TypicalGamer and EwitsEric win the Fortnite Duos Stream-vitational - Dexerto
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TypicalGamer and EwitsEric win the Fortnite Duos Stream-vitational

Published: 28/Oct/2018 19:29 Updated: 28/Oct/2018 19:55

by Vincent Genova

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TypicalGamer and Golden Ticket winner EwitsEric won the Fortnite TwitchCon Stream-vitational Duos match at TwitchCon.

Pokimane and Gears of War former pro Jribs started off hot, grabbing four of the first 12 elims to start the match.

An exciting scenario played out earlier than expected when huge names all converged on a small space near Tilted Towers with the Storm closing in. Svennoss, SpaceLyon, CourageJD, Myth and more were all within fighting distance, however they erred on the side of caution and a skirmish did not break out.

Chaos would ensue shortly after when 42 players were still alive in a tiny end game circle, with a rapid 20+ eliminations happening in a matter of seconds.

The stream showed an overhead view of the insanity, with player names barely readable in the congested circle.

In the end the match felt like a Solos tournament as it was Myth, TypicalGamer and Svennoss remaining as the final three with no teammates. Svennoss and TypicalGamer were looking to make up for their second place finishes in the Solos portion of the Stream-vitational.

TypicalGamer had the early rotation advantage and set up high ground on the Floating Island. Myth and Svennoss battled each other down low, leaving both players with no shields and little health.

It was TypicalGamer dropping down to clean up the eliminations, landing quick shots on Myth and then Svennoss to earn the victory.

The teams were randomly drawn among pros, major streamers and Golden Ticket winners – who are Fortnite fans attending TwitchCon. TypicalGamer’s performance earned EwitsEric a share of $64,000, who compared his fortune to winning the lottery during a post match interview.

For more on the rest of the Fortnite TwitchCon events, check out Dexerto’s TwitchCon Fortnite Stream Hub.

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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.