In case you missed it, Fortnite developer Epic Games released a pair of new Terminator skins, but the company is now offering refunds to those that purchased the T-800 thanks to an unfortunate mistake. The official Fortnite website had previously indicated that the skin was accompanied by a built-in "Cyberdyne Salute" emote. That is not the case, however, and could have prompted folks to purchase it for that express purpose. Epic Games has now stated that players will be able to apply for an in-game refund if they so wish. A specific date that players can start to get that refund has not been announced, but it will be available sometime next week.
The announcement, shared on social media by Epic Games, can be found embedded below:
We corrected an error on https://t.co/xlIk0X9a5H that the T-800 Outfit included a built-in Emote. If you’d like a refund, you’ll be able to make one using the in-game flow (no refund token needed) starting next week. Be on the lookout for an in-game notification next week. pic.twitter.com/HjTrpbU0jf— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) January 22, 2021
The "Cyberdyne Salute" emote is meant to evoke the T-800's final moments in Terminator 2: Judgement Day, where the character took a molten steel bath to ensure its own destruction and protect the future. The original trailer released by Epic Games announcing the content featured an homage to that moment, but this time around, T-800 is stopped by Jonesy, who pulls it into the world of Fortnite to enlist its help.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 has a theme focused on the greatest hunters of the multiverse. T-800 and Sarah Connor are the latest such "hunters" added this season, following Din Djarin (The Mandalorian), Kratos (God of War), Master Chief (Halo), and Predator. There have been a number of rumors regarding future hunters, including Tom Raider star Lara Croft. Epic Games has been steadily adding new skins since the season kicked off last month, so fans likely won't have to wait much longer to see which character will make the cut next!
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