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Ninja and Reverse2k officially split as a Fortnite duo

The popular competitive duo of Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Malachi ‘Reverse2k’ Greiner appear to have split for good.

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The popular competitive duo of Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Malachi ‘Reverse2k’ Greiner appear to have split for good.

Most attentive Fortnite fans saw this coming. Reverse and Ninja have always argued back-and-forth, but the testiness seemed to be thick during recent streams.

Reverse and Ninja had been competing as a duo since the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers – narrowly missing qualification on several occasions. Since then, they’ve competed together in both the squads and trios FNCS competitions.

More recently, though, with the lack of official Fortnite tournaments, Ninja seems to have withdrawn his focus from the competitive side of the game. He admitted as much during a recent stream with SypherPK.

The mentality change for Ninja makes sense. He doesn’t want to grind professional scrimmages with no end in sight. Reverse, on the other hand, never took his foot off the gas when it comes to competing in Fortnite.

The lack of competitive synergy was evident when they finally played a pro scrim as a duo. Ninja made several mistakes and seemed to shift the blame on Reverse – who wasn’t happy with the criticism.

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During his next stream, Reverse2k was seen playing with Sane. Nothing was confirmed at the time, but speculation had it that Ninja and Reverse had split as a duo.

On March 10, Reverse2k tweeted a cryptic message that seemed to confirm that he and Ninja were no longer playing together. “All good things must come to an end :(,” he wrote.

During his stream, Reverse confirmed that he and Ninja were finished playing together as a duo. He was playing pro scrims with Sane, again, and responded to a viewer who asked about Ninja.

“Ninja and I are not duoing no more,” Reverse told his viewers, in no uncertain terms. As he said, all good things must come to an end.

Fans of both streamers seem to be split on the breakup. There are a lot of “now Reverse can shine” comments, but a fair amount of die-hard Ninja supporters as well.

One person even replied to Reverse’s tweet, telling him, “Especially when you force them to end. I hope you get the karma you deserve.” This reaction seems a bit drastic, in my opinion.

The two will likely remain friends and will undoubtedly still play non-competitive Fortnite with one another. Ninja hasn’t been focusing on competitive Fortnite and Reverse has. It’s as simple as that.

Ninja will partner-up with someone who isn’t as serious about winning Fortnite tournaments and Reverse will continue to focus on the competitive side of things. Some day, they may even be on the same team if Ninja starts taking competitive Fortnite seriously again.

There’s no reason to hate either party for this split. It was bound to happen. Ninja is a content creator, first and foremost, while Reverse wants to do what it takes to win.

Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.

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All Fortnite Season 5 Exotic Weapon locations

Fortnite Season 5 brought Exotic weapons to the game to replace Mythics. Here’s where to find all of them.

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Fortnite Season 5 introduced Exotic weapons to the game instead of Mythics, giving more players access to them. Here’s where you can find them.

There’s no shortage of new mechanics in Fortnite Season 5, with the addition of NPCs, quests, and a whole lot more.

Mythics have returned to the game in Season 5 but in a limited capacity. The only classic Mythic items in Fortnite Season 5 include The Mandalorian’s Jetpack and sniper rifle, both available from the bounty hunter himself.

The other items in the game are classified as Exotics. There’s only one of each Mythic item in each game, but can be multiple Exotic weapons.

You can purchase these Exotic weapons from specific NPCs across the map. Of course, this means you’ll need to save up your Gold Bars to afford them.

Twitter user @MikeDulaimi created an easy-to-follow guide on how to locate all of the Exotic weapons in Fortnite. You can purchase them from NPCs in the areas surrounding Hunter’s Haven, The Zero Point, Dirty Docks, Craggy Cliffs, and Stealthy Stronghold

Mythic items were relatively controversial for the past few seasons of Fortnite – especially in competitive modes. Doom’s Mystical Bomb and Kit’s Shockwave Launcher dominated tournament play for the past two seasons, and the competitive community largely called for them to be removed.

We’re curious to see how this community treats Exotic weapons. They’re more widely available and aren’t as powerful as Mythics, making them more balanced than the latter – that is, until a player eliminates the NPC selling them.

Newly-added Exotics (Update)

February 24 Exotic Shuffle (Update)

On February 24, Epic shuffled some of the original and new Exotic weapon locations, giving them to new NPCs across the Fortnite map. The Storm Scout Sniper, Nighthawk Revolver, and Hop Rock Dualies now have new homes. You can view them on the map, below.

Fortnite exotic shuffle

We wouldn’t be surprised to see Epic shuffle the locations once again, so we’ll update this map and article if we see any more changes.

Image Credit: Epic Games, Fortnite.GG

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All love potion locations for Fortnite Season 5 Week 11 challenges

Here are all locations of Grimblesā€™ love potion from Fort Crumpet, Coral Cove, or Stealthy Stronghold for the Fortnite Season 5 challenges.

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Fortnite Fishstick Shot at love

One Fortnite Season 5 Week 11 challenge requires players to collect Grimblesā€™ love potion from Fort Crumpet, Coral Cove, or Stealthy Stronghold. Here’s where you need to go.

This week’s Fortnite challenges are a lot more difficult than ones we’ve seen in the recent past. We have to search several specific locations to help Fishstick find love and, more importantly, earn some XP.

Here are all of the Grimbles love potion locations in Fort Crumpet, Coral Cove, and Stealthy Stronghold. You only need to find one, so this guide should help.

Fortnite Fishstick

Grimble’s love potion locations

You can find one love potion in each Coral Cove, Stealthy Stronghold, and Fort Crumpet.

The first, in Fort Crumpet, can be found on the bottom floor of the fort in a roped-off room. The Coral Cove potion is located behind the main building of the unnamed POI.

In Stealthy Stronghold, the potion is located in the middle of the POI, next to a chest in one of the ruins. Here’s a map that should help you out.

Deliver the love potion to Slurpy Swamp or Shanty Town

Once you find the love potion, you need to deliver it to Slurpy Swamp or Shanty Town. The easiest place to visit is Slurpy Swamp.

Here, you’ll find the location in that boxed-room that houses slurp barrels and a Teddy bear sitting on a chair. Frequent visitors of Slurpy Swamp should know the location all too well. All you need to do is interact with the love potion and receive your XP.

This is a difficult week of challenges for Fortnite players, but the XP is well worth the grind. You can take a look at the rest of the Fortnite Season 5 Week 11 challenges here.

Image Credit: Epic Games, HarryNinetyFour

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Ninja goes off on the Fortnite community after getting stream sniped

Ninja returned to Fortnite to find the same old stream snipers. As expected, he gave them a piece of his mind.

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Ninja sounded off on stream snipers in the Fortnite community during one of his recent streams.

Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins is one of the primary streamers who helped Fortnite rise to the height of popularity we see it today. He’s stepped away from the game of late but often comes back to play a few rounds between his Valorant streams.

Although Ninja doesn’t take Fortnite as seriously as he once did, he still faces a large number of stream snipers who want to eliminate him for clout. Ninja has always been outspoken about stream snipers but went all-in during one of his recent Fortnite streams.

“The community – these little f***ing kids – It’s so dumb. It really is,” Ninja vented. “And the thing is, these little clout chasing losers have no idea, man. All they’re doing is harming the game. Because I’m not gonna play it. I’m not gonna stream it.”

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“Good for you, man. Get your f***ing clip, send it to your buddies,” Ninja continued. “‘We killed Ninja!’ I haven’t played the game in – ever. I don’t play it anymore. I come back and I still almost kill all of you idiots.”

Ninja went on to say that it must be far worse for players like Bugha, who won the Fortnite World Cup. If stream sniping is bad for someone like Ninja, then it must be far worse for an actual top competitive Fortnite player.

Ninja has done a lot of good for the Fortnite community, helping it become one of the biggest games of all time. Stream snipers may be a part of the reason he doesn’t play as much as he once did.

We don’t think Ninja will completely stop playing Fortnite, but the constant stream sniping is clearly getting to him. Hopefully, this doesn’t dissuade Ninja from continuing to experience the fun side of Fortnite.

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