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Ninja, Tfue, Daequan and others react to finding major issue with new Combat Shotgun

Published: 10/May/2019 22:01 Updated: 11/May/2019 12:45

by Eli Becht

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Epic Games vaulted the Pump Shotgun for Fortnite Season 9 and replaced it with the Combat Shotgun, a gun that may not be functioning properly, as evidenced by TSM Daequan Loco’s video.

The removal of the Pump Shotgun for Season 9 has created a rift in the Fortnite community as it has been one of the constants since the launch of the game and without it, the game lacks a go-to weapon for many eliminations.

Epic Games replaced this with the Combat Shotgun and while it has shotgun in the name, it’s nowhere near the level of the pump. In fact, TSM Daequan uploaded a video showing the problem with the shotgun.

Epic GamesFarewell old friend.

The Combat Shotgun is all over the place

Daquan uploaded a video to Twitter showing how a direct headshot could do 131 damage, but could also do only 31, despite hitting in the exact same spot.

The video seems pretty clear cut and showcases the problems with the shotgun as it is right now.

Fortnite pros and streamers weighed in on the video

The video quickly amassed over 500,000 views thanks to names like Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins and Turner ‘Tfue‘ Tenney reacting to the seemingly broken shotgun.

Tfue reacted to it with a simple Daquan gif of him saying “Trash” which has since become on Daquan’s catchphrases.

Meanwhile, Ninja responded to it with simply “hmmmmm.”

It’s clear something is wrong with the shotgun in its current state, it’s hard to really argue otherwise based on what was seen in that video.

It’ll be interesting to see what Epic Games does in the coming days if more people start complaining. Ninja and Tfue has two of the loudest voices in the community so if changes are coming, it might have something to do with them.

Last updated on Saturday May 11 at 07:40 EST

Since Daequan’s video received considerable community attention, Epic Games employee Daniel Vogel has replied, stating that they are aware and looking into the issue. 

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We will continue to keep you updated on Epic Games’ response, and any changes that they make to Fortnite Battle Royale. 

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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.