The Fortnite Item Shop has refreshed this morning and the previously leaked Summer Drift Skin and set is now available to purchase ahead of the 14 Days of Summer event, which starts later today.
The skin is Epic rarity and can be purchased for 1,500 V-Bucks.
As well as this, players can also purchase the Driftstream glider as part of the set, which is rare and can be purchased for 800 V-Bucks.
Finally, players can also pick up the Dual Edge pickaxe, costing 1,200 V-Bucks, and the Kitsune wrap, costing 500 V-Bucks, from the item shop as well.
You can take a look at all items on the below YouTube video.
“Other items in today’s Fortnite Item Shop include the Field Surgeon and Commando skins, the Plunja pickaxe, the Bubblegum wrap and the Guitar walk emote,” notes Fortnite Insider.
As mentioned, the new Summer Drift skin arrives at the perfect time, just before the new Summer themed 14 Days of Summer event is due to begin later today.
14 Days of Summer Event
Epic hasn’t supplied an official start time for the 14 Days of Summer event, but we suspect that it’ll be live from this afternoon at roughly 2pm BST. This is the time when most new content goes live and also when the new daily Fortbyte puzzles are released.
“Heya folks, it’s time to soak up some rays during Fortnite’s 14 Days of Summer,” reads an Epic post. “Each day, drop into Fortnite for something new.”
Epic has also confirmed that each day in Battle Royale will see the following changes:
- A weapon unvaulted for 24 hours only.
- A new LTM to play (check out the full selection of LTMs that will debuting below).
- A daily challenge and free reward.
- New outfits and more in the Item Shop.
Creative mode players will also see a new featured island daily, whilst Save the world players be able to complete a new quest every day. Epic also added when discussing Save the World: “Complete quests to earn heaps of Summer Tickets; complete all 14 to unlock a new explosive weapon!”
How to get V-Bucks?
As we mentioned, if you want to purchase any of these items in the shop you’ll need Fortnite V-Bucks. But how do you get the must-have Fortnite Battle Royale currency?
Well, there are two ways.
The first will take much longer and require you grind through the games daily challenges and Battle Pass tiers to earn yourself V-Bucks along the way. The big problem though is that these rewards are pretty small; especially when you consider one skin could cost as much as 2000 just for the skin.
The other option, which is more instant, is also understandably behind a microtransaction paywall.
The minimum spend is 1,000 V-Bucks for £7.99/$9.99. But you could equally pay for either of the three more expensive tiers:
• £23.99 gets you – 2,500 + a 300 V-Buck bonus
• £54.99 gets you – 6,000 + a 1,500 V-Buck bonus
• £99.99 gets you – 10,000 + a 3,500 V-Buck bonus
Now, before you get all cross at how expensive the above V-Bucks are, it’s worth remembering that Fortnite Battle Royale is a FREE game. Any and all items from the shop are purely cosmetic and have no bearing on your enjoyment with the game.
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