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Fortnite: How to unlock white Scientist skin style for free

Published: 10/Oct/2019 16:04 Updated: 10/Oct/2019 16:11

by David Purcell

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Fortnite Battle Royale‘s end of season challenges always bring a whole host of different rewards for players to collect and Season 10’s Out of Time Mission is no different, as there’s a free white Scientist skin style up for grabs. 

The brand new skin is only available to unlock for a limited time, meaning that fans are going to have to act fast if they want to get their hands on it before the start of Season 11. Once this season comes to a close, there will be no way of getting ahold of it. 

Those who regularly drop off of the Battle Bus will be aware that the Out of Time Mission challenges include chiefly rank related accomplishments, although there have been a number of Visitor tape recordings planted across the map for us to find as well. 

Epic GamesFortnite’s visitor tapes are dotted around in all different places – including Kevin the Cube’s Floating Island!

That’s the key as well. You’re going to have to find them all. 

Now, while this might take a substantial amount of time for many players – searching the map from top to bottom in order to find these small tapes – the challenge list actually narrows down the search for you. The full list can be found below.

Fortnite Visitor tape recording challenges

  • Collect the Visitor recording on the Floating Island 
  • Collect the Visitor recording at Retail Row 
  • Collect the Visitor recording at Moisty Palms
  • Collect the Visitor recording at Greasy Grove 
  • Collect the Visitor recording at Starry Suburbs 
  • Collect the Visitor recording at Gotham City

Epic GamesTo collect the skin style, you must be wearing the original Scientist skin and interact with this desk at Dusty Depot.

If you would like to take a look at the specific places in which each of these recordings can be found in Fortnite, check out out Visitor tape recordings locations guide for further help. 

Once you have found them all, you will need to equip the original Scientist skin and head over to the Visitor’s console at Dusty Depot. Once you have interacted with the computer in-game, you will receive your new skin style.

This new white Scientist outfit isn’t the only prize on offer with the Out of Time challenges, however, and you don’t have long to grind your way through those either. Once Season 10 comes to an end on October 13, the opportunity to claim those rewards will be gone. 

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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.