Fortnite to Remove “Pay-to-Win” Skins in Update v15.30

Published 01/31/2021, 4:40 AM EST


After severe backlash from the community, Fortnite developers, Epic Games, will axe the controversial superhero combination skins in the upcoming update. The problems arose with the Boundless Set of skins that arrived in Season 4, and certain color combinations gave an unfair advantage to players.

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Fortnite to remove White/White and Black/Black combination

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The Boundless Set became a huge highlight of the new season. The set, comprising 14 Superhero skins with high customization tools along with major color combination access, became a tremendous success. However, the community noticed that some color combinations give unfair competitive advantages to players, which led to an uproar.

The game had two popular combinations in the White/White and Black/Black, which gave a competitive edge. These two skins allowed players to conceal easily in areas with lighter and darker contrast, such as shadows.

The skin consequently became a “pay to win” product. Fortnite has revealed its intentions to remove these combinations, considering the amount of backlash it has received.

Players can demand for a refund

Epic Games soon announced its decision to remove the color combinations of the skin on the official Trello board.

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“It was brought to our attention that Outfits in the Boundless Set included color combinations that could compromise the competitive integrity of matches. As a result, we’re planning to make minor cosmetic adjustments in our next update.

“We’ve made some adjustments to the materials, and you will no longer be able to have white/white or black/black color combinations when selecting your primary and secondary colors.”

The developers also divulged details in case of any player’s disappointment regarding the decision. Along with the removal, Epic Games will also allow players to request a refund. Players can demand a refund any time within the 30 days of the player’s first login after Update v15.30.

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Rupesh Nair

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Rupesh is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently a student at Mumbai University, he has been involved with eSports since his childhood. Having played titles like Fallout 4, Minecraft, FIFA, Portal 2 and Halo 4 extensively, Rupesh has a deep understanding of the sport.

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