The Fortnite Icon Series brings a bunch of familiar faces to the ludicrously popular battle royale game; mostly streamers and famous musicians. But what makes the Icon Series so special, and what (or who) can we look forward to seeing get included?
What is the Fortnite Icon Series?
So far, the Fortnite Icon Series has basically been the natural evolution of Epic's growing list of media promo events. While Star Wars and Deadpool get their own special events or cosmetic items, smaller properties and real-world stars will typically be part of the Icon Series, which lets players purchase skins and other cosmetic items themed after these stars, and possibly participate in events.
The Icon Series kicked off with a Ninja skin, designed to look like the wildly popular streamer. It was available in mid-January, but Epic hasn't said anything about it returning just yet. Since these kinds of product collaborations aren't cheap or easy to coordinate, we're betting that Icon Series skins will rotate through the item shop every once in a while, so keep an eye out.
Anyway, Ninja's Fortnite skin came with four variant styles, plus a smattering of back bling, a pickaxe, and an emote. More recently, Fortnite hosted an in-game concert (and we use that word loosely) by rap artist Travis Scott, which saw millions of players witness a giant Scott stomping around the Fortnite map and travel through space.
Fortnite Icon Series skins
The latest Fortnite Icon series skin is the always lovely Loserfruit, or Lufu, a streamer and YouTuber known for her Fortnite and Overwatch content. Here's a look at her new skin, which entered the store on June 22.
Here's a look at her new skin in the item shop.
You can get Loserfruit's skin for 1,500 V-bucks, or she has the Loserfruit bundle for 1,800 V-bucks, though it looks like that's a sale price that will eventually rise to 2,600 V-bucks. That includes the Buddy Bag back bling, a backpack with plush figures of Peely, the Tomatohead character, and a pink rabbit whose name escapes me. You'll also get the Bounce Berry emote, which makes your character water the ground before a bouncing strawberry (Loserfruit's icon) dances around you. Lastly, you'll get the quite charming Fruit Punchers harvesting tools, which are basically ice picks made out of watermelon, oranges, pineapples, and limes.
Here's an image of Ninja's various skin styles from Fortnite data miner @HypeX.
Here are Travis Scott's skins, including his Astro Jack alter ego, along with his other cosmetic items.
Fortnite Icon Series emotes
First up is this dance emote, dubbed "Fishin'," created by actor/singer/dancer Jordan Fisher.
Dropping into Emote Royale with my new emote! Enter the contest and you could get your own emote too. #EmoteRoyaleContest @FortniteGame @tiktok_us https://t.co/7ECMjAF5Ed pic.twitter.com/N6rgxcZfJBJanuary 18, 2020
Next up is this very, as the kids say, kawaii emote from the streamer Pokimane.
can't believe i'm saying this, but i officially have my own @fortnitegame Emote! 🤯🥳 it's available at 4PM PT tomorrow if you'd like to get it! #EpicPartnerP.S - you can also enter to have your own in-game emote by submitting a dance via @tiktok_us with #EmoteRoyalecontest 😁 pic.twitter.com/HItsUD3B7xJanuary 18, 2020
Who else is part of the Fortnite Icon Series? Epic has said that streamers/YouTubers like Loserfruit and TheGrefG will be getting their own in-game items, but we've yet to see those. We've yet to hear about any other Icon Series collaborators, too.
The best Fortnite Icon Series fan concept art
You've got to admire Fortnite's fan community. They're eager to see their favorite streamers and YouTubers represented in-game. So eager in fact that they've whipped up a ton of concept art of said internet heroes. We lurked around social media to find some of the best. Maybe Epic will take notice and make some dreams come true, eh?
First up is this concept art of Valkyrae, created by Twitter user ZenofyMedia.
Here's concept art of NickMercs, created by Twitter user TheFinalHoss.
Here's some art of Dr. Lupo, also created by TheFinalHoss.
Here's the popular streamer TFUE, as stylized by Twitter user D3NNI_yt.
Hamlinz, as created by Twitter user EvadeCosmic.