Fortnite followers cannot imagine a lazily-reskinned Battle Move pet is on sale • Eurogamer.web
UPDATE 9pm: Epic has U-turned on its sale of the Gunner pet canine, a near-identical model of an merchandise beforehand included in a Battle Move. Prior to now hour, the pet has been faraway from Fortnite’s in-game retailer.
In an announcement issued this night to Eurogamer Epic admitted it “mustn’t have launched” the canine and was sorry for having accomplished so.
Many followers felt it crossed a crimson line across the reissuing of unique Battle Move content material, which Epic guarantees by no means to promote individually.
Anybody who purchased the pet right now will see it faraway from their Lockers, and its value refunded into their sport wallets, with an additional 200 V-Bucks on high.
It is pleasing to see Epic pause to rethink its choice to promote this merchandise. The unprecedented step of pulling the pet from sale and scrubbing it from Lockers suggests a push again on the concept of promoting Battle Move content material individually – and that classes have been realized.
Here is Epic’s assertion in full:
“We should always not have launched the Gunner Pet and apologise for doing so.
“Inside the subsequent couple of days, all purchases of Gunner can be refunded for the total quantity of 1000 V-bucks in addition to an extra 200 V-bucks and the Pet can be faraway from the Locker.
“Anybody who bought Gunner and refunds it previous to this make-good will as a substitute obtain 200 V-bucks and an extra refund token that may be put in direction of any eligible objects that have been bought inside the previous 30 days.”
ORIGINAL STORY 11am: Right this moment’s Fortnite store features a new pet canine, named Gunner. To Fortnite followers, he seems extraordinarily acquainted.
That is as a result of Gunner is a quite simple reskin of Bonesy, the pet canine from the season six Battle Move. The one distinction is a balaclava, and a small brand on his scarf.
Reddit person PhantomRacer32 made this comparability:
Fortnite makes a giant deal out of the actual fact its Battle Move cosmetics are unique to the move and can by no means be made accessible individually. Bonesy additionally already has varied completely different kinds (all included within the season six Battle Move) a lot of that are extra elaborate than this.
Again in June, followers mentioned Epic had bent its personal guidelines to promote a beachwear model of Battle Move 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.
On the time, I wrote about how gamers have been apprehensive it could open the floodgates to different Battle Move exclusives getting the identical therapy. The small tweaks made to promote Gunner/Bonesy are far worse.
“Wow they’re really promoting a literal recolour of an outdated Battle Move merchandise for $10. Not even a brand new mannequin in any respect,” one fan wrote in one other Reddit thread on the topic.
“That 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 Move.
“Two enjoyable information: 1. That canine is dearer than a Battle Move,” a fan identified. “2. BaTtLe pAsS oBjEcTs aRe eXcLuSivE.”
Certainly, Bonesy is being offered for 1000 V-Bucks, which prices £7.99. A Battle Move for season of challenges and cosmetics prices 950 V-Bucks.
In different Fortnite information, right now’s patch provides the recently-announced laser focusing on system to mechs to make it simpler to see once you’re about to die from their overpowered weapons. It additionally brings again Retail Row as a brand new Rift Zone with zombies.