How to cancel a Fortnite purchase and get V-Buck refund

Liam Mackay
Patrick Mahomes in Fortnite

Don’t worry if you’ve just purchased a Fortnite skin that you didn’t mean to, as Fortnite’s 21.51 update has made it much easier to cancel an accidental purchase. Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite’s Cancel Purchase feature to get your V-Bucks back.

Fortnite’s Item Shop is chockfull of both original designs and collaborations with major franchises and celebrities such as Teen Titans’ Starfire and Patrick Mahomes. With all of these choices available, you might find yourself either purchasing something by mistake or quickly changing your mind.

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Luckily, Epic Games include the Cancel Purchase feature, and it’s been made even better with the 21.51 update. Players must now hold down the purchase button to buy something but if they still accidentally buy an item, the refund window has been extended.

Here’s everything you need to know about canceling a Fortnite purchase, as well as everything that can be refunded.

How to cancel a Fortnite purchase

All Fortnite players need to do to cancel a purchase is head to the item screen and press the “Cancel Purchase button” within 24 hours of buying the cosmetic — as long as you haven’t equipped it.

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If you can’t find the screen again, here’s everything you need to do:

  1. Launch Fortnite and hit the Settings cog icon
  2. Select the Support and Refunds page
  3. Click on Return or Cancel a Purchase
  4. Any purchases that can be canceled will appear on the page

With the new ‘Hold to Purchase’ button, you’re less likely to accidentally buy something but mistakes can still happen so if you go to equip the new item within 24 hours of buying it, Epic Games will remind you that the purchase can still be canceled but “if you equip or use this purchase during gameplay you will lose the ability to Cancel Purchase on this purchase.”

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Fortnite cancel purchase screen

What item purchases can be canceled in Fortnite?

Any purchase made with V-Bucks can be canceled in Fortnite, including bundles, skins, and individual items.

Epic Games have provided a full list of everything that the Cancel Purchase feature can’t be used on:

  • The Level Up Quest Pack
  • Real-money Offers in the Item Shop (Examples: Lava Legends Pack, Frozen Legends Pack, and The Laguna Pack)
  • Cosmetic Bundles
  • Gifted Purchases
  • Battle Pass
  • Battle Pass Tiers
  • Loot Llamas (Save the World)
  • Event and weekly items (Save the World)
  • Fortnite Crew

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 is almost here, so be sure to check the rumors about Brie Larson arriving alongside Spider-Man’s Gwen Stacy in the Battle Pass.

Image Credit: Epic Games

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Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor who focuses on Call of Duty but also plays lots of fantasy RPGs or anything else in his massive gaming backlog. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam freelanced in games journalism before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].