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Tfue explains why he doesn’t want to continue playing Fortnite Battle Royale

Published: 13/May/2019 20:18 Updated: 13/May/2019 20:33

by Eli Becht

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Fortnite Battle Royale right now but he has revealed he’s been down in the dumps about playing the game lately.

Many streamers on Twitch make a living playing Fortnite Battle Royale but that doesn’t mean they all enjoy it, something we’ve been seeing a lot of lately with the constant criticisms of the direction the game is taking.

Tfue hasn’t been quite as negative as other streamers have been but he revealed why he doesn’t want to keep playing.

Tilted Towers became Neo Tilted in Season 9.

The map changes have Tfue feeling depressed

It’s worth mentioning that the recent weapon changes, like the Pump Shotgun being vaulted, don’t have him sad but it’s the map changes instead.

“I’m so bummed right now,” he said. “I don’t like being super negative about the game, honestly, I am super fucking depressed about this map. I don’t care about the Pump, I don’t care about anything. I had three solo potential spots I was going to land at and all three were ruined. This is literally the worst fucking season of all time for me.”

He blasts the new Tilted Towers and the lack of changes to map, writing them off as just adding Tokyo to Tilted and the new Mega Mall.

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Previous seasons added in new map areas like the desert and snow biomes, but didn’t do anything with this one. With the exception of Tilted Towers and Retail Row getting reworked, there weren’t many map related changes.

This is something Tfue has a gripe with since previous seasons offered new dropping locations but that just wasn’t the case this time.

Epic GamesThe Volcano was a new POI introduced in Season 8.

What else changed with Season 9?

Outside of the map complaints, the other major change came with the Pump Shotgun, something around since the beginning days of Fortnite Battle Royale, being vaulted, much to the chagrin of the pro community.

Over the past weekend, we saw what the future of competitive Fortnite could look like without the Pump Shotgun to rely on in late game situations and it definitely didn’t look good for players who relied on it, including Ninja

With the lack of map changes and the controversial removal of the Pump Shotgun, it looks like players are in for another long season.

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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.