Last year, it was Skull Trooper’s time to shine. That particular OG skin made its way back to the game for Halloween 2018 along with some new styles to give original owners something to show that they were there way back when, before the game blew up. This year, as most predicted, it’s time for Ghoul Trooper to return to the item shop, once again sporting new styles that will help distinguish OG owners. We got the confirmation this morning after dataminers had their chance to root through the files in the new update:
So that’s the style that everyone who buys the skin will get, which is similar to what Epic did with Skull Trooper last year. Here’s the style that only original owners will get, and it’s certainly not something that you’re going to miss:
It’s a funny thing: these old skins aren’t anywhere near the level of complexity or style that we see with the new skins, and that’s been the case for quite some time now. And yet they’re now some of the most valuable skins in the game, a way to show off the fact that you were playing before this thing became one of the most popular titles in the world. That’s the logic behind the OG styles: Epic knows that the ability to prove that you were into Fortnite before it was cool is important to long-time players, but it also wants the ability to continue making colossal amounts of money off of selling old skins. So this is something of a compromise.
There are a ton of other Halloween skins that leaked out in this update, so expect those to come in the next week or so. I expect Fortnite to do something big for Halloween this year–last year’s Fortnitemares was one of the largest scale events that the game had ever done, at the time–but it’s still unclear what it’s going to be. I’m not seeing anything leak out right now, which means we can likely expect this to start next week after another update.