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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.”

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“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.

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SypherPK showcases the best hero ability in Fortnite Season 4

SypherPK has crowned Fortnite Season 4’s best Mythic hero ability: Sorm’s Whirlwind Blast

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Fortnite Season 4 is, in many ways, a return to form for Fortnite. We’re having a lot more lighthearted fun than we had over the course of the past couple of seasons. On top of that, with the spray weapons nerfed or gone, the competitive meta is also more entertaining to watch and play.

Hero abilities are helping to keep the game fresh, as well, and offering several different playstyles that weren’t there during the first portion of Chapter 2. Instead of ramped-up versions of existing weapons, the Season 4 Mythic items are entirely new.

Obviously, some Mythic abilities are more powerful than others. For instance, Silver Surfer’s Re-Deploy ability has gotten a lot of attention in competitive modes, while Groot’s Baller has largely been left behind.

One ability seems to stand above the rest, however – at least when it comes to the Core Fortnite game modes. Storm’s Mythic Whirlwind Blast ability might be the most powerful one that Epic have added.

During a recent stream, SypherPK noticed something that a lot of players hadn’t. He shot his Doctor Doom energy orb at a player, only to have it come flying back at him. As it turns out, Storm’s ability reflects projectiles.

When you add this to the fact that you can avoid fall damage, launch players to their death, and reflect damage from incoming cars, it’s an easy decision when you have to choose one Mythic item to carry.

SypherPK released a video that shows all of the uses for Storm’s Mythic ability, including the most popular and effective one: launching players to their death. You can also reflect all of the other offensive hero abilities in Fortnite – save for Iron Man’s Unibeam.

Hopefully, this item stays out of competitive Fortnite. If not, then we can be sure of what the next “Kit’s Shockwave Launcher” will be during the Season 4 FNCS. Keep your head on a swivel if you run into a player using this ability in-game.

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Leaked Fortnite weapon is a cross between a Minigun & Grenade Launcher

This leaked Fortnite weapon is scary…

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The Fortnite community tends to be split when it comes to explosive weapons. Some enjoy the ability to break down any structure in the game, while others prefer a rocket-free experience when cranking 90’s for high-ground.

We’ve seen all kinds of explosive weapons come and go from Fortnite. We’ve had the Quad Launcher, Grenade Launcher, Proximity Launcher, regular RPG, Pumpkin Launcher, and several others. Only a couple of them have remained in the loot pool for more than a season.

According to Fortnite data miner, @Mang0e_, it looks like the latest explosive weapon is on the horizon. We’ve only seen some statistics and mesh image of the item, but that’s enough for us to be intimidated as to the destruction it could cause.

Mang0e_ described the weapon as a “cross between a Grenade Launcher and a Minigun.” If that doesn’t send a chill up your spine, we don’t know what will. These are two of the most powerful weapons that Fortnite has ever seen. Now, we’re combining them?

Of course, this is only preliminary information and we have no idea if this item will ever even come to Fortnite. The initial impression could be way off as well, so it’s no time to panic.

After all, we saw Machine Pistols leaked last year and they still haven’t entered the game. Just recently, we got the first piece of concrete news on the item since last November. This is all to say that it could be a long time before this strange “heavy weapon” comes to Fortnite – if it ever does.

We’ll keep you posted when we learn more about the weapon, but it could be a while. Epic likely won’t release the next Fortnite update for at least a week or two, and we don’t expect to see this weapon when it does come out. In the meantime, make sure to follow us on Twitter, @FortniteINTEL, to be the first to know all of the breaking Fortnite news.

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Fortnite Mythic weapon leak: ‘Mystique’s Dual Auto Pistols’

Fortnite leaks reveal that Mystique is finally getting a Mythic item.

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Fortnite Season 4 is all about the hero abilities. We’ve seen an ability for nearly every hero in the game along with some for heroes that haven’t even been released, such as Black Panther and Venom.

The only Battle Pass hero who hasn’t received a Mythic ability is, strangely, Mystique. To be fair, it might be a bit difficult for Epic to come up with one. Her superpower, after all, revolves around shapeshifting into other people. We can use this as a built-in Mystique emote, but it doesn’t work as a standalone in-game mechanic.

Well, it seems like Mystique’s mythic item is in development. That’s right: reports have it that we’re getting an item rather than an ability. Fortnite data miner, @Mang0e, released his findings: Mystique’s Dual Auto Pistols.

You probably don’t remember this weapon model – it’s not everyone’s job to follow all of these Fortnite leaks – but this Machine Pistol was leaked over a year ago. After several updates, Epic adjusted the statistics and rarities of the unreleased weapon.

Still, even after the weapon was updated, Epic kept it out of the game for almost a year. It seems like we may finally see a version of this weapon enter Fortnite in Season 4.

We still have a lot of unanswered questions about this weapon. Most likely, we’ll be able to get our hands on it through the drones located at the Quinjet landing sights. This has been the most common place to grab Mythic hero abilities. Of course, we don’t know this for sure.

Will the third leak be the charm for the Machine Pistol, AKA Mystique’s Dual Auto Pistols? Only time will tell. We’ll keep you posted when we learn more about this weapon.

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