Fortnite: What Happened to Cosmetic Rarities?

Fortnite OG
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GameDeveloperPublisherRelease Date
FortniteEpic GamesEpic GamesJuly 21st, 2017

Epic has removed cosmetic rarities in Fortnite as part of a massive shake-up in how cosmetics work for the v29.20 update. This basically means that there are no longer Uncommon, Common, Rare, Epic, or Legendary skins in the game, and everything apart from Icons and Gaming Legends have had their rarities removed.

According to Epic:

“The Shop has evolved significantly to support multiple types of cosmetics and items across games, so we’re retiring the old Battle Royale-inspired system of colors and tags for cosmetic quality. Different Series of cosmetics — such as the Icon Series or Gaming Legends Series — will still be there to help you find your favorite stuff!”

It’s a change that makes sense from a certain perspective, with so many different IPs crossing over into the game and muddling the waters of rarity a lot. Add LEGO skins into the mix and it’s clear where it can get confusing. However, it does seem that Epic will now be a lot more random with the values for certain items, as previously rarities define just how much certain items sold for.

What do you think of this change?

Fortnite is free-to-play on PC via the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android.

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