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First-look at “secret skin” leaked for Fortnite Chapter 2

Published: 21/Nov/2019 10:58

by David Purcell


Fortnite Battle Royale players have been grinding their way through weekly challenges with the target to eventually obtain a “secret skin” at the end of Chapter 2’s Season 1, and it looks like it’s finally been leaked for all to see. 

The popular battle royale game has a wide selection of different skins for fans to purchase in the Fortnite Item Shop, and a boatload have even been available to pick up in weekly challenges as well, for Battle Pass owners.

Those who purchased this season’s Battle Pass were delighted to see that there was an extra incentive to collect hidden items, as those who find all of the hidden letters to the word ‘Fortnite’ were promised a skin that we’ve never seen before.

Now, weeks after the season began, it looks like data miners have finally revealed what it looks like.

Epic GamesAs you can see, letters are subtly added to loading screens to show Fortnite players where to find them each week.

Previous seasons have had legendary skins to work towards throughout the season, tasking players with leveling up their Battle Pass to a certain point before giving them a new outfit.

This time, though, all you need to do is find the missing letters. It’s made quite easy by Epic Games, too, who hide clues in each of their weekly loading screens. These can be obtained by completing weekly challenge sets.

So, after collecting the F, O, R, T, N, I, T and the E by the end of the season, let’s take a look at the secret skin you could pick up as a reward – courtesy of leaker Lucas7yoshi. 

Although the leaker wasn’t certain at first, they followed up to confirm this is indeed the ‘secret skin’.

The latest set of ‘Trick Shot’ challenges, released for Week 7, includes the second to last hidden letter – T – and finding it, as well as all of the rest, will put you one step closer to obtaining this new ‘Sorana’ skin.

It also appears to have three different styles, which will presumably all be unlocked in one hit.

Some players may be disappointed that the new skin isn’t more extravagant, but, whatever your opinion, you have to admit that she’s wearing a nice jacket.


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
Epic Games / Disney
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.