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Fortnite star MrSavage joins 100 Thieves

Published: 20/Feb/2020 17:46 Updated: 20/Feb/2020 17:57

by Calum Patterson

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Nadeshot’s 100 Thieves organization has finally announced its newest member, confirming the addition of Fortnite streamer and competitive player MrSavage.

100 Thieves has been rapidly expanding their venture, combining apparel, esports, and personalities to creating one of the most popular brands in gaming.

They already represent the likes of CouRage, Yassou, Valkyrae, BrookeAB and ‘The Mob’, and have now added MrSavage to their ranks.

MrSavage in a red 100 Thieves top sitting in a chair
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MrSavage is the newest 100 Thieves member.

There had been speculation that the newest member of their streaming crew would be Fortnite pro and former FaZe Clan member Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore.

But, on February 20, the organization surprised many in the community by announcing MrSavage instead. Previously a pro player for NRG, the Norwegian 15-year-old has grown fast on Twitch and YouTube over 2019 and into 2020.

Now boasting over 1 million subscribers/followers on both platforms, he is certainly a star in the making, and exactly the right fit for 100 Thieves.

As well as being a content creator, he is a highly-skilled competitive player. He placed 14th in World Cup duos event, alongside Benjyfishy, netting $100,000, and 29th overall in the solo tournament.

It’s unclear if he plans to represent 100 Thieves more in a competitive manner, or focus purely on content creation. Perhaps he will try to balance his disciplines equally.

Why join 100 Thieves?

He explains that one of the main reasons he joined 100 Thieves was because of the family atmosphere. Additionally, staying at the Cash App compound in California gets him better practice, as “NA practice is way better,” so clearly he still has a passion for the competitive side of Fortnite, as well as being a creator.

He also explained that he is looking forward to creating content with the other members, and hopes that 2020 will be his “best year yet.”

For Nadeshot and 100 Thieves, 2020 is also set to be a massive year. They opted not to join the Call of Duty, despite the founder’s history in the esport, due to the massive entry cost, but are spending their investment wisely elsewhere.

Their League of Legends team is hoping to reverse the abysmal 2019 they had, and Fortnite and CS:GO are other games where success lies in wait. But, the company is equally focused on their apparel, and are now making serious strides in the content department now too.

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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.