There is no Fortnite without skins. But have you ever wondered how old is the oldest skin in Fortnite? If you are someone who is in the search of collecting the rarest skins possible – this is something that will interest you. What could be rarer than the first skins to show up on the Fortnite item shop? So, let’s take a look back and find out which skin is the oldest in Fortnite.
How old is the oldest skin in Fortnite?
Fortnite battle royale was officially released in September 2017 and initially, there weren’t any skins in the game. That was until the OG Ghoul Trooper and OG Skull Trooper were displayed on the item shop on October 26th, 2017, for purchase. You could own the Ghoul Trooper for 1500 V-Bucks and the Skull Trooper for 1200 V-Bucks. At the start, many players weren’t interested in purchasing skins as Fortnite was a free game but the streamer “Myth” made the Skull Trooper a fan favorite with his amazing skills and game-breaking antics.
Since then, The Skull Trooper has had brief appearances on the item shop but only the players who bought the skin during the original release now own the Purple OG Skull Trooper. But the OG Ghoul Trooper is one of the communities most desired skins. Every time Epic decides to bring the Ghoul Trooper back, fans go into a frenzy trying to compare each new version.
When Epic rereleased the Ghoul Trooper on the item shop in 2020, all the previous owners of the skin were upgraded to the extremely rare Pink OG Ghoul Trooper. While this makes it impossible to purchase a fresh Pink Ghoul Trooper, you can find accounts with the skin on sale.
That’s all you need to know about the oldest skins in Fortnite. Check out our guide on how to mark enemies and other Fortnite-related content on Gamer Tweak.