added a new pet dog item to the Fortnite Shop named Gunner. Gamers might buy Gunner for 1,000 V-Bucks, which is about $9.99 USD. Sadly, Gunner bears a hanging resemblance to a season six Battle Pass pet named Bonesy.
Right here’s a side-by-side comparability of the 2 pets created by Reddit person PhantomRacer32.
Gunner comes with a printed bandana, versus a plain inexperienced camo one, and wears a balaclava masks. Due to Gunner/Bonsey’s fur colour the balaclava is tough to make out at fast look.
In a press release to IGN, Epic video games mentioned, “We should always not have launched the Gunner Pet and apologize for doing so.”
Epic additionally introduced that it is going to be issuing full refunds for anybody who bought Gunner from the Fortnite Store, together with a further 200 V-bucks.
“Anybody who bought Gunner and refunds it previous to this make-good will as a substitute obtain 200 V-bucks and a further refund token that may be put in the direction of any eligible gadgets that have been bought inside the previous 30,” Epic Video games mentioned.
Fortnite gamers have been stunned by Gunner’s (short-term) addition to the Fortnite Store immediately contemplating Epic promised to by no means launch Battle Move gadgets on the market afterward.
“Epic video games again at it once more, copy and paste! GGs epic very unique BP gadgets,” writes one person on the r/Fortnite subreddit. “Guys the eyes are barely completely different so it’s alright sure??” writes one other person.
Nonetheless, there’s a robust debate on-line about promoting Battle Move gadgets, from both sides of the argument. There are those that argue that promoting Battle Move gadgets for V-bucks defeats the aim of a Battle Move and lessens an merchandise’s rarity, whereas others argue that it’s a means for gamers who don’t have the time to finish a Battle Move to nonetheless get a desired merchandise.
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