Ninja Speaks on How Fortnite Can Save Itself

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins took to Twitter to express his concerns regarding the state of Fortnite.
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins took to Twitter to express his concerns regarding the state of Fortnite. / Robert Reiners/Getty Images

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins took to Twitter to express his concerns regarding the state of Fortnite. Sharing the sentiment expressed on the same day - April 13 - by content creator Ali “SypherPK” Hassan via YouTube, Ninja offered some constructive criticism on the current state of the game. He shared ways the franchise can survive and recreate much of the magic and hype it enjoyed before the launch of strong competitors such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Warzone, and most recently, Riot Games’ Valorant.


SypherPK’s gripes with the state of the game - issues and opinions shared by content creators and pros alike included:

  • Pro players complaining due to laggy servers & glitches (shot thru builds)

  • Content creators complaining due to sweaty playlists (unable to create fun/goofy clips)

  • Less M/K players

  • Non-competitive playlists sweaty

  • Too many players dying by 1st circle (Storm Eye) close. Hard to find players in a map that is bigger than S1/2.

  • Little communication between devs-comp teams-pro players

Ninja offered a look into what Fortnite could introduce to the game in order to tackle some of the criticism levied against Epic Games. Suggesting that arena and competitive playlists could focus on more skillful weapons, ie - removing double heavy snipe rockets & miniguns from those playlists, would help to more clearly separate the fun, goofy aspects of Fortnite from the more team-oriented, tactical gameplay that is found in competitive playlists.