Fortnite skins: What they are and what they are


Since September 2017, the video game world has known the game destined to become one of the most played and famous games ever, we are talking about the world of Fortnite.

The Fortnite game is a Free To Play game, structured to Battle Royale, that is survival in a ‘player versus player arena, Fortnite was developed by Epic Games.

If you’ve ever played a Free To Play, you’d expect that on Fortnite there would be an option to buy upgrades, lo and behold, that’s not the case: on Fortnite you can’t get any competitive-type advantage by buying it.

Fortnite Battle Royal is a third-person online shooter, the great success of this video game can be derived from two elements mainly:

  • Construction
  • Skin

Construction: With the advent construction the possibility of creating walls, stairs, floors, and roofs from which to defend against opposing attacks, or to use as a means of attack, this type was first implemented in a Battle Royale right on Fortnite, thanks to a menu that closely resembles the one devised by Minecraft.

Skin: Skins on Fortnite are costumes, which players can equip and use in Fortnite Battle Royal. The skins do not offer any concrete advantage during the game but allow the player to show off their many expensive skins with pride.

Various types of skins on Fortnite Battle Royal:

There are even more than 1,000 skins in Fortnite, but the number increases as seasons and events on the video game progress.

Just like weapons, skins on Fortnite Battle Royal are also organized by rarity level:

  • Uncommon (Green)
  • Rare (Light Blue)
  • Epic (Purple)
  • Legendary (Orange)

These skins can also be classified according to what they represent:

  • Rookie sk ins: These rookie skins are the default ones, are the simplest ones and are given to all new players.
  • Battle Pass Skins: Battle Pass skins are those exclusive only to those who have purchased the current season pass. There is no other way to get those skins on Fortnite.
  • Store Skins: These are all those skins that can be purchased from the store through the V Buck.
  • Package skins: These types of skins can also be purchased only on the shop, but they grant other items in addition to the skin, such as collection tools or decorative backs.
  • Temporary skins: These are those skins that are only present on Fortnite for a short time, also these can only be bought through V Buck.
  • Promotional skins: Promotional skins are exclusive to the console with which one’s account on Fortnite is associated (PlayStation, XBOX, Nintendo).
  • Free skins: Fortunately, if you also wish to have various skins but cannot afford them there are totally free skins that are obtained by completing specific assignments or challenges.

As mentioned before, skins on Fortnite do not give any competitive advantage, but it is precisely the ability to start each match with a different skin that makes Fortnite unique.

This is because the skins are creative, colorful and extremely fun.

How to get skins on Fortnite Battle Royal:

There are several ways to be able to get skins on Fortnite, virtually all of them have a cost.

Skins are bought through the game’s virtual currency, V Bucks.

By buying them on the Shop:

The way to get more skins on Fortnite is to buy them via the game’s shop through V Buck.

Many skins run weekly or monthly on the Fortnite store.

So if you are interested in one of these skins all you have to do is wait for this one to return to the store to buy it.

This is a list of some of the cadence skins on Fortnite divided by store rarity:

Not Commons at the price of 800 V Buck:

  • Whiplash
  • Commando
  • Devastator
  • Dominator
  • Highrise Assault Trooper
  • Jungle Scout
  • Assault Soldier
  • Pathfinder
  • Ranger
  • Renegade
  • Scout
  • Tactics Officer
  • Tower Recon Specialist
  • Tracker
  • Trooper

Rare at the price of 1200 V Buck:

  • Whiplash
  • Commando
  • Devastator
  • Dominator
  • Highrise Assault Trooper
  • Jungle Scout
  • Assault Soldier
  • Pathfinder
  • Ranger
  • Renegade
  • Scout
  • Tactics Officer
  • Tower Recon Specialist
  • Tracker
  • Trooper

Epic at the price of 1500 V Buck:

  • Bright Gunner
  • Burnout
  • Operation Fun
  • Shadow Ops
  • Steelhead
  • Tomato Head

Legendary at the price of 2000 V Buck:

  • Crow
  • Dark Vanguard
  • Leviathan
  • Power Chord
  • Raptor
  • Red Knight
  • Rex
  • Triceratops special team

Other skins, on the other hand, are “seasonal” in the sense that they appear only at certain times of the year, such as for Christmas skins or for the Easter season.

Also Epic Games had also launched some skins on Fortnite, themed Winter Games called “Alpine Ace Set” in 2018, customized for different countries who participated in the Olympic Games such as Canada, China, France, England, Germany, South Korea and the United States D’America, all were level Epic So they had a cost of 1500 V Buck.

By purchasing the Battle Pass:

The Battle Pass is a seasonal pass on Fortnite where players unlock rewards simply by playing.

The Battle Pass consists of 100 levels, and always guarantees a good number of skins, this one is priced at 950 V Buck.

Through the purchase of the Pass you will be entitled to exclusive skins for that season that can never be bought again.

Participating in promotions and events:

Some skins are closely linked to special events or promotions, such as if you have PS Plus through your PlayStation Store you can request a unique skin, or even linking your account to Twitch will give you a skin you can use on Fortnite.

Collaborations with Skins on Fortnite:

After having a meteoric rise in popularity between 2017 and 2018, Fortnite had the clever idea to start collaborations with so many companies and included skins related to that collaboration.

Some of these skins have become real icons on Fortnite, such as that of Travis Scott, a famous rapper and record producer, or the one with the whole world Marvel Entertainment and DC Comics with a host of skins introduced, including those of Iron-Man Spider-Man and Batman in the universe of Fortnite.

The first collaboration that officially placed skins on Fortnite was for the NFL in Chapter 1 Season 6, with a number of dedicated team skins to choose from.

In Chapter 1 Season 9 of Fortnite, the skins of hitman John Wick (played by Keanu Reeves) were added to celebrate the release of the movie Parabellum in 2019.

Collaboration skin Marvel Entertainment and DC Comics:

In Chapter 1 Season 8 of Fortnite, you have the second collaboration with Marvel Entertainment and introducing for the first time two skins in the game, those of Black Widow and Star Lord in the shop, released to celebrate the release of Avengers: Endgame in theaters, and thus attract more people to see the movie.

In the second installment of Fortnite, the skin of DeadPool was also made during Season 2; in the next season of the game, the skin of Captain America was included

What happens in Chapter 2 Season 4 of Fortnite is sensational, it is a season dedicated entirely to the Marvel Entertainment world with lots of new skins . Lots of Marvel-themed objectives to complete and lots of skins were released, including those of:

  • Thor
  • Jennifer Walters (She Hulk)
  • Groot
  • Storm
  • Dr. Doom
  • Mystique
  • Tony Stark (Iron Man)
  • Logan (Wolverine)
  • Daredevil

After only one season, in No. 5, the skins of Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Antman and Taskmaster were also placed on Fortnite.

Obviously given the continued success of this collaboration, the duo Epic Games and Marvel Entertainment was definitely not going to stop, as time passed they continued to churn out skins and items to use on Fortnite, just think of the 3 different skins of SpiderMan, with the transformation from Tom Holland (the current actor who plays Peter Parker in the Marvel Universe) to SpiderMan, or even the skins of some important characters in the universe Marvel as those of Loki, Thanos, Gamora, Venom, Carnage, Nick Fury, and MJ.

Another Fortnite collaboration that became famous was the one again in Chapter 1 Season X with DC Comics by inserting the skins of Batman and Catwoman, this collaboration will later return in the second chapter of Fortnite, in Season 2 with the Harley Quinn skin.

Epic Games and DC Comics seeing the impact these skins have had on Fortnite obviously continued to churn out new skins during Chapters and Seasons on Fortnite . This is a list of the skins released:

  • Raven Reborn
  • The Flash
  • Green Arrow
  • Aquaman
  • Beast Boy
  • Black Manta
  • Clark Kent
  • Deathstroke Zero
  • Wonderwoman
  • Joker
  • Armored Batman Zero
  • Bloodsport
  • Poison Ivy
  • Batman Who Laughs

Collaboration skin famous people:

As mentioned earlier, the ability that he had Fortnite to keep itself always active in the world of video games has been to range with its collaborations, and after talking about the skins related to the world Marvel Entertainment and DC Comics will now talk about the skins dedicated to real characters who have entered the game of Fortnite.

It all started with the event of Marshmello (an American disc jockey, record producer and musician) in Season 7 of the First Chapter of Fortnite, that in addition to their own skin had the opportunity to create and make a true spectacle within Fortnite. The incredible success of this event seen by over 10 million people, kicked off an incredible series of musical collaborations.

Shortly after that there were Travis Scott concerts , an event attended by more than 12 million people who followed the virtual concert on Fortnite, in addition Epic Games also created a skin of the rapper to pay tribute to him.

At the beginning of Chapter 2 Season 1 of Fortnite, the skin of Ninja one of the biggest influencers in the world of Fortnite was inserted.

Another collaboration that caused a stir in Fortnite was the one with Paris Saint Germain soccer player Neymar Jr . Neymar Jr.’s skin was added after being revealed at the launch of the new season (Chapter 2 Season 6). This skin on Fortnite was free for all Battle Pass holders.

Also football-themed to celebrate the start of the European soccer tournament organized by UEFA , skins of footballers Harry Kane and Marco Reus were added in Chapter 2 Season 7 of Fortnite.

In that same Season shortly after was also introduced the skin on Fortnite of NBA phenomenon LeBron James, this collaboration was made to celebrate the theatrical release of Space Jam: New Legends.

Once again in Chapter 2 Season 7, Fortnite decided to do a collaboration with a singer, this time it is the case of Ariana Grande with a concert that lasted about 15 minutes, the Rift Tour. Again, an Ariana Grande skin has been released on Fortnite as a tribute to her.

The rarest Fortnite skins ever:

Virtually most of the skins on Fortnite, are bound to return in periodic cycles in the shop, but there are some skins that over time have not returned, thus becoming super rare and elite.

There are now 5 rarest skins on Fortnite, many of which appeared exclusively in the very first season of the Fortnite game back in 2017:

  • Black Knight: The Black Knight is one of the most iconic skins in Fortnite, this could be found at level 70 of the Chapter 1 Season 2 Battle Pass. The beginning of Fortnite ‘s popularity in its early seasons is perfectly represented with this skin.
  • Special Forces: The Special Forces skin on Fortnite was introduced in Chapter 1 Season 1of the game. This skin was priced at 1200 V Bucks. A recent appearance by him was in Chapter 2 Season 7, but as an NPC assigning missions to players.
  • Galaxy: This skin was made available in 2018 when Fortnite was released for mobile devices, this skin was only available to players who had purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or a Samsung Galaxy Tab S4.
  • Renegade Raider: It is one of the oldest skins there is, it was only available in the Fortnite Season 1 Chapter 1 shop , in order to buy it in addition to spending 1200 V Bucks you also had to have reached level 20 in the Battle Pass.
  • Air Ass ault Soldier: The Air Assault Soldier skin predates the creation of the Battle Pass this skin on Fortnite was only available in the Chapter 1 Season 1 shop for 1200 V Buck only after reaching level 15. At that time this skin was given little consideration, making it by rights to be the rarest skin ever on Fortnite.