What is in the Fortnite item shop today? Available skins and cosmetics for July 4
FORTNITE has sent gamers across the world into a frenzy.
While the game is free to play, customising your Battle Royale character costs money and the Fortnite shop has a range of skins and cosmetics on offer.
Fortnite has become a global sensationCredit: Epic Games
What is in the Fortnite item shop for today?
The most expensive item in today’s list is the Fireworks Team Leader, which is on sale for V1,500.
You can buy two different emotes today: the Electro Shuffle for V800 and Sparkler for V200.
The Tri-Star is available today for V800 and Gage, also for V800.
Doublecross is available for V1,200 and the Color Guard skin is V200.
Both Star-spangled Ranger and Trooper are up for V800.
Fireworks Team Leader is the most expensive item in the Fortnite shop today
Which has the highest ranking from Fortnite Tracker?
Star-spangled Ranger is top with a ranking of 4.6 and Color Guard is 4.5.
Doublecross and Electro Shuffle are tied in third with a star rating of 4.4 each.
What is the Fortnite items shop and what’s in it?
The item shop is an online store where players can purchase cosmetic objects to use in-game.
It includes outfits, gliders, harvesting tools and other accessories priced according to the rarity: Uncommon, rare, epic or legendary.
Gamers use V-Bucks, which can be purchased for real life money, to pay for the items which have their own expiry dates on the store.
What is Fortnite and does the video game have an age rating certificate?
Fortnite is a video game played by up to 250 million people across the world.
In it, 100 players compete on their own or with a small group of pals to grab weapons, gather resources and build defences, before fighting it out to be the last man (or team) standing.
Matches take about 20 minutes, and you can drop into a new game within seconds of your previous one finishing.
It’s bright, it’s cartoony and it’s fiendishly compelling.
Skill is rewarded but luck also plays a huge role, meaning no two games are ever the same and everyone feels like they have a chance of winning.
Fortnite has also made its developer billions.
In Europe it’s rated 12+, meaning it’s suitable for those aged 12 and up.
The battle royale mode is free to play, but there is also a story-driven single player and co-op mode called Save The World that players have to pay for.
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How many children play Fortnite and what are the concerns?
While there is no exact figure on how many children play Fortnite, the game has so far pulled in an audience of over 200 million.
Many parents are concerned about the harmful effects that the long-playing duration and violent content is having on their children.
Once you’re playing, the urge for just one more round and one more shot at victory can easily become overwhelming.
It’s big money too — the best players will be fighting for a share of £30m over the next few months alone.
Not even Premier League stars are immune, with pros seeking treatment for ‘addiction’.
There is now an online tool to help determine if your game-playing is normal or is edging towards the official definition of gaming disorder.
Children as young as 11 are reportedly being taken into care as a result of the disorder, while other parents have reported the troubling effects of compulsive gaming on their own children.
Adults have reported problems too, with one revealing he wrecked his life after blowing £15,000 of wedding savings on video games.
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