Here's our first peek at Fortnite's unreleased gifting system

"That wasn't supposed to happen".

A gifting system is coming to Fortnite.

Twitterer @The1Jaren (thanks, Forbes) was able to gift themselves the Behold emote, and posted a brief video as evidence. Here, take a look:

"It's not a staging version of the game", Jaren clarified in a subsequent tweet. "It's just the normal version with the gifting system enabled."

As you can see, it's simply a new button option beneath the purchase prompt. You can even send a little personalised message with your gift, too.

Sadly, there's no sign of a similar trading system that would permit players to swap or share cosmetic items.

Wondering why it's 0 V-bucks? Yeah, me too. But it's apparently just for the demonstration; if you don't have enough banked, the option is, apparently, disabled.

While in no way a certainty, Forbes suggests that as the video says the emote can't be delivered for '8 more days' (and nine for a couple of others), it's possible the gifting feature is scheduled to go live next weekend, maybe on Sunday 21st October. So watch this space.

As Jaren continues to explore their "glitched" game, they further added - somewhat worringly - "Fortnite is actually seriously broken... I will not explain publicly but I discovered something that is... bad..."

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When​ ​her friends​ ​were falling in love with soap stars, Vikki was falling in love with​ ​video games. She's a survival horror survivalist​ ​with a penchant for​ ​Yorkshire Tea, men dressed up as doctors and sweary words. She struggles to juggle a fair-to-middling Destiny/Halo addiction​ ​and her kill/death ratio is terrible.


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