Out of 370 students that I was teaching this term, 80 of them had the same problem. Even if they had installed tidyverse with
install.packages("tidyverse", dependencies = TRUE), they received the error message:
there is no package called ‘Rcpp’
Rcpp would resolve the issue. But, it is a workaround in some sense. It is better if tidyverse development team looks into their code to eliminate this possibility (since it is not a remote possibility... >20% experienced it).