FORTNITE skins can be a drain on your wallet and your patience, and many scammers are latching on to this by trying to flog job lots of them for Christmas.
Unfortunately, if you do hand over your hard-earned cash to these nefarious types not only do you run the risk of losing your money, even if they deliver as promised your child could end up banned from the game for life.
Most people advertising skins, mostly through eBay and other such marketplaces, will have them all loaded onto one account that has either been used before or was specially created for the purpose.
Unfortunately, the terms of service that every Fortnite player signs up to explicitly forbid the sale or transfer of accounts, with a banhammer awaiting anyone who dares attempt such shenanigans.
This is even after Epic promised a new system allowing players to merge their own accounts following the introduction of cross-play, which removed the need to have multiple accounts to play on PS4 as well as other platforms.
There is no way, currently, to legitimately purchase in-game content except through Epic’s own time-limited shop.
There is also no legal way of getting previous season’s rewards, so if your obstreperous offspring try to persuade you that buying them an account with such things on for Christmas, don’t be tempted.
The Terms of Service are exceptionally clear on the matter, saying “you may only access [Fortnite] through your own account. Users do not own their accounts, and gifting or otherwise transferring of accounts or access keys is prohibited.”
Violation of those terms can be punished in any way Epic sees fit, up to and including bans of accounts and even specific pieces of hardware used to access the game with those accounts to stop those banned coming back.
Why not just get them a Fortnite Christmas jumper instead?
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