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Epic Games responds to Microsoft’s ‘misleading’ Fortnite bundle packaging

Published: 27/Dec/2018 11:38 Updated: 27/Dec/2018 11:54

by David Purcell


Epic Games has reacted to concerns surrounding the packaging of the Xbox One S Fortnite bundle, which could have misled some people into thinking they were getting more bang for their buck than they actually were. 

A message crossposted to the Fortnite BR subreddit on December 26 shows that the bundle’s packaging advertizes it as the full game. In reality, the Save the World mode wasn’t actually part of the deal. 

“It’s still happening. Microsoft’s Fortnite bundle says it comes with the “full game” and 2000 V-Bucks, but it only comes with a download code for Battle Royale and the V-Bucks,” the post from readit_later stated. “This is misleading advertising and preys on the parents who don’t know any better.”

readit_later, RedditOriginal photo from the Reddit post, claiming the Fortnite bundle from Microsoft is ‘misleading’.

In reaction to that, Epic_Boomer provided a response from the developer which was very much in line with concerns from the public. 

“We agree that the messaging on the Xbox One S Fortnite Bundle was unclear and so will be granting free access to Save the World for those who purchased the bundle,” the statement reads. 

“We are going to begin identifying players who have claimed the Eon Bundle and will be granting their accounts access to Save the World. We will also make sure that all future players who claim the Eon Bundle will be granted access to Save the World moving forward.” 

Epic GamesFortnite’s ‘Save the World’ mode, which was not included in this Xbox One S bundle.

Some buyers may have realized that Save the World wasn’t part of the deal after activating the code, and Epic says those people will be granted an additional 2,000 V-Bucks for their troubles. 

An update to the post is expected in due course, which will include an “exact timing of entitlements” for all players affected by this advertising gaffe.


How to get The Mandalorian skin in Fortnite Season 5 with Baby Yoda

Published: 30/Nov/2020 14:17

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite Season 5 is upon us, and it’s got some very exciting things in store – but the one thing fans are most looking forward to is the leaked crossover with The Mandalorian.

Following the success of Season 4’s Nexus War, which introduced skins and weapons based on some of Marvel’s most beloved superheroes and villains including Storm and Venom, Fortnite seems to be once again teaming up with another Disney-owned franchise, Star Wars.

Recent posts from a number of leakers including ShiinaBR and others have suggested a crossover with The Mandalorian is imminent, with bounty hunter Din Djarin and the adorable viral sensation Baby Yoda both being a part of the major Season 5 update.

There’s even been a leaked advertisement for the Battle Pass, which shows off the incoming Mandalorian skin accompanied by a little Baby Yoda, which is presumed to be another Back Bling cosmetic like Rocket Racoon, from Guardians of the Galaxy.

How to get The Mandalorian Fortnite skin

We won’t know exactly how to unlock the new Mandalorian secret skin and accompanying Baby Yoda Back Bling cosmetic until Season 5 drops on December 2, but we can definitely speculate.

In previous seasons, featured skins have been unlocked when players complete Battle Pass challenges. It’s likely that The Mandalorian skin will be acquired through a similar unlock method. It will look something like this:

  1. Load up Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Head into the Battle Pass menu.
  3. Access the Battle Pass challenges screen, and wait for the relevant challenges to appear.
  4. Once they’ve been made available, it’s down to you to complete them.

We’ll update this page as soon as we know how to unlock these new cosmetics, so keep an eye out.

When does Fortnite Season 5 start?

Fortnite has a lot to live up to after Season 4. It saw the introduction of a number of Marvel heroes as well as the Devourer of Worlds, Galactus, for an epic Nexus War finale event.

Season 5 will kick off on December 2, although an exact time hasn’t been confirmed. It’s also been hinted by dataminers that there will be another Black Hole style blackout to bridge the gap between the end of Season 4 and the beginning of Season 5.

Fortnite black hole
Epic Games
It’s rumored there will be another blackout between Season 4 and Season 5

It’s not expected that the whole season will be themed around The Mandalorian, unlike the previous Marvel-focused Season 4, but it looks like it will likely feature enough Star Wars content to keep fans of the galaxy far, far away happy.

Season 5 also brings with it the arrival of the new Fortnite Crew membership, which includes the Battle Pass, V-Bucks, exclusive skins, and other monthly benefits for a set price.

We will continue to update this guide as new information becomes available.