Fortnite – Fortnite Offering Terminator Skin Refunds
Epic Games offers refunds to Fortnite players who purchased the recent T-800 Terminator skin having expected it to include extra content.
Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 has thus far been characterized by its diverse array of crossover character skins. Following the Marvel Comics-heavy “Nexus War” that made up Season 4, this current season kicked off by introducing characters from The Mandalorian, and has since included representatives from Halo, God of War, The Walking Dead, and The Predator. However, Epic Games is now offering refunds on Fortnite‘s T-800 skin, added this week from the Terminator franchise.
The walking metallic skeleton, based on James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day, was added to the battle royale on January 21 alongside Sarah Connor. Players can purchase these skins for 1,500 and 1,800 V-Bucks respectively, but also available in this Future War set are a Techno-Grip Axe and Cyberdyne Salute emote, according to Fortnite‘s website.
There was initially some confusion in that the wording of the website post suggested the Cyberdyne Salute emote would come packaged with the T-800 Terminator skin. Epic Games issued a correction yesterday, which was also posted to Twitter, that offers fans the opportunity to get a refund if they are “no longer satisfied with your purchase.” Fortnite has offered refunds for cosmetics in the past so this is not an unusual move, but those who would like to initiate the process must wait until they receive an in-game notification on the matter sometime next week.
We corrected an error on https://t.co/xlIk0X9a5H that the T-800 Outfit included a built-in Emote. If you’d like a refund, you’ll be able to make one using the in-game flow (no refund token needed) starting next week. Be on the lookout for an in-game notification next week. pic.twitter.com/HjTrpbU0jf
— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) January 22, 2021
While some fans may have been disappointed that the new Terminator-themed emote was not packaged with the T-800 skin, it’s likely this is not the biggest issue with recent crossover characters that players are running into. A cloaking device included with the Predator Fortnite skin allows users to become invisible indefinitely thanks to one glitch, and the Baby Yoda/Grogu back bling may block a player’s view when aiming.
Despite these occasional issues, Fortnite Season 5 continues and there will likely be plenty more surprises for fans of the battle royale beyond its crossover with the Terminator franchise. In fact, leaks circulating online thanks to dataminers suggest that Tomb Raider will be crossing over with Fortnite sometime soon, giving gamers the opportunity to live out their wild fantasies of seeing Master Chief and Lara Croft build a house together.
New character skins and other unlockable contents are not the only things Fortnite players should be prepared for through the remainder of Season 5 and beyond. Epic Games has announced the Fortnite Champion Series will have a $20 million prize pool in 2021, so competitive fans will have their hands full preparing for upcoming tournaments.
Fortnite is free-to-play for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
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