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Fortnite fans create skins for SypherPK, Tfue, Nickmercs, and more

Ninja’s Fortnite skin has opened the door to more streamers receiving their own skins. Some fans have taken creation into their own hands.

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Ninja’s Fortnite skin has opened the door to more streamers receiving their own skins. Some fans have taken creation into upon themselves

Epic seemed reluctant to add Fortnite skins for some of the streamers and YouTubers in the community. Fortnite was on top of the world during season 3 and 4, and likely saw no reason to give creators their own skins while they were raking in the cash.

As is the case with other battle royale games, PUBG and H1Z1, a slight dip in popularity meant that it was time to explore some new money-making options. This includes putting skins in Fortnite to immortalize some top-name creators.

Understandably, the first creator to get his own skin was Ninja. He remains one of the most recognizable names in Fortnite and was an early adopter to the game. We know that Loserfruit and TheGrefg will be getting skins – or, at least, cosmetics – next, but who will be after that? Some fans think that Tfue is due for a skin

The only thing that would make this concept better was if the shirt said “Default” instead of “Tfue.” Tfue has been clear that he was the first creator to get a skin in Fortnite. He was, of course, referring to Default King Jonesy.

Tfue wasn’t the only streamer to get a skin concept from the community. Graphic artist @TheFinalHoss took it upon himself to create skins for the likes of DrLupo, SypherPK, and many more.

The Final Hoss has a more lifelike version of DrLupo and TimTheTatMan in his Twitter header, so check him out if you’re interested in that.

One of the most hilarious concepts has to be this SypherPK skin. This one comes with a familiar face on Sypher’s back: a miniature Nickmercs getting carried.

Speaking of Nickmercs, The Final Hoss has a skin concept for him as well. No, it’s not just a forehead with legs. The concept is probably as close as you can get to a Fortnite version of the streamer.

As The Final Hoss admits, this is still a work in progress. We can’t see the lower half of the skin, so there’s still hope that Hoss got Nick’s infamous third leg.

The sky’s the limit now that Epic has finally released Fortnite creator cosmetics. We could see several of these streamers get their own skins in Fortnite.

Who would you like to see as a skin in Fortnite? Let us know in the comments.

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Epic delay Fortnite Season 3 & Device Event for the second time

The Device Event and Fortnite Season 3 have been delayed in the wake of nationwide protests in the US.

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Epic Games have delayed Fortnite Season 3 and the Device Event for the second time. This decision comes following similar decisions from Sony and Activision, who delayed the PS5 reveal and Call of Duty season, respectively.

The team announced their decision in a blog post on June 3. The Device Event was moved from June 6 to June 15 and the new season was rescheduled for June 17.

“Recent events are a heavy reminder of ongoing injustices in society, from the denial of basic human rights to the impact of racism both overt and subtle against people of color,” they wrote in their blog post. “We’re acutely aware of the pain our friends, families, team members, players, and communities are experiencing.”

“The team is eager to move Fortnite forward, but we need to balance the Season 3 launch with time for the team to focus on themselves, their families, and their communities,” the post continued.

“The live event The Device will be delayed to Monday, June 15, and the Season 3 launch delayed to Wednesday, June 17. We know this delay comes on the heels of another one, and we appreciate your patience and understanding during these difficult times.”

Fortnite fans are disappointed by the news, but it was not unexpected. As we said, other publishers and studios have made similar decisions in the wake of recent real-world events.

The exact timing of the Device Event is still up in the air, as it’s now set to take place on a Monday rather than a Saturday. We’ll keep you posted with more news about Fortnite Season 3 as it comes.

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This spray concept would be one of the most-used emotes if added

This Fortnite spray concept is as simple as it is brilliant.

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Sprays are one of the most forgotten cosmetic items in all of Fortnite. At least Banners have their own skins and emoticons allow you to use them after death. Sprays, on the other hand, tend to sit in everyone’s locker, unused.

There are a couple of sprays that get some attention, but Reddit user u/JewishGuyOnReddit had an idea that could beat all of them – and some of the most popular emotes that are already in Fortnite.

The idea is as simple as it is brilliant. Here’s what it is: “_____ was here.” That’s it. Imagine how awesome that would be. You could spraypaint your Gamertag or IGN all over the island.

This would be up there with some of the classic emotes as an instant purchase and a staple of the front wheel. You could even incorporate the dead body outline to show that you eliminated a player and tagged their spot.

Epic have incorporated a ton of fan-made cosmetic items, and we’d like to submit this one for their review. Let’s bring sprays back with this one!

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Ninja goes off on ‘boring’ Fortnite Chapter 2: ready for a new Season

Ninja calls the recent Fortnite seasons “boring” but remains hopeful for Season 3.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 is second only to Chapter 2 Season 1 as the longest season in Fortnite history. This season, like the previous one, has also offered little in the way of new content to players who hop on the Battle Bus every day.

During a recent stream, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins unleashed his fury upon the recent state of Fortnite. He echoed the complaints of many longtime Fortnite players. His perspective might be a bit amplified by the number of hours he’s put into the game in the past year, but it’s relatable to many in the community.

“I don’t want to play Fortnite right now,” Ninja told his chat. “It’s boring, there’s nothing new/ I’m having a little bit of fun, sometimes, but we’ve been playing the same map … the only new places that they’ve added are places with Henchmen that beam you, and laser you, and s**t on your walls.”

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In a moment of self-reflection, Ninja admitted that he’s starting to “sound like Turner (Tfue).” He acknowledged that he’s having more fun with Fortnite than other times in the past, but misses the variety that old Fortnite seasons brought us.

“It blows my mind that we were forced to play the very first Season 1 for, like, 120 days,” Ninja continued before looking at the chart that showed the length of each season. “Double the length of seasons with half the content. Two seasons have almost taken up a year!”

Ninja is giving a voice to a large portion of the community who are eager for Season 3 to come out. Rumors are swirling about an additional delay to the next season due to the protests in the United States. Epic and Loserfruit just announced a delay to her Icon Series skin for that reason.

We have yet to hear any official news about a Season 3 delay, just yet. Of course, we’ll keep you covered if that changes.

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