Epic Games consider adding Apex Legends' respawn feature to Fortnite - Dexerto

Epic Games consider adding Apex Legends’ respawn feature to Fortnite

Published: 23/Feb/2019 12:15

by Calum Patterson


Fortnite developers Epic Games have confirmed that they are “exploring” the possibility of adding a respawn feature to the battle royale mode, perhaps taking inspiration from Apex Legends.

Unlike traditional battle royale’s, Apex Legends allows players to respawn their teammates after they have been fully eliminated, by taking their ‘banner’ (like dog tags) to a nearby respawn beacon.

Teammates will then drop back into the map, with no gear or weapons, and have the chance to loot up again and get back in the fight.

Respawn beacons can be used to bring back teammates in Apex Legends.

The feature has been praised in Apex Legends, as it means teams don’t always have to be at a disadvantage if they lose a player, with the ability to bring them back.

In Fortnite, and every other battle royale for that matter, once you are eliminated, there is no chance at respawn, and you will have to watch your teammates carry on without you.

Producer at Epic Games, u/RZELive on Reddit, answered a fan about the possibility of this respawn feature being added, confirming it is being considered.

Season 8 of Fortnite is set to begin at the start of March, and along with it will be a major update which will make some big changes to the overall gameplay.

It might be slightly hopeful to imagine that a respawn feature will be added for the start of the new season, but Epic may consider using an ‘LTM’ (limited time mode) to test out possible respawn mechanics.


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

Published: 18/Jan/2021 16:42

by Daniel Megarry


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.

Fortnite x Predator Crossover
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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.