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Epic gives away free Fortnite glider as apology for glitched Unvaulting event

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Epic Games is giving away a pricey Fortnite (opens in new tab) glider as an apology to players that weren't able to view yesterday's in-game Unvaulting event (opens in new tab). During the event, fans voted to bring the all-powerful drum gun back into the item pool from the vault, where it was placed last year (opens in new tab).

Yesterday, the official Fortnite account tweeted that (opens in new tab) "some players were unable to witness the Unvaulting event", and that it was investigating the extent of the problem. As an apology, Epic Games said that it would give away the Arcana Glider, worth 1,200 V-Bucks (around $12), to any player that was in the Unvaulting Playlist for the event, regardless of whether they missed the event or not.

Anybody that has already purchased the glider will be refunded the V-Bucks they spent on it, the developer said. The free glider or refund should be in players' accounts "in the coming days".

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The studio also plans to release replay files of the event for players to watch from within the Fortnite client, it added.

For a full recap on the event, which saw Retail Row and Tilted Towers destroyed by a volcanic eruption, read James' piece here (opens in new tab). It also includes video footage, in case you don't want to wait for those replay files.

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.