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How Many Skins Are In Fortnite in 2024?

Fortnite players can personalize their characters and show off their unique style by choosing from 1,788 skins available. Fortnite offers various skin types, including original designs, licensed characters (Marvel, DC), and collaborations with other video games. Some skins are rare or expensive, while some are tied into pop culture letting players represent their favorite characters or factions. Fortnite skins are a fun way to express one's individuality. 

How Many Skins are in Fortnite in 2024?

As of March 8th, 2024, there are roughly 1,788 skins available in Fortnite.

This number is constantly growing as the developer, Epic Games releases new skins in every season. 

With so many skins to choose from, Fortnite offers a ton of customization options. But where do all these skins come from? Let's break it down:

  • Original Skins- These unique designs created by Epic Games come in various styles, from silly cartoon characters to ninjas to superheroes.

  • Licensed Skins- Many Fortnite skins feature characters from other franchises like Marvel, DC Comics, Star Wars, and other video games. 

  • Special Event Skins- Epic Games sometimes releases skins specific to in-game events, and limited-time offers and can become coveted collector's items.

  • Battle Pass Skins- Fortnite Battle Pass offers exclusive skins that can be unlocked by progressing through the season's challenges. 

New skins are constantly being added in each category, so the total number keeps growing. Some skins might not always be available in the item shop due to their limited-edition nature or rotation schedule.

Top 20 Most Popular Fortnite Skins

Picking the absolute "most popular" skins can be subjective, but here are 20 skins that are widely recognized and loved by the Fortnite community in 2024:

20. Chun-Li (Street Fighter)  

The iconic fighter from Street Fighter brings her signature blue outfit and combat skills to Fortnite. May not always be available in the item shop.

19. Neymar Jr. (Football)

(No longer available, may return) Show off your love for football with this skin featuring the world-famous soccer star Neymar Jr. in action!

18. Lt. John Llama (Military)

This goofy but strangely endearing military llama offers a humorous option for players who want to stand out uniquely.

17. Sagan (Seven)

Part of The Seven, a mysterious group opposing the Imagined Order. Sagan offers a sleek, spacefarer look with multiple customization options for helmet and suit color.

16. Geno (Imagined Order)

A member of the Imagined Order, a mysterious organization in Fortnite lore. Geno offers players multiple customization options for their outfits and helmets.

15. Peter Griffin (Family Guy)

(Chapter 5 Season 1 Battle Pass) The wacky dad from Family Guy makes a hilarious addition to Fortnite, with multiple styles including a golden Peter.

14. Renegade Raider (Original)

A rare and coveted skin from the early days of Fortnite, the Renegade Raider offers a simple soldier look.

13. Marshmello (Music)

(No longer available, may return) Rock out in style with this popular DJ skin featuring Marshmello's signature helmet and puffy white outfit.

12. Mizuki (Anime)

This anime-inspired skin features a high school student with a robotic arm and multiple styles for hair and clothing color.

11. Spider-Man (Zero War)

Web-sling into battle with this skin featuring the classic superhero himself! This skin offers multiple Spider-Man variations from the comics.

10. Joy (Original)

A bubbly pop star with a fun and colorful outfit, perfect for players who love to stand out and celebrate their vibrant personalities.

9. Lexa (Original)

A sleek and stylish cybernetic assassin with glowing blue accents. Lexa offers multiple color options for her hair and outfit.

8. The Visitor (Default)

A mysterious figure shrouded in purple energy, The Visitor plays a big role in Fortnite lore and continues to spark theories among fans.

7. Joni the Red (Default)

A member of the Drift set, this vibrant red skin offers players multiple color customizations for both the outfit and the character's hair.

6. Ghoul Trooper (Purple)

(Halloween Event Only) A spooky Halloween-themed classic, the Ghoul Trooper is a favorite among those who like to be scary. Only available during Halloween events.

5. Omega (Knight)

One of the first "fully customizable" skins, Omega allows players to unlock various parts to create a unique armored look, including selectable lights on the suit.

4. Dark Bomber (Dark)

A goth punk rocker with a dark and edgy look, perfect for players who want to show off their rebellious side.

3. Eternal Voyager (Spacefarer)

This spacefarer skin with a mysterious past is a favorite among space enthusiasts. The helmet can be removed for a different look.

2. Jules (Original)

A skilled mechanic with a customizable robotic arm and a backpack full of gadgets. Jules offers multiple styles for hair color and clothing.

1. Midas (Original)

The Midas skin features a fancy suit and a right-hand Midas Rex-themed, literally turning everything gold. Back in Chapter 2, Season 2, this skin was a major status symbol for early adopters

Why Are Fortnite Skins So Popular?

Fortnite skins are a way for players to express themselves and personalize their characters. There are countless styles to choose from, letting you rock a pop culture icon, a spacefarer, a spooky monster, or anything else that suits your fancy. Here are a few reasons why skins are so popular:

  • Self-expression: Show off your unique style and interests!
  • Status symbol: Rare or expensive skins can show dedication or investment in the game.
  • Fun and fandom: Represent your favorite characters or factions from pop culture or Fortnite lore.

How Many Players Are Spending on Fortnite SkinS

In 2018, a study was conducted on Fortnite players that analyzed their spending habits.

69% of players who took a survey said they spend money on the game, averaging around $85

58.9% of purchases are cosmetics implying that a substantial number of gamers spend more on making their characters look cool (skins) than on other functionalities like dance moves and emotes.  

How to Get Free Skins

Free skins might not always be available and may require some effort or participation in specific events. Most skins require spending V-Bucks (in-game currency), however,  Fortnite offers a few ways to score free character skins. Here are some: 

  • In-Game Events-During special events, like Winterfest, completing challenges can unlock festive skins. 
  • Save the World Mode- While requiring a separate purchase, Fortnite: Save the World occasionally offers free rewards that may include skins.
  • Refer-a-Friend Program- Epic Games sometimes runs referral programs where you can catch skins for introducing your friends to the game.
  • Subscribing to Fortnite Crew (Optional)- A Fortnite Crew subscription grants access to the current Battle Pass, which includes earnable skins and a monthly dose of V-Bucks 

Express Yourself With Fortnite Skins

While they don't affect the gameplay, Fortnite skins are a fun and popular way to personalize your character. Whether you're looking for a rare status symbol or just a way to express yourself, there's a skin out there for everyone. Remember, the most important thing is to have fun playing Fortnite!

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Thomas Branderhorst

Just a guy passionate about web design. This hobby also includes 3D modeling, logo making and creating impressive business cards. What begun as a simple pastime, has now transformed into my main gig. 

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