Fortnite, for a while, has been in a good spot. That’s why it’s able to create a genuine event out of re-releasing a seasonal cosmetic with an additional palette swap, and that’s why the game continues to make giant amounts of money even if it’s arguably off of its peak as a true cultural phenomenon. And there’s no doubt Epic Games stands to make a bunch more money either today or tomorrow, because it just teased that it’s bringing Ghoul Trooper back to the item shop “soon”:
Fortnite: Battle Royale first came out in September of 2017, just a few months after Fortnite: Save the World. At the time it was the first genuine PUBG clone with a major developer at its back, an interesting building system and significantly more stable technical footing than what was at the time the preeminent battle royale game in the world. It grew steadily, but hadn’t really blown up by the time Halloween 2017 rolled around v buck generator. That means anyone who got one of the seasonal skins at the time–Skull Trooper and Ghoul Trooper–could parade it around to show off their original player status when the game blew up in early 2018.
It made these skins rare and valuable despite the fact that they just weren’t as elaborate or produced as Epic’s later offerings. The developer capitalized on this by re-releasing Skull Trooper last year in both male and female variants, taking care to include an alternate style for original owners that still wanted to show off that they were there way back when.
Surprising nobody, Epic is pulling of a similar trick in 2019, releasing Ghoul Trooper into the item shop for this year’s Fortnitemares event along with extra styles,