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Where to find Bigfoot in Fortnite: Tips for tracking elusive Season 5 NPC

Published: 7/Jan/2021 2:44

by Brad Norton


Bigfoot is by far the most elusive character in Fortnite Season 5. However, that doesn’t mean he’s not out there. Here’s a few key tricks to keep in mind when trying to hunt down the rare NPC.

From Big Chuggus to Ragnarok and even The Mandalorian himself, there are ton of NPCs scattered across Fortnite. Some are purely there for comedic effect while others actually have a real impact.

Many will help you heal up while others will provide an assortment of resources. Each character comes with its own function thanks to the new Gold Bar currency system in Season 5.

If you’re trying to meet every single character on the map, however, there’s none more elusive than Bigfoot. This exceedingly rare NPC has kept players scratching their heads for weeks. But here’s how you can effectively track it down in your next session.

Fortnite Season 5 map
A look at each unique spawn point for Bigfoot in Fortnite Season 5.

First off, it’s important to note that like most other NPCs, Bigfoot can spawn in a few different locations. Thankfully, every sighting of this character has come from the very bottom edges of the map.

The next thing to keep in mind is that Bigfoot wanders around. It won’t stay in its spawn location for long, meaning you could see it out and about on your travels. There is a strategy to help nail down its specific position on the map, however.

You’ll want to first track down Bunker Jonesy. This NPC can appear at both Camp Cod and Shipwreck Cove. If he’s not at the first, head to the second POI and check there. Once you’ve made contact, it’ll cost you 100 Gold Bars to gain some intel on Bigfoot.

Fortnite Junker Bonesy
Epic Games
Bunker Jonesy will help nail down the exact location of Bigfoot.

Jonesy will reveal the location of a nearby Bigfoot on your map. Place a marker on this position and head there immediately before it walks away. You should see Bigfoot stumbling around but you can approach it just like any other NPC without fear of it running off.

Interacting with Bigfoot will provide you with a Zero Point fish. This can be used to heal or teleport no different from if it was caught in a river.

Fortnite Bigfoot
Epic Games
Bigfoot appears no different from any other NPC when you actually get close.

So if you’re trying to tick off every single NPC sighting this season, make sure you get Bigfoot done sooner than later. It’s the rarest character to spot, and it’s much harder to do so without first talking to Bunker Jonesy.

For a rundown on every NPC location in Fortnite, be sure to check our full guide.


Fortnite players demand broken “pay to lose” Baby Yoda back bling is fixed

Published: 18/Jan/2021 16:42

by Daniel Megarry


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
Epic Games / Disney
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.