First official Fortnite Season 9 teaser image hints at futuristic theme - Dexerto

First official Fortnite Season 9 teaser image hints at futuristic theme

Published: 6/May/2019 12:43 Updated: 6/May/2019 14:23

by Connor Bennett


Epic Games has officially dropped the first teaser for Fortnite Season 9 – and it appears as if there is a Futuristic theme on the way.

Unlike previous seasons of Fortnite Battle Royale, there hasn’t been a ton of teasers or speculation about the theming of Season 9 as Season 8 has been full to the brim with new content.

Changes to the map have already begun, with Tilted Towers and Retail Row being pretty much wiped from existence during the recent ‘Unvaulting’ in-game event. Yet, with the start of Season 9, there should be plenty more map changes, especially with a future theme seemingly on the way – similar to how Season 8 saw the arrival of Pirate and Jungle themed points of interest.

On May 6, the game developers Tweeted out the first cryptic screenshot in regards to the new season – with a small hint and a countdown to the start of Season 9.

The tweet mentions that: “The Future is Unknown,” and gives us the date of May 9th as the official start date. However, the character stood inside the teaser seems to resemble the Beast Mode that was released in Season 8 but lacks the Rhino-style helmet of that skin.

Instead, the small helmet that some eagle-eyed fans spotted during the Unvaulting event takes pride of place.

Epic GamesA full look at the first teaser image from Epic Games.

The hype is already starting to build for Season 9 – and you can get a few new style for the Sidewinder, Ember and Master Key cosmetics by completing the recently announced Overtime Challenges.

It remains to be seen just exactly what Epic has in store for Fortnite Battle Royale in the upcoming season, especially as it’s been a tightly-guarded secret up until this point.

However, we won’t have to wait long for more information if Epic keeps to teasing players with new cryptic images during the days building up to the new content as they have done with previous seasons.


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.