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Ninja will take desperate measures to have planes removed from Fortnite

Published: 24/Dec/2018 12:00 Updated: 24/Dec/2018 12:35

by Connor Bennett


Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has revealed just how close he is to quitting Fortnite until Epic Games removes the X-4 Stormwing planes from the game.

The attack plane, which was added with the start of season 7, has received nerfs since its addition but remains a powerful weapon in the Battle Royale game. Its ability to destroy buildings remains an issue for players – both professional and casual.

Not even Ninja is immune to their powers as demonstrated on his December 23 stream. Playing alongside fellow streamer Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop, Ninja was knocked off his building by a diving plane, knocking him backwards and killing him. 

He wasn’t happy about it, to say the least. 

Eric Ananmalay/ESPAT MediaNinja is the face of Fortnite on Twitch.

“You want to hop onto another game?” Ninja immediately asked CouRage after being eliminated by the plane. “I’m this close, this close [make gesture with finger and thumb] to getting off dude. I’m so close to never playing until they remove planes dude.”

“I’m literally turbo building and I’m getting shot through my build,” Ninja added. CouRage tried to bring some humour to the situation, jokingly saying: “We got outplayed bro, that’s the only way to put it. They’re just better.”

It’s not the first time Ninja has voiced his concerns about the game and its developer. Earlier in December, the hugely popular streamer called on Epic Games to look at finding a solution for its many stream snipers and cheaters.

Some fans and streamers may be vocal against them but planes don’t look to be going away anytime soon. It remains to be seen if Ninja was being entirely serious or not, however, him threatening to quit the game may force Epic to make some changes. 


Has LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Published: 23/Jan/2021 12:44 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 20:23

by Connor Bennett


Fans of YouTube star Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott have been questioning whether or not he’s quit playing Fortnite after not uploading a gameplay video in a good while. 

The original rise of Fortnite saw creators from across the globe explode in popularity regardless of whether they were focused on livestreaming on Twitch or making videos for YouTube.

However, some of the original big names like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, and Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff, among others, have turned away from Fortnite and decided to play games like Valorant and Warzone. 

Plenty of creators still remain, though, they have issues with a lack of updates, and how the competitive scene is being run, to name just a few problems. Now, fans of LazarBeam have been asking if he is following the likes of Ninja and Tfue, and walking away from Fortnite. 

Lazarbeam is one of the most popular Australian creators around.

Did LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Even though his fellow Aussies like Fresh, Lachlan, and LoserFruit have carried on playing Fortnite, LazarBeam hasn’t uploaded a YouTube video about it since mid-December. Though, he has tweeted about it and played the battle royale since.

In that time of not uploading a Fortnite video, he’s made videos on Among Us and Spellbreak, while also uploading his usual meme reactions from TikTok, as well as a more personal video reflecting on how 2020 went for him. 

In a recent stream though, he did say he was quitting the game after uninstalling. “I’ve decided to uninstall Fortnite. I’ve quit the game. I’m quitting it right now,” LazarBeam said. “I’m done forever.” Though, it’s hard to say if he’s being totally serious, given that he is one of YouTube’s funniest creators.

Will LazarBeam return to Fortnite?

It could be the case that he returns to Epic Games’ battle royale soon, perhaps once a new update is released. 

Other content creators have done similar, taking breaks because the devs aren’t rolling out as many regular updates as they used to, and the game feels a bit stale. But, we’ll just have to wait and see if that’s the case for LazarBeam whenever v15.30 launches.