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Fortnite leak hints at weapon attachments coming in a future update

Published: 27/Dec/2020 16:36

by Julian Young


A reliable Fortnite leaker has revealed Epic Games is testing out “Weapon Mod Slots”, hinting that a weapon attachment or ability system could be coming in the future.

Every battle royale title has a unique spin on weapon mechanics. Some games take a more tactical approach with individual attachments, while others create pre-determined weapon setups that are sorted by rarity.

Fortnite uses the weapon rarity approach when generating the stats and power of each gun. Weapons in Fortnite are sorted into several rarity levels, with lower-tier guns having worse stats than higher-tier Mythics and Exotics.

Players can’t customize their weapons with different attachments and unique abilities, but it appears this could be changing. A new leak suggests Epic is working on a weapon attachment system for Fortnite’s BR mode.

Fornite Orange Background With Dragon's Breath Shotgun
Epic Games
Epic Games appears to be working on a weapon attachment system that could shake up the game’s current meta.

Well-known Fortnite leaker and content creator ‘HYPEX‘ revealed this information via Twitter on December 27. In the tweet, HYPEX notes that Epic is testing a new mechanic called “Weapon Mod Slots.”

The leaker also confirmed the new system seems to give players the ability to equip specific abilities and attachments on their weapons. While the various weapon rarities currently determine each gun’s stats, it seems that Epic is planning to shake up this system.

From the information in HYPEX’s tweet, it does not appear the new attachment system would replace the current weapon rarities. This new mechanic would instead provide players with additional options for customizing their weapons and loadouts to fit a specific playstyle.

While Fortnite’s BR mode has used the weapon rarity system from the start, a different version of the leaked Weapon Mod Slots mechanic already exists in Fortnite’s Save the World experience.

In Save the World, players can discover and craft various weapons within the same rarities as the BR mode. However, these items can also come with special abilities that are not currently found in Fortnite BR’s weapons, except for some extremely rare high-tier exceptions.

It appears Epic might be taking a page out of their Save the World playbook and combining it with Fortnite’s current BR weapon system. Players should keep their eyes peeled for any additional leaks or information on this new mechanic coming in a future update.


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.