Backlash Over A Canine Forces Epic To Pull A Fortnite Beauty Merchandise

When Epic launched their battle move for Fortnite, the corporate insisted that all the pieces within the move could be unique to purchasers to incentivize folks to really, you understand, put cash into it and maintain coming again day by day realizing that they will not be capable of unlock these issues later. For essentially the most half, they’ve saved to that promise, till just lately. 

Within the season 6 battle move, Epic launched Bonesy the canine, a pet that may very well be connected to your character mannequin with totally different types. At this time, Epic added a brand new merchandise to the store, a pet named Gunner, who lacks Bonesy’s scarf however is in any other case virtually an identical. To Fortnite battle move homeowners, this was a transparent contradiction in Epic’s declare of exclusivity.

On the Fortnite subreddit, consumer PhantomRacer32 mocked up a picture to point out the similarity between the previous battle move merchandise and at the moment’s retailer itemizing.

After fan response from stated subreddit and on social media, Epic ultimately pulled Gunner from the store, apologizing for placing the pup in play within the first place.

“We must always not have launched the Gunner Pet and apologize for doing so,” Epic stated in an announcement. “Throughout the subsequent couple of days, all purchases of Gunner will probably be refunded for the complete quantity of 1000 V-bucks in addition to an extra 200 V-bucks and the Pet will probably 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.”

The merchandise has since been faraway from the store.

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