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Fortnite pro Clix banned from Twitch

Published: 12/Nov/2019 2:19 Updated: 13/Nov/2019 1:32

by Andrew Amos

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Misfits Fortnite Battle Royale pro Cody ‘Clix’ Conrod has been banned from Twitch playing with ‘Zayn’ on stream, echoing Khanada’s ban earlier this week.

Clix is one of the youngest Fortnite stars on the planet, with his stream pulling in thousands of viewers every day. However, he will be forced to take a break from Twitch for the time being, after being handed a ban from the platform.

Twitter: ClixHimselfClix is one of the best Fortnite players on the planet, but he will have to take a break from streaming for at least the next week.

Clix received a seven-day ban from the platform on November 11 after playing with Zayn, who is banned indefinitely from streaming on the platform. Twitch’s rules state that a streamer cannot play on stream with someone who is permanently banned from the platform.

Clix commented publicly on the ban, laying out his defense. “Nice, got a seven day ban for having Zayn in my stream,” he said. “I had him muted, changed his nickname. This is pathetic.”

It comes after former Team Liquid pro and team mate of Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, ‘Khanada’, was banned for three days after playing with Zayn on November 8. This meant that Tfue and his team couldn’t stream their Fortnite Championship Series matches over the weekend.

This led Clix to question whether his week-long ban ruling was fair. “How does Khanada get a three day and I get a seven day,” he said.

While it’s harder to crack down on between small content creators, the ban of Zayn from Twitch was very public. The Fortnite wagerer was taken off the platform on October 29 after his third ban from the platform.

Clix’s channel was previously shut down by Twitch on August 17 after it was hacked. This didn’t count towards his ban counter for Twitch’s three-strikes rule, which bans any content creator after three offenses, regardless of severity.

MisfitsClix played with Sceptic at the Fortnite World Cup in 2019.

Unless Twitch has a change of heart, Clix will remain banned until November 18.

This means he won’t be able to stream his Solo Cash Cup matches for Week 3, and his squad will also be unable to stream their Fortnite Champion Series Week 3 games on November 17.

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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.