Fortnite players divided as some regret buying hundreds of skins

John Esposito
Fortnite Crew February 2024 promotional image.Epic Games

Fortnite’s Item Shop always has the hottest cosmetics on the block. After six years, players are now wondering why they invested so much into the cosmetic market.

Over the past six years since it arrived, Fortnite‘s approach to cosmetics has been industry-changing. Each season introduces a new collab with brands like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Marvel, or even a celebrity or two like Travis Scott and Ariana Grande.

The previous sentiment doesn’t even count the Battle Pass, which has provided some of the best skins in-game, like recent additions Peter Griffin and Solid Snake or Spider Gwen from the Spiderverse films.

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It’s been a wild ride, and quite the expensive one, no matter if you’re a day one player or if you hopped in a few seasons later, with players reflecting on their cosmetic journeys.

Fortnite players reflect on their cosmetic purchases

The Fortnite subreddit is home to many a discussion on questionable spending habits, with the latest one targeting cosmetic choices throughout their playtime.

“Why did I buy 236 skins just to mainly use like 15-20,” Fortnite player Mister-Squidward said in a reflection post, as they showed proof of purchase. With around 1800 skins in-game, 236 isn’t as bad as OP makes it seem, especially with others sharing higher numbers.

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Mister-Squidward went on to explain that half of these skins were purchased via the Item Shop, which is rather “unfortunate” as a player replied.

Plenty of players shared their takes on their spending choices, including what they would’ve done differently if they had the chance. “Honestly, if I could go back, I’d rarely buy any skins, and do all the Battle Passes instead,” one player said as they reflected on all the BP skins they missed out on.

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Another reply shared a unique take on the cosmetic choices. “IRL, we typically wear 20% of our total wardrobe 80% of the time. This is no different,” they said.

Of course, this issue highlights the FOMO (fear of missing out) conundrum live service games have mastered, as rotating inventory makes it seem like some cosmetics will never return.

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John graduated with a degree in Sport Management in 2017, before discovering he had a hidden joy for writing. Since then, he's worked for GameRant, Twinfinite, and Jaxon, covering everything related to gaming. Currently, he's a Games Writer for Dexerto, and all tips and tricks welcome: