Beginning with the Radiant Stars battle pass, Paladins features an additional way to purchase champion skins – the Bounty Store. By finishing daily quests, players gain Bounty Coins which can be used to buy limited-time skins separately from the normal cosmetics store. The price of these skins fluctuates, and they only stay in the store until supplies last.
How the Bounty Store works
The Paladins Bounty Store uses the basic principles of supply and demand in a way that makes getting skins not just a matter of currency, but also of timing. The store only offers one skin at a time, and there is a limited supply of copies of that skin which players can buy. After 72 hours, the skin is replaced by a new one, regardless of whether all the “existing” copies were sold or not.
During those 72 hours on the virtual shelf, the skin’s price will change in two ways. First, it will continuously decrease over time — the longer the skin is in the store, the more the price will drop. However, as more and more players buy the skin, thus reducing its virtual availability, the price will also increase.
This has two immediate effects. First, heavily sought-after skins that the Paladins community loves will go fast and wind up with a higher price. Second, the bounty store will likely not affect the perceived value of exclusive and rare skins, as their costs will naturally be higher, and the quantity of copies sold is capped.
How to use the Bounty Store
All you have to do to gain access to the Bounty Store in Paladins is link your Hi-Rez account. This feature is also helpful in general if you intend to play Paladins or any other Hi-Rez games on different platforms, since most Hi-Rez titles feature cross-play and cross-progression.
Once the Bounty Store is available, you have to gain the currency for it by completing daily quests. Then it’s just a matter of keeping an eye on the Bounty Store to make sure you snag your desired cosmetic at the perfect time.
As far as cosmetics stores in games work, this one is fairly novel. We will keep an eye on it to see how it evolves, and update this article accordingly. In the meantime, you can check out the official Bounty Store description in the Radiant Stars update notes.