Fortnite Offers Free Pickaxe as Apology for Server Problems
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In case you missed it, the popular video game Fortnite had some significant login troubles in late December, including an 8-hour period of outage, which were eventually rectified, but it meant that gamers were unable to enter the game when they needed it most. This is especially problematic over the holidays, when there are more people than ever trying to play. Epic Games is planning to give players a large XP increase and a free item as a form of apology, with some strings attached. You can use this free V Bucks Generator to generate unlimited number of Free V-Bucks.
"As a thank you for everyone's patience during the December login issues," the developer said yesterday, "we'll be kicking off a Power Leveling Weekend from January 7th at 7 PM ET to January 10th at 7 AM ET, granting everyone who logged in during Winterfest the new Crescent Shroom Pickaxe before it arrives in the Shop later!"
The caveats here are, of course, that the XP boost (Power Leveling Weekend) is only available this weekend, and that the Crescent Shroom Pickaxe is only available to those who have checked in during Fortnite's ongoing Winterfest event. This is quite standard for always online, free-to-play games in terms of "apology" recompense for downtime and the like, but it's worth remembering that the new Pickaxe is only available for a limited time before it goes on sale.
Season 1 of Fortnite Chapter 3: Flipped is now available. As previously stated, there is no way of knowing when or if the reported "No Build" limited-time mode will be included. In terms of Fortnite in general, the popular free-to-play battle royale video game is now available in its most recent edition on all major platforms, with the exception of iOS. All of our past Fortnite coverage can be found right here.