Epic Games plans to add an "Undo Purchases" option to prevent accidental cosmetic purchases.
The microtransaction system in Fortnite is one of the best in any game. We can pick the cosmetics we want without relying on random loot boxes, but there's still a mystique that surrounds some of the rarer or "sweaty" skins in the game. Cosmetics feel valuable, but everyone has the same chance to buy them.
There is one massive fault in the Fortnite microtransaction system, though: accidental purchases. It's far too easy for someone to buy something they don't want, and we only have three chances to return mistakenly purchased items.
I, myself have fallen victim to the way-too-easy-to-accidentally-buy-something Fortnite store. I bought the Dark Shard pickaxe while trying to figure out what the color changes looked like.
Epic has seen this issue, though, and wants to make sure players aren't spending V-Bucks on items they don't want. They made a post on Reddit discussing the issue and outlining the preventative changes that will be coming.
As you can see from the post, Epic plans to add an "undo purchase" option with a five-minute window. You also can't play a match after you make your accidental purchase.
One commenter asked why Epic doesn't just add a confirmation button instead of an "undo purchase" option. It's a fair question, but an undo option is a whole lot more secure than a confirmation button would be. You can still accidentally confirm a purchase, but undoing a purchase will be intentional.
This is a fantastic change for Fortnite cosmetic fans, and is one of the better "in good faith" moves Epic can make. They made it clear that they don't want us to waste money through accidental purchases - only on the items we truly want to use.
It's unclear when the changes will go into effect, but we can expect them in the near future. Stay tuned to @FortniteTracker on Twitter for more news and updates.