Fortnite players outraged over not receiving PS4 in-game purchases [UPDATED] - Dexerto

Fortnite players outraged over not receiving PS4 in-game purchases [UPDATED]

Published: 3/Dec/2019 1:16 Updated: 3/Dec/2019 1:40

by Andrew Amos


December 2 5:36pm PST update: Epic Games has resolved the issue with the PlayStation 4 in-game shop. If players made a purchase during the downtime, they should restart their client and their items will be available.

Original article continues below.


Fortnite Battle Royale players have expressed their anger over in-game purchases on PlayStation 4, with many players noting that they are not receiving anything they buy in the Item Shop.

PS4 Fortnite players are outraged over the Fortnite in-game shop taking their V-Bucks without giving them the items they paid for.

The issue is impacting all players across all regions who play on the PlayStation 4 console, with Epic currently working on a fix for the issue.

Players started reporting the issue early on November 2. With people looking to take advantage of daily deals in the Fortnite shop, some players were noting that purchases were not showing up in their account.

“I was about to buy the Globe Shaker skin, but it [left] the item shop,” said Reddit user ‘fortnitefan-account’.

Players have lost anywhere from 10 dollars to hundreds worth of in-game currency to the issue, with PS4 users yet to see any bang for their buck.

It’s also impacting the direct purchase of V-Bucks from the shop, with players noting that they are not able to buy any in-game currency as well as items.

Usually there’s some form of recourse available for players impacted by the issue. Epic Games could choose to refund all purchases, giving people back their precious V-Bucks. 

Alternatively, Epic Games might look to compensate players for the issue by giving them free V-Bucks in return, while still being able to keep the skins they were looking for.

Reddit: OhMyPulseIf you are a PS4 Fortnite user, avoid using the in-game shop until further notice.

Epic Games are aware of the issue, tweeting out on November 2 that they are investigating an issue preventing players from redeeming purchases on the platform. They also clarified that it’s only affecting PS4 users, so Xbox, PC, and Mobile users shouldn’t be impacted.

PS4 Fortnite players have also been urged to not use the in-game shop until the issue is fixed, otherwise they might lose their in-game currency. 


Fortnite glitch lets you ‘drive’ the Battle Bus ahead of Galactus event

Published: 29/Nov/2020 12:44

by Daniel Cleary


A new glitch with the Fortnite Battle Bus has been found, letting you ‘drive’ the vehicle towards Galactus ahead of Season 4’s in-game Nexus War event.

The hype for Fortnite’s Season 4 live-action event is now starting to build, after Galactus has reappeared outside of the battle royale island ahead of the final showdown on November 30.

Nexus War will likely feature all of the superhero characters such as Wolverine, Thor, and others that have recently been added to Fortnite, as they face off against the Marvel supervillain.

Galactus in Fortnite
Epic Games
Galactus can be seen in the water outside of the Fortnite island.

It was previously hinted that, during the upcoming event, Fortnite players will also need to “join the fight” against Galactus by learning how to drive the Battle Bus and a new glitch has been found allowing players to do exactly that.

Fortnite YouTuber Glitch King has revealed a clever trick that players can do to stay in the Battle Bus after the start of a game and ‘drive’ right up to where Galactus currently rests.

The content creator explained that after entering any limited-time mode where the Battle Bus paths towards the Marvel character, you need to briefly disconnect your internet connection just before the Bus kicks you out at the end.

The Fortnite vehicle will continue to move towards Galactus with your character still inside, giving you an up-close look at the Devourer of Worlds.

While it is likely that players will have much more control of the Battle Bus when it does become a feature in the event, it can give players an early feel for what the Nexus War might look like.

As of now, it remains unclear what exactly will happen during the Nexus War event but there have been a few Fortnite leaks hinting at yet another Black Hole ending to the in-game event.

Fortnite fans won’t have to wait too much longer to find out for sure, however, with only a short while remaining until Season 4 comes to a close and the Nexus War event finally takes place.