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KEEMTSAR’s Friday Fortnite Tournaments Are Set to Return Very Soon [UPDATED]

Published: 10/Sep/2018 12:31 Updated: 10/Sep/2018 22:54

by Ross Deason

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Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem’s popular “Friday Fortnite” could be making a return in the near future, the YouTube star has confirmed.

In fact, as long as there are no last minute hurdles to overcome, the first installment of the competition could occur as early as September 14.

KEEMSTAR broke the news on Twitter, stating “I have 2 meetings lined up for #FridayFortnite tomorrow” and ”If everything goes as planned we will be playing as early as this Friday”:

https://twitter.com/keemstar/status/1038837004887359490?s=21

Friday Fortnite was one of the first Fortnite competitions to bring together the game’s biggest streaming stars and professional players, like Ninja, Tfue, Cloak and NICKMERCS, and it quickly became a massive hit.

However, scheduling conflicts with Epic Games’ “Summer Skirmish Series”, and Epic’s decision to cap Friday Fortnite’s prize money, meant that the popular event disappeared almost as quickly as it had popped up.

KEEMSTAR has been vocal in his criticism of the way that Epic Games handled the situation but also made it clear on a number of occasions that he intended to bring Friday Fortnite back once he could secure the right funding.

Now it looks like the Drama Alert host has (or is on the brink of) secured that funding, meaning that the weekly competition can return in full force.

Given his previous statements, fans can expect to see Friday Fortnite’s prize pool increased significantly compared to when Epic Games were working with KEEMSTAR.

With the Summer Skirmish Series officially over, Friday Fortnite should slot in nicely in its place and probably feel as though it never left.


UPDATE

Due to Epic Games’ recent announcement of their new ‘Fall Skirmish’ Fortnite competition series, KEEMSTAR has hinted that he may not be bringing back Friday Fortnite after all.

More details here – KEEMSTAR Explains Why Friday Fortnite is Unlikely to Come Back, Despite Fans Hitting His Retweet Goal

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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.