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Why Ninja doesn’t want the new leaked assault rifle added in Fortnite

Published: 21/Nov/2019 1:30

by Albert Petrosyan


Star streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins doesn’t think it would be a good idea for developers Epic Games to add the newly leaked Scoped Assault Rifle in Fortnite Chapter 2.

Following the release of v11.20 update on November 20, two weapons were leaked to be coming soon to Fortnite – the AK-47-esque assault rifle known as the Heavy AR and its longer-range counterpart, the Scoped AR.

Both weapons have previously featured in Fortnite at some point during the first ten seasons, but if the leaks are true, then the two weapons would be added with all five rarities for the first time, as neither ever had a gold Legendary variant.

When the Scoped AR was mentioned on Ninja’s stream, he quickly made it clear that he did not want the weapon to be added back, especially if it were going to include a gold version.

HYPEX - TwitterThe leaked stats for all five Scoped AR variants, according to prominent Fortnite data-miner HYPEX.

“Ew, it didn’t need a buff, it was strong,” Ninja said. ” That’s a joke man. Bro, that is going to be so broken. Bro, there’s no movement! You can’t land on someone that is just holding you like that, you’re screwed.”

According to the Mixer star, Epic adding the Scoped AR back would throw off the game’s balance.

He contends that players will be to abuse the long-range weapon to pick off enemies left and right, and with there being almost no mobility options, it would be hard for people to escape the gun’s wrath.

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History of the Scoped AR in Fortnite

With the Scoped AR receiving a texture make0ver in the v11.20 update, many believe that the weapon will be added back soon. Up to this point in Chapter 2, no weapons from the previous chapter have been returned, and the only new gun overall is the Harpoon Gun that was added several weeks ago.

The Scoped AR made its debut in Fortnite all the way back in Season 1 and was kept in the game until the start of Chapter 2, when it and many other weapons were removed from the game.

It was never considered an overpowered weapon by any means; in fact, during Season 7, its variants were reduced from Rare/Epic to Uncommon/Rare, and its base damage was increased by a couple of points during Season 8.

It offers 100% accuracy when aiming down sights, and very little recoil overall, but the cons are that it fires too slow and cannot be viable at close range like other assault rifles.


Fortnite Gaming Legends: All confirmed and leaked skins coming soon

Published: 4/Dec/2020 15:38

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite Season 5 has introduced the Gaming Legends Series, bringing some of the most iconic characters to the battle. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Fans initially thought an appearance from The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda would be the biggest moment of the newly-launched Fortnite Season 5, but they were quickly proven wrong as Epic Games surprise-released a skin based on God of War’s Kratos.

As if that wasn’t exciting enough, Kratos belongs to a new collection of skins and cosmetics called the Gaming Legends Series, suggesting there are many more crossovers to come; in fact, it’s already been leaked that Halo’s Master Chief will be the next addition.

Below, we’ve listed all of the currently available Gaming Legends Series characters, as well as any rumors or leaks that emerge throughout Season 5. We’ll keep this list updated, so check back regularly.

Fortnite Gaming Legends skins

Kratos (God of War)

Fortnite Kratos skin
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Kratos made a surprise entry addition to the Fortnite universe.

The first entry into the Gaming Legends Series of skins is Spartan warrior Kratos, who debuted in the original God Of War game on PS2 way back in 2005.

After multiple sequels across various platforms, the flagship PlayStation franchise received a critically-acclaimed (and, some would argue, much-needed) revamp on PS4 in 2018, which renewed interest in the series.

Kratos was added to the Fortnite Season 5 store on December 4, 2020. As well as a pretty epic skin, the character comes with his own custom axe, glider and back bling, which are detailed below:

  • Kratos Skin: 1500 V-Bucks
  • Leviathan Axe: 1000 V-Bucks
  • Guardian Shield Glider: 800 V-Bucks
  • Mimir Back Bling: Only available as part of The Oathbreaker set

All of these cosmetics can be purchased together as part of The Oathbreaker set for 2200 V-Bucks.

Master Chief (Halo)

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Master Chief is rumored to be the next addition to Fortnite.

It’s not been confirmed by Epic, but leakers have already revealed that the next addition to the Gaming Legends Series will be Master Chief, who first appeared in Halo: Combat Evolved on Xbox in 2001.

As well as a skin based on Master Chief’s outfit, leakers have shared what appear to be screenshots of a Lil’ Warthog Emote and a UNSC Pelican Glider.

As we said before, a Halo crossover hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, so there’s no release date right now. However, Fortnite Season 5 is due to end on March 16, so expect to see it arrive before then.

We’ll update this section when a release date and details for the Master Chief crossover are revealed.

Fortnite Gaming Legends series: Nintendo skin coming?

With Fortnite skins based on Sony and Microsoft exclusive franchises, all eyes are now on Nintendo, who have historically shown reluctance to feature their original games and characters on other platforms.

However, if any game could convince them to do this, it’s probably Fortnite, which has seen some of the world’s biggest franchises including Marvel and Star Wars jump on board for some epic crossover action.

The most obvious choice for a Nintendo skin seems to be Samus Aran from Metroid, with Fortnite fans almost unanimously agreeing that she should be the next addition to the Gaming Legends Series.

Metroid Samus Aran
Samus Aran would be a popular and unexpected addition to Fortnite.

Epic Games promised to bring “even more hunters from the realities beyond” to Fortnite Season 5 following The Mandalorian’s debut. Samus is a bounty hunter, so it makes perfect sense to bring her to The Island to take part in the newly-added Bounties.

There is one potential problem with a skin based on Samus, though. Her suit of armor features a built-in arm cannon, which wouldn’t quite work when it comes to Fortnite’s weapon-swapping action.

A simple way around this could be to alter the design of the suit, although Nintendo may not agree to do that. Instead, they could go with Zero Suit Samus, which would arguably fit in with the visuals of Fortnite better anyway.

To get all the latest Fortnite Gaming Legend updates, guides, and leaks make sure you check out our dedicated Fortnite page.