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TSM’s Myth hits out at Epic for timing of Fortnite Winter Royale qualifier

Published: 25/Nov/2018 13:58 Updated: 25/Nov/2018 15:29

by Calum Patterson

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TSM Pro player and popular streamer Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani has voiced his frustration with the timing of Fortnite’s ‘Winter Royale’ open tournament, which boasts a massive $1 million in prizing.

The Winter Royale is Fortnite’s first open tournament, where players from around the world can compete by simply playing qualification matches in online public matches.

It also serves as qualification for the Fortnite World Cup in 2019, so there is a lot on the line for current and aspiring competitive players – which is why Myth is so frustrated.

The Winter Royale was not only held the weekend of Thanksgiving, but also only announced on the Tuesday November 20, giving players only a matter of days to prepare.

Myth, like others, had plans with family over the Thanksgiving holiday, meaning he was heading home to Michigan – and leaving his setup behind.

Myth was happy and complimentary that Epic were “investing time and resources into the event system”, but feels that it could have been managed better. On Twitter, he questioned the planning of the event “during one of the biggest American holidays.”

Playing his first day of qualifying matches on a 60Hz refresh rate monitor, he has set out to purchase a 144Hz monitor to continue his matches while not at home.

Myth had even ordered a computer to his family’s home, but it failed to arrive on time, causing yet another set back as he tries to ensure qualification as one of Fortnite’s most recognized pro players.

He later apoligized for being so negative, but held firm on his stance that the Winter Royale “could have been managed better.”

Myth wasn’t the only high profile player to run into problems on day one of qualifying either, as FaZe Clan pro Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney was plagued by hackers and stream snipers.

The Winter Royale qualification continues over the weekend of November 25 and 26, with all players getting their opportunity to qualify for Fortnite’s biggest event yet.


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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.