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Epic Games announce release date for ‘Undo Purchase’ button in Item Shop

Published: 20/Apr/2019 0:58 Updated: 20/Apr/2019 0:59

by Albert Petrosyan

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An ‘Undo Purchase’ button is coming soon to the Fortnite Battle Royale Item Shop, and developers Epic Games have already confirmed when it’s expected to go live.

While there hasn’t been much to complain about the Item Shop, the one main grievance that players have had with it is the finality with which cosmetic items are sold, as there is no free way to refund them.

The way the shop has always worked is once a player clicks on the ‘purchase’ button on any cosmetic item’s page, the sale is immediately initiated with no free recourse.

Undo Purchase button confirmed

In an effort to appease the player-base, an Epic Games employee confirmed on Reddit that an Undo Purchase button would be added to the Item Shop as a way for players to cancel any purchases they had potentially made by accident.

The only catch of this new feature will be that players will only have up to five minutes after having made the purchase to refund it, as long as they did not load into a match after making the purchase.

RedditThe Undo Purchase button was first announced in March, and now its release date has been revealed.

Undo Purchase button release date announced

The initial announcement for the Undo Purchase button made back in March did not include a timeline for when the feature would go live in the Item Shop.

On April 19, after weeks of players nagging on Reddit, the same employee revealed that the button is “currently slated for Season 9,” which is expected to kick off in the first half of May.

To this point, most seasons have lasted about 10 weeks, or 70 days, which would put the end of Season 8 and the start of Season 9 at around May 8.

However, the wording of the Epic employee’s announcement does not specify when during the ninth season the Undo Purchase button will go live, so it could happen after the season begins.

Fortnite InsiderPlayers have been asking for a confirmation step to be added to the Fortnite Item Shop, much like the concept image above.

Why don’t players like the current system

The problem that players have with the way the Item Shop currently works is that there is no additional step between clicking the Purchase button on an item and the sale going through.

This means that any items purchased accidentally can only be refunded by using one of three precious Refund Tokens each player gets for the lifetime of their account, assuming there are any left.

While the Undo Purchase button is a step in the right direction, many players feel that it still might not be enough, some proposing for a confirmation screen to be added as well. 

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Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce

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After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.