Today’s Fortnite store features a new pet canine, named Gunner. To Fortnite followers, he appears to be like extraordinarily acquainted.
That’s as a result of Gunner is a quite simple reskin of Bonesy, the pet canine from the season six Battle Pass. The solely distinction is a balaclava, and a small brand on his scarf.
Reddit consumer PhantomRacer32 made this comparability:
Fortnite makes an enormous deal out of the actual fact its Battle Pass cosmetics are unique to the move and can by no means be made obtainable individually. Bonesy additionally already has varied totally different types (all included within the season six Battle Pass) a lot of that are extra elaborate than this.
Back in June, followers mentioned Epic had bent its personal guidelines to promote a beachwear model of Battle Pass character Drift. In that occasion, the mannequin had a whole set of recent garments, a brand new coiffure, equipment and a separate again bling merchandise.
At the time, I wrote about how gamers had been anxious it will open the floodgates to different Battle Pass exclusives getting the identical therapy. The small tweaks made to promote Gunner/Bonesy are far worse.
“Wow they’re truly promoting a literal recolour of an outdated Battle Pass merchandise for $10. Not even a brand new mannequin in any respect,” one fan wrote in one other Reddit thread on the topic.
“This is the worst one but. Unbelievable,” mentioned one other.
Others expressed shock on the pet’s price ticket in comparison with that of a Battle Pass.
“Two enjoyable info: 1. That canine is dearer than a Battle Pass,” a fan identified. “2. BaTtLe pAsS oBjEcTs aRe eXcLuSivE.”
Indeed, Bonesy is being bought for 1000 V-Bucks, which prices £7.99. A Battle Pass for season of challenges and cosmetics prices 950 V-Bucks.
In different Fortnite information, at the moment’s patch provides the recently-announced laser focusing on system to mechs to make it simpler to see whenever you’re about to die from their overpowered weapons. It additionally brings again Retail Row as a brand new Rift Zone with zombies.