Ninja gets his own Fortnite skin, and new update adds Sidegrading

CNET | 1/17/2020 | Staff
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As Fortnite chapter 2 season 1 continues, developer Epic Games on Wednesday added another update to the game to change how the new upgrade stations work. There's also a new skin coming of the one and only, Ninja.

Update - V11 - Option - Sidegrading - Stations

Update v11.40 includes the option called sidegrading. Upgrade stations found on the island will now offer a better weapon in exchange for a certain number of materials. For example, players with an assault rifle can visit a station to get the more powerful heavy assault rifle, which makes its return in the update. Sidegrading is only available in non-competitive playlists.

Fortnite pro Tyler "Ninja" Blevins also had his own news for the game Wednesday. In a livestream on Mixer, he revealed his own skin in the game. The surprise, however, was spoiled a few minutes earlier by multiple Fortnite data miners.

Ninja - Fortnite - Player - Skin - Appearance

Ninja is the first Fortnite player to receive a skin based on his appearance in the game. The new outfit will cost 1,500 V-Bucks, or approximately $15. Ninja's Edge Back Bling, Ninja Style Emote and Dual Katanas Pickaxe, will also be available for purchase in the Fortnite Item shop starting Jan. 16-19 as part of Epic's Icon Series, which will have more collaborations with creators.

For starters, there's a new map in the game, and it's bigger than in the previous chapter. There are 13 new locations for players to visit, but the map is grayed out until a player actually travels to that area.

Boats - Island - Players - Water - Island

Boats are now found around the island. To reach them, players can now swim in the water. The previous island didn't have very deep water so players would simply run through lakes and rivers slowly. Swimming lets players make their way through bodies of water at a fairly quick pace, and...
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