Fortnite fans have been asking for the Ghoul Trooper skin to return to the item shop for almost two years. That time may finally be here.

The Fortnite Ghoul Trooper skin is one of the last OG skins in the game. Epic has re-released almost all of their original skins, save for the Renegade Raider and the Ghoul Trooper.

Everyone who bought the Ghoul Trooper two years ago wants it to stay that way. Almost everyone else wants to see the Ghoul Trooper return to the shop. Epic brought the Skull Trooper back last Halloween, so most fans assumed they’d bring us the Ghoul Trooper this year.

These assumptions were further validated when data miners found a new variant for the Ghoul Trooper in the game files. Owners of the Ghoul Trooper would be awarded this updated style:

Credit: @ShiinaBR (Twitter)

Fans started responding to every Fortnite Tweet, “Release the Ghoul Trooper,” once this variant was found. It seemed like only a matter of time before Epic finally relented and gave us the Ghoul Trooper.

Today, October 30, Epic tweeted an image that could only mean one thing: the Ghoul Trooper is making its long-awaited return of Fortnite Battle Royale.

The glove, the markings on the arm, the lack of context. It’s the Ghoul Trooper.

As for the variant, it’s unclear whether or not it will be exclusive to those who already own the skin. Epic provided a similar option when the Skull Trooper was re-released last year. Owners who bought it back in the day have exclusive access to the purple style.

Skins like the Ghoul Trooper lose some of their value when they get re-released to the public. Ghoul Troopers are intimidating right now, but won’t be as scary once they become one of the most popular skins in the game.

What do you think? Will you be buying the Ghoul Trooper when it returns to the Item Shop? Let us know in the comments.

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