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Watch the full Travis Scott Astronomical concert in Fortnite

Published: 24/Apr/2020 1:18

by Brad Norton

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Travis Scott’s first Astronomical concert in Fortnite just wrapped up as players from all over the world tuned in to see the rapper perform in-game. 

Fortnite has become known for some of the biggest events in the gaming industry. From major crossovers with the likes of Star Wars and Avengers, to in-game performances.

The latest event saw popular rapper Travis Scott takeover a stage on the Sweaty Sands island and perform a range of his classic hits. Similar to Marshmello’s concert, the map changed drastically throughout the show.

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Travis Scott took over this island for his Astronomical concert in Fortnite.

The first of five in-game concerts kicked off at 7 PM EDT for the Americas region and lasted for roughly 10 minutes.

Travis Scott arrived in style as the purple light in the sky finally came towards the map. An enormous asteroid full of rollercoasters, Ferris Wheels, and more. As ‘Sicko Mode’ kicked off the performance, a giant model of Travis Scott crashed into the map, launching players back from the island.

Visuals changed dramatically throughout the concert as the sky turned from bright purple to a hellish red, and even forced players underwater at one point.

The in-game concert can be seen from the 6:00 mark in the video below.

From Goosebumps to Highest in the Room, players were treated to crazy interactions as the rapper went through his setlist. It all came to an end with players flying through space and time, hovering over countless variations of Fortnite’s map as he debuted a new track in-game titled ‘The Scotts.’

Roughly 10 minutes into the show, all players were dropped back into the Chapter 2 battleground, however, some were noticing one key change. The terrain had tilted sideways. 

Perhaps a visual glitch or perhaps a tease for something coming down the line, there’s no telling just yet. Until the other concerts kick off in various regions, there’s no way to tell if every show will follow the exact same structure, or if the artist will change things up.

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A look at the slanted Fortnite map from CouRage’s perspective.

While there are still four in-game performances for players all over the world to check out, the Astronomical event also introduced a wide array of new content. From new skins to fresh challenges.

The Astro Jack skin in particular, has countless players predicting that a major storyline shakeup is on the way. One that could return Fortnite to its original map.

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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.