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Ninja wants Epic Games to put an end to Fortnite stream snipers

by Connor Bennett

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Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins hopes that Epic Games can find a way to help streamers combat stream snipers but is unsure if a solution will ever be possible from anybody. 

The stream sniping epidemic, not just in Fortnite, has been taken to new levels in recent months with stream snipers finding creative ways to ruin games. Some have even taken the time to make guides to aid other players to become stream snipers.

Streamers have exhausted plenty of options in trying to stop stream snipers, but Ninja believes that if any games publisher is going to come up with a way to combat streaming sniping, it would be Epic Games. However, he isn’t completely sure if there’s a way to completely stop the in-game trolls.

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Ninja has become the face of Twitch and Fortnite in 2018

Speaking during his stream on December 15 after being stream sniped in yet another squads game, the streamer said: “Listen man, If there’s anyone who can come up with a creative way to counteract stream sniping, it’s Epic.

“I think that they’ve done great little things to kind of, you know, get away from it but there’s gotta be some sort of algorithm, I don’t know, just something they can put in the game that just punishes people for doing it. I don’t know, some way to detect it.

“Honestly, I don’t think it’s ever possible unless Epic and Twitch or whatever platform you’re on somehow work hand in hand but I mean, I don’t know. I can’t even fathom a way to come up with something like that.”

Epic have already taken steps to aid streamers in their battle against players trying to ruin their games by adding the streamer mode option. However, that doesn’t stop stream snipers finding their way into games - it only censors explicit gamer tags.