How to visit all 7 Sky Platforms in Fortnite Battle Royale - Locations and guide for Season 9, Week 1 - Dexerto
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How to visit all 7 Sky Platforms in Fortnite Battle Royale – Locations and guide for Season 9, Week 1

Published: 9/May/2019 11:12 Updated: 9/May/2019 12:32

by Connor Bennett

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v9.00 update. The start of the new Neo Tilted Towers and Mega Mall – to a new futuristic look.

That pesky Volcano has also been changed after it’s eruption following the ‘Unvaulting’ event on May 4. It is now known as ‘Pressure Plant’ and plays a key role in some of the early challenges – especially visiting the new Sky Platforms.  

Epic GamesThe new Tilted Towers is one of the major changes to Season 9.

Fortnite Sky Platforms map

It’s a pretty simple challenge to complete, as you don’t really have to interact with other players if you don’t want to. The best way to do it is to hop on out of the battle bus and aim right for the locations that marked on the map above.

Sure, other players might be deciding to do the same thing too, but if you want to get the challenge out of the way as soon as possible, drop onto the platforms, wait for your progression bar to pop up and leave the game.

Each location of the Sky Platforms in Fortnite Battle Royale.

You won’t be able to miss the Sky Platforms in-game as they are hovering in the air between the newly introduced slipstreams – looking like a drone. Like the Pirate Camps from Season 8, they appear on the map but you might need eagle vision to see them properly.

As long as your challenge progression completes, you can leave the game and repeat the method over and over until the challenge is completed.

Fortnite Season 9 challenges

Completing the challenge will net you five Battle Stars towards you next Battle Pass level, and seeing as it’s week one, they’re all pretty easy challenges to tick off and get your Season 9 off to a good start.

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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.