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Fortnite leaker claims to reveal Chapter 2 map locations

Published: 12/Oct/2019 11:10 Updated: 12/Oct/2019 11:36

by Connor Bennett

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A Fortnite leaker has hinted at the possible new map names for ‘Fortnite Chapter 2’ as fans gear up for the upcoming ‘The End’ in-game event. 

The Fortnite community was abuzz with theories and speculation after the Italian Apple iOS store seemingly leaked ‘Fortnite Chapter 2’ on October 11.

A quick video, which fell under the official Fortnite app, seemed to confirm that there will be a major game change coming following the end of Season X. While the listing has since disappeared, Fortnite data miners have been digging through their old findings to give out possible hints as to what might be around the corner in the new season – including a new map.

The Fortnite map as we know it looks set to change.

The possibility of a new map stems back through Season 10, when a number of Fortnite leakers uncovered a brand new round of named locations following the v10.30 patch. The new round of locations seemed to fit the Rift Zone concept from Season X, but some fans had different ideas. 

Popular data miner Lucas7Yoshi, eventually got his hands on the full list of 13 points of interest tags, which seemed to point at a huge overhaul rather than the gradual changes that came throughout the Rift Zone areas. These locations were:

  • Beachy Blufs
  • Camp Cod
  • Creative Island
  • Dirty Docks
  • Frenzy Farm
  • Holly Hedges
  • Lazy Lake
  • Mountain Meadow
  • Power Plant
  • Slurpy Swamp
  • Sunny Shores
  • Weeping Woods
  • Mountain Meadow

Since the Fortnite Chapter 2 leak, which gave more credence to the theory of a completely new map, fans have been speculating as to whether or not these locations will replace the current fan-favorite spots. 

Lucas7Yoshi upped the ante on that, by responding to his original tweet and saying: “I’d say there’s an 80% chance these are the POI’s of Season 11/Chapter 2.”

Now, while the leaker has been very reliable in the past, there has been no confirmation from Epic Games that a new map is coming following the Dusty Depot rocket event on Sunday, October 13, let alone these specific named locations. 

The developers, and subsequent iOS leak, have hinted at a major change though, with their initial new season tease and calling the event ‘The End’. However, we’ll just have to wait and see what they have in store for us when they make an official announcement.

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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.