- 1 What is stream sniping?
- 2 How do you stream snipe?
- 2.1 Stream sniping starts by joining a game at the same time as the streamer you’re sniping.
- 2.2 Most streamers have a slight delay in their stream from what’s happening to what is shown on the screen so you have to take a guess about where they’ll be headed to
- 2.3 The next step is to find the streamer and fight. But good luck!
- 3 Why would someone want to stream snipe?
- 4 Should you stream snipe?
- 5 Stream sniping summary
What is stream sniping?
Remember when you were playing a split screen game with your brother and he kept staring at your screen so he could cheat and figure out where to kill yourself? That’s basically what streaming recording is all about, except now, instead of sitting next to you on the couch, he can do it while you stream to you on Twitch.
Simply put, sniper streaming is a way to gain an unfair advantage in Fortnite by watching someone stream their game on Twitch/YouTube and find out where they are going so you can gain an advantage and kill them.
How do you stream snipe?
Stream sniping is quite easy to do, but it may take some patience as you are not guaranteed to end up in the same lobby as the streamer.
Stream sniping starts by joining a game at the same time as the streamer you’re sniping.
Just look up when they join a game and queue at the same time. After the game has started, you can watch your broadcast to see where the bus will take you.
You have to make sure that the bus on its broadcast is going in the same direction as yours to make sure you are in the same game.
Once you’re in the game, you’ll want to see where the streamer is and try to predict where he’ll be in the next 15-20 seconds.
Most streamers have a slight delay in their stream from what’s happening to what is shown on the screen so you have to take a guess about where they’ll be headed to
Most streamers like to rotate between locations depending on where they landed, so look for locations on the map that are close and in the direction the streamer likes to spin.
If you can get ahead of where the streamer is going, you can jump on it and gain an advantage in combat. Once you’ve figured out where the transmitter is going and you’re heading in the same direction, you’ll want to take note of its skin.
If the streamer is heading to a popular spot like Tilted Towers, then you need to remember what his character looks like in the game as it can only be 1 in 10 or 20 people in the game.
The next step is to find the streamer and fight. But good luck!
Most streamers don’t broadcast because they are bad. Streamers are usually better than average, so you have to be in your A game to be able to kill them.
To give yourself an edge, take note of the materials and weapons the streamer has. Do you have grenades? fall? Do they have little material?
Knowing what kind of situation they are in with their weapons and materials can help you figure out which angle to take. For example, if a streamer only has 50 woods and no other materials, you should try to engage in a construction battle with them.
But if you find that they have a lot of materials and missiles/grenades it wouldn’t be a good idea to build a lot because they have a really good weapon to counter that.
Why would someone want to stream snipe?
There’s 2 main reasons people like to stream snipe
You can try streaming snipe so you can be on the same shift as the streamer. This depends on the streamer playing squads with an open space and having the squad ready to fill the squad.
This isn’t very common though, so you won’t generally find friendly snipers. The second reason to broadcast snipe is to kill the transmitter in the game.
This is the most common reason for stream shots and is generally frowned upon. It’s the closest thing to cheating without having to download and use any cheats or mods for the game (which I would probably ban you).
Achieving a stream snipe kill is mainly done to give the streamer a hard time and make him grieve. It can also be a way to get your name out there if you kill a famous streamer in the game.
Should you stream snipe?
Sniper broadcasts in fortnite are not common, but it is certainly a problem for streamers.
They try to play and enjoy the game and people are constantly trying to join their games and upset them. It can get old quickly.
Epic has banned people for broadcast snipers in the past, but it’s very hard to spot and even harder to prove. So the risks of shooting on streams are quite low and you don’t have to worry about getting banned unless you do it repeatedly or in a very obvious way.
Stream sniping summary
Almost everyone in the world of online games advises against live shooting. It gives people an unfair advantage and gives the attacked streamer a hard time.
Unless you’re willing to risk having your account banned, you should probably stay away from stream clippings.
While the chances of getting caught are quite slim, it does happen and if your account has a lot of items that you have unlocked/purchased, losing them can be a big problem.