No word on when it’ll be coming back.
Fortnite’s latest update introduced a self-refund feature, but the devs are temporarily rolling it back to fix an issue it caused in the short time it was live.
The new self-service cosmetics return feature was added in patch V3.6, and allows players to return cosmetic items for V-bucks within 30 days of purchase. “Due to an issue discovered with the ‘Self Refund’ feature, we’ll be disabling it until we create a fix and make some usability improvements to the system,” Epic Games tweeted.
Obviously, as the self-refund applies to cosmetic purchases only, it encompasses emotes, gliders, back bling, outfits, and harvesting tools, and doesn’t extend to loot llamas, event and weekly items, Starter and Founder’s packs and their upgrades, and Battle Pass or Battle Pass Tiers. In addition to the 30 day restriction, refunds are capped at a total of three for the lifetime of an account. Epic hasn’t explained the reasoning behind this.
A new rollout date for the feature hasn’t been confirmed, with the official update saying that it will come “at a later date,” and that Epic needs to “solve the issue and make improvements to the system,” before they can try again.
The patch also brought a new sticky grenade to both Battle Royale and Save the World, and players can find it in floor loot, supply drops, supply llamas, and treasure chests.
Twitch account linking to the game client has also been removed “due to scalability issues,” but players can still link Twitch Prime accounts through the Epic Games website.
Meanwhile, the mysterious comet is still barreling toward Tilted Towers.
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