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Fortnite ‘The following items have been removed from your account’ error explained

Some players are finding themselves unfortunate enough to boot up Epic Games’ Fortnite and be faced with an in-game message stating that items and/or V-Bucks have been removed from their account. What is the Fortnite “The following items have been removed from your account” error referring to, though? And why is it taking your Fortnite currency and cosmetics away? Stick with this guide as we explain everything you need to know about the Fortnite items removed error message.

Fortnite ‘The Following Items Have Been Removed From Your Account’ | Cosmetics lost

Fortnite 'The following items have been removed from your account' error cosmetics gone

Cosmetic items can be removed from your Fortnite account whether you’re playing the battle royale game on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, or Android.

There are a few scenarios that can cause this to happen, which include:

Fortnite ‘The following items have been removed from your account’ error causes

  • Redeeming stolen goods.
  • Having a gift reversed.
  • Error on Epic Games’ part.

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If you purchased or received counterfeit Fortnite codes and then redeemed them, those items will eventually be removed from your account and you are not entitled to get them back. If an item was gifted to you by another player in Fortnite and is then reversed — as seen in the featured image — this will also see it removed from your account. In this scenario, you’d need to contact the person that sent the gift with any inquiries.

Finally, it’s possible that you don’t fall into either of these categories. In that event, you should contact Fortnite support and explain the issue.

Fortnite ‘The Following Items Have Been Removed From Your Account’ | V-Bucks lost

Fortnite 'The following items have been removed from your account' error V-Bucks gone

If you lost V-Bucks instead of cosmetic items when encountering the Fortnite items removed message, you’re in the same boat. If the V-Bucks were gained through illegitimate means you can kiss them goodbye for good, but, if you believe they were genuine, contact Fortnite support with your case.