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New Information Suggests the Fortnite Battle Royale Refund Feature Could Return Sooner Than Thought

Published: 24/May/2018 11:16 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 14:21

by Ross Deason

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The “Refund” feature for Fortnite Battle Royale, which allows players to refund purchased cosmetics for the very first time, looks set to return before the end of May.

The V3.6.0 patch for Fortnite Battle Royale was released on April 24th, introducing a number of new bug fixes and items, including the all-new clinger Grenade.

One of the biggest changes was the all-new “Self-Service Cosmetic Returns Feature”, which allowed you to return a total of three cosmetic purchases for V-Bucks.

Eligible items for the refund feature were Emotes, Gliders, Harvesting Tools, Back Bling, and Outfits but it only allowed a total of three refunds and it had to be used within 30 days of an item being purchased.

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The feature was well received by the Fortnite community but it didn’t last long as Epic Games disabled it temporarily on April 24th due to an undisclosed issue.

There have been a number of rumors about when the feature will return but a change to its status on the official Fortnite Trello board shows it as “Fixed In Next Release” which means it should return in the next update.

Screengrab via: Fortnite Trello

The next major update is likely to be released on Tuesday, May 29th so players could be refunding their unwanted items again in no time.

A leaked email on May 21st seemed to show Epic Games stating that the refund feature would  “be live by June 1st”. Some people took that to mean “on” June 1st but the new information suggests that “by” was the important word in that sentence.

The function should also return with “some usability improvements”. Whether this means there will be any changes to the limitations is currently unknown.

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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.