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Ninja’s Fortnite skin has a surprising effect the better you play

Published: 17/Jan/2020 0:50

by Brad Norton

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Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins is the first content creator to receive an exclusive skin in Epic Games’ popular Battle Royale title, and the unique cosmetic item comes with a surprising effect for impressive players.

After years of the Fortnite community pleading Epic to release custom streamer skins, Ninja announced on January 15 that he had an exclusive cosmetic coming to Fortnite with the game’s next update. 

Ninja’s skin captures his iconic blue hair and prominently features his logo on the left sleeve, allows players to embody the streaming sensation. However, the first of its kind skin also comes boasting a surprising feature under the hood that rewards players for exceptional performances.

Performing well in Fortnite and racking up eliminations has only ever been displayed through the in-game tally on the Heads Up Display (HUD). However, the brand new Ninja skin comes with a new effect and puts an end to just that.

With each successive elimination, the yellow headband appears to grow. From a standard piece of apparel that Ninja often wears throughout his streams on Mixer, to a lengthy item that almost matches the size of the swords on his back.

The better you perform throughout any match, the longer the headband becomes. Starting out in a fresh lobby will have all Ninja skins on an even playing field, but the further into a match you get, the more headbands you’ll be able to spot across the map.

Ninja's exclusive Fortnite skin changes as players compete
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The iconic headband grows in size with each consecutive elimination.

Moreover, the unique aspect of the cosmetic reaches another level entirely if players continue with their exceptional performance. While the length of the headband caps out at 10 eliminations, reaching such a streak will make the iconic apparel glow for all to see.

Allowing others around you to instantly recognize the magnitude of your performance, a glowing headband is one of the most unique ways to flex on everyone else in the lobby.

A surefire way to gauge just how imposing the final remaining enemies are as well, if you see a full squad of Ninja’s heading your way – each with a glowing headband – it might be time to bunker down and hope for the best. 

Ninja’s very own skin was made available through Fortnite’s in-game store at 6PM CST on January 16.  

While a detailed blog post from Epic Games teased a similar treatment would be on the way for Australian streamer Kathleen ‘Loserfruit’ Belsten and Spanish YouTuber David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas, there’s no telling whether each skin from here on out will feature unique functions like Ninja’s iconic headband. 

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.