There’s no denying that Fortnite has a plethora of unique and creative skins, which clearly equates to a huge chunk of Epic Games’ profits. While there are many drool-worthy cosmetic items in play, outfits remain the most coveted. The latest Chapter 3 Season 3 is a testament to the developers’ ability to skillfully incorporate pop culture icons into Fortnite skins.
As of this season, Fortnite has an almost equal share of both original and collaborative outfits. While the originals are loved and cherished by the community, the collaborative skins are suitable for a wide range of players and help attract more users to the game.
Collaborative skins cover a wide range of relevant characters. Interestingly, Epic Games has created a standalone category for iconic skins that outshine others. The Icon Series is probably the highest honor a character can be awarded in the game. The article below takes a look at 10 of the best skins in Fortnite.
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Chloe Kim, Ali-A and other iconic Fortnite skins
Richard Tyler Blevins, better known as Ninja, certainly needs no introduction. Everyone in the Fortnite and gaming community in general knows this legendary streamer. Although he plays other games, Fortnite was the main reason for his success. As expected, he has contributed greatly to the growth of the community.
To commemorate this, Epic Games inducted him into the Icon Series by releasing a skin based on his signature style. The skin was introduced in Chapter 2 Season 1, and is still doing rounds in the Item Shop. Available at a price of 1500 V dollars, this cool blue outfit offers three different editing styles and is reactive.
2) Loser Fruit
Kathleen Veronica Belsten, affectionately known to her fans as LuFu, is an Australian Fortnite player and one of the most popular streamers in the world, with over 2.8 million followers on Twitch. In addition to gaming, she is an avid fitness enthusiast.
She was included in the Icon Series during Chapter 2 Season 3. Introduced as part of the Loserfruit set, the outfit features styling cues from the clothes she wore at the 2020 AO Summer Smash Cup. This first female Icon Series skin can be bought for 1500 V bucks.
Alastair Aiken, known as Ali-A, is a British YouTuber who has a huge following thanks to his Fortnite content. He is also the most recent Internet personality to be added to the Icon Series.
Available for $1800, the Ali-A outfit is the most comprehensive Icon Series cosmetic to date. It has seven different editing styles and two different emissive styles that can be chosen with four different emissive colors. This futuristic outfit was released in Chapter 3 Season 2.
4) Travis Scott (Astro Jack)
Epic Games never misses an opportunity to rely on a popular pop culture figure, and the collaboration with Astro Jack is the culmination of that same philosophy. The world famous singer/songwriter made his way into the game as part of a great concert and was included in the game as part of the Icon Series.
Travis Scott is one of the most popular skins in the game. Complete with his iconic haircut and Nike x Travis Scott Air Max 1 low top sneakers, the outfit is very well made. Introduced at a price of 1500 V dollars, the skin has yet to return to the Item Shop. The skin also features an alternate style called Astro Jack, the official mascot of Scott’s chartbuster album Astroworld.
Mars Hemello, the very first inductee of the Icon Series, is one of the most popular Fortnite skins. Foreshadowing many firsts for the game, the skin has delivered a feat that cannot be matched by any other cosmetic item.
Introduced in Chapter 1 Season 7, this particular skin marked the beginning of several collaborations for Fortnite. The Marshmello skin is based on the design of the DJ’s iconic masked look. This outfit is only available in a different editing style and can be bought for 1500 V dollars. Interestingly, it also has a Marishinobi iteration as well as a female skin called Marsha.
6) Ariana Grande
This famous pop sensation is no stranger to Fortnite. In addition to being a player herself, Ariana Grande is more involved in the game than any other musician in the Icon Series. The record-breaking superstar headlined the Rift Tour and her performance was truly out of this world.
Introduced in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7, the outfit bore a strong resemblance to Ariana herself. Complete with her iconic ponytail (reactive), the skin has one different editing style. Available for 2000 V dollars, it also has a Spacefarer Ariana Grande version, which has a different editing style and a selection of two different glow tones.
7) Lebron James
‘King James’ was the first NBA athlete to be added to the game. Although he didn’t arrive as part of the NBA set, he was still in his basketball player’s avatar wearing his latest jersey number 6. In fact, the LeBron James outfit came with the Room Disturbance 2 collaboration.
The James skin is available in two versions and can be purchased from the Item Shop for 1500 V-bucks and 2000 V-bucks respectively. The first is the Tune Squad outfit that comes with the Space Jam uniform, and the second shows James’ iconic shorts, sweatshirt and jacket.
This Paris-Saint Germain player comes straight from Brazil and is the first and only footballer in Fortnite. Neymar Jr. is a worldwide sensation and is considered one of the best football players in the world. While not hugely popular in the North American region, this is one of the most popular sports themed outfits in Fortnite.
The skin is styled after the colors of the national flag of Brazil, wears a football jersey and has a different editing style. Unlike other skins on the list, this one was offered as a reward for completing a limited-time event called the Neymar Jr. challenge.
9) Chloe Kim
The two-time gold medalist snowboarded his way into the game during Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2. The only Olympian in the Icon Series, the Chloe Kim outfit, could be unlocked for free by entering the Chloe Kim Cup.
The outfit is also available in the item shop for 1500 V-bucks and comes in three different editing styles. Designed like a snowsuit, the eclectic outfit reflects Chloe’s wild spirit as a snowboarder.
10) Naomi Osaka
Four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka was the first ever female athlete to be included in the Icon Series. The outfit is free to unlock and was introduced during Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 with the Naomi Osaka cup.
It is also available for purchase at a price of 2000 V-bucks. Offered in a different editing style, the outfit is rather pompous and really reflects Osaka’s versatile career and vibrant personality.