Epic Games recently announced that Gunner the pet dog will be removed from the Fortnite. Epic also offered its players a full refund for the in-game pet dog item after players noticed a similar version of the item, that was offered in a previous Battle Pass.
Earlier today, The game added a new pet dog to the Fortnite Shop named "Gunner." Players could purchase Gunner for $9.99USD, which is about 1,000 V-Bucks in-game. Unfortunately Gunner bears a striking resemblance to a season six Battle Pass pet named Bonesy.
Reddit user PhantomRacer32 posted a side-by-side comparison of the two pets.
The only noticable difference is the printed bandana, as opposed to a plain green camo one, and the difference in fur color.
In a statement to IGN, Epic games said, “We should not have released the Gunner Pet and apologize for doing so.”
The good news is that Epic recently announced a full refund for anyone who purchased Gunner from the Fortnite Shop, along with an additional 200 V-Bucks.
Epic Games said, “Anyone who purchased Gunner and refunds it prior to this make-good will instead receive 200 V-bucks and an additional refund token that can be put towards any eligible items that were purchased within the past 30,”.
Players were surprised by Gunner's addition to the Fortnite Shop, considering Epic promised to never release Battle Pass items for sale. There are some who argue that selling Battle Pass items for V-bucks defeats the purpose of a Battle Pass and lessens an item's rarity. It's a good way for players who don't have the time to complete a Battle Pass to still get a desired item though.