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In a recent livestream, Twitch Streamer Ninja talked about pros using “stretched resolutions” and why they are banned during Epic Games’ Fortnite tournaments.

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Stretched resolutions are when a player forces the game to appear stretched so they can aim more easily onto a wider target. This happens when you change the aspect ratio of the game from 16:9 to 4:3.

There’s no proof to show it actually works in Fortnite, even though it’s proven to make games such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive easier. However, Epic Games are being safe rather than sorry after banning the use of that resolution in their Fortnite tournaments.

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Ninja says “all the stretch pros that are now switching back to native resolution – that’s one of the main reasons I never changed off of the default res[olution], man.”

He seems to take quite a condescending tone to those who use it as a tactic.

“Do you honestly think that Epic is going to, like, let you run that disgustingly ugly stretched res[olution] on their tournaments and their capture cards when they’re trying to broadcast it to the millions of people who will have no idea why the resolution looks so bad?”

You can view Ninja’s channel here, or check out our other Twitch clips.