Searching for the best Fortnite skins? After years and years of filling the marketplace with new looks, the sheer range of choice is paralysing to say the least. Do you dress up as your favorite superhero? Your most-loved game protagonist? Or do you go a little more original and choose one of Fortnite's characters?
Whoever you decide to style yourself as, it's handy to know what's out there. Fortnite regularly features franchise crossovers and events that bring even more skins to the game, whether it's Master Chief and Kratos, or a not-so-subtle riff on a corporate rival prior to a major, industry-shaking lawsuit.
To help you narrow down your choices, we've taken a look at a whole range of the best Fortnite skins and have chosen our favorites. Don't forget that Epic also offers an exclusive Fortnite Crew skin every month for subscribers.
A cat with sixpack abs that would make Schwarzenegger blush like a schoolgirl. Meowscles really lives up to the whole cat lifestyle: Calm and cute one moment, killing you dead the next. To make things even better, Epic turned him into a Steamboat Willy-style cartoon version later on. The bendy limbs and exaggerated emotions really sell the old-school animation style.
Stylistically, this skin falls in line with a lot of the other "inanimate object but with a head" outfits that Fortnite has released, like Peely or Brat. But Tart Tycoon stands out because of the historical burn associated with him. Epic released a trailer parodying Apple's famous 1984 ad, all as part of bait for a lawsuit that, as of mid-2021, is still ongoing.
Fortnite season 5 introduced the multiverse's best hunters to help keep the Fortnite world from tearing apart, and no hunter does a better job than the oddly phallic xenomorph from the Alien franchise. Though it was preceded by the Predator, you can't deny the xenomorph probably has a bigger place in the hearts of movie nerds everywhere.
Relaxed Fit Jonesy
For obvious reasons, Epic thankfully refrained from calling this Jonesy variant "Fat Jonesy," but it's easy to see how this was a fun little tease for season 4's Thor skin. Or maybe it was an homage to Jeff "The Dude" Bridges. Either way, I especially love the dedication to maximum sloppiness with the fries and drink holsters.
The Galaxy Set
Normally, a Fortnite skin associated with a phone company would be painfully dull. These Samsung Galaxy-inspired looks are legitimately out of this world, though.
Eco AKA the Fortnite Chapter 1 Map Skin
At first glance, Eco probably looks like some weird fan art, but look a little closer and you'll notice some familiar topography from Fortnite's first ten seasons. Though we'll probably never see that original map again, we can at least celebrate its legacy in style.
Fortnite has incorporated several other game franchises into its multiverse, like Street Fighter and God of War, but Master Chief is probably the best recreation of a PC gaming icon. He doesn't look like a weird CG cartoon, he just looks like the bump-mapped beauty we know him as.
Mystique (and her copycat ability)
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 introduced a ton of Marvel heroes, but it's anti-hero/villain Mystique who steals the show with her ability to copy the look of any enemy you eliminate.
What's better than a murderous schoolgirl? A murderous schoolgirl who's also a robot.
Give a bear a gun, and he'll ask for a rocket launcher. This particular bear will ice you and give Paw Patrol a whole new connotation.
Lots of Fortnite Star Wars skins
Star Wars is cool. Fortnite is cool. It makes sense that Fortnite Star Wars skins would be cool, too, in one of the most ubiquitous crossovers since, I don't know, The Simpsons and Family Guy.
Brat, like if Peely was a hotdog
Brat might be following in the footsteps of Peely as far as anthropomorphic food products, and he might be pulling some mad Poochy vibes, but there's no denying that we all want a bite of this meat hunk.
We've never had a formal Daft Punk/Fortnite crossover, but if they did, DJ Yond3r is what it would look like. He's so popular, he's even got a damn Funko Pop. It helps that there's a load of style options for Yond3r, too, helping keep you customizable on the battlefield.
Peely is a banana person. No explanation needed.
Leviathan is on every one of these lists because it’s a great skin, and one of Fortnite's firsts. It's wacky with an undertone of evil supervillain. We wouldn’t be surprised if that mansion with the secret lair outside Lonely Lodge belongs to this fella. Pair it with the Venturion Cape, making for the ultimate evil fashion combo.
If pure melee attacks ever come to Fortnite then this will be the skin to use. Nothing leads up to a beatdown better than strutting around like a real-life luchador. They are some of the most stylish wrestlers out there, with fancy, complex patterns on their bodysuits and some lovely masks to complete their striking image.
Ghoul and Skull Troopers
I’ve grouped these together because they were both special Halloween skins, and both very simple to boot: one was a bit of face paint and ripped clothes, the other a skeleton suit. But there was something about that simplicity that just worked. Plus, they now feel like rare, prestige pieces because they haven’t appeared on the store in a long time. You probably won’t get a chance to grab either one until at least October when the pumpkins come out, but keep your eyes peeled just in case.
This is a cartoony version of Sun Wukong, a monkey king from Chinese mythology, and Epic did a great job making him feel over-the-top while still capturing his animal side. You’ll find plenty of bling all over this outfit, and the giant gold shoulder pads wouldn’t look out of place on a World of Warcraft dwarf. Some skins have one centrepiece item that stands out, but Wukong looks consistently excellent from head to toe. Great beard, too.
After Epic made an unofficial homage to Baba Yaga named the "Reaper," they eventually got to utilize Keanu's actual likeness for the follow-up. Nothing strikes fear in your enemies quite like action cinema's current darling.