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Epic Games to add ‘undo purchase’ button for Fortnite Item Shop refunds, with a catch

Published: 11/Mar/2019 19:04 Updated: 13/Mar/2019 14:53

by Albert Petrosyan


With the Fortnite Battle Royale Item Shop receiving heavy scrutiny and backlash from many players, Epic Games are taking steps to try and make everyone happy.

The major controversy currently facing Fortnite’s Item Shop is that there is no feature that asks players to confirm their purchases prior to the sale of a cosmetic item going through.


The way the shop works now, and has always worked, is once a player is on any cosmetic item’s page, one press of the ‘Purchase’ button immediately initiates the sale.

This has become a problem for many players, primarily those on console, as any accidentally press of the designated button will cause an item to be purchased with no way to cancel the transaction.


There is currently a way to refund items in Fortnite, but the process requires the player to use up one of their three lifetime refund tokens, assuming they have any left on their account. 

The current self-refund system in Fortnite can only be used three times on a single account.

Fortunately, Epic Games are looking to help fix this issue by adding a “undo purchase” button in the Item Shop, which will allow players to cancel their previous transaction.

The new feature will have a catch however, as players will only have up to five minutes to use on their previous purchase, and cannot use it after they’ve already loaded into a match since making the purchase.


Here is the full announcement message for this new button, courtesy of a developer’s post on Reddit:

We neither want to add friction for players nor do we want to benefit from accidental purchases or players regretting a purchase.

Our initial solution for this was to add a refund token system.

As an ongoing iteration, we are going to introduce an “undo” button to the store page that allows you to easily refund without using up a token within a 5 minute time window, assuming you haven’t started a match since purchase.


The reactions to the announcement of this new feature have been mixed, with Reddit users commenting their arguments for why they are for or against an ‘undo purchase’ button.

Some believe that all of this can be avoided if Epic simply added a confirmation page after the ‘purchase’ button was clicked on a cosmetic item’s page.


Others claim that this new feature would not only essentially serve as a confirmation step, but also as a safety net since players can still “accidentally” confirm the same way they incidentally clicked to make the purchase in the first place.

On this screen, there is no extra confirmation step for purchasing an item after the ‘Purchase’ button has been clicked.

As of now, Epic are yet to announce when this new feature will go live in Fortnite, although it could be as early as the v8.10 update, which is set to go live on March 12


It’s important to also note that the addition of this new button will not affect the self refund system that’s currently in place, which will continue to function as normal. 


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton


We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.


Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.


To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI.