Fortnite player uses in-game piano to recreate iconic tune of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" - Dexerto
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Fortnite player uses in-game piano to recreate iconic tune of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'”

Published: 10/Nov/2018 2:17 Updated: 10/Nov/2018 2:26

by Albert Petrosyan

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Despite being one of the most popular online games in recent memory, Fortnite has also proven to be a hub for creativity as well.

The latest example of these is the two sets of piano keys located near Pleasant Park and Retail Row respectively, both of which work the same as a real piano.

While many have experimented with making tunes using these in-game pianos, one player has actually replicated the intro to one of the most popular songs in history.

Reddit user ‘handsomehawke‘ has posted a video of him playing the beginning of “Don’t Stop Believin'” by American rock band Journey.

With over 7 million copies sold in the United States, the song is officially listed as the best-selling digital track from the 20th century.

The overall effect of the video above is quite remarkable, and it is outstanding the way the player managed to cut it all together to achieve the iconic tune.

With how large the piano keys are compared to the size of the in-game character, it’s clear that completing this project was the product of a lot of time and concentration.

“I would do it, but this super simple song took me 2 hours to make,” the user wrote on Reddit. This was in reply to someone who requested a remake of the theme song of the popular TV show ‘The Office.’ 

In fact, the comments section was quickly full of people either requesting songs to be recreated using the Fortnite piano or finding inspiration to try to complete similar projects 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.