In terms of understatements, saying Fortnite has a fair few skins is about on par with noting that there are a handful of stars in the skies. It’s a crowded market these days, yet some lines of skins still stand out, and none more so than the Icons Series.
Designed to give in-game life to real people who’ve involved themselves heavily in the Fortnite world, the Icons Series features skins based on YouTubers, Streamers, and musicians. It’s one of the newest and most select groups in Fortnite with, at the time of writing, just 7 skins. To give you a look at the full set, we’ve collected images and information on all the Fortnite Icons Series skins you might encounter (or use) on the battle royale island.
All Fortnite Icons Series skins
At the time of writing, only six Icons series skins are available within Fortnite, but the latest addition of Lachlan (further details here) has already been revealed. Here’s a look at each of them:
The first Icon skin based on a content creator was announced back in January 2020. Given his face is almost synonymous with the game itself, Ninja was the no-brainer choice for in-game representation. His blue-haired skin was made available over two periods in January and May. It’s unlikely to ever return, making it quite the exclusive pick up if you own it.
Following on from Ninja, Australian streamer Loserfruit also gained a Fortnite skin in June 2020. The design was based on an outfit she wore to the Fortnite Australian Open, and in a nice touch, also includes watermelon and citrus fruit pickaxes. So far Loserfruit is the only woman to feature in the Icons Series.
Joining Loserfruit to represent the ANZ region of creators, Aussie Lachlan is the next Icons Series skin announced by Epic Games. Though it’s yet to be officially unveiled, the new design will arrive alongside the Lachlan’s Pickaxe Frenzy tournament, giving everyone a chance to earn it for free.
To celebrate his in-game concert in early 2019, American DJ Marshmello was given an in-game skin set. During the 2019 Fortnite World Cup, he even had the chance to show the skin off when teaming up with Ninja. While originally added under the Epic rarity, the skin was swapped to the Icons Series after its unveiling. Marshmello has worked with Fortnite extensively, even releasing official music videos created in the game’s engine.
Okay, so while we did say that Fortnite’s Icons Series is intended to bring real people to life in-game, that doesn’t necessarily mean the skin will look like them. To represent Jamaican-American electronic dance trio Major Lazer, Fortnite added a skin based on the animated character which represents the group. First added as part of the Lazerism Set in August 2019, it was later added to the Icons series.
Travis Scott & Astro Jack
Much like Marshmello, American rapper Travis Scott was given an in-game skin to tie in with an in-game musical performance. Stepping up the scale of season-ending events, April’s Astronomical performance saw Scott take players on a visual journey across the Fortnite map as he shifted through several different popular tracks.
The Astro Jack skin was a second Scott design added for the Astronomical event. The painted astronaut face is based on the astronaut figure used to promote Travis Scott’s Astroworld album. The skin arrived alongside the Travis skin in April 2020.
After smashing the Twitch concurrent viewers record (that he himself set), Spanish streamer TheGrefg unveiled his Icon Series skin to the world as a fitting tribute to the undisputed champ. Outfitted like an MMA fighter with telekinetic powers, TheGrefg's skin is now in the Epic store for your V-bucks to liberate.
The king of the court, LeBron James, made his way into the Fortnite universe via a Space Jam 2 tie-in, but his Tune Squad uniform isn't his only fire look. Fittingly decked out with a crown and lion's head pauldrons, King James (as he goes by on Instagram) is afforded every right of his reign in a fetching black suit. Alternatively, you can be invited to LeBron's longstanding Taco Tuesday in a nice cyan t-shirt combo. That's hot.
As part of her summer concert series Rift Tour, Ariana Grande gets a fresh new set of looks for appearing in Epic's multiverse. The standout is her on-stage outfit, a flash crystal dress offering peeks into other realities through its shards, though that is a little cumbersome to run around in. So her Icon Series skin will be a more modest sequin party number with a Piggy Smallz Back Bling, a yellow pig wearing groovy heart rainbow shades. That's called style.
Those are all the Icons Series skins in Fortnite so far, but we’ve no doubt Epic will add more in time as they partner with content creators and other famous faces across the world. We’ll do our best to update this list as and when they do.Load Comments