Fortnite stream sniper explains how he manages to jump into Ninja's games - Dexerto

Fortnite stream sniper explains how he manages to jump into Ninja’s games

Published: 23/Nov/2018 16:57 Updated: 23/Nov/2018 17:19

by Connor Bennett


To the dismay of streamers and professional players, Fortnite is rife with stream snipers and there isn’t any end in sight.

Epic Games have implemented settings like Streamer Mode to stop vulgar usernames popping up on a streamers screen, but it doesn’t stop people getting into games.

Stream delays can be implemented but even that doesn’t stop the best of the stream snipers.

Now, In a video titled, ‘I stream sniped Ninja to get BANNED in Fortnite..’ ShotGunPlays describes the process of how he stream snipes some of the biggest names in the game.

Popular streamers like Ninja often have a difficult time dealing with stream snipers.

“As he’s queuing as well, I’m in a game and he’s still queuing which probably means I’m not in his game. I back out and keep checking his delay because he could be queuing in like 10 more seconds from now.”

He continues to say: “If I instant queue now, I could get into his game. That’s essentially how you do it. I think, at least, because this is what I’ve done and it’s worked for most of my stuff.”

ShotGunPlays warns viewers that they can be banned for stream sniping – and he has been banned on a few accounts, but he was making the video to show how Epic Games’ reporting system ‘sucks.’

“I have to try queuing and calculate the match delay because it is kinda random. I just have to queue, tab over to his stream so I can see if he’s queuing too,” he says.

He initially joins the game of a smaller streamer – called Nico – and begins trolling them and attempts to secure an elimination, in turn, revealing his new account name, StremStripeReport, to the streamer.

After a small build battle, ShotGunPlays puts himself into a mounted turret and kills the streamer revealing his identity. ShotGunPlays attempts to join a game of Ninja’s but when he does eventually end up in a game with the streamer, he lands in the wrong area – killing his chances of stream sniping him. 

Read More: There’s an easy way to complete Fortnite’s 30 seconds of airtime challenge

He later revealed that he had been reported by a number of people he has stream sniped but it took far longer than he thought it would and that he was banned for ‘teaming,’ without a real stream sniping reason. 


Fortnitemares 14.40 Update map changes: Witchshacks, Midas & more

Published: 21/Oct/2020 11:53

by David Purcell


Epic Games have rolled out their spooky Fortnitemares update in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and there’s a load of map changes to talk about. Here, we look through everything that’s changed in patch v14.40. 

The game is always in line for a wild update every Halloween and the same has happened this year. The dark forces of the battle royale world have come back from the shadows, all to celebrate the return of Midas – who disappeared earlier in the season.

Now, with the huge update on October 21 comes a shakeup for the game’s ever-changing map.

So, let’s run through everything you need to know for the next time you jump from the Battle Bus.

Fortnite Halloween update map changes


Fortnite Witchshacks
Epic Games
These Witchshacks have some very useful items inside.

One of the first things players will notice is that a number of Witchshacks have been dotted around the island. These were found by leaker FortTory, soon after the patch rolled out.

You have to feel, just because of the nature of them and the fact brooms can be found inside, that these will soon become hotspots for players dropping in.

Midas return location

Midas POI fortnite
Epic Games
Also found by FortTory is this Midas location, which looks to be his return location.

This appears to be the place where Midas will rise once again, with candles lit in a circle and the throne sitting in the background.

Soon enough, we’ll get to see what happens here, but an interesting addition nonetheless.

The Ruins POI: Fortnitemares

The Ruins Fortnite
Epic Games
Here’s how it looks in-game.

The game’s middle point of interest has been given a spooky makeover, called The Ruins.

Surrounded by ghouls and who knows what, this could be one of the most dangerous places for members of the community moving forward.

Halloween decorations

Fortnite Halloween props
Epic Games
If entering haunted houses is your thing, Fortnite is definitely worth playing this Halloween.

Some players will have seen many of these prior to the update, but much of the settlements in Epic Games’ popular title are now filled with Halloween props on the inside and out.

Here, we can see huge spiders placed on buildings and webs, so get used to seeing that.

We’ll be updating this article with more map changes as we find them…

Fortnitemares trailer

Last, but not least, you can check out the official Fortnitemares trailer – showing off all of the new features.

It was posted to the Fortnite Twitter account on October 21, once the patch rolled out.

So, there you have it! A jam-packed update for players to sink their teeth into this October.

If you want to see more map changes that those stated in this article, you know what to do – jump into the action!