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Ninja Hints at Quitting Fortnite Over Controversial Chapter 5 Season 3 Updates

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Popular Fortnite streamer Tyler Blevins, better known as Ninja, has voiced his displeasure with the latest updates in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3. Since the season’s launch on May 24, Epic Games introduced several car-focused weapons, which Blevins strongly criticized during a recent stream. The changes have prompted him to consider stepping away from the game he has been synonymous with for years.

In a particularly frustrating moment during a stream, Ninja was eliminated by an opponent using the newly added mounted turrets on cars. His reaction was swift and unequivocal, expressing his intent to leave Fortnite behind for other games. He mentioned potentially switching to League of Legends and Valorant for the next three months, coinciding with the end of the current Fortnite season.

“Yeah, I will not be playing this game. I will not be. Full-time Valorant streamer. Clip it. Clip it and ship it. This will be about two to three months of League of Legends and Valorant guys, so, we will figure it out,” Ninja declared during the stream.


Ninja further elaborated on his frustrations, indicating that his comments about quitting might not be in jest. He highlighted the issue with the new car mechanics, particularly the overpowered nature of the turrets.

“I don’t know whether I’m joking either, dude. I am very serious, I am not joking, dude! I just got killed in three seconds by a vehicle, by a turret, by a guy literally just seat-swapping and I didn’t have a car to get away, so I died,” Ninja explained.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 introduced various new biomes, weapons, and a fresh battle pass. The season’s Mad Max-inspired theme places a heavy emphasis on vehicles, allowing players to modify their cars with weapons and performance enhancements. This focus on car-centric gameplay has not been well-received by all players, with Ninja being one of the prominent critics.

During his stream, Ninja’s frustration was palpable as he discussed the game’s current state with his duo partner, Jonathan Blevins. Jonathan noted the agitation in Ninja’s voice, prompting a discussion about the reasons behind his dissatisfaction.

“One of those days already, huh?” Jonathan asked.

“Oh yeah dude, I am probably never going to play this game,” Ninja replied, reiterating his frustration.


When pressed for specific reasons, Ninja pointed to the removal of snipers from the game and the dominance of the car-mounted turrets.

“Snipers are removed and people are just seat-swapping out of like single vehicles and just destroying people with turrets,” he explained.

Despite exploring other games from time to time, Fortnite has remained Ninja’s primary content for years. His potential departure from the game marks a significant shift for both him and his followers. While he has taken breaks from Fortnite before, this time his comments suggest a deeper dissatisfaction with the game’s current direction.

Whether Ninja will indeed make a full-time switch to other games remains to be seen, but his candid remarks highlight the growing discontent among some players regarding the recent changes in Fortnite. As the season progresses, it will be interesting to see if Epic Games addresses these concerns or if Ninja’s hiatus from Fortnite becomes a permanent one.


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