

The Summer Skirmish winner was playing in PS4 solo games, playing against only other PS4 players, whereas PC players faced a supposedly more skilful player base.

But since Epic is determined to have PC and console players compete in these Summer Skirmish tournaments, Ninja wants to see them make a change to level the playing field.

In order to prove that console and PC players are of the same skill, and since Epic seemingly believes this already, Ninja reckons that Summer Skirmish, Solo Showdown and other competitive events should be played on cross-platform servers.

This way, if a PS4 player was to win the Summer Skirmish, no one would be calling into question the difficulty of their opponents, since they would be coming up against PC players too.

Currently, solo matches don’t support a cross-play option, and so when searching for a solo game it will only match players against others on the same platform.

While Epic is pushing the idea of inclusivity and every platform being equal in every other aspect, it does seem logical that they would offer cross-platform solo matches at some point soon.


How to get The Mandalorian skin in Fortnite Season 5 with Baby Yoda

Published: 30/Nov/2020 14:17

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite Season 5 is upon us, and it’s got some very exciting things in store – but the one thing fans are most looking forward to is the leaked crossover with The Mandalorian.

Following the success of Season 4’s Nexus War, which introduced skins and weapons based on some of Marvel’s most beloved superheroes and villains including Storm and Venom, Fortnite seems to be once again teaming up with another Disney-owned franchise, Star Wars.

Recent posts from a number of leakers including ShiinaBR and others have suggested a crossover with The Mandalorian is imminent, with bounty hunter Din Djarin and the adorable viral sensation Baby Yoda both being a part of the major Season 5 update.

There’s even been a leaked advertisement for the Battle Pass, which shows off the incoming Mandalorian skin accompanied by a little Baby Yoda, which is presumed to be another Back Bling cosmetic like Rocket Racoon, from Guardians of the Galaxy.

How to get The Mandalorian Fortnite skin

We won’t know exactly how to unlock the new Mandalorian secret skin and accompanying Baby Yoda Back Bling cosmetic until Season 5 drops on December 2, but we can definitely speculate.

In previous seasons, featured skins have been unlocked when players complete Battle Pass challenges. It’s likely that The Mandalorian skin will be acquired through a similar unlock method. It will look something like this:

  1. Load up Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Head into the Battle Pass menu.
  3. Access the Battle Pass challenges screen, and wait for the relevant challenges to appear.
  4. Once they’ve been made available, it’s down to you to complete them.

We’ll update this page as soon as we know how to unlock these new cosmetics, so keep an eye out.

When does Fortnite Season 5 start?

Fortnite has a lot to live up to after Season 4. It saw the introduction of a number of Marvel heroes as well as the Devourer of Worlds, Galactus, for an epic Nexus War finale event.

Season 5 will kick off on December 2, although an exact time hasn’t been confirmed. It’s also been hinted by dataminers that there will be another Black Hole style blackout to bridge the gap between the end of Season 4 and the beginning of Season 5.

Fortnite black hole
Epic Games
It’s rumored there will be another blackout between Season 4 and Season 5

It’s not expected that the whole season will be themed around The Mandalorian, unlike the previous Marvel-focused Season 4, but it looks like it will likely feature enough Star Wars content to keep fans of the galaxy far, far away happy.

Season 5 also brings with it the arrival of the new Fortnite Crew membership, which includes the Battle Pass, V-Bucks, exclusive skins, and other monthly benefits for a set price.

We will continue to update this guide as new information becomes available.