SypherPK reveals 3 new “pay-to-win” skins for easy kills in Fortnite - Dexerto
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SypherPK reveals 3 new “pay-to-win” skins for easy kills in Fortnite

Published: 20/Dec/2020 5:52

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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In his latest video, SypherPK shows Fortnite players how to use three “pay-to-win” skins to camouflage themselves and get some easy kills. It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book, but it still works.

SypherPK always finds the latest tips and tricks in Fortnite, and he’s at it again in his latest video. He figured out a way to use three skins to blend into his surroundings and catch his enemies off guard.

It’s a simple trick that anyone can do, and it’s effective. The only catch, however, is that you’ll need all of the skins, as well as some accompanying emotes to make them work better. A little patience won’t hurt, either.

SypherPK Fortnite Pay-To-Win Skins
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Fortnite players can always trust SypherPK to have the latest and greatest tips and tricks.

Fortnite Lt. Evergreen Skin

The first “pay-to-win” skin is Fortnite Lt. Evergreen. Don’t let its seemingly innocent appearance fool you. SypherPK shows that it can be deadly when used to blend into your surroundings. 

However, to make the most out of it, you’ll need to find the right spot, which is in Salty Towers. First, you’ll want to beeline for the blue house on the outer side. Look for loot either inside the roof or beneath the nearby Holiday Tree.

Then, once you’ve got everything you need, position yourself underneath the Holiday Tree and use the ‘Light Up’ emote behind the trunk. If done correctly, you’ll blend in like a chameleon and be able to pounce on unsuspecting victims who pass on by.

If you want to make it more effective, you can leave one or two chests underneath as bait to lure opponents in. You can also hide in various bushes around the map covered in Christmas decorations. The results are hilarious.

SypherPK Fortnite Pay-To-Win Skins
Epic Games
Lt. Evergreen is an Epic skin that was added back in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1.

Crackshot Skin

The second “pay-to-win” skin is Crackshot. It works similarly by blending into some of the scenery around Lazy Lake. However, to make the trick work, you’ll also need the Prickly Pose emote.

First, land at the house that has two Crackshot statues in the front yard. Grab some loot and eliminate anyone who is an immediate threat. Then, break one of the statues, stand in its spot, and use the Prickly Pose emote.

It’s not perfect since it leaves you feeling vulnerable, and players with a keen eye will be able to scope you out. However, you’ll be surprised at how many run past, totally oblivious of their surroundings.

SypherPK Fortnite Pay-To-Win Skins
Epic Games
Crackshot is a Legendary Fortnite skin that was released in 2017.

Mystique

The third and final skin is technically Snowmando, but since it’s not released yet, you’ll need to do a little workaround. First, you’ll need the Mystique skin, and the accompanying Shapeshifter emote, which lets you transform into other skins.

Then, find and kill Snowmando in the bottom right area of the map and use the Shapeshifter emote to transform into him. Don’t forget to hold a Small Shield Potion to make it look more authentic.

After that, all you need to do is sit back, relax, and trick others into thinking you’re the NPC. If you don’t act suspicious, it’ll work like a charm, and you’ll be able to secure some easy eliminations.

We don’t condone using any of these strategies in a competitive environment, and Epic is likely to patch some of them out once the Winter update brushes over.

However, for the meantime, it can be fun to pull off in casuals. Just be mindful of other players trying to do the same thing.

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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.

Fortnite x Predator Crossover
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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.