Fortnite Giving 500 Free V-Bucks to Players With This ‘Yet-To-Release’ Skin

Published 12/20/2020, 8:41 AM EST


Fortnite has a long history of celebrating Christmas with a plethora of new skins and LTMs, and 2020 is no exception. The developers have already decorated the map with Christmas trees, gifts, and Snowmandos. Interestingly, Epic Games got too generous this festive season as it accidentally handed out the Green Arrow skin to some players.

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The Green Arrow skin will officially release on January 1, 2021, as part of the monthly Fortnite Crew subscription, but some players received the skin early. YouTuber TheCampingRusher – Fortnite talked about the incident in a recent video:

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Fortnite compensates for its mistake with free V-bucks

The developers weren’t comfortable with a handful of players getting early access to such a highly anticipated skin. As a result, they removed the skin from their inventory and rewarded them with 500 V-bucks.

The Green Arrow will now return on January 1, 2021, at midnight.

While the players who got early access to the skin seem happy with the compensation, other members of the Fortnite Crew have reacted differently. They believe that the 500 free V-bucks were unnecessary for players who already had the privilege to boast the Green Arrow before anyone else.

As per Epic Games, the free V-bucks were just a complimentary reward for the minor inconvenience. Do you think it was the right way to cover up the technical error?

Another bone of contention between the players

According to some rumors, the latest update removed skill based matchmaking from Fortnite. Several sources have rejected these claims, and the community has contrasting opinions on the matter yet again.

The debate around SBMM in multiplayer games is not a new one. A bunch of Fortnite veterans like Courage and Ninja even quit playing the game because of it.

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Interestingly, content creators and pros have also criticized other titles like Call of Duty: Warzone, and Apex Legends on similar grounds. They feel SBMM drains the fun aspect of a game and makes it sweaty.

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Owing to these developments, it is safe to assume that SBMM will remain a heated topic until Epic Games takes a firm stance on the matter.

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Aakrit Sharma

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

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