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A Brand New Weapon is Coming to Fortnite: Battle Royale

Published: 14/May/2018 21:23 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:53

by Albert Petrosyan

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A new type of the Burst Assault Rifle appears to be coming to Fortnite: Battle Royale, becoming the first new weapon added during the current Season 4 of the popular video game.

An announcement screen in the pregame menu shows the new Burst Assault Rifle with a blue background and is noted to be coming soon.

Part of the reason Fortnite has become one of the most popular video games in recent memory is that developer Epic Games have shown dedication to paying attention to detail. 

Epic have consistently added new items, adjusted mechanics, and worked to improve the game to keep the experience fresh and fun.

In the announcement screen, the new item is captioned with this description:

Burst through the competition with a new Epic and Legendary rarity assault rifle.

 

While a Burst Assault Rifle already exists in Fortnite: Battle Royale, the differences in design and rarity indicate that this is a complete new weapon.

The current Burst AR comes only in Common, Uncommon, and Rare rarities, making this new weapon the first of its kind to come in Epic and Legendary varieties.

While there is no officially listed release date for the new Burst AR, it appears that it will be added to the game as part of the v4.2 update that is scheduled to launch on May 15th at 1 AM PDT.

Fortnite hinted at the new weapon and release date prior to the official in-game announcement when they said ‘Burst onto the battlefield, tomorrow” in their initial tweet about the v4.2 update.

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Fortnite players demand broken “pay to lose” Baby Yoda back bling is fixed

Published: 18/Jan/2021 16:42

by Daniel Megarry

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Fortnite players have discovered a bug that’s rendering their Baby Yoda aka The Child back bling cosmetic useless, as it stops them from being able to aim properly.

Season 5 of Epic Games’ hit battle royale introduced a major crossover when The Mandalorian made his way onto The Island. As well as a skin, a glider, and Beskar armor, there’s also a Baby Yoda back bling for players to unlock.

Claiming the Baby Yoda back bling is no easy feat, as players need to reach Level 100 of their Battle Pass to be able to carry the adorable Grogu on their back. This means plenty of grinding and weekly challenges to earn that all-important XP.

Now that Fortnite Season 5 has been out for a while, players are slowly starting to unlock the Baby Yoda back bling, but many of them are facing disappointment upon learning that their hard-earned reward is broken.

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Fortnite and The Mandalorian have crossed paths in Season 2 Chapter 5.

Fortnite’s Baby Yoda back bling is broken

In a Fortnite subreddit thread which has gained over 10k upvotes, Reddit user SweggyBoi highlighted the issue at hand: When you have Baby Yoda equipped, you can’t see where you’re aiming at all as it blocks more than half of the screen.

The problem seems to occur when the player enters and exits a car, causing Baby Yoda to become static. This is likely because the back bling hovers behind the player, rather than resting directly against their back as capes and backpacks do

You can see the moment where Baby Yoda blocks the player’s screen in Fortnite below. SweggyBoi and a number of other Reddit users have called on Epic to acknowledge and fix the problem.

You can’t see where you’re aiming at all when using The Child pet sometimes, either make him see-through when aiming or move him more to the left, please get this to the frontpage so Epic Games can see this. from FortNiteBR

Of course, an easy fix for this problem would be to simply not use the Baby Yoda back bling. But when most players have spent real money on the Battle Pass and dedicated hours of gameplay to unlocking the cosmetic, their frustration is understandable.

“How the f**k did this pass playtests?” asked one Reddit user, while another added: “The view truly is awful with bulky skins and back blings. This one is super extreme though. Hope we just get some FOV settings finally so we can use more skins without having half the screen blocked.”

Others highlighted a different problem with Fortnite’s Baby Yoda back bling: “Because it sticks so far out from your back, when you’re hiding it either clips through the wall or shows around the corner.”

While the recent customizable superhero skin controversy resulted in players accusing Epic of supporting “pay to win” cosmetics, the Baby Yoda back bling is being jokingly referred to as “pay to lose” as it’s actually hindering players’ performance.

Hopefully, Epic Games will issue some sort of fix for this problem in the near future.