Leaked files claim Fortnite’s Kevin the Cube is about to break apart - Dexerto

Leaked files claim Fortnite’s Kevin the Cube is about to break apart

Published: 1/Nov/2018 9:52 Updated: 1/Nov/2018 9:57

by Matt Porter


The V6.21 Update for Fortnite Battle Royale has only just been released, but data miners are already hard at work sifting through the patch files as they look for hints and clues as to what may be coming to Fortnite.

While searching through the files, leakers have found new textures that indicate that Fortnite’s Cube, affectionately named Kevin by the community, may not be a cube for much longer.

The files leaked by Siloxleaks indicate that the big purple object will break into three pieces at some point in the future, but as of yet, nobody is sure what will cause this destruction to happen.

The first of the leaked files show the three different textures of the three new fragments along with what appear to be some smaller pieces that will break off when the event happens.

The second file shows the cube in its current state, but gives a clear view of where Kevin will break apart, and also reveals the shape and size of the new fragments.

Data miners have also found the actual fragments that the cube will break into, with all three taking different shapes.

Cracks have been spotted on the cube over the last week, with more and more appearing as time went on, so it comes as little surprise that the cube won’t remain in its present form for much longer.

It seems likely that the Cube’s inevitable demise will come during the upcoming ‘Butterfly’ in-game event, for which data miners have found various new files, although there is no official announcement as to when that may take place.

Fortnitemares is scheduled to end on Sunday, November 4, so it’s possible that it takes place then, although we unfortunately don’t know what the future will hold for the various pieces of Kevin.


Fortnite players demand broken “pay to lose” Baby Yoda back bling is fixed

Published: 18/Jan/2021 16:42

by Daniel Megarry


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.

Fortnite x Predator Crossover
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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.