A new duo’s world record has been set by popular Fortnite online streamers, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Malachi “Reverse2k” Greiner this week. The world record for consecutive duo wins stood at 42 until Ninja and Reverse2k jumped into Fortnite together to claim the new record at 43 consecutive duo wins.
The previous record for consecutive wins by a duo in public games of Fortnite was 42 held by Terrify_EU, according to Fortnite Tracker. There is not information on how long that record was held, but the new record of 43 may not be beaten for quite some time with the new skill-based matchmaking system from Epic Games.
In the first day of streaming, the duo managed to snag 29 “dubs”, and on October 2nd, they clinched the record putting them into the Fortnite record books. This amazing feat took the duo a few days to accomplish, but grabbing the title was certainly worth the effort.
Although the two professional gamers made it look easy, there were some bumps along the way. At one point, Ninja lost his connection to the game, and Reverse2k had to pull up the slack and save the match. Connection issues or not, the famous duo plowed through enemies left and right, but they did take a much less aggressive strategy than is their norm.
Rather than landing in hot spots on the map, the duo took a much more subdued approach. Instead of rushing out with guns blazing, Ninja and Reverse2k decided to lay low during the first couple of storm circles and concentrated on obtaining good loot, tons of mats, and ammo to see them through to the end game.
Don’t be fooled, they still averaged 15-30 kills per game, which is well above average. In addition, stream snipers were targeting them just to try and spoil the party. The creative pair managed to dodge the stream snipers by playing cautiously and evening hiding their screens from viewers while they were landing to avoid the cheaters.
There is another record Ninja could claim next, but he would need to find two more premier players to join himself and Reverse2k. The current record for consecutive squad victories is a hefty 76 wins, and that record is held by J7Evooo from France. These records don’t come easy and take an incredible amount of practice time and skill to break into the top 10.
Interestingly, this unbelievable winning streak came just a few days after Epic Games implemented a new matchmaking system. The new cross platform update matches players together on their skill level to “even the playing field” and to make the game more fair for all players. Considering Ninja and Reverse2k broke the duo wins record after the new update was launched is even more impressive for the pair, as they were playing top tier players just like themselves.
In the end, Ninja and Reverse2k were exuberant with their new duos record and celebrated on Twitter, as shown above. In addition, the duo received many congrats from fellow Fortnite streamers and even a shout out from an Epic representative suggesting a plaque would be a nice memento for the occasion.
This is an incredible achievement by two very talented gamers. Do you think their record will be broken any time soon, and if so, which duo has the skill to beat the record? Let us know in the comment section below.