Epic apologizes for releasing Fortnite’s Gunner Pet, offers refunds

Epic Games has pulled Fortnite’s new Gunner Pet from sale and is refunding all purchases following complaints that it is too similar to a previous Battle Pass item.

The Gunner Pet was priced at 1,000 V-Bucks, but is basically just a reskin of the Bonsey back bling included in the season six pass. Anyone who purchased the pet will be getting their 1,000 V-Bucks back “within the next couple of days” along with an additional 200 V-Bucks.

“We should not have released the Gunner Pet and apologize for doing so,” the developer wrote in a post on Reddit. “Within the next couple of days, all purchases of Gunner will be refunded for the full amount of 1000 V-bucks as well as an additional 200 V-bucks and the Pet will be removed from the Locker.

“Anyone who purchased Gunner and refunds it prior to this make-good will instead receive 200 V-bucks and a replacement Refund Token that can be put towards any eligible items that were purchased within the past 30 days.”

Yesterday, Epic released a new update for Fortnite that brought back the Retail Row location and Fiends.

Fortnite is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, iOS, and Android.

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