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Fix for Turbo Building Issue in Fortnite is Coming via Update v4.2

Published: 14/May/2018 18:43 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:53

by Albert Petrosyan


The immense popularity that Fortnite: Battle Royale has received in recent months has led it to become one of the most popular video games in recent history.

A major reason for the game’s immense popularity is the effort and dedication from developer Epic Games to consistently improve, adjust, and add to the game to keep the experience fresh and fun. 

However, despite this high level of popularity, the game’s vast player-base has been recently disgruntled due to the high level of bugs and glitches that currently exist in the game. 

While Epic have shown considerable effort in addressing these issues, it seems that as soon as one set of glitches get fixed, another batch pops up in their place.

One of these major issues is with turbo building in the Builder Pro controller layout. Turbo building is an option which gives players the ability to continuously build structures without having to let go of the build button.

The issue with turbo building was initially reported by Reddit user ‘fwinnit.’

Builder pro is broken after the patch, pre patch was fine. There is huge delay when placing pieces and sometimes doesn’t place the piece at all, it just shows the piece and ghosts. Many of us switched to builder pro because we we wanted faster, smoother build battles and building in general, and before the patch we had this, now we are at a huge disadvantage in these fights. It’s as if turbo building is not working properly with builder pro. Walls seem to be the worst affected by this, it’s so inconsistant whether it places them or not. Builder pro was the best thing they added to the game, but unless EPIC let’s us know they’re even aware of the issue then we will have to go back to combat pro because the disadvantagee is too much. Can we get a response from EPIC, just so we know they’re aware of the issue.

Furthermore, Epic Games representative ‘darkveil’ discovered an additional issue after investigating the bug.

Okay, so I’m able to reproduce an additional issue where, when quickly switching between different pieces in Builder Pro, Turbo Building will not place the piece until you release and re-press the button. It happens most often with the LT/RT triggers, but will also reproduce with the bumper buttons if you switch very quickly. I’m really sorry that we didn’t notice this issue.

According to the Fortnite Trello Community Board, a fix for this issue is set to be implemented via the v4.2 update that will go live on May 15th at 1 AM PDT.

Until the fix goes live, players can ‘press RT before releasing LT to build walls’ as a temporary workaround for the issue. 


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.