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Ninja rage quits Fortnite and hits out at Epic Games over v8.20 changes



Ninja is not happy with how Epic Games is handling the current competitive/casual conflicts of Fortnite. In fact, he recently rage-quit the game and just went to play Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice instead.

Epic Games has recently been struggling with some serious issues in trying to deal with the skill-gap in Fortnite. They want to divide the community into two segments, but are failing at the implementation quite spectacularly.

Arena Mode is the new ranked mode for Fortnite, but it’s got one massive issue. Queue times for high-tier players like Ninja are astronomical. How can someone grind and try to get better when times in between games are five minutes or more?

To further complicate the issue, Epic decided to remove the extremely popular ‘siphoning’ from the core modes of Fortnite. The mechanic of giving shields/health per kill essentially ensures that better players win out more in fights than worse players.

This means competitive players have a really hard time practicing at all and must resort to playing on Public Solos/Duos vs. casual players with the wrong settings. An absolute disaster.

Ninja let out frustations on Wednesday, April 3rd as he was fed up with Epic Games. It’s a two part rage and it’s fiery. A true must-watch.

Yeah…Ninja’s not happy with Fortnite’s current direction. His reaction reflects the community’s feelings on the matter as well. Arena Mode is not a good grinding practice ground for top-tier players due to massive wait times.

On top of that, the game gets worse for casual players because as Ninja said “you get a bunch of sweats in these casuals” because “it takes a thousand years to find a match.”

Ninja got so fed up with the game, he actually jumped onto one of the hardest single-player experiences of all time for some actual fun. This game is From Software’s & Activision’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Honestly, the way Epic Games is handling the siphoning and Arena Mode wait time issues is simply unacceptable. They are attempting to ignore the community and hope the problem passes them by.

Well, they better start listening as even Ninja, a streamer that essentially became truly relevant from Fortnite, is rage-quitting the game. Soon, other pros will just the follow the same pattern.

We need true solutions for these problems from Epic. Queue times in high level Arena mode need to be fixed and siphoning must be brought back into core modes. The absolute majority of the community wants these changes.

The flood of “sweats” in core modes is substantial as the best players (tens of thousands of them) are quitting Arena due to high queue times.

Will Epic fix these problems in time or are they truly going let this problem get even worse? What do you think is reason behind delaying changes? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.


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



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…



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.



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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