Valid and constructive criticisms of video games lead to better products in the end, but whining and flaming won’t get anybody anywhere. Ninja called out such useless complaining upon Season 9’s release.
Ninja is not one to mince words when it comes to video games. He tells it like he sees it and has often criticized Epic’s decision-making. With that said, he is also willing to turn on his fellow pro players who seem to only have time to complain.
Many professional players wanted Epic to take action in solving the balance issues of the Pump/Tactical Shotguns. After Epic did so, some of these same pros decided to flame Epic Games to produce attention around their social media accounts.
Ninja hits back at other Fortnite pros
Epic Games has made some questionable decisions in the past, no question about that.
With that said, each and every criticism of Fortnite must have basis in fact and provide a solution the problems. Many pros and community members criticize the game is such a manner, but a portion simply wants to rile up anger.
Ninja saw this occurring during and before the launch of Season 9 and wanted to call out the act.
Ninja telling the truth , streamers and their audience are destroying this game , complaining about everything from r/FortNiteBR
As Ninja says, people listen closely to what their own favorite streamers and influencers say and do. Even if the player personally enjoys Season 9, they will begin to change their view in order to stay in agreement with their favorites.
Season 9 isn’t perfect, but simply saying screaming into the void without hard facts to back up statements is irresponsible.
Ninja’s primary targets were probably players such as Tfue, who draw in tons of viewers, but seem to criticize the game’s changes purely for attention.
It is frustrating seeing all the influencers constantly bash and rip the game to shreds yet continue to upload Fortnite clips to youtube, twitter, and instagram. Constructive criticism is good and delivering your message correctly to your audience should be most important.— Ninja (@Ninja) May 9, 2019
Regular players can say and do what they want, but Ninja makes a good point about streamers. They have special privilege, but also a responsibility to never flame a game purely for because they feel angry.
Streamers must keep a cooler hear when discussing games or the games will simply wither away. Ninja’s example of Halo Reach is quite apt. The game wasn’t the greatest Halo of all time, but it wasn’t some under-produced garbage.
Yet, some pro Halo players (at times Ninja himself) criticized the game without any concrete discussion to back it up.
A great criticism of the new mechanics came from Liquid Poach, who disagreed with the removal, but gave a good reason why.
Fights aren't satisfying anymore and last too long which results in more 3rd parties especially with the addition of slipstream. Combat shotty is way to clunky when trying to build/edit fight, very disappointed.— POACH (@LiquidPoach) May 9, 2019
Twitter isn’t the best to discuss hard issues due to the character limit, but this looks like the beginning of a dialogue rather than an argument. The Pump was contributing to too many kills, but countered extremely long build fights.
Due to Turbo Building and instant rebuilding in Fortnite, some players will never fight…in a shooting game. Surely, there are other methods of solving this than having one single weapon reign supreme at close range. Maybe some smart nerfs to building are in order?
Constructive criticism and discussion is great and should be applauded. With that said, simply saying “I liked the Pump” is not a valid defense. Saying the change “has ruined Fortnite” is too far and skips over Epic’s decision making reasoning.
According to Epic Games, 26% of kills were performed with the Pump Shotgun. Some change needed to be made for proper loot balancing.
Some influencers even tweeted similar threats before the patch went live. How can anyone make a rational decision with zero data to back up their claims?
Fortnite Spider-Man Web-Shooters to get huge nerf in competitive
Fortnite Chapter 3 is off to a hot start thanks to Spider-Man’s Web-Shooters, but the mobility item is getting a huge nerf in competitive.
Spider-Man’s Web-Shooters have been a game-changer in Fortnite Chapter 3, but Epic Games is about to give them a massive nerf next update.
Fortnite Chapter 3 started off hot with Epic Games adding Spider-Man’s Web-shooters shortly after the start of Season 1. The gloved would give players the power to zip across the map insanely fast.
A fresh pair of Web-Shooters comes with 80 shots which is more than enough for most players. As well, if you eliminate a player with Web-Shooter, they will drop fully charged.
A traversal item this powerful is a must-have for competitive players, but it’s getting a serious nerf. Starting when Fortnite v19.20 drops, the Web-Shooters won’t be so powerful.
Web-Shooters get huge competitive nerf
According to Hypex, the Fortnite Web-Shooter nerf is planned for the v19.20 update. The update is currently planned to go live on Tuesday, February 1.
The nerf lowers the number of times a Web-Shooter can be used from 80 to 20. This is a massive nerf as players can only use Web-Shooters for 25% of the time they normally could.
However, this nerf only affects competitive players. Web-Shooters in casual lobbies will remain at 80 shots.
Epic Games states the nerf is intended to “encourage players to make more strategic decisions.” While it is still a useful mobility item, players won’t be able to zip across the map as freely as they once could.
The replies to Hypex’s tweet are a mix of those in favor and against the nerf. Some players praise the nerf as it will stop players from constantly running from fights.
Those who oppose the change claim competitive is too sweaty without Web-Shooters. Regardless, here’s where you can find web-shooters in Chapter 3.
Fortnite leak teases return of Star Wars Lightsabers
The Star Wars Lightsabers could make a return to Fortnite in the near future according to a notable data miner.
A Fortnite data miner has reported that Epic Games readded the Star Wars Lightsabers into Fortnite’s files after the v19.10 update.
Fortnite has held quite a few Star Wars crossovers, but none as ambitious as the live event in Chapter 2 Season 1. This introduced Lightsaber’s into the loot pool for a short period of time.
They were also available for an even shorter period of time from May 2nd – 5th during Chapter 2 Season 2. Since then, players have eagerly awaited their return.
Now, a Fortnite data miner thinks Lightsabers could return to Fortnite sometime soon due to a change in the game’s files.
Lightsabers may return to Fortnite
Epic Games removes weapon and item data from the files when that item isn’t in use. And when the data is readded to the files, it’s a good indicator players will see their return soon.
Fortnite data miner FN_Assist recently discovered that the data for Lightsabers was added after the most recent update. In a tweet, FN_Assist outlines all of the data that was readded.
They claim that this could mean one of two things. Either Star Wars Lightsabers will return to Fortnite in the near future. Or Epic is working on a weapon based on the lightsaber’s pre-existing mechanics.
If Lightsabers are added to Fortnite, we can expect it to accompany a return of skins and maybe some other Star Wars announcement.
Epic Games usually adds crossover content to promote whoever they are collaborating with. Whether it be a new movie or TV series, the Lightsabers could be used as a promotional tool for new Star Wars content.
For more Fortnite, check out where to find Klombos and Klomberries in Chapter 3.
Fortnite: Where to find Pizza Party item and what it does
Fortnite Chapter 3 is adding a new Pizza Party item that allows players to restore their shields through the power of pizza.
If you’re wanting to switch up your diet in Fortnite, you can use the Pizza Party item to gain shield and fill your stomach.
One of Fortnite’s mascots is Tomatohead who is also the mascot for the fictional restaurant Pizza Pit. This is a POI that has appeared in Fortnite for several seasons.
It’s one of the many fictional restaurants that have appeared in-game along with Durrr Burger, Sitcks, and Butter Barn.
However, players haven’t been able to enjoy any of the food from these restaurants until now. Pizza Pit’s ovens are on and players can finally enjoy eight slices of cheesy goodness.
How to get Pizza Party item in Fortnite
The Pizza Party is a pizza box containing eight slices of pizza. In addition to cheese and sauce, each slice is topped with a Shield Mushroom that restores 50 shield.
Each box has 8 slices, but each slice can only get players up to 50 shield similar to minis. Players can find Pizza Party boxes in the normal loot pool.
As well, players can purchase a Pizza Box for 50 gold from the Tomatohead NPC. He is located in Tilted Tower, and he only has 4 Pizza Boxes in stock.
According to Hypex, the Pizza Party box will be added to Fortnite on Tuesday, January 25.
For a measly 200 gold, players can pick up 1,600 shield. However, we don’t know how long it takes to eat a slice. And this would also require players to give up two item slots.
For more Fortnite, check out where to find Spider-Man’s web shooters in Chapter 3.
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