The locker UI changes that arrived with Fortnite Season 5 Chapter 1 failed to impress fans, with the removal of skin rarity backgrounds being a major complaint. The devs have responded to the feedback through a new update but some fans are still calling for more improvements.
Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 introduced a wealth of new features and content to the Battle Royale title. From traditional offerings such as a new Battle Pass and new POIs, to brand-new modes like LEGO Fortnite and Rocket Racing, the latest season has been transformative for the game.
The seasonal update also revamped player movement by implementing new animations but this was met with instant backlash. Another change that went down poorly in the community was the redesigned locker UI.
Fans found the new system to be slow and needlessly complex due to separated sections for different items. The introduction of bigger blocks also attracted criticism. But the most prominent complaint appeared to be about the removal of skin rarity backgrounds.
These backgrounds were an important QoL feature that helped sort skins based on their rarity and keep things from looking too similar. The new system abandoned skin rarity backgrounds and caught plenty of flak as a result.
Fans were quick to state their demands for skin backgrounds to return, and by the looks of it, the devs have obliged. The latest update brings back skin rarity to the Fortnite locker as shown in this image shared by known insider HYPEX.
Despite getting their wish, some fans remained unhappy and called for bigger changes to UI design. One user stated, “This is not a W. The Locker UI is still terrible, clunky, cumbersome, and just a major pain to use. They need to make it how it was before.”
Others called out the lack of backgrounds for legendary, epic, and rare skins, “Lmao only for special series skins not even the legendary, epic, etc, still a crappy UI.”
The general sentiment among fans appears to be mixed as there were still a lot of users demanding for UI to revert to its prior design. It remains to be seen what other changes Epic bring to the UI moving forward.