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Twitch unfeatures Fortnite streamer after mentioning Ninja clips

Published: 14/Oct/2019 23:13 Updated: 15/Oct/2019 9:41

by Eli Becht


Fortnite streamer Marcus ‘Ranger’ Pereira was cut off from the official Twitch broadcast of the dark hole event after encouraging people to watch Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins. 

Ninja switched from Twitch to Mixer in August, and while the Amazon-owned platform has said that there are no hard feelings, their handling of their former star streamer has been criticized in the past, most recently when his channel was being used to broadcast adult content.

So it is possible that Twitch wouldn’t appreciate a player on their official broadcast telling viewers to watch another streamer on a rival platform.

Epic GamesThe End has arrived.

It all took place when Fortnite streamer Ranger was streaming the dark hole event and was randomly selected by the official Twitch channel to be featured on their broadcast.

For many streamers, being featured on a major broadcast like that – which has remained on over 50,000 viewers since it went live – is a big deal. However, Ranger’s time was shortlived after he joked about watching a Ninja clip while waiting for Fortnite to come back online.

Ranger explained what happened when he suggested his viewers watch a Ninja video on YouTube.

“I’m watching YouTube videos because of Fortnite downtime and Twitch’s channel randomly started playing my stream,” he said. “I said we should watch a Ninja video then they turned me off.” 

Ranger was able to play it off as a harmless decision on Twitch’s part, and it’s entirely possible that it was a simple coincidence and Twitch’s hosting could have been running on an algorithm that automatically switched to other streams. However, it did happen so quickly after he mentioned Ninja’s name.

You can see how fast the switch was in the clip below, lasting just close to two minutes before the change was made.

While the extra viewers provided a nice boon, Ranger isn’t a small streamer, boasting over 169,000 followers on Twitch.

On top of that, he’s no slouch in the competitive Fortnite scene either, earning over $30,000 in prize money since the game’s debut.

Fortnite’s black hole ends on Tuesday October 15 as Fortnite Chapter 2 launches with a new map, mechanics, and more.

Keep up to date with all the changes by checking out the patch notes when they are officially revealed.


How to get Alien Fortnite skins in Season 5

Published: 26/Feb/2021 4:35

by Brad Norton


The Alien franchise is now in Fortnite as Season 5’s latest collaboration has introduced Ellen Ripley and the iconic Xenomorph into the game. Here’s how you can grab the new skins.

Continuing the trend of Fortnite Season 5, another huge franchise has crossed over into the battle royale. From Tron to AMC’s The Walking Dead, and everything in between, we’ve already seen some stunning additions this season.

As each new week has come with its fair share of surprises, Epic has continued to shock the gaming industry. This time around, it’s sci-fi heroine Ellen Ripley alongside her most recognizable foe, a Xenomorph. 

From the imposing new skins to a hilarious Chestburser emote, there’s plenty up for grabs. Here’s how you can get your hands on the new Alien bundle in Fortnite.

How to get Alien skins in Fortnite

Unique cosmetic items are usually unlocked in a few key ways. Some can be claimed through the seasonal Battle Pass while others might have specific challenges tied to them. For this new bundle, however, grabbing every item is all too simple.

The entire Space Gear Bundle can be acquired through Fortnite’s in-game Item Shop for a limited time.

These unmistakable characters and items bring the look and feel of the 1979 classic into Epic’s popular battle royale. Players can drop into the map as the terrifying Xenomorph or hop into combat as the ruthless Ripley.

Epic confirmed in a blog post these items are available from Thursday, February 25 onwards. Outside of the two Alien skins, you’ll also be able to grab a number of additional goodies.

The Alien cosmetics set consists of the following items:

  • Ellen Ripley Skin
  • Xenomorph Skin
  • Xenomorph Tail Back Bling
  • Xeno Menace (Built-in Emote)
  • Nostromo Crew Outfit
  • Weyland-Yutani Cat Carrier
  • P-500 Power Loader Arm Pickaxe
  • Cheyenne Dropship Glider
  • Burst Case Scenario Emote

While they’re available at the time of writing, Epic is yet to confirm when they’ll be disappearing from the in-game store.

Fortnite’s Item Shop is always rotating, so be sure to get in quick and grab the Alien set before it’s too late. Upon your next drop, expect to see a ton of Alien activity across the map.