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Ninja gives his opinion on the competitive Fortnite scene and cheating

Popular streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins gives his thoughts on the current Fortnite professional scene in relation to the recent cheating scandal.

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Popular streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins gives his thoughts on the current Fortnite professional scene in relation to the recent cheating scandal.

The competitive and professional Fortnite scene was rocked over the weekend following news that four pro players have been banned from the game for cheating.

Kreo, Bucke, Slackes, and Keys received 60-day bans from competitive Fortnite for colluding with one another. The two teams landed in the Slurpy Swamp area for free shields. Each game, they took turns shooting one another for Storm Surge tags without ever following up or pushing the fight.

A video of the four players doing this in all four warmup matches along with the FNCS Finals was enough to get Epic to issue the ban.

A lot of pro Fortnite players reacted to the high-profile and harsh banning of the four involved. There were people on both sides of the argument. Some were saying it was too harsh, while others praised Epic for acting swiftly and justly.

Ninja, one of the OG voices in the Fortnite community, took some time to react to the situation on his stream. “This competitive scene is purely run by kids,” he said. “And then Epic’s like, ‘here’s a Fortnite tournament.'”

When a viewer mentioned Mongraal and Benjyfishy, two of the top young players in the world, Ninja responded by saying, “I respect Mongraal and BenjyFishy and those guys, man. I don’t think they would do this s**t.”

Ninja’s reactive Fortnite skin

“They’re too talented” he continued. “They don’t need to – which is so weird because so are these kids. And I’m disappointed, man. I’m disappointed in so many of these kids for trying to cheat, man, when they don’t need to.”

Ninja also brought up the controversial banning of FaZe Jarvis for using an aimbot for content. “Jarvis cheats in an online, regular game for no money – gets a full-time ban. Players get caught cheating in a tournament for money and they get banned for 60 days.”

Ninja has become one of the more controversial figures in Fortnite. His success has bred a lot of hate, but he’s remained the same person throughout a lot of it. He has a few points, in my opinion, especially when it comes to the skill of players like Kreo and Bucke.

These players didn’t need to exploit Storm Surge the way that they did. They could have gotten those tags without cheating, and now they’re facing a 60-day ban.

Hopefully, they come back stronger and learn from their mistake. 60 days isn’t a death sentence for their careers. It might seem like an eternity, but they can come back and dominate once again.

Challenges

Lazy Lake Floating Ring locations for Fortnite Week 3 challenges

How to collect floating rings at Lazy Lake for the Season 3 Week 3 challenges.

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The Fortnite Season 3 Week 3 challenges are here, which means we’re getting closer and closer to unlocking the second half of the Season 3 Battle Pass. Most of the challenges have been relatively easy this season, with only one weekly challenge requiring us to search in a particular area.

Last week we were looking around The Yacht. This week we’re venturing across the map over to Lazy Lake, where we’ll need to collect floating rings.

These four rings are scattered around Lazy Lake, making it difficult to complete this challenge in one shot – at least, if you’re doing it in a regular Battle Royale match.

As always, we recommend opting for Team Rumble. It makes things easier, and you may even be able to finish your eliminations challenge from last week if you haven’t already. Here’s a map of all of the Floating Ring locations at Lazy Lake:

The most obvious ring is located next to the gas station. You should be able to jump on an umbrella to grab it. After that, make your way to the intersection and look on top of the tree. The third ring is in the street at the entrance to Lazy, and the final ring is in between the towers of the No Sweat Insurance building.

Here’s a video from HarryNinetyFour that shows you exactly where you’ll need to visit.

You can take a look at the full list of challenges here, but the rest of them are easy enough to complete on your own. You may be sitting in the cornfield at Frenzy for a while, but that comes with the territory.

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Challenges

Lazy Lake fireworks location for Fortnite Captain America challenge

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When the Fortnite v13.20 patch released, Epic revealed that they’d be bringing a special hero to the Item Shop for the 4th of July. That hero was later revealed to be none other than Captain America – one of the core Avengers who we never saw during the initial Marvel crossover events.

Captain America is, reportedly, set to hit the Item Shop within the next rotation. He should be available when the Item Shop resets at 8 PM EST on July 2. We’re only hours away from having Cap in our locker, and he’ll probably be one of the most popular skins for the next week.

As you can see, there have already been plenty of official teasers for Captain America, but one of them went under the radar. When the Week 3 Challenges went live, Epic added a daily challenge that requires you to light fireworks around Lazy Lake. These fireworks explode to show the Captain America shield.

There are six firework locations surrounding this POI, but you only need five to complete the challenge. You can easily finish this challenge in a single game of Team Rumble once you know where to look. Here are all of the firework locations.

Fortnite Lazy Lake Fireworks

This challenge rewards players with 14,000 XP as it’s one of the golden daily challenges rather than a weekly challenge. That isn’t a ton of experience, but it’s a healthy reward for a challenge that will only take a few minuted to complete. Now, all that’s left is to see how the new Fortnite Captain America skin looks!

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Concepts

This concept brings grilling to Fortnite in time for summer

This thematic addition to Fortnite Season 3 is perfect for Summer Splash.

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Fortnite Season 3 has put a new emphasis on food. Vegetable boxes spawn all across the map while players farm for cabbage and corn as a new way to heal. Most players are fans of this change. The more healing items in the game, the better.

Why stop there? Why not allow us to cook our food for additional HP? Well, one Fortnite player made a concept that allows us to do just that. Reddit user u/MapleSmoothie created a Hot Dog concept. You can find them in fridges and eat them raw, or grill them for greater healing power.

Via: u/MapleSmoothie

This concept, as its creator points out, would be a perfect addition to the Summer Splash event. Grilling and summertime go hand in hand, and Epic even have an existing emote to correspond with the mechanic.

We don’t need to stop with hot dogs, either. Epic could allow us to grill corn and add other meats like burgers and sausages. Some of them could even grant shields, allowing you to carry some food versions of Minis and Big Pots.

It’s probably too late for Epic to add this to Season 3. There’s a chance that we could see it next year, however. Epic have always welcomed community concepts with game mechanics and skins. This one would be a small, yet thematic addition that could bring a new element into the game.

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