In chapter 2 season 5 of Fortnite, they broke the internet when they introduced the crossover between the Mandalorian Skin in the BattlePass and the Baby Yoda Back-bling. 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.
Since Season 5 of Fortnite has been going for a little while now, players are just starting to unlock the Baby Yoda Back-bling, but many of them are facing disappointment on their hard earned reward.
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 starts occurring usually when the player gets in and out of the car and Baby Yoda starts to get static on their back. 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. SweggyBoi and a number of other Reddit users have called on Epic to acknowledge and fix the problem.
The obvious easy solution is not to wear this back-bling, but when it takes people a while to gain access to this item they would want to wear the item.
“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.”
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.