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".
We apologize that some players were unable to view the Unvaulting event. Anyone who jumped into the Unvaulting playlist will be granted the Arcana Glider in the coming days. Players who purchased the Arcana Glider previously will be refunded their V-Bucks.May 5, 2019
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.