Ninja and SypherPK form star duo for Fortnite FNCS Chapter 2: Season 2 - Dexerto
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Ninja and SypherPK form star duo for Fortnite FNCS Chapter 2: Season 2

Published: 16/Mar/2020 23:35

by Andrew Amos

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It’s official ⁠— Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan will be joining forces for the Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) Chapter 2: Season 2 Duos tournament after Ninja split from previous partner Malachi ‘Reverse2k’ Greiner.

Ninja and SypherPK will be partnering up in duos for the first time since 2018, with the Fortnite stars announcing they’re getting together for FNCS on March 16.

The two will be making their return to competitive Fortnite after a short hiatus since Chapter 2: Season 2 kicked off, with both players set on grinding back to the top.

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Ninja has found a new duo in SypherPK for the upcoming FNCS season.

SypherPK put out a statement attached to a March 16, stating he’s determined to show how far he has come as a player, as well as together as a duo with Ninja.

“We’re reuniting again for duo FNCS,” he said. “We’re gonna try it out and see what goes down. We’re both much better players, and we’ve both played a lot more since then, and hopefully this time we can pull out a few things and come out with some good performances and results.”

Ninja and SypherPK have a little bit of competitive experience together, duoing in the Fall Skirmish Series back in September 2018. However, they failed to really make their mark, finishing in 44th.

Ninja and Reverse2k announced their split on March 11 just days after the latest FNCS announcement. The duo had reportedly lost their synergy, often arguing during scrims due to differing expectations, the pair confirmed.

The Mixer star also noted scrims had been plagued with performance issues, with players “getting shot through walls” and “teleporting” among other server problems, and that was killing his competitive drive in the game.

Marcus ‘Ranger’ Pereira, Sypher’s former duo partner, will be joining forces with Andre ‘Typical Gamer’ Rebelo. It comes after Ranger and Sypher played together in the World Cup qualifiers in 2019, as well as the Winter Royale in December.

While the two bring a lot of name value to the table, fans are waiting to see how they’ll stack up against proven players like Solos World Cup champion Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf and his duo ‘Stretch’.

The FNCS Chapter 2: Season 2 duos tournament kicks off on March 20, with four weeks of action on the cards before the Season Finals.

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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.