Fortnite's Grill Sergeant Outfit Is Being Removed from People's Lockers and the Item Shop - Dexerto

Fortnite’s Grill Sergeant Outfit Is Being Removed from People’s Lockers and the Item Shop

Published: 10/Sep/2018 13:52 Updated: 10/Sep/2018 14:01

by Ross Deason


The Grill Sergeant outfit has been removed from Fortnite’s Item Shop and players’ lockers just hours after being added due to a number of strange bugs and glitches.

The highly anticipated skin was added to the item shop on September 10, but it was plagued by bugs and removed from both the item shop and player lockers soon after.

In a statement on Twitter, Epic Games revealed that they were “investigating issues” and will report back when they know more:

“We are investigating issues with the Grill Sergeant outfit that was temporarily available in the store. We’ll report back when we have more information.”

While the developers don’t go into detail, it is assumed that the skin was disabled because of one of the many glitches that have been reported online. The Grill Sergeant was plagued by bugs from the moment it went live, with some players finding that they were stuck with a default skin even after equipping it.

Elsewhere, some fans could see nothing but a floating “Jonesy” head and a weapon when the skin was used in-game!


Prior to the statement from Epic Games, many players expressed concern about the Grill Sergeant skin being removed from their locker without a refund.

However, this latest development seems to suggest that this is a temporary issue and that the Grill Sergeant will either return to their lockers or be refunded in full once the developers figure out a fix.

For the time being, the Grill Sergeant has been replaced by the “Recon Scout” – a rare outfit that is currently available for a total of 1,200 V-Bucks.

If you want something a little more eye catching, the Power Chord outfit is also currently available as a featured item. The Legendary skin will cost you 2,000 V-Bucks but this is the first time that it has been available for around 6 months, so don’t expect to get another chance to pick it up any time soon.


Epic confirms long-awaited Fortnite pre-edit changes are coming soon

Published: 31/Oct/2020 4:43

by Andrew Amos


It’s been a long time coming, but now Fortnite players can be put at ease: Epic are working on pre-edit changes to make building easier after years of the community petitioning.

Pre-editing has been a contentious issue in the Fortnite community for years. They’re on for all players, and helps players quickly place a lot of edited builds.

However, most players don’t use pre-editing, so its existence ends up being a hindrance more than anything. It can leave players exposed due to a poor build, something they weren’t intending at the time.

Fortnite player editing build
Epic Games
Pre-edits have been the bane of Fortnite players across the world. Thankfully, Epic are working on disabling them.

A new rallying cry across the community comes across with every new season, pleading with Epic to at least give player the option to disable pre-edits. While they’ve been dodging the issue for quite some time, there’s finally been some solid news.

After a year of uncertainty with Epic stating they were “actively considering” it, they’ve now set their course on giving the community what they want.

“We don’t have an exact timetable, but we’re going to [add a disable pre-edit option],” community coordinator TheStevieT told players on Reddit.

It comes after more clips of players dying because of their pre-edited builds went viral across Reddit and other social media platforms. It’s quite the common occurrence, and with Epic now solidifying their stance, it’s got players excited.

That being said, it could be a little while before it’s added. They’ve started work, but without an exact timetable in mind, it could be seasons down the line. One can hope that it’ll be added in Chapter 2 Season 5 at the end of 2020 though.


Another Epic staffer, gstaffEpic, clarified that such a change isn’t in any of the Fortnite builds yet. However, it’s getting close, and it’s something they’re “working towards.”

It might not be the most explosive subject, but as far as quality of life changes go, this could completely transform the way Fortnite is played. We will update you once more information arises.