Skull Trooper is an old-school skin for Fortnite that was added in Chapter 1, Season 1. Like other popular clothes, it has gone through many changes over the years. Epic Games did a good thing by doing this, given how popular it is in the community. But this came at a price.
After a cosmetic update in 2018, all versions of the skin got a change that was not good. Epic Games gave the eyes of the Skull Trooper a dark glow. Even though this wasn’t a big deal. Those who owned the skin didn’t know about it or had a way to turn it on and off.
Since changing something about a cosmetic item is against the terms of service (TOS), Epic Games did the wrong thing by doing it. Still, developers will finally change the skin after four years of this change and many backlashes. Here’s what you need to know.
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In Fortnite, Skull Trooper’s eye will no longer glow!
A user on Reddit complained about the “eye glow” effect on a skin a few hours after the Fortnite update v22.30 went live. This is what Sussy Dora, the user in question, had to say:
"So if I bought a skin in 2018, you add an eye glow that I can't get rid of, and you never give me money back if I want to change something I bought."
As was already said, changing how cosmetic items look and work is against the Terms of Service. Many times, Epic Games has given the money back for the skins. But in this case, nothing was offered to make up for it. The user continued by saying:
"Epic, what's going on? Either give me another choice or my money back because this isn't what I bought."
After the user posted about the “eye glow” problem, an employee from Epic Games responded with good news. This is what EmptyTux said:
"We're going to fix this in the next big game update, which will come out in the next few weeks. We'll add a glow color to the Inverted and Gold styles for Skull Trooper, and we'll make it so that there's a separate toggle for eye glow for every style."
Since the new Fortnite update v23.40 will go live on November 15, 2022, players won’t have to wait long for the fix. We hope that this solves the problem and puts an end to it for good.
But what about other Fortnite skins that have the same problem?
The Epic Games worker said that the “eye glow” problem with the Skull Trooper would be fixed, but they didn’t say anything about the other skins in the game, like Joltara. Even stranger than the Skull Trooper’s, her “eye glow” particle effect is out of place and looks strange in-game, but nothing was said about it.
From what I can tell, the developers will fix the problem with the Skull Trooper before they look at other skins. Given his popularity, it seems clear that he should be fixed first. Still, they’ll probably fix similar problems with other skins soon. The only thing left to ask is when?
With only a month left in the season, there isn’t much time for the developers to look at each cosmetic item. So, fixing the particle effects for some Fortnite skins will have to wait a while.
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