Video games have been getting a lot of mainstream media attention, and most of it hasn’t been good.
After two shootings in Ohio and Texas, President Trump pointed towards video games as one of the reasons why there was so much gun violence in America. Of course there’s the simple fact that while these video games are played worldwide, only America has a massive problem with gun violence.
In addition, numerous studies have been commissioned to study this claim and they have almost all found that there is no correlation between playing shooting games and actually being violent in real life.
Still, many members of the gaming community have had to step forward to answer questions around the ties between shooting games and violence.
That includes Ninja who is now apparently being followed around by TMZ Sports paparazzi who wanted to get his thoughts on the issue:
Clearly he disagrees with the presidents assessment and points to the lighthearted side of the gaming community in games like Minecraft as an example of the good they do. This also is not an official statement by any means, he’s on the sidewalk outside of a restaurant after all, but it does show how pervasive this question is becoming towards people in gaming.
In response to these comments by Trump, Walmart removed many video games from their shelves and all advertising for any mature rated game. No word on what they plan to do about the gun displays though.
Every Fortnite Crew Pack skin ranked from worst to best
Fortnite has released several monthly Crew Packs, and here is every Fortnite Crew pack skin ranked from best to worst.
We are almost seven months into Fortnite’s paid subscription service, and that means seven exclusive skins have been added to the game. Here’s every Fortnite Crew Pack skin ranked.
In November of 2020, Epic Games began to issue surveys that asked if players would be interested in a subscription service. The monthly Crew Pack would come with an exclusive skin, instant Battle Pass access, and 1,000 V-Bucks. All of this, and more, would cost $11.99 USD a month.
When the first Crew Pack was released in December, players got their first taste of the subscription. Since then, Fortnite has sweetened the deal by including free subscriptions to other premium services.
There are now 18 different Crew Packs released since December of 2020. But with that many exclusive skins, there are bound to be some worse than others. Here is our ranking of every Fortnite Crew Pack skin from worst to best.
18. Green Arrow – January 2021
Green Arrow is by far the lamest Fortnite Crew Pack skin to be released. There’s very little flair to his character, and he isn’t a very interesting hero outside of Fortnite. We most certainly can’t forget his ridiculous pickaxe design. There also wasn’t much else included in his Crew Pack that made players want to purchase it.
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17. Alli – April 2021
The Green Arrow is the worst, but Alli isn’t much better. Yes, she is a much more colorful character, but her design is too busy. With three long flowing strands of hair, a copycat hat, and a face paint mask; April 2021 might have been a good month to skip. She did come with a wrap and loading screen, but the pros didn’t outweigh the cons.
16. Llambro – March 2021
Llambro quickly became one of the most forgettable and least used Crew Pack skins to be released. His design is very on-brand for Fortnite. A Llamacorn head mounted on top of a burly figure is quite hilarious, but its bulky nature and vibrant colors exclude it from many players’ favorite skins. Regardless, it still has a very fun design and the pickaxe and wrap are worth the cost of admission.
15. Snow Stealth Slone – January 2022
Snow Stealth Slone isn’t the worst Fortnite Crew Pack skin, but it isn’t turning any heads. Slone’s original skin wasn’t the popular choice during Chapter 2 Season 7, and that’s still the case for her Crew Pack exclusive skin.
14. Loki – July 2021
Loki is the second licensed skin to be released exclusively through the Fortnite Crew Pack. His design is much more exciting than Green Arrows, but he suffers from being overly flamboyant. The large horns on his helmet make him easy to spot, and his scepter glows a bright blue. It’s cool to be able to play as the god of mischief, but he lacks any competitive advantage.
13. Chaos Origin – October 2021
Chaos Origin is the predecessor to Chaos Agent, and it’s also the less appealing of the two. His sleek stylish skin has been muddied with drab clothes and a bulky headdress. It’s a shame to see his accessories are also a bit of disappointment.
12. Deimos – May 2021
Deimos is another male skin which makes him less useful than the others. He has a sleek black design with only a pop of color. As well, his three different style choices allow players to switch up their look. His ax and back bling are also pretty sweet and can be mixed and matched with other skins.
11. Vi – February 2021
Vi was the first Fortnite Crew Pack to come with a loading screen and wrap, and her arrival was also hyped up by the Fortnite Twitter. Her headgear may be bulky, but she is still a cool continuation of the Drift storyline. She also has two styles making her skin either electric or icy.
10. Aftermath – February 2022
Aftermath is a wild skin from head to toe. His golden skull looks ridiculous when his hood is removed, and his iridescent clothes make it apparent he is ready to party. Does he stick out like a sore thumb? Yes! But is he really cool-looking? Double yes!
9. The Burning Wolf – September 2021
The first of the three of Midas’ first agents, Burning Wolf is a pretty wild design. And while he is also another really cool-looking skin, his bulky head is way too easy to spot. But if you’re into cosplaying as a cyber wolf, Burning Wolf is the perfect skin.
8. Sayara – April 2022
Sayara is another assassin-type skin to be added via the Crew Pack, but it isn’t as appealing as the Cube Assassin (which we will get to in a moment). He Back Bling and Pickaxes are kind of lame, but her overall design is fairly solid.
7. Cube Assassin – December 2021
After getting manhandled by these NPCs all season long, the Cube Assassin was released as a Crew Pack exclusive skin. It’s sleek, it’s cool, and its darker tones give it a small competitive advantage. It’s also a plus that the reactive effect gives players a sense of overwhelming power.
6. Southpaw – May 2022
Southpaw is the first Fortnite Crew Pack skin to utilize the disembodied arms/hands model. This type of skin might not be for some, but we think it looks pretty awesome. Her bulky mechanical arms are easily spotted, especially with their glowing pink energy. Nonetheless, she’s got a great design and is without a doubt worth the price of admission.
5. Galaxia – December 2020
The first-ever Fortnite Crew Pack skin, Galaxia, is also one of the best. Her galaxy-patterned skin is a stellar design choice, and her long pink hair isn’t overbearing like Alli’s. She also has a skin variant that depicts Hella from Thor: Ragnarok. The back bling and pickaxe that come with her set are also fairly interesting in design.
4. Summer Skye – Auguts 2021
Summer Skye is really high on this list because of what it signifies. Not only is it a really cool design, but it also incorporates a bunch of community-made skins in one. Combining 7 different skins in one, Nollobandz hit this design out of the park!
3. Tracy Trouble – March 2022
Tracy Trouble stole our heart when she debuted because of how well designed she is. Her base skin might be a bit too bright for some, but her dark alt style is not only one of the best Crew Pack skins, but also one of the best skins in Fortnite history.
2. Sierra – November 2021
Is Sierra the most interesting skin on this list? No, not really. But she is the most competitively viable. Her small profile makes her harder to hit and she has all the qualities of a sweaty skin. She’s one of the very few Fortnite Crew Pack skins I regularly come back to when I’m trying to perform my best.
1. Cuddle Team Master – June 2021
The Cuddle Team Master skin is the best Fortnite Crew Pack skin so far. The sleek futuristic redesign of the Cuddle Team Leader skin comes in three different styles. The large head may make hiding a bit more difficult, but a hero never hides in the heat of battle. For fans of Power Rangers or other shows from that genre, the Cuddle Team Master pack is a must-have.
All Tier 100 Fortnite Battle Pass Skins ranked
Fortnite has given us a long list of Battle Pass skins. Here, we’re ranking all of the tier-100 Battle Pass skins from worst to best.
Fortnite has been providing us with skins for over two years. Take a look at all Fortnite tier 100 skins as we rank them from worst to best.
We’re 20 seasons into Fortnite at this point, and 19 Battle Passes deep. We’ve seen hundreds of skins come and go with varying degrees of originality. Some are still in Battle Royale to this day while others are collecting dust in a crowded locker.
Not all Fortnite skins are created equal. Today, we’re looking at the Fortnite tier 100 skins and ranking them from worst to best. Let us know your opinions in the comments!
19. Doctor Strange: Chapter 3 Season 2
This may come as a shock as Marvel skins tend to rank very high, but we’re on a three-season streak of tier 100 Marvel skins. It’s getting old, and this one isn’t really that great.
Doctor Strange feels like it should have been given the Superman treatment, not the Spider-Man. Plus, they didn’t use Benedict Cumberbatch’s face which makes the skin even less exciting to unlock.
18. Vendetta: Season 9
The Vendetta is one of the least favored tier 100 skins of the bunch. The non-upgraded version is lame and the final stage leaves a lot to be desired.
This one was one of the most uninspired tier 100 skin, in my opinion. It doesn’t look very good, either, which is why it’s placed at the bottom of our rankings.
17. Ice King: Season 7
The Ice King is a skin you’ll hardly ever see in a modern Fortnite match. It’s not the ugliest skin we’ve gotten as a tier 100 reward, but it isn’t far off.
The reason this is so low, though, has to do with the size. This skin is massive and clunky, making you feel like an easy target when you’re wearing it.
16. Ultima Knight: Season X
The Ultima Knight is, simply, an addition to the OG Black Knight that ranks much higher in this list. This is a poor man’s Black Knight and everyone knows it.
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Not only is the skin unoriginal, but it’s large and clunky when you rank it up. Anyone who already has the Black Knight won’t be rocking this version into battle
15. Dire: Season 6
The Dire skin is one of the cooler skin concepts Epic has added as a tier 100 skin. The werewolf skin, while interesting, is probably among the least popular skins you’ll see in the game.
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The base skin is boring and the upgraded version is too big – two ingredients that lead to a bottom-half ranking.
14. Carnage: Chapter 2 Season 8
Despite being a crossover skin, Carnage is pretty forgettable. With Season 8 being the finale of Chapter 2, the Cube Queen secret skin was more iconic than the Symbiote. It’s big and bulky, and downright ugly.
13. Ragnarok: Season 5
The Ragnarok skin sits right in the middle of the pack. It’s not horrible, but it’s not great, either. The upgraded skin is a little busy for my taste, so I take everything off and roll with the topless bald man.
12. Fusion: Chapter 2, Season 1
The Fusion from Fortnite Chapter 2 is decent but relatively boring. You’d be hard-pressed to find a player still wearing this skin – especially since there were far better options in the same Battle Pass.
I had this one high on my original rankings (from C2S1) but time has knocked it down to just inside the top-10.
11. Rick Sanchez : Chapter 2 Season 7
Being able to play as Rick Sanchez is pretty cool seeing as he’s the most iconic character in one of the most popular animated series in recent history. His unique cell-shaded style makes him stand out from other skins, and his smug look makes it seem like every elimination is a cakewalk.
Rick is lower on the list because of his lack of utility and inevitable plummet in popularity in a few seasons. His cartoon style makes him stick out like a sore thumb in-game. His head is a massive target. And players will likely only use this skin for the next season or so.
10. Omega: Season 4
The Omega skin suffers from many of the problems as of the other bottom-half skins: it’s unathletic. That is until you take all of the armor off of the outfit.
I rock this skin stripped-down, just as I prefer the Ragnarok skin. It looks sleeker and cooler that way, in my opinion. The base Omega skin squeaks it into the top-10 – especially since you can change the color on the stripped-down version.
9. Mandalorian: Chapter 2 Season 5
This might be a controversial placement, but I’m not a huge fan of the Mandalorian skin. Fans of the show will probably like it more, but it didn’t really do it for me.
Sure, the customization options are there, but you’ll never go back to the pre-upgraded armor like you could with some of the other tier-100 skins. Baby Yoda is a hit, but the Mando skin leaves a lot to be desired.
8. Luxe: Season 8
The Luxe was the number-one tier 100 skin in my book for a long time. This is one of the only tier 100 skins that I still regularly wear when I play Fortnite, and one of only two female skins in the group.
The real reason this one ranks so highly is the back bling. Those golden wings are at least the second-best back bling reward in any Battle Pass.
7. The Reaper: Season 3
For some, the Reaper is going to be a number-one tier 100 Battle Pass skin. I understand this argument, but I never liked it, myself.
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There were some bugs during Season 3 that caused Epic to hand everyone several Battle Pass tiers for free. The result was that almost everyone who bought the Season 3 Battle Pass got the Reaper skin, which is one of the reasons I never really liked it.
Despite my personal bias, I recognize that Season 3 was the golden age of Fortnite and this skin brings back the feels. It’s well-deserving of a top-five finish.
6. Spire Assassin: Chapter 2 Season 6
The Spire Assassin jumped right to the top-five in my rankings. This skin is one of the best to be released in all of Chapter 2. You look like a dominating force when dressed in its full suit of armor.
It’s always hard to rank a skin while the season is currently underway, but I’m betting that Spire Assassin will be a common sight on the Fortnite island long after Season 6 concludes.
5. Eternal Knight: Chapter 2, Season 3
The Eternal Knight is a strong contender for the best tier-100 skin in the history of Fortnite. All of the variants are cool and unique and the customizable pickaxe is another huge point in favor of the outfit.
Along with only a few others on this list, the Eternal Knight is still a common sight on the Fortnite island. As long as players are still wearing the skin, it deserves a high placement on this list.
4. Midas: Chapter 2, Season 2
Midas remains a favorite of a lot of Fortnite players, whether you’re using his Ghost, Shadow, or all-gold version.
The Midas skin is the best of both worlds. He’s slender, which means he doesn’t take up much of your screen, but he’s still a cool and interesting character whose outfit goes well with a lot of different combinations.
3. Iron Man: Chapter 2 Season 4
Come on, it’s Iron Man. This is how you do a tier-100 crossover skin, and the Mandalorian was a huge step back from Tony Stark in the previous season.
With one skin, you get both Iron Man and Tony Stark – which you can switch between in-game. If you leveled up the Battle Pass, you can also play as Gold, Silver, or Holographic Iron Man/Tony Stark. It’s hard to see this as anything less than a top-rated skin.
2. Spider-Man: Chapter 3 Season 1
Wow, who could have guessed that one of the most highly-praised crossover skins would make it to spot number 2. Previously held by Iron-Man, it makes sense that Peter Parker would take his place eventually.
What’s not to like about his skin? It’s clean, slick, and has some of the best alternate styles to date. Even it’s enlightened skin variants look phenomenal which is something that can’t be said for most Tier 100 skins.
1. Black Knight: Season 2
I know, I know. The Black Knight isn’t technically a Tier 100 skin. It’s a final-tier Battle Pass skin, though, so it’s worth including on this list.
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The Black Knight is the classic. It’s the OG. Wearing one of these skins doesn’t mean that you’re good, but it does mean that you’ve been playing the game for a long time.
The Black Knight takes the number-one spot because it’s one of the most aesthetically pleasing final-tier skins we’ve ever received. It’s not my personal favorite, but it carries a certain amount of significance for OG Fortnite players.
What’s your number-one tier 100 Fortnite skin? Let us know in the comments.
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Fortnite community divided over building being removed in Season 2
Fortnite Season 2 has removed the ability to build, and players are torn between loving the new feel and missing the iconic mechanic.
Epic Games has removed Fortnite’s iconic building mechanic at the start of Season 2, and players either love it or hate it.
The internet is in shock as the world’s most popular battle royale enters into its 20th season. But the mechanic that put Fortnite on the map has been removed.
The ability for players to build platforms out of thin air is what separated Fortnite from gamed like PUBG and CoD Warzone. But as players mastered building, the game became increasingly difficult for casual players.
Now that Epic Games has removed building, the community is torn in two directions. Players either love how different the game is now or think Fortnite removed the one thing that made it worth playing.
Players torn by Fortnite removing builds
It’s always exciting to see what content creators think about Fortnite’s new updates. Usually, with how game-changing Fortnite’s updates are, players have a shared excitement that is bolstered by creators.
But Fortnite without building has the community in a bit of a turf war. You have hardcore Fortnite streamers like NickEh30 stating that they prefer no building. And streamers who haven’t touched Fortnite in some time, like Tfue, saying the game sounds more fun now.
Other notable figures in the Fortnite community aren’t as enthusiastic. Massive content creator Lazarbeam replied to a tweet stating that no building is “AWFUL”. Many players agree with the Aussie streamer stating it doesn’t feel like Fortnite anymore.
It will be interesting to see what Fortnite does with this feedback. Building is only supposed to be removed for 9 days, but a large number of players want it to be removed permanently.
We will see what happens when the building removal window is closed. For now, check out how to collect Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2.
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