Fortnite is by far one of the most popular games of all time. However, the game owes a solid portion of this popularity to the hundreds of skins and collaborations that have been available in the years since the game has been released. Fortnite has included skins from incredibly popular franchises such as Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Borderlands, Halo, and even real-life icons such as Marshmello, Travis Scott, Lachlan, and of course the man, the myth, the legend…Ninja. Ninja soared the game to an incredible popularity and has quickly become the most popular Twitch streamer of all time. So what are our favorite Fortnite skins that have been available since the launch of the Fortnite Item Shop? Let’s take a look and see!
Of course, we can’t have a Fortnite skin list without mentioning the very best of the best…the Defaults. While it may not be the coolest or flashiest skin, it definitely means the most to OG players as players who equip the Default skin (known as “Defaults”) are typically seen as new to the game, since they don’t have any other skins to use. This also meant that, for a while, many experienced players equipped this skin in an attempt to deceive other players into thinking they were incredibly unskilled or to flex on players by letting them deal with the fact they got killed by a Default skin.
Shake off that husk and grab some butter.”
Cobb is a rare skin that was first released on November 25, 2020. When available, Cobb costs 1,200 V-Bucks. I think this is an absolute steal price! Who doesn’t want to run around as a giant corn on the cob with muscular corn arms and husk clothing? Let alone that devilishly handsome smile, I love Cobb and his little husk gloves. Even though he’s a rare skin, I definitely think that this is well-deserving of a spot on the top 10 Fortnite skins.
Suited for the ultimate showdown.”
If you’re a fan of Japanese samurais like I am, you’ll understand why I included Shogun in my list of the top 10 Fortnite skins. Shogun is a Legendary outfit from the Shogun set released on November 18, 2018. Shogun was available for purchase for a total of 2,000 V-Bucks when available. Shogun was first introduced to the game in Fortnite Chapter 1, Season 6.
7. Red Knight
The red menace of Anarchy Acres.”
One of the OG must-have skins, the Red Knight was first introduced on December 15, 2017 in Fortnite Chapter 1, Season 1 for purchase at 2,000 V-Bucks. This is definitely one of the coolest skins available in Fortnite; I love the medieval knight look with the chainmail armor on the arms and the intimidating helmet with the ominous glowing eyes.
6. Omega (Final Stage)
There can be only one.”
Omega was one of the first Fortnite skins that was able to be completely customized. It was the Tier 100 skin in the Fortnite Chapter 1, Season 4 Battle Pass and was the polar opposite of the Tier 1 skin from the same season, Carbide. While Carbide was cool, I just think that Omega looks so much better. I mean, look at him! He’s super intimidating.
Start the party. Reactive: Lights up while using musical emotes.”
The Marshmello skin was the very first Fortnite skin that became part of the ongoing Icon Series. He was first introduced as part of an in-game concert where Marshmello was broadcast across the entire playerbase to perform an in-game live concert on February 1st, 2019. His head reacts to music and acts as a synthesizer when you use a musical emote. I remember being a part of the Marshmello event when it went live and it was by far the coolest event at the time (though they have since vastly improved upon their in-game live events). Combined with the reactivity of this skin puts this definitely in my top 5 Fortnite skins.
The merc with a mouth.”
One of the Marvel Series Fortnite skins, Deadpool was added into the game in Season 12 (Chapter 2, Season 2) as part of the Fortnite battle pass. If you were lucky enough to level up your Battle Pass to unlock Deadpool, I envy you, because this is definitely one of the cleanest looking skins in all of Fortnite. Plus there’s Deadpool variations of other pre-existing Fortnite skins such as Ravenpool and Cuddlepool. Unfortunately, the Deadpool skin itself is no longer available, but the Deadpool variations of certain skins show up in the Fortnite Item Shop every once in a while, so be on the lookout!
I am what the gods made me.”
Available on December 4, 2020, Kratos from the popular PlayStation exclusive franchise God of War was introduced to Fortnite as part of the Gaming Legends Series and surprisingly enough is actually one of the best-looking skins in the game. He looks phenomenal, the Fortnite skin designers at Epic did a great job with the Kratos skin. He was available a few different times in the Fortnite Item Shop for 1,500 V-Bucks.
2. Master Chief
Another addition to the Fortnite Gaming Legends Series, the Master Chief outfit was first introduced on December 11, 2020. Master Chief, from the massively popular Xbox exclusive franchise Halo, was an incredibly shocking addition into the world of Fortnite, but I’m absolutely in love with the skin (yes, I was bullied into buying it by Paul Tassi). The Master Chief Fortnite skin was available in the Fortnite Item Shop for 1,500 V-Bucks and has yet to make another appearance, though with the recent Kratos reappearance, I’m sure we’ll see Master Chief show up sooner or later.
1. The Mandalorian
Coming in at #1 for our favorite Fortnite skin is The Mandalorian from the Star Wars Series. The Mandalorian was available during Season 15 (Chapter 2, Season 5) as the Tier 1 Battle Pass skin. The base tier skin is great as-is, but is even better as you progress and unlock higher-tier Beskar armor! This skin is by far my favorite Fortnite skin yet (I’m a sucker for anything Star Wars), it’ll be tough for them to top The Mandalorian.