Not too long ago, Epic released the ‘Boundless Set’ in Fortnite, one featuring superhero skins. When you switch to one of these skins, you can choose both a primary and a secondary color — including the same colors, which meant you could have an all-white or all-black character. That’s where the problem comes in.
The all-black superhero skin resulted in — you guessed it — a character that was solid black. This, some players said, was an unfair advantage because it is very difficult to see these skins in shadows and other dark areas. As a result, some criticized the skins as ‘pay-to-win’ and called for them to be removed.
Epic said a couple of weeks ago that it would look into the matter, and now we finally know what the company will do: remove the ability to use all-black and all-white color schemes with these superhero skins. The change was detailed on the Fortnite Trello board, where Epic says:
It was brought to our attention that Outfits in the Boundless Set included color combinations that could compromise the competitive integrity of matches. As a result, we’re planning to make minor cosmetic adjustments in our next update. We’ve made some adjustments to the materials, and you will no longer be able to have white/white or black/black color combinations when selecting your primary and secondary colors.
As you’d expect, Epic is offering players who purchased these skins the option to request a refund within 30 days of their login once the 15.30 update arrives — this applies even to players who don’t have any refund tokens left. The company says that it has also tweaked shadows in the game as part of this update.