Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, one of the most popular streamers on Twitch and among the biggest names on the Fortnite pro scene, went on a rant on his stream after he died to a trap.
Fortnite has come a long way from its inception, and is continually evolving; weapons and items are added or removed, to keep the gameplay fresh and interesting. The damage on weapons and traps in the multiplayer game also undergoes occasional changes, to ensure that nothing is too imbalanced.
The last time traps saw a damage change was on June 6 last year, when they went from 75 to 150 – a huge buff. Ninja, however, thinks that it is high time to nerf them. While streaming on July 21, he went on a rant about traps and their current state in the game.
Turning to the audience while on stream, Ninja (who made close to $10 million last year by playing Fortnite: Battle Royale) sounded off on the issue:
“Can we just get traps nerfed again? I want to be the first person to publicly rage right now on their stream. Can we nerf traps? 150 is way, way too much damage. 125 solid, even 100, lit bro.”
The Twitch star elaborated on how the high damage of traps, combined with the number of traps a player can carry, ensures that you are going to die if you push a player in their box:
“How many times when you are trapped in a box is it the one trap that kills you? No there is like 80 percent of the time, they have like 8 traps around. You’re dead dude. You’re gonna die! You’re gonna die!”
He later urged his audience and fans to speak up too, and demand that Epic Games adjust the trap damage:
“That trap damage has been way too high for way too long, and it’s time we stand up.”
With the Fortnite World Cup just around the corner, it seems unlikely that Epic will be rolling out any changes anytime soon. Whether or not they take any action after Ninja’s plea remains to be seen.
Meanwhile, the popular gamer, who was recently dethroned from his spot as the most-watched video game streamer on Twitch by Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, failed to qualify for the upcoming Fortnite World Cup last month when he was unable to make the cut for both the solo and duos competitions.
However, Ninja has confirmed that he will still be attending the highly anticipated mega-event, tickets for which are completely sold out.