‘Fortnite’ Season 2: A Warning About Customizing Maya, And Where And How To Do It

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Fortnite players were greeted to a whole new set of battle pass skins here in Chapter 2, Season 2 today, including one that is extremely unique. No, not the jacked cat. No, not the guy who can turn stuff into gold. But rather that would be the tier 1 skin, Maya, which Epic boasts has 3.8 million potential customizations, and is the game’s first fully customizable skin.

However, while you may be excited to dive in and start customizing her to your liking, Epic has made it…a bit difficult.

First, you don’t go to “edit style” the way you might think in the locker. Rather, Maya has an entirely separate part of the hideout in the main battle pass room. It’s in the top right of the zone and is called the “Upgrade Vault.”

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But wait, there’s more.

A warning before you rush off an go picking a new haircut for Maya. For some reason, Epic has decided that whatever customization choices you make on Maya are permanent. As in, once you pick something, a new hair style, shirt color, whatever, you cannot change it once you commit to it.

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To me this kind of defies the purpose of customization, as I don’t really see the point. Maybe Epic wants people to commit to their own unique Maya with no take-backsies, though I still don’t know why they would care if people wanted to customize Maya more after the fact. My guess? It might be a technical issue. Once this season goes away, no more Upgrade Vault, and there will be quite literally nowhere to customize her because this is far more complicate than just picking an edit style.

There is a bit of good news, however. You can actually pre-design your Maya ahead of time, even if you haven’t unlocked the future weeks yet. Whatever look you choose from her will stay “picked’ so you can see what her entire future outfit could look like when you have access to all the pieces. This even stays in place when you leave the vault or exit the game in return. So at the very least, you have all season to plan what you want the final version of her to look like, even if it has to be a permanent choice (and even if most versions of her kind of look like any generic Uncommon skin you might find in the story, to be honest).

I really like this idea, and would love to see it come to more skins in the future. I think perhaps someday we *could* see some sort of Epic skin creator like this, but that may be more of a Metaverse thing once that happens rather than something that could potentially take away skin sales from Epic. I could see people customizing their defaults like this someday, and yet again, Epic wants to sell skins and for you to upgrade, so this is sort of counter to those purposes. Hence why you can only do this one a single skin (for now, anyway).

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