Release date and time announced for v6.20 update in Fortnite - what to expect - Dexerto

Release date and time announced for v6.20 update in Fortnite – what to expect

Published: 23/Oct/2018 18:55 Updated: 23/Oct/2018 18:56

by Albert Petrosyan


Epic Games have announced the release date and time for the v6.20 update in Fortnite Battle Royale, the fourth update since the start of Season 6.

The update is set to go live Wednesday, October 24 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 8 AM BST and will require downtime, meaning that the in-game matchmaking will likely be disabled 20-25 minutes prior to launch. 

The announcement for this update was made on October 23 via a post on the official Fortnite Twitter page. 

With game updates in Fortnite, it is not possible to know what all of the contents will be, since the patch notes won’t be getting released until the downtime begins.

However, one thing the update will bring is the start of the ‘Fortnitemares’ in-game event, which will last until Monday, November 26.

The Fortnitemares event will be the first official Halloween themed event in Fortnite, and will introduce a variety of themed cosmetic items and challenges, Limited Time Modes, and spooky map changes.

Epic have also hinted that the iconic Pumpkin Rocket Launcher weapon, which made its first and only appearance in Fortnite during October 2017, will be returning as part of this event. 

Players can also expect to see Epic test out their latest major change to Glider mechanics in this next update, which will allow players to re-deploy their Glider at any time, in all modes. 

As is usually the case, once the update goes live, data miners will scour through new game files and leak any new cosmetic items and information they find. 

Make sure to follow us @Dexerto and monitor the Dexerto Fortnite page as we will provide details on any leaked cosmetics, as well as the full patch notes, details on all changes and more.


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
Epic Games / Disney
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.