Epic Games has announced via the official Fortnite Twitter account that all players who participated in the Unvaulting event will receive a reward due to technical issues.

On Saturday, May 4th, 2019, Fortnite players gathered around the Loot Lake point of interest to watch the one-time in-game Unvaulting event. Unfortunately, this event was plagued by technical issues causing many players to complete miss out.

Epic Games has announced that they will be compensating all players who participated in the event, in one way or another, as a way of apologizing. Unfortunately, the event will not be replayed.

Unfortunately, a large chunk of creators and players did not get to experience this one-time, live, in-game event for themselves due to technical issues on Epic’s end.

Players who experienced this issue simply watched the timer countdown to 0:00:00, followed by nothing. No chance to vote, no volcanic explosions, no event.

What are your thoughts on these events? Were you one of the unlucky players who were affected by this issue? Do you feel that the free Glider (or V-Bucks) is worthy compensation for missing a one-time event?

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  1. wtf rather give us an option to a skin of choice not a darn glider we as players suport epic more time and money making them rich and all epic offers is a glider its a slap in the face from epic

    • dude just appreciate it that epic is trying to make the game better AND is giving out a glider for free while they don’t technically owe you anything or you can just go play other games that don’t have events AT ALL and doesn’t give out free things.

    • Ok, first organize your ideas. Second, they could have given us nothing at all, so be grateful, because epic doesn’t always do this.

      • They did that, because in some servers the event didn’t start at all including me. So a little compensation would be nice.

      • yeah you guys are right epic does keep fortnite great lemi apologise i take it back i do enjoy fortnite i jus spome out without thinkin tnx epic nd im sorry

  2. That glider sucks, give us event back or skin becouse you use glider for 6 seconds but skin you will use becouse it looks nice or vbucks 1200 becouse ill rather take vbucks then overpriced glider

    • They gave you a free event and it’s not your right to it. They owe you nothing. Go player another game where they’ll give you nothing for free and they won’t apologize nor will they do events

    • they don’t owe you anything kid, just stop whining like a baby and appreciate Epic Games for putting so much effort into their game to try to improve their game and even giving out a free glider to the people who missed it, this is nothing more than just a event that you could just go on youtube and watch other people, it is not like you are going to die because you just missed an event.

    • “thaT gLidEr sUkS”. Shut up, that is their form of apology of some people not being able to see the event in-game. We got an opportunity to unvault a weapon by ourselves, and now we’re getting a free glider. They could have given us nothing at all, dumbass. Appreciate what you have, because epic doesn’t always do that.

    • Your right. You don’t deserve something as bad as that glier. You do deserve v-bucks. Three v-bucks, because your being a whiny shit and don’t deserve a glider in the first place. Enjoy your three cents worth of v-bucks 🙂

  3. Such a shame my 9year old was so excited to see it! He waited all day for the timer to hit 0 and he seen nothing. He was so upset I think the glider is great but some vbucks to compensate or a free season 9 battle pass would compensate massively! Come in epic do some good to those that missed it! 😔

    • you had the chance to get the season 8 battle pass for free, and within the battle pass contains a lot of cool skins and 1500 vbucks, so technically, epic gave away infinite battle passes, and it is not epic games’ problem that you didn’t get enough vbucks to get the season 9 and 10 and 11 battle pass for free, they gave you a chance, you grind for it, or you leave it, if you got it, congratulations, if you didn’t, just buy the battle pass (which is literally only 10 dollars) or just don’t buy the battle pass at all.

    • Me too. Man, life is so great! And I get a free glider? Me oh my, I hope noby gets offended by my genuine #humblebrag.

  4. I (and lots of my friends) play since season 1 and didnt see the event and all we get is a glider. Thats nice but a skin or v-bucks or the next battle pass would do batter. Because no one cares about a glider…

      • I’m sorry i was very angry about fortnite because i was so excited to see the event and nothing happened. I didn’t wanted to say tha i am “better” than other players but i think that every one should can choose what he want because a glider is a present someone uses 3 days and than you choose an other one. I know Epic doesn’t have to give the players a compensation.
        Disqus schrieb am So., 5. Mai 2019, 13:21:

  5. #Epicfail who cares about a glider? We waited for the event, missed it and missed out. Had to watch it on Youtube. Keep your glider and give us something that mirrors our time and disappointment.

    • they don’t owe you anything kid, just stop whining like a baby and appreciate Epic Games for putting so much effort into their game to try to improve their game and even giving out a free glider to the people who missed it, this is nothing more than just a event that you could just go on youtube and watch other people, it is not like you are going to die because you just missed an event.

  6. Funny seeing grown men crying like children about this… Drink Soy much? Lol.
    Annoying for the kids that play it I guess but this game is past it like a damaged banana… Nobody cares anymore.

  7. People are crying because of the event, It was nice, but the result was already predicted, we literally predicted 100% of the event. The Vault opens, we vote, Volcano goes boom boom in Greasy and Tilted, explodes a little spit in Polar Peak and that’s it. I think the glider is not ALL that good, maybe the V-Bucks from the glider could be better. But that is a hell of a way to START showing that Epic isn’t just shitting in our heads. If they did the event again, they would have to change the map again, because destroyed Tilted, Peak and Greasy can’t get more destroyed. People would enter in the Vault and one of the possible results would be the Tac SMG coming back, cuz for me the Drum Gun is pretty meh.

  8. Wow, what a bunch of whiny, self-entitled little kids some of you are. “I don’t like this, give me something else!” The fact is, Epic owed you nothing more than an apology, which they’ve given to players, but they’ve also included a glider on top as a goodwill gesture. Don’t like the glider? Too bad. Move on.

    • Agreed. First, this company doesn’t owe anyone anything and it is already nice enough for them to have a lot of special events and trying hard to improve the game and this is no more than a mistake epic made and the people who missed it, it is not epics fault, you wouldn’t even have been in the game if there wasn’t a special event! Those people should quit whining and start appreciating what epic games is doing and has accomplished and being generous to give out a free glider.

  9. the glider is nice but i really did wanted to see that one time event just like many others this is just sad and i don’t think this is a good enough compensation for missing it.

  10. Me and my family play fortnite unfortunately we only own 2 playstation 4s and we are a total of 4. We each have a fortnite account and only 2 of us where able to participate because the event was only 15min which wasn’t enough time for us to switch accounts so everyone could have participated which I think was kind of unfair. Love the event just wish it was more time so everyone could have had a chance to enjoy it.

    • Buy 2 more play stations and stop breeding. How is it the fault of fortnite that you don’t have enough gaming systems?

    • they don’t owe you anything kid, just stop whining like a baby and appreciate Epic Games for putting so much effort into their game to try to improve their game and even giving out a free glider to the people who missed it, this is nothing more than just a event that you could just go on youtube and watch other people, it is not like you are going to die because you just missed an event. STOP WHINING

  11. I Missed out on the event and it sucks because I was waiting for it to happen all day. In my opinion epic should do more than just a glider

    • epic doesn’t owe any of us anything dude, just pretend that there wasn’t an event, and you should really appreciate it that epic is giving out a free glider and creating such a great game and constantly trying to make the game better.

  12. Whenever there a bug like this epic give us a backbling or glider. Half off you guy are complaining that it’s not a skin. On other games if something like this happens then they wouldn’t give you anything.

    • they don’t owe you anything kid, just stop whining like a baby and appreciate Epic Games for putting so much effort into their game to try to improve their game and even giving out a free glider to the people who missed it, this is nothing more than just a event that you could just go on youtube and watch other people, it is not like you are going to die because you just missed an event..

  13. Do you think I will get the glider? I didn’t get to see the event at all. Or instead of a glider they can give everyoNe a free battle pass

    • YOU ALREADY GOT A FREE SEASON 8 BATTLE PASS WHICH YOU COULD HAVE USED AND SAVED VBUCKS FROM. they don’t owe you anything kid, just stop whining like a baby and appreciate Epic Games for putting so much effort into their game to try to improve their game and even giving out a free glider to the people who missed it, this is nothing more than just a event that you could just go on youtube and watch other people, it is not like you are going to die because you just missed an event.

      • STOP IT. You have posted almost the exact same thing about 8 times and we get it. How little time do you have where you can post these long comments 8 TIMES saying the same crap! Stop condescending people and maybe vary your comments more.

  14. Oh yeah give everyone a free glider. Yeah sucks you didnt get to see the event but why should they get a free glider. It also stops anyone who didnt purchase the glider. To not be able to purchase it at all

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