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Fortnitemares 2019 skins leaked: Male Ghoul Trooper and more

Published: 9/Oct/2019 17:03 Updated: 9/Oct/2019 17:45

by Calum Patterson

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Leaks have uncovered the return of Fortnitemares in Fortnite Battle Royale, just in time for Halloween 2019, and the names of nine unreleased skins have also been discovered for the event.

Season 11 is next up in Fortnite, set to begin on October 13 following ‘The End’ event, but considering the new season is so close to Halloween time, it would make sense that we get a themed event soon after.

Fortnitemares has been a yearly event since the launch of the battle royale mode in September 2017, and some of the most beloved and skins are been released as part of it, as they only arrive at this time of year.

Fortnitemares is a fan-favorite event.

New Fortnitemares skins

According to leaker HYPEX, there are code names for nine skins, set to drop for the Halloween event.

Standing out from the crowd is a male version of the Ghoul Trooper skin, which is certain to be a very in-demand skin, given the rarity of the female version.

  • Skull Trooper Neon – Male
  • Gangster Monster – Male
  • Ghoul Trooper – Male
  • Cuddle Team Dark – Female
  • The Dark One – Male
  • Slurp Creature – Male
  • Wraith – Female
  • Pale spooky – Female
  • Modern Witch – Female

When is the Fortnitemares 2019 event?

With the v11.00 update expected to release on Sunday, October 13, there are only just over two weeks until Halloween night itself.

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We can expect the event to go live just before Halloween itself, with teasers usually appearing on the map beforehand.

If there is in fact a new map for the new season, then there could even be a new area for the event.

With no exact date for Fortnitemares, we’ll have to wait for official confirmation, which could come in the patch notes for Season 11.

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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.