Streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins may have come up with the perfect way to force Epic Games to bring Turbo Building back to Fortnite – a total boycott of the game.
Epic Games infuriated players, streamers, and community members alike when the v10.20 Update included the removal of Turbo Building from the popular battle royale title, with TSM’s Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani furious with the decision.
While Epic Games state that the reason to change the delay from 0.5 seconds to 0.15 seconds was to lessen the advantage low-ping players have over others, it hasn’t appeased the community, and now Ninja believes he could have the solution to getting the developers to reverse their decision.
The Mixer streamer initially claimed that even if “every streamer stopped playing the game, and every YouTuber stopped uploading content,” Epic Games would still choose not to reverse the decision.
The more Ninja played though, the warmer he seemed to grow towards the idea of a boycott, and even started to discuss the things that would need to happen in order to make the idea become practical.
“It would be an interesting test. Just a week straight imagine if no pro players played in the Cash Cups,” the 28-year-old continued. “Every single Fortnite streamer with two thousand viewers or more, said ‘We’re not going to play for two weeks, or stream it for two weeks’.”
“We’d have to legitimately form a union. Realistically if we all banded together in a group DM, we could say ‘We’re not going to play anymore’,” said Ninja. “We’re not going to play cash cups, we’re not even going to try to compete. We’re not going to do anything’.”
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A lot of Fortnite’s biggest streamers have already dropped the battle royale game temporarily, with many streaming Minecraft or WoW Classic as frustrations continue to escalate between players and the developers.
Whether streamers would willingly choose to boycott Fortnite entirely though remains to be seen, but Ninja has definitely put some thought into the idea.