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Fortnite: Major hint from Creative Director points to mystery of Dragon Eggs being revealed soon

Published: 9/Jan/2019 21:57 Updated: 9/Jan/2019 21:58

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Fortnite Battle Royale community has picked up on a major hint that the mystery around the Dragon Eggs may soon be revealed.

The mysterious Dragon Eggs are currently being housed in a dungeon area located below the Ice Castle on Polar Peak, and many players believe that some event may soon take place down there.

There are several reasons why players are theorizing this, the main one of which is the fact that Donald Mustard, Creative Director of Fortnite at Epic Games, has set is location on Twitter to ‘The Dungeon.’

Now this may not seem like something concrete to go by, except for the fact that Mustard has previously used the Twitter location tool to foreshadow things in Fortnite.

In early November, he had his location set to ‘The In-Between,’ which ended up being a reference to the Cube/Butterfly event that took place in-game. Prior to the release of Season 7, his location was set to ‘The Iceberg,’ a clear teaser of what was to come. 

Another major reason why players believe this is the fact that the Ice Castle has been one of the more dynamic and evolving locations on the Fortnite map since the start of Season 7.

Originally covered in ice and snow, more and more areas of the castle were revealed and became accessible to players once it all started melting, and the most recent area was the underground dungeon that houses the Dragon Eggs.

The Ice Castle on Polar Peak was a mere stone tower prior to all the snow and ice melting to reveal the rest of its grandeur.

The popular theory now is that these eggs will ultimately hatch to become full-fledged Dragons that will act as vehicles in the game, and there seems to be extra attention being paid, as of late, to the dungeon area where they are held. 

There has to be a reason for why Epic Games decided to make this particular location ever-changing, and it could very well be that they are biding their time to unfold something groundbreaking. 

It will be well worth keeping an eye on the Ice Castle, especially the dungeon area, to see if there are any changes made to the location or the Dragon Eggs themselves. 

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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.