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

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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.

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How to earn the free Fortnite Crew emote in Season 5

Epic Games are offering players who sign up for the Fortnite Crew membership a free, exclusive emote for a limited time.

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Epic Games is offering players a free emote to go with their Fortnite Crew membership in Fortnite Season 5.

The Fortnite Crew membership is an interesting idea. Players can sign up for the system for $11.99 per month. In return, they receive the Battle Pass, an exclusive cosmetic set, and 1,000 V-Bucks to use as they please.

January 2021 was the second month of the Crew system, and it wasn’t without its speed bumps. Some players logged in on January 1 to see that their Green Arrow skin pack was nowhere to be found.

Even more players had to wait over 2 weeks to receive their V-Bucks for the month. The system is still new, but it’s clear that Epic have some polishing to do.

As a way to throw Fortnite Crew members a bone, Epic are offering a free “Members Only” emote to anyone who signs up for the Crew pack.

You need to sign up for a Fortnite Crew membership and log into Fortnite before February 15. This timing means that non-members can wait and see what the February cosmetic pack holds before committing.

The Crew membership, when it’s working, is a good deal for dedicated Fortnite players who want to get the most bang for their buck. An exclusive skin, pickaxe, back bling, and 1,000 V-Bucks is well worth the $11.99 price tag.

We’ll let you know when we learn more about the February Fortnite Crew pack. Until then, enjoy Season 5.

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All XP Coin locations for Fortnite Season 5 Week 7

XP Coins have finally returned to Fortnite Season 5. Here’s where you can find all of them as of Season 5 Week 7.

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XP Coins have returned to Fortnite Season 5. Here’s where to find all of them as of Season 5 Week 7.

Fortnite Season 5 is offering players a plethora of ways to earn XP and rank up through the Battle Pass. The most recently-added XP-gathering method is through the XP Coins.

Most players will remember XP Coins from the past few seasons. They seemed to be everywhere back then, but they were removed at the start of the season.

Ahead, we’ll give you a map of all the XP coin locations. We’ll make sure to update you as more XP Coins are added to the map.

Fortnite XP Coin locations

XP coins are scattered all across the map. You can find them from Catty Corner to Stealthy Stronghold. Here’s a map of all of the available XP Coins, so far.

We’ll keep this post updated as more XP coins become available. You’ll need to reach level 250 to unlock all of the enlightened skins in Season 5, so finding these will be well worth your time.

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Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 challenge guide

The Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 challenges are here. Take a look at how to complete all of them in this challenge guide.

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Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 is here. Take a look at all of the challenges and how to complete them.

Fortnite Season 5 is chugging along, but there’s still about two months left. The holiday break extended the latest season, so there’s still plenty of time to make your way through the Battle Pass.

The Week 7 challenges are relatively straightforward, with most of them able to be completed without too much effort.

A couple of these challenges will have you searching the same area in Slurpy Swamp, so a favorable bus path in Team Rumble will allow you to complete them in one shot. Here’s what you’ll need to do.

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Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 challenges

The good news in the Week 7 challenges is that all of them can be completed in Team Rumble. We have a separate article detailing the locations of Books in Holly Hedges and Sweaty Sands. You can find that here.

The Legendary challenge requires players to deal damage to opponents in Vehicles. This one is going to be a headache, as there’s no way to force another player to be inside of a car or boat when you shoot them.

Hopefully, you can get into a game of Team Rumble with like-minded enemies – sitting in Motorboats and trading shots with you. If not, it’s going to take some serious gaming to finish this one. Good luck!

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