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What is in the Fortnite item shop now? Dino Guard and Dark Vanguard, along with pickaxes, emotes and more in store for purchase

Tricera Ops and Rex are back - and so is Dark Vanguard

UNLESS you've been living under a rock, you'll know that multiplayer shoot-em-up Fortnite has taken the world by storm.

As an added incentive to play, its manufacturers Epic Games offer players a wide array of outfits, weaponry and emotes to keep their avatar looking fresh. Here's the latest...

 Fans of space travel and dinosaurs are in for a treat today
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Fans of space travel and dinosaurs are in for a treat today

What are the current Featured Items?

Today the shop is positively awash with Legendary items.

The full Dino Guard set featuring the legendary Tricera Ops and Rex skins and their back blings (both V2000) come with the epic Pterodactyl glider and Bitemark pickaxe (both V1,200).

 Tricera Ops will set you back V2,000, despite not being equipped with a thagomiser
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Tricera Ops will set you back V2,000, despite not being equipped with a thagomiser
 The Pterodactyl glider rounds off the Dino Guard set in some style
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The Pterodactyl glider rounds off the Dino Guard set in some style

But that's not all! The legendary Dark Vanguard has also dropped in today along with associated back bling (V2000). Rounding out today's Space Explorer offerings are the epic Orbital Shuttle and Deep Space Lander (both V1,200).

What are the Daily Items?

For July 24, the Daily items are the epic Shadow Ops skin (V1,500), rare Batsickle pickaxe (V800), rare Kick Ups and Tidy Emotes (both V500), uncommon Jungle Scout skin (V800) and finally the uncommon Dino Guard Fossil Flyer to match Tricera Ops (V500).

 Jungle Scout is back, and is among our favourite low-key skins
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Jungle Scout is back, and is among our favourite low-key skins

None of these are particularly rare, though Steelsight and the Raptor Glider haven't been in the shop for over a month..

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
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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% 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% 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
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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."


poll hosted from This Morning asked if parents are worried about the effect the game Fortnite has on their children and 59% voted no as opposed to 41% 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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