Fortnite pro SypherPK is not happy with shotguns - Dexerto

Fortnite pro SypherPK is not happy with shotguns

Published: 30/Sep/2018 16:55 Updated: 30/Sep/2018 16:58

by Vincent Genova


SypherPK landed a point blank headshot with a shotgun and reacted emotionally when he still lost the battle.

The Luminosity player tried baiting an enemy into a small room with a trap.

The player opened the door, but did not enter, instead choosing to spray SypherPK with an SMG.

SypherPK had a shotgun and reacted quickly, landing a headshot on the enemy. It was not enough for the elimination however, which upset Sypher.

Don’t you miss when the pump used to kill people when you did stuff like that? I bet that guy had six health [remaining] to,” said Sypher immediately after the altercation.

His shot landed for 144 damage, which is not enough to eliminate a player with 100 health and 50 shield – which Sypher referenced with his “six health” comment.

Due to the slow fire-rate of shotguns, most shotgun users will be eliminated before a second shot can be made.

Despite his anger at not picking up the elimination, Sypher appeared on reddit with a cooler head and explained that his comments should not be “taken to heart.”

Shotguns have been a source of controversy in Fortnite since the game launched, with Epic struggling to find a balance between overpowered and underwhelming.


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.

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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.