Ninja's wife Jessica proves Fortnite's BRUTE Mechs aren't always overpowered - Dexerto

Ninja’s wife Jessica proves Fortnite’s BRUTE Mechs aren’t always overpowered

Published: 22/Aug/2019 21:15 Updated: 22/Aug/2019 21:52

by Albert Petrosyan


Superstar streamer Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins tried to prove a point concerning Fortnite using his wife Jessica, but his plan ended up not going the way he had intended.

There is no doubt that the talk of the town over the past few weeks when it comes to Fortnite has concerned the BRUTE Mechs, which were added at the beginning of Season X.

Overpowered to the core, these robot suits give players the ability to deal insane amounts of damage, farm tons of materials quickly, and absorb a lot of hits from enemies.

Almost every content creator and pro player has denounced these destruction machines, and even Epic Games themselves have admitted that their purpose is to limit the skill gap between the top-tier players and the lower skilled ones.

Hoping to demonstrate this point live on his stream, Ninja used is wife Jessica in an in-game experiment, since she hardly ever plays the game and would be considered a novice. 

Team NinjaNinja’s Fortnite experiment with his wife didn’t go as planned.

While sitting in the weapon-controlling seat of the Mech, Ninja called over Jessica and told her to start playing for him, instructing her that all she had to do was fire the BRUTEs rockets at enemies.

“Literally all you need to do is sit inside, you don’t need to do anything else,” he explained. “Just hold down left click like this. See the laser? You don’t even need to do anything, you don’t even need to touch it either.”

Eventually she came across some enemy players, and in almost every other scenario, that would spell doom for those opponents as they helplessly watched the giant Mech stomp its way towards them.

However, Jessica was unable to deal any fatal blows, and the players were able to shoot down the robot and cause her to shoot out of it, which ultimately led to her elimination. 

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Ironically, the point that Ninja was trying to prove ended up getting disproved, as not literally everyone can just hop in a Mech suit in Fortnite and succeed.

The BRUTEs are undoubtedly overpowered, there is no questioning that fact – but if this experiment proved anything, it’s that they’re not always dominant. 


Ali-A uncovers teasers for future Fortnite skins: Matrix, Witcher, Ant-Man & more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 17:13

by Daniel Megarry


YouTuber and longtime Fortnite superfan Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has discovered big clues for more crossover skins that could be coming soon to the game.

Season 5 of Fortnite kicked off with a bang as The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda arrived on The Island. Since then, we’ve seen God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and even Predator get their own skins.

So who’s coming next? Well, Ali-A has some ideas based on a hint list that was sent to him by Fortnite creators Epic Games themselves, and it seems as though more epic movie crossovers are on their way.

The Matrix 4
Warner Bros.
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In a new video celebrating the arrival of Terminator, Ali-A also revisited a list of items that he’d been sent by Epic Games, with each item acting as a teaser for a ‘hunter’ that would be coming to the game at some point during Season 5.

It appears that many hints on the list have already been discovered: The cup is The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda; the sunglasses are Terminator; the face paint is Kratos; the mud mask is Predator; and the syrup is Mancake, for example.

As for the remaining items on the list, there are some very interesting theories about who they could relate to, and which iconic characters could be coming to The Island next.

Ali-A explains that the Ant-Farm item is most likely a hint at Ant-Man finally joining the game, as he was given his own point of interest during Season 4’s Marvel extravaganza but was never added as a character.

The red and blue jellybeans could be a hint towards characters from The Matrix. This will likely be either Neo or Trinity, as they’re both set to return in the upcoming sequel Matrix 4 that’s due out later in 2021.

Tokens also appear as an item on the list, and Ali-A believes this is a hint towards The Witcher protagonist Geralt, especially as the Netflix adaptation of the game features a song called Toss A Coin To Your Witcher.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher
A crossover with The Witcher could be coming to Fortnite.

A baseball bat could be a hint towards Scout from Team Fortress 2, or it could have pointed to The Walking Dead crossover that already happened. Similarly, space bananas could be a hint towards Samus Aran from Metroid, or it could have just been about Master Chief.

Elsewhere, the golden back scratcher is likely going to represent the long-rumored Female Midas skin, as it links up with the ‘Midas Touch’ myth. As for the hand wraps, even Ali-A is unsure what they could hint towards, but it could be a boxer of some sort.

We’ll have to wait and see whether any of these crossover skin predictions come true before Season 5 of Fortnite comes to an end on March 15, 2021.