Fortnite players slam ‘greedy’ Eminem skins

Fortnite players slam ‘greedy’ Eminem skins
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Written by 

Joseph Kime


23rd Nov 2023 11:05

In case you hadn't noticed, Fortnite prides itself on its many cosmetics. Although fan calls against microtransactions for cosmetic items were strong to begin with, it seems like players have gradually succumbed to their charms.

Whether it be via the Battle Pass or simple appearances in the item shop, Fortnite cosmetics are now a crucial part of the game's culture, and few can deny their pulling power. But there are some who think the game is being a little bit too choosy with what it deems a separate skin.

Fortnite reveals new Eminem skins

It has been revealed that Marshall Mathers, aka Eminem, is coming to Epic Games' battle royale title via the The Big Bang event. Many players are wondering if we could be in for an event on the same scale as Travis Scott's Astroworld- and it looks like we could be.

In the meantime, Fortnite has showcased a series of new cosmetics featuring the famed rapper. Most are excited to add Eminem to their groaning wardrobe of skins, but they've pointed something out.

Players have taken to Reddit to call out the new Eminem skins, claiming that being divided into three separate skins rather than one with a series of editable styles is simple bait for money.

"Having 3 separate Eminem skins is extremely greedy by Epic," presumes the post in question. "What happened to edit styles?"

Fans react to claims of Eminem skins being "greedy"

The key art for Fortnite's Eminem crossover.
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"Nah, I'm just buying Slim Shady and calling it a day," adds one fan in the comments of the Reddit post. Thats just ridiculous." Another said, "Most likely not a choice by epic but Eminem/his studio. They get the final decision if it is a skin/style since they need to make a deal with epic and epic needs to follow whatever they say."

"You’re saying a multi billion dollar company needs to make their money back on a Collab that cost less than 0.001% of that? Highly doubt it," says another, proving that some are willing to stick up for the practice - especially as another comment adds, "Likely that it's because this collab is not cheap and epic needs to make that money back somehow."

Wherever you stand on this issue, this is certainly a first for Fortnite. We're used to paying 1500 V-Bucks on a standard skin and being able to edit its style or stump up a little more for a bundle including a couple of different skins. The idea of paying a minimum of 4500 V-Bucks for all three is a bit of a joke.

Worryingly, paying this much for the Enimen skins could indicate that more skin packs like this are on the way. Thank goodness this is new because imagine having to pay separately for all those Spider-Man skins. Either way, you should brace yourselves...and your wallet.

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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