Fortnite Players Wish They Could Take Pricey Skins for a Test Drive

Fortnite Players Wish They Could Take Pricey Skins for a Test Drive

Would this try-before-you-buy fan suggestion juice skin sales or save players their V-Bucks?

Fortnite fashionistas have a whole lot of options to pick from at any given time, but there's not much opportunity to really see how a new skin will look in action before you drop your V-Bucks on it. A fan on the Fortnite subreddit suggested something that received a considerable amount of support: a simple trial option that would let you run around in a skin for a single Playground session for free.

The suggestion, made by user ludiqpich198, has gained over 3,600 upvotes on the r/FortniteBR subreddit, with upvotes comprising 90% of the total tally. With Epic and Legendary skins costing around $15-20 worth of V-Bucks, and other character customization options like pickaxes and backpacks impacting the overall look of your character, the opportunity to see what a skin looks like while gliding, dancing, and simply running around would certainly be of value to many players.

Several skeptical users responded to the thread arguing that Fortnite developer Epic wouldn't be inclined to let players try skins before they buy because the skin economy is driven by impulse purchases. While buyer's remorse may be common amongst a lot of big Fortnite spenders, there's nothing to suggest that test driving a skin or item would make a player significantly less likely to purchase it-and, as a number of replies pointed out, Twitch streamer and YouTuber PIZO has gained thousands of followers in part thanks to his detailed reviews of Fortnite skins and items, meaning there's already a sizeable subset of players who purchase cosmetics after taking in more than the store's preview screen.

Fortnite Season 10 is still chugging along, having just kicked-off a new Borderlands 3 crossover event. For more information, check out our guide to the season (which, naturally, highlights the most notable skins the battle pass will grant you).

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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