Things in Fortnite That Should Be Brought Back

Remember how Fortnite used to be in its early years? Maybe a few things in the game could jog your memory.

Contrary to popular belief, Fortnite isn’t just all about exhausting XP grinds and checking out what’s the latest pop culture reference to pop up in the Fortnite Item Shop. It’s a game that offers several aspects for gamers to enjoy, such as the building mechanic which we’ve never seen being implemented in other battle royales before. Plus, developers regularly add new content to keep their community engaged in the loop. There have been plenty of items in the history of Fortnite and over the years Epic Games decided to vault some of them which would be great to see in future seasons. There’s a mutual consensus that Fortnite players agree that the end of Fortnite Chapter 1 was a huge mess, with Epic being focused so much on bringing something new to the game every week. This resulted in the start of Chapter 2 being stripped bare. Here are some of the things that we wish Epic Games would bring back to Fortnite which aren’t limited to just items.

  1. Rare Skins

You’ve probably heard at least some of the most coveted skins in Fortnite such as the Skull Trooper, Renegade Raider, and Aerial Assault Trooper which are OG fan favorites of those that played Fortnite during its first few seasons. Having some of those rare skins back, even if it’s in a different variant, would be a pleasant surprise for long-time fans would surely love. With so many of the rare skins not available in the Fortnite Item Shop, there’s no way to get them unless a player purchases a Fortnite accounts for sale. Epic Games already did this on one occasion where they unvaulted the Recon Expert skin back in July 2021, so there may be hope that they’ll bring back the other cosmetics as well.

  1. Heavy Shotgun

If players were to pick a weapon that they grew up with when they played Fortnite for the first time, it’d have to be the Heavy Shotgun. The Heavy Shotgun was introduced way back in Season 3, just around the time where Fortnite exploded in popularity and began making its way into mainstream territory. The weapon is the perfect combination of the Pump Shotgun and the Tactical Shotgun thanks to its increased fire rate and range. This reason alone would make the weapon a great candidate for unvaulting. But then again, the Heavy Shotgun is a bit OP, so it’s understandable why Epic decided to vault in it in the first place.

  1. The Launch Pad

Ah yes, one of the OGs. The Launch Pad was added very early in Fortnite’s history and was a great item for getting around the map, escaping fights, or even getting into fights if you’re the type to pick your battles. Since mobility used to be virtually non-existence back then, the Launch Pad was a great addition to Fortnite. It worked more than 10 seasons before, and who’s to say that it wouldn’t work for another 10? There’s a lot of use and potential to be had in the Launch Pad, so it’s a shame that the non-OG players won’t get to experience it.

  1. Sneaky Snowman

Since Christmas is around the corner at this rate, it wouldn’t hurt to have a few Christmas-themed items back in Fortnite. And what better way to hide from enemies and fool them by taking up the appearance of a snowman? The Sneaky Snowman is a consumable item that players can use once to disguise themselves as a harmless, lump of ice. We used to have an item that’s similar to this called the Shrubs during the earlier seasons of Fortnite, but of course, Epic had to vault that as well.

  1. Battle Pass Promise

The Battle Pass Promise originated in Chapter where it would grant players an additional XP boost for the entire season. No one’s going to turn down additional XP for free. You’d expect the Battle Pass Promise to be an added microtransaction on top of the Battle Pass cost when talking about modern gaming these days. So an XP boost is always going to be appreciated by any player that buys the Battle Pass.


With the number of items and skins that go in and out of Fortnite, it’s hard to keep track of everything that gets vaulted. We hope that someday Epic decides to bring back some of the OG items like the Launch Pad or even the Boogie Bombs just for old time’s sake. Having the older (and rarer skins) be available in the Fortnite Item Shop would be a nice touch as well. What are some things or in-game alterations that you’d like to see come back to Fortnite? Let us know down below!