Fortnite Item Shop

What is the Fortnite Item Shop?

The item shop on Fortnite is where all cosmetic items for the Battle Royale game can be purchased. These include the back bling, gliders, skins, and emotes. As you may be aware, Fortnite is free to play but all cosmetic additions to the game cost V-Bucks. Without V-Bucks, you are limited to a handful of cosmetic items that can be earned from playing through each battle pass season. Other than earning V-Bucks through the battle pass, you must purchase them with real money via your credit card or PayPal. You can then redeem these V-Bucks in the item shop.

What items can be purchased in the Item Shop?

The Fortnite item shop fluctuates weekly. To see what items are currently present in the item shop, visit to see an updated list of what is currently available. There will be a selection of skins, gliders, and emotes available to purchase but only a small handful of items at any given time. There is also no guarantee on when a specific item will be listed back in the item shop, which can add to their rarity. If you see an item you have been looking for get added to the item shop, we recommend that you purchase it ASAP and do not wait! It may be months before you see it again.

The Fortnite Item Shop shown above, note the colors of the items showing their rarity.

What determines the price of a cosmetic item?

Not all skins in the item shop are priced equally. The price in V-bucks of a skin is determined by the items rarity. The rarity is also linked to the frequency that a cosmetic item will become available again. Common skins are green, rare skins are blue, epic skins are purple, and legendary skins are orange. The rarer the skin you are looking to purchase, the more V-bucks you will have to pay. The rarer skins typically have more flamboyant and “cooler” looking skins, so they are usually worth the increased price you have to wait if you are looking for an awesome skin.

Is the item shop the only way to get new skins?

The item shop is the “easiest” and most readily available way to instantly get new Fortnite skins. However, you can also earn new skins and cosmetic items by purchasing the Fortnite battle pass. The battle pass allows you to earn new skins and cosmetic items for each Fortnite season by playing the Battle Royale game and earning experience for good performance. That being said, battle pass skins are typically fairly common (as many users have the battle pass) and you are stuck with the skins that Fortnite has available for you within the season’s Battle Pass. If you are looking for rarer and more unique skins, your best bet may be to make your way to the item shop. Looking for a rare skin that hasn’t made its way back to the item shop? Check out our selection of Fortnite accounts for sale here, we may just have what you are looking for!