Epic Games have released a new skin for their ridiculously popular Fortnite Battle Royale but apparently even they do not know the full extent of their game's popularity yet. The game's store crashed, shortly after the skin's announcement.
Epic Games first leaked the skin at the end of March, around the same time v3.4.1 update was about to land. The speculation about the skin's potential release date fired up immediately, and as most players guessed - it came out in early April. What they couldn't guess in their wildest dreams was that they will toss enough money at the skin that the in-game store will become unstable.
The skin's release was announced on 05 April 2018 at 17:01 PDT for USA or 06 April 00:01 GMT for Europe which sent the players into a buying frenzy.
From the depths of the storm he knocks,— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 6, 2018
In the battle now he walks,
Breaking down the chamber door,
Available now, in the store.
New Raven Outfit and Feathered Flyer Glider in the shop now! pic.twitter.com/AOO8lENZYt
It took players only 38 minutes to throw enough money at Epic Games to make them virtually pass out, which they indirectly confirmed with a tweet updating the players on the store status.
We are aware of some players having issues when purchasing V-Bucks. We are checking into it. Watch for updates at https://t.co/3y0X6buriO— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 6, 2018
If you're not a Fortnite player and want to see what the fuss is all about, you can check this preview out on YouTube.