A brand new feature has launched in Fortnite with the v10.30 update, bringing the leaked item shop voting to the in-game store – here’s how the system works, and how you can vote.
The Fortnite item shop is unique, in that it cycles new and returning cosmetics in and out of sale for limited periods of time, meaning if you don’t purchase a certain skin or item before it is rotated, you might have to wait a while for it to come back.
Epic Games are looking to change this system, and the introduction of item shop voting will make all the difference, finally allowing the player base to have a direct say over what items are available.
How Item Shop Voting works in Fortnite
Epic will be running ‘Community Choice Events’, allowing every player to vote, once a day, for the specific item you want to see return to the store.
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Once you’ve voted for one item, you will then be able to vote on another the next day, and so on. During these Community Choice Events, various cosmetic items will ‘battle’ against each other for players’ votes.
The winning item from the votes will then be made available in the item shop, for a limited time.
The first Community Choice Event begins on September 11 at 5PM PST / 8PM EST / 1AM BST (Sept 12), at which time you will be able to cast your first vote.
Leakers had already discovered game files hinting at the voting system and uncovered images of what it looks like in-game.
Item Shop Voting
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Epic will still be choosing which skins and items are put up for the votes, so for those hoping that they can vote for an ‘OG’ skin to return, you will have to hope it is in contention first.
Item Shop Voting official announcement:
Heya Fortnite Community,
We’re testing a new feature that gives you the power to vote for what comes back to a new Item Shop slot: Community Choice! When this feature is available, Item Shop content will battle against one another, and you can place your vote on what returns for an encore.
How Does It Work?
For each Community Choice event, you can vote once a day in support of the item you want to see return. While your daily vote is locked once you confirm a choice, you can vote for other items on any following days for the duration of the event. Be sure to log-in each day to get a new vote and show your support!
At the end of the Community Choice countdown, all player votes will be tallied up and the winner will be available in the Item Shop for a limited time. The first Community Choice begins when the shop rolls over in v10.30. Drop in on September 11 at 8 PM ET to cast your first vote!