Fortnite Battle Royale is a completely free-to-play online videogame available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Andriod&iOS, and Nintendo Switch. There are many factors to why Epic Games, the Fortnite developer company has been able to carry the game onto so many platforms.
First and foremost, there is no pay to win scheme in Fortnite. Epic Games rely on microtransactions to be able to run the game and make a business out of. These microtransactions only include cosmetic items such as skins and emotes along with some other purchases. All of these cosmetics are just for the looks so we can safely say that no matter what you purchase in the game, it’s fair for everybody and what affects the performance is the overall skill of the player.
When it comes to creating skins, Epic has one big advantage that most other videogames that has microtransactions don’t have. In every 3 month or so a new Fortnite season begins with a brand new theme. This allows Epic to come up with as many skins as possible for all the characters the game has. As of April 2019, Fortnite has now over 240 skins. Although this number may be high, Fortnite has one strategy to keep each skin unique and eye appealing. Fortnite’s item shop is always on a rotation. Each day most items reset and new ones being added. This makes the feeling of every skin fresh and almost brand new.
We made a detailed post about how the Fortnite item shop works earlier. Click the link below to redirect to the page.