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Fortnite Season 5 Leaked Emotes

Published: 12/Jul/2018 9:50 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 14:11

by Calum Patterson

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Data miners have discovered and released leaks of new emotes coming to Fortnite Battle Royale as part of the first Season 5 update.

Quickly after the much anticipated release of the v5.0 update marking the beginning of Season 5, data miners were quick at work digging through the game files to uncover upcoming content set to release.

The best known and reliable data mining duo ‘TwoEpicBuddies’ have found ten new emotes in total, and while the full animations are not yet available the names and still previews are visible.

Other details such as rarities and the cost of precious V-bucks for these new emotes are not yet known, but fans shouldn’t have to wait long before these are available in the item shop.

The prices for emotes in Fortnite can range from 200 V-Bucks for the Uncommon variety to 800 V-Bucks for the Epic rarity.

TwoEpicBuddies also earlier leaked a slew of new skins and cosmetic items (gliders, back bling, pickaxes etc.), along with the images of new outfits revealed by Epic Games officially.

Leaks also showed that the Season 5 battle pass will feature phases of progression again, with an elusive secret skin presumably unlocked at the highest tier.

Full patch notes released by Epic also detail major changes to the map, as well as adding the four player ‘squad’ vehicle, the All Terrain Kart (ATK).

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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.