Epic Games removed an item from the Fortnite in-game store Monday because it was already available as a reward in the Chapter 2 Season 6 battle pass.
The "Wild" music track, which was the soundtrack to the Zero Crisis Finale event that shuttled Fortnite into its new season, appeared in the item shop for several hours before being removed. Players can unlock it through the battle pass by reaching tier 70.
Fortnite Battle Pass Reward Item Pulled From Store
The removal makes sense. Epic Games has never before sold a battle pass reward separately via the item shop, and has promised that battle pass items — which require massive time investments to unlock — will never be available for sale later on.
"The Wild Lobby Track was made available in the Item Shop today despite also being a Battle Pass Reward," Fortnite's support account tweeted Monday. "We realize that this was a mistake and will be removing it from the Item Shop."
It's unclear how this mix-up took place, and Epic Games hasn't provided much in the way of details. Some fans believe the track was originally intended as a shop item, but that a last minute decision swapped it to the battle pass. The decision coming at the 11th hour could have meant the item shop contents and social posts had all already been scheduled.
Epic Games is expected to refund purchases of "Wild" in the near future.