Epic Games has spotted ‘pay to win’ car skins in Fortnite

June 4, 2024 by No Comments

Epic has admitted to having pay-to-win car skins in Fortnite’s Chapter 5 Season 3. These skins will remain pay-to-win until the next update.

Fortnite’s Chapter 5 Season 3 is all about cars, which is understandable since it’s a ‘Mad Max’ themed season. That’s why as soon as you enter the battle royale title, you can experience the battlefield of vehicular warfare this season. Much of the end game depends on having a fast, strong and deadly car, so even a slight advantage is key. Therefore, players will not be happy to know that Fortnite currently has pay-to-win skins.

The pay-to-win nature of these skins is clear as day and is best illustrated by a Tiktok video From popular content creator NickEh30. In the video, NickEh30 demonstrates how the free car skins in Fortnite feature a wider windscreen. This allows enemy players to get into the passenger seat and shoot the driver through the window or easily aim from the ground. However, once you get to paid skins the story is very different. Some of these models, for cosmetic reasons, have very small windscreens, making it difficult for players to shoot over drivers.

This is a clear disadvantage for other players who don’t spend real money on these car skins. According to Kotaku’s report, Epic Games has acknowledged the situation, stating that they are “aware” of the issue and have “planned a fix for an upcoming build.” This means players will have to keep looking for these pay-to-win cars until the next update.

In other news, the employee from Lethal Company is now available in the Fortnite Item Shop.

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