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Ninja gets stream sniped in his last Fortnite World Cup Qualifier match

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Stream sniping is an issue that just will not go away due to a mix of factors. Ninja experienced another possible instance of the practice during the World Cup Qualifier.

Stream sniping, for those that don’t know, involves harassing streamers by tracking their in-game movements and killing them unfairly with that info.

While there are some counters to stream sniping such as stream delay/hiding UI elements, these often times degrade the experience for viewers and the streamer.

Ninja gets stream-sniped…again

Ninja has been getting stream-sniped more and more lately. We don’t know why, but we assume that it’s combination of jealousy and hatred for recent accurate criticisms of Fortnite.

During the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers, Ninja was doing quite decently and performing to the best of his ability. He had a simple 3 minute delay on his stream that would prevent most stream sniping, but it wasn’t enough it seems.

Ninja gets stream sniped on his final game of the World Cup qualifiers from r/FortniteCompetitive

Ninja is seen here reviewing the gameplay of his 10th match during the Finals of the Solos World Cup qualifier.

A potential stream sniper uses vents to travel quickly towards Ninja, but this might just be a coincidence. However, the game has only gone on for about 5 and half minutes…no need to engage in risky fights when the player is already looted out.

Keep in mind that the player is far outside the audio range of the fight Ninja is engaged in at the time.

The player then takes a Supply Drop while staring directly at Ninja’s fight. But here comes the suspicious part.

The sniper sees Ninja’s opponent fighting from high ground and rifts. Then, instead of taking the high ground, the player curves directly towards Ninja as he trying to tunnel away to Lazy Lagoon.

Why would someone dive in onto a fight and choose to take the low ground on purpose? While “the player is bad” would be a valid excuse in public matches, it’s not when you are playing amongst the top 3000 players.

How you can help confirm the stream sniping

Due to the new Server Replays released by Epic Games for the qualifier matches, you can find and view this exact game from the sniper’s perspective.

Ninja and us might be wrong and the seemingly weird patterns might just be how the player generally plays.

Below is the Reddit post put out by Epic Games with the links to the replay files for the event.

Fortnite World Cup – Online Open Week 1: Replays Available from r/FortniteCompetitive

We highly recommend, if you have the time, to review the gameplay above. We have not gotten a chance to review all of the gameplay and other matches played by the potential sniper. In addition, we’re sure Epic Games would appreciate it if you reported the player to them if you find any more evidence.

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Fortnite v15.20 patch notes: Hop Rock Dualies, New & Unvaulted weapons

Epic Games have rolled out Fortnite patch v15.20, with a whole host of changes.

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Epic Games have rolled out Fortnite patch v15.20, with a whole host of changes. While official patch notes are hard to come by these days, we’ve rounded up all of the new content.

The last few weeks in Fortnite have went by without many big tweaks to the gameplay experience, and certainly a lack of new skins and cosmetics compared to times gone by.

However, a whole host of new outfits have been leaked and that’s just the tip of the iceberg for this weekly update. A new Predator crossover has also been uncovered by dataminers, meaning Predator could soon arrive in-game – with a new ship, banner, and spray leaked.

Those are, of course, unconfirmed changes though, so let’s take a look at everything we’re certain of.

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A Predator crossover has been leaked for Fortnite. Credit: Epic Games.

Fortnite v15.20 patch notes

Hop Rock Dualies

A new set of dual pistols have arrived in Fortnite, as seen below in a tweet from VastBlast.

New & Unvaulted weapons/items

There’s four new weapons and items coming into the loot pool (well, unvaulted as well) – seen below. This was also confirmed by VastBlast.

  • Legendary Tactical Assault Rifle
  • Rare Tactical Assault Rifle (All Rarities)
  • Lever Action Shotgun
  • Uncommon Snowy Flopper

At first, the leaker thought this Sawed Shotgun was going to be headed solely for Save the World, but it’s since been confirmed to be part of the update.

Pre-edit changes

Some adjustments have been made to the Pre-Edits Option. Now, with ‘Disable Pre-Edits On,’ all player-built structures can’t be edited until they’re placed.

Fortnite v15.20 bug fixes and changes

According to the official Fortnite Trello board, here’s all of the bug fixes and changes to be implemented in the latest patch.

General

  • Sound effect audio delay.
  • Flip Rest Lobby Track inadvertently removed from players’ Lockers.
  • Multipoint Edge Glider deforming midair.
  • Michonne Outfit visual issues with cape Back Blings.

Battle Royale

  • Game freezing when going to the Complete tab on PlayStation and Xbox.
  • Sand Tunnelling temporarily disabled.
  • Total Bars appearing as “0” in a match.
  • Hypernova Outfit appearing as a different Outfit in the Lobby and in-match.
  • Rebooted players may see an already completed Bounty.

Save the World

  • Quest progress not instantly updating in the HUD and Quest Log.
  • Broken Pickaxe animations.

Mobile Top Issues

  • Voice chat issues on Android.
  • The player loses all movement after jumping through Zero Point.
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Fortnite x Predator crossover leaked: First look at ship, spray & banner

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Fortnite predator

Fortnite has been adding a number of hunters since The Mandalorian first landed on the island, and it looks like Predator might be next – if leaks are accurate.

The game has seen some insane crossovers in the last year or two, including those from the DC Comics, Marvel and Star Wars universes.

Well, next on that list might be one of the deadliest extraterrestrial attackers.

On January 13, following the v15.20 update, dataminer Lucas7Yoshi revealed a new ‘Nightmare Ship’ leak for Fortnite.

As you can see, this is the ship of Predator, from the movie series that started in 1987.

Fortnite Predator ship, spray & banner leaked

Not only that, but VastBlast has doubled down on that with a new spray leak, which clearly shows Predator is on the way in some shape or form.

Based on the arrival of Mando in his Star Wars ship, we can likely expect to see Predator join the action soon as a boss on the map – just like other NPCs that have been added during the season.

Once we have more information, we’ll be sure to keep you updated.

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Fortnite v15.20 leaked skins & cosmetics: Ruby Shadows, Orin, Bundles

Epic Games are adding a whole new set of Fortnite skins and cosmetics to the game with the v15.20 update.

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Fortnite v15.20 leaked skins

A number of brand new Fortnite skins and cosmetics have leaked following the v15.20 update in Epic Games’ battle royale title.

The game has undergone some huge changes during the course of Season 5, with The Mandalorian crossover seeing more outfits from the world of Star Wars arrive in the Fortnite Item Shop and Battle Pass rewards.

Now, however, even more are set to be added to the game after the January 13 content refresh.

The weekly update has shaken things up once again, so let’s take a look at all of the exciting skins and cosmetics to have leaked so far.

Fortnite v15.20 leaked skins

Confirmed by leaker Lucas7Yoshi, there’s three skins included in the patch. When they will be released, however, is unconfirmed at the time of writing.

Fortnite v15.20 leaked cosmetics

Aside from those three skins – named Ruby Shadows, Orin, and Tess – a plethora of cosmetics we’ve never seen before have been leaked as well.

Lucas7Yoshi revealed the following graphic just moments after the patch went live…

The dataminer also revealed, as seen in the tweet below, that two other gliders are heading into the game as well.

Two Bundles leaked

Last, but certainly not least, two skin bundles have also been uncovered by the dataminer – seen below.

These will be called the Tess bundle and MACHINIST MINA pack.

So, which skin will you be grabbing from this new set – or even cosmetic? Let us know!

If more are released by other leakers, we’ll be the first to let you know.

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