What’s in the Fortnite item shop today? Dread Fate, along with emotes and more in store for purchase


FORTNITE is one of the world’s most popular games and it doesn’t show signs of slowing down yet.

As an added incentive to play, its makers Epic Games offers players a wide array of outfits, weaponry and emotes to keep their avatar looking fresh. Here are the latest ones…

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What is in the Fortnite item shop for today?

The epic outfit Dread Fate tops the list of today’s featured items at 1,800 V-bucks, Fortnite’s in-game currency.

Dread Omen and Jellie outfits are also listed, coming in at V1,500 and V1,200.

You can also grab the Dread Oracle Axe and Scampi pickaxes for V1,200 and v800 respectively.

Three emotes are also available. They are Eagle for V500, Bucjle Up for V500 and Steam for V200.

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 weapons 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.

Shoot-em-up Fortnite is taking over the world

Shoot-em-up Fortnite is taking over the world

What is Fortnite and does the video game have an age rating certificate?

Fortnite is an online video game set in a dystopian world where 98 per cent of Earth’s population suddenly disappears, living conditions become difficult, and zombie-like creatures begin the roam the Earth – the player is among the remaining 2 per cent whose job it is to survive.

After the apocalypse, “survivor bases” were set-up and each player is in charge of looking after these bases before trying to find a way to return Earth to normal.

Fortnite also includes a mode called Battle Royale, in which 100 online players are put in a battlefield to fight until death until one player remains.

The video game welcomes players aged 12 and above.

The item shop, introduced in Patch 1.8, is an online store where players can purchase cosmetic objects

The item shop, introduced in Patch 1.8, is an online store where players can purchase cosmetic objects

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 3.4 million players.

Many parents are concerned about the harmful effects that the long-playing duration and violent content is having on their children.

A thread on forum site Reddit summed up concerns, with one parent saying that while the game “promotes strategic thinking and cooperation,” their child has started to “slam doors when he used to be pretty laid back.”


A poll hosted from This Morning asked if parents are worried about the effect the game Fortnite has on their children and 59 per cent voted no as opposed to 41 per cent who said yes.

The game has also experienced problems with hacking, with gamers finding fraudsters have been able to make payments using their details.

Epic said it was aware of the attacks, and a spokesperson said: “Any players who believe their account has been compromised should reach out to our player support immediately.”

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