The Fortnite Item Shop always offers the hottest cosmetics of the moment. After six years, players are now wondering why they invested so much.
Over the past six years since its arrival, Fortnite ‘s approach to cosmetics has changed the industry. Each season introduces a new collaboration with brands like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Marvel, or even celebrities like Travis Scott and Ariana Grande.
That’s not counting the Battle Pass which has provided some of the best skins in the game, such as with the recent addition of Peter Griffin and Solid Snake.
It’s been an incredible adventure, and quite expensive, whether you’re a player from the start or you started a few seasons later. And now players are thinking about their cosmetic journey.
Fortnite players are considering their Fortnite cosmetic purchases
The Fortnite subreddit is home to many discussions about questionable spending habits. The latest one targeted cosmetic choices.
“Why did I buy 236 skins when I mainly use 15-20. said player u/Mister-Squidward, showing proof of purchase. With around 1800 skins in the game, 236 isn’t as bad as you might think, especially when others share higher numbers.
The player went on to explain that half of these skins were purchased through the Item Shop, which is pretty “sad.”
Many players shared their views on their spending choices. In particular, they talked about what they would have done differently if they had the chance. “Honestly, if I could go back in time, I would rarely buy skins, and do all the Battle Passes instead. said one player while thinking about all the BP skins he missed.
Another answer shared a unique perspective on cosmetic choices. “IRL, we typically wear 20% of our total wardrobe 80% of the time. It’s not that different,” he said.
Of course, this question highlights the dilemma of fear of missing out on something trending that streaming games, like Fortnite, have mastered. Indeed, rotating inventory gives the impression that certain cosmetics will never return.