Yesterday, August 7, Epic launched the ‘Gunner’ Back Bling and confronted some backlash. They have since eliminated the merchandise and compensated gamers who purchased it.
Fortnite, for all of its current flaws, has all the time delivered within the cosmetics division. Instead of giving in to the loot-box craze, Epic determined to let gamers buy whichever skins they wished.
This was a breath of recent air for the gaming neighborhood who’ve been coping with random loot bins for the previous couple of years. Games like Overwatch, PUBG, Call of Duty, and even Apex Legends have all dealt with their cosmetics this manner, however Epic went again to the fundamentals.
Industry analysis reveals that promoting loot bins is extra worthwhile – even when it is a PG type of playing.
I, for one, by no means preferred to roll the cube with loot bins. The proven fact that Fortnite let me select the skins I wished to purchase really made me spend extra money on the sport.
Epic may not be listening to our cries to #Vaultthemech, however they’ve all the time been on the ball in the case of promoting cosmetics of their free-to-play sport.
That was, till final night time.
Difference? I see none. from r/FortNiteBR
On August 7, Epic up to date the Item Shop with a brand new Back Bling: Gunner.
As you may see, it is barely even a re-skin of ‘Bonesy,’ who we bought with one of many older Battle Passes and have already got at the least three variations of.
To their credit score, Epic was fast to see the error of their methods. They tweeted that they’ve eliminated ‘Gunner,’ refunded gamers who purchased it and added an additional 200 V-Bucks to their accounts.
Anyone who bought Gunner and refunds it previous to this make-good will as a substitute obtain 200 V-bucks and a substitute Refund Token that may be put in the direction of any eligible objects that had been bought inside the previous 30 days.
— Fortnite (@FortniteSport) August 14, 2019
Now, it looks as if shopping for Gunner went from one of many silliest strikes to among the finest strikes you may make as a Fortnite participant. In lower than a day, you get an additional 200 V-Bucks together with a free refund token.
I am on the level the place I want I purchased Gunner when he was on sale. I will be looking out for the following duplicate merchandise Epic provides to the store.
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