Ninja Gets Emotional Discussing Original Fortnite Map

Ninja got emotional during a recent stream recalling the original Fortnite map.
Ninja got emotional during a recent stream recalling the original Fortnite map. | Courtesy of Ninja

Fortnite star Tyler "Ninja" Blevins appeared emotional when discussing the original Fortnite map during a recent stream.

The Fortnite map has undergone dozens of changes since its original appearance, with named points of interests (POIs) debuting, disappearing, and occasionally reappearing in new locations. The jump from Fortnite Chapter 1 to Chapter 2 was particularly dramatic, reworking the map almost completely.

In the middle of a match on the Chapter 2 map, Ninja began complaining about the game's pacing on the new map. "Quiet, man," he said. "Quiet Fortnite. [Epic Games] got to do something about this mid-game. I just miss the old POIs so much, man," he said later in the stream, becoming visibly upset. "I miss Tilted, I miss Paradise, I miss OG Risky Reels. I miss Lazy Lagoon. I miss Lazy Lagoon, dude."

Ninja rose to prominence playing the original map, likely contributing to his nostalgia for it.

"The old map is not coming back, I just miss it dude."

Fortnite Chapter 2 is set to enter its third season in early June, likely bringing new changes to the map.