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How to complete Fortnite Open Water mission week 2 challenges

Published: 17/Oct/2019 14:03 Updated: 17/Oct/2019 14:30

by David Purcell

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Epic Games have activated the Open Water challenges in Fortnite Chapter 2 and if you’re looking to complete them, you have came to the right place. 

Missions are going to be released on a weekly basis on Fortnite and while the days in which they have been activated have been shifted around a fair bit in the past, it seems like Thursday is going to be the day to look out for them in Chapter 2, Season 1. 

Those who have jumped from the Battle Bus since the start of the new season will know that there’s a lot more water, and options to interact with the water as well, since the patch went live. This includes new swimming features, the introduction of boats, fishing and more. 

Epic GamesEpic Games have added tons of new water features in Fortnite, including motorboat vehicles.

With this set of missions being called the ‘Open Water’ set, it might come as a surprise to see that players are not really going to have to use any of those new water features in order to check off all of the tasks this week. 

By completing eight of these challenges, you will unlock a brand new ‘Open Water’ loading screen which shows a character fishing – as seen below. 

Epic GamesHere’s the Open Water Mission loading screen that can be unlocked by checking off eight of this week’s challenges.

So, let’s take a look at what you need to do in order to complete this week’s set of missions.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Open Water challenges:

  • Land at Craggy Cliffs, Salty Springs, and Dirty Docks (x1)
  • Hide inside Hideouts in different matches (x3)
  • Search Chests at Craggy Cliffs or Misty Meadows (x7)
  • Eliminate opponents with a Sniper Rifle (x2)
  • Be crouched within 20m of an opponent for a total of 10 seconds (x10)
  • Deal damage with Pistols to opponents (x500)
  • Search Ammo Boxes in a single match (x7)
  • Get an elimination from 50m or further (x1)
  • Survive Storm phases (x10)
  • Deal damage within 10 seconds of leaving a Hideout (x150)
  • Search hidden ‘O’ found in the Open Water Loading Screen (x1)

You might notice that the final mission requires players to search for a hidden letter, which is O in this case. 

These hidden letters have replaced the hidden battle stars and banners of previous seasons. Find them all and you will unlock a brand new mystery skin. 

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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.