Leaked in-game footage of unreleased Fortnite skins, items, and emotes from v7.30 update - Dexerto
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Leaked in-game footage of unreleased Fortnite skins, items, and emotes from v7.30 update

Published: 30/Jan/2019 1:02 Updated: 30/Jan/2019 1:17

by Albert Petrosyan

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Data miners have discovered an leaked in-game footage of most of the new Fortnite Battle Royale cosmetic items and emotes found in the v7.30 game files.

As is usually the case when a major update goes live in Fortnite, data miners will go through the new game files and look for any new cosmetic items or content that may have been added for future release.

Having already leaked the names, rarities, images, and in-game descriptions of some of the new items added via the v7.30 update, footage of how these cosmetics look in-game has now surfaced online. 

The new footage is of four outfit skins, one glider, five pickaxes, one wrap, and five emotes, all of which came about after the v7.30 update went live on January 29.

The footage of the skins, glider, wrap, and pickaxes comes courtesy of prominent Fortnite data miners @ShiinaBR, who has consistently proven to be a reliable source for all battle royale news and leaks. 

OUTFITS

The Prisoner (Legendary)  Unchained, and out to restore balance

Padlock (Back-Bling)  Locked Down

Kitbash (Epic) Show ’em what you’re made of

Trash Lid (Back-Bling) Put a lid on it

Sparkplug (Rare) Scrap the competition

Scrappy (Back Bling)Barking out of the Boneyard

Honor Guard – Battle with honor

Gliders

Extra Cheese (Epic) Slice through the sky

Pickaxes

Cold Hearted (Rare) No love lost

Frozen Beak (Rare) Break the ice

Marshy Smasher (Rare) – Spread some joy

Squid Striker (Rare) – Speak softly and carry a giant squid

TBD Pickaxe – Part of the new exclusive content leaked to be coming to Fortnite Founders in the near future.

Wraps

Golden Clouds Wrap (Rare)

Emotes

The in-game footage for the following five emotes comes courtesy of another prominent Fortnite data miner named JH9, who has published a lot of his leaked content on Instagram. 

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Leaked “Glowsticks” Emote!

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Leaked “Air Horn” emote!

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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.