One of the most common aspects of online games is cool additions and customizations that one can add to their avatar and display its best accessories to other players while killing them. Fortnite is one of the best in character design, and over the years, they released many great skins through updates and additions that became really popular.
We saw many great movies, anime, manga, and other fictional media enrich our screens, and Fortnite capitalized on it massively. In this article, we will rank the best Fornite characters. If you are interested in this topic, stay with us until the end of the article.
20. Renegade Raider
We start this list with one of the rarest and coolest OG skins in the Fortnite game. It was released in Season 1 before Fortnite introduced Battle Pass and was available in the Season shop for purchasing after reaching level 20 in the game. It was around 1,200 V-bucks, and the special aspect of the skin lies in its last appearance – more than 1110 days ago.
The skin was available for purchase from October 2017 to December of the same year, and since then, Renegade Raider skin has been rarely seen in the game – when people see it, it’s specially marked and considered a miracle.
19. Arcane Vi
Who would’ve thought in 2017 that one day we would see League of Legends and Fortnite joining forces in one way or another? Well, as if League of Legends wasn’t global enough, the animated TV series Arcane managed to widespread the popularity of the MOBA even more and present us with LoL characters we have never seen before. Fortnite decided to implement one of the protagonists of the Arcane in their game, and the players could have Vi as their avatar since January 23rd, 2022.
The skin was very popular and true to Arcane’s original character design.
One of the most popular Fortnite characters in the last two years is definitely Midas. The character was inspired by king Midas, a Greek myth character who could turn everything he touched into gold. Now, Fortnite Midas looks much cooler, and since its release in 2020, the character has been in the Legendary tier of Outfits in the Fortnite game.
The Legendary aspect of the character has another purpose except for the design – Midas can turn weapons and vehicles into gold. If other players pick up the item after him, the gold effect stays until the end of the game.
A great skin that has various designs and can be customized.
17. Black Knight
Another Legendary Outfit/character on this list is definitely Black Knight. The character has been in the game since 2017 and, since then, has been a beloved aspect of the Fortnite game.
Black Knight was the first Legendary outfit after the introduction of the Battle Pass, and the character even got a few cool redesigns connected to this list’s previous entry, Midas – Black Knight’s helmet got golden after Midas touched it. The new character was born, Ultima Knight.
We are on a roll with the Legendary characters on this list, and the next we have is Raven. The character was first released in 2018 and, since then, has been redesigned and tinkered with a few times. One of the most popular outfits in the Fortnite game in recent years definitely belongs on this list.
Raven is part of the Nevermore set, and his companion Ravage could definitely find herself on this list.
15. John Wick
We continue this Legendary streak with one of the coolest action heroes of the last decade, John Wick. The game first introduced the character in 2019 during the release of John Wick 3, and the players were excited.
We all know how cool and deadly John Wick is in his movies, and adding him to the Fortnite game was a great move from a marketing standpoint. There are two versions of John Wick’s skin available in the game – base skin presents “clean” John Wick, while other versions are essentially the Damaged John Wick. Of course, Legendary skins have special animations implemented in the game, and John Wick is one of them.
The Merc with a Mouth is one of the most popular Marvel superheroes since his release at the beginning of the 1990s, and the comics and Ryan Reynolds movies prolonged the hype around Marvel’s bad boy.
Two Deadpool movies definitely helped the antihero’s popularity, and Fornite was already familiar with the collaboration with Marvel and their heroes. Deadpool skin was released in 2020, and today is still one of the most popular Fortnite characters in the game.
Deadpool’s best friend and hero, Spider-Man, is next on this list. Spider-Man has been consistently the most popular Marvel character since his first appearance in the 1960s, and the hero still holds that title. Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and his movies enhanced the character’s popularity even more, and Fortnite did not waste any time implementing Peter Parker into the game.
The character has other available designs that are totally cool, and the special quests and challenges allow the player to win more items. No Way Home movie brought us Spider-Man in various designs, and we cannot wait for what Fortnite will present us with in the future.
12. Black Adam
The most recent skin on this list is inspired by the DC’s resident antihero, Black Adam. Warner Brothers marketed the freshly released Black Adam movie a lot, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s character, made it to the Fortnite game pretty soon.
More specifically, on October 21st, the Black Adam bundle was released and presented to the players. The skin looks really cool and almost the same as the Black Adam from the movie.
One of the most popular female superheroes is definitely Spider-Gwen. First introduced in the special comic book event, Spider-Verse, in 2015, Spider-Gwen became a fan favorite, and her popularity increased with the amazing animated film from 2018, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Fortnite released the Spider-Gwen character in the September of this year before the release of the new Spider-Verse animated film. Unfortunately, the movie’s release was postponed, and the fans must wait for the 2023 and 2024 releases. Despite the delay, Spider-Gwen remains one of the coolest Fornite characters in 2022.
Shōnen anime and manga’s target audiences are teenagers and young adults, and Naruto was (and still is) one of the biggest media pieces in the last two decades. First manga, then anime became huge worldwide, and since its end in 2014, Naruto manga and anime are still gaining traction and attracting new fans daily.
Fortnite decided to add the famous Naruto and Kakashi bundle to the Fortnite game, and the fans of the series loved it. Fortnite kept the anime and manga style of the characters and eventually added more Naruto characters, like Sasuke, Hinata, and more.
Michonne was part of one of the most popular TV shows in the 2010s, The Walking Dead. Killing zombies never gets old, and over the years, Michonne became one of the series’ main characters. Epic Games decided Fortnite needed this badass character and released it as an Epic Outfit in 2020.
Despite being released two years ago, Michonne is one of the coolest characters in the game, even in 2022. Moreover, the last appearance of the skin was more than 500 days ago, and players who have it can be happy to have it.
Marvel made quite an appearance on this list for a good reason. People can slander MCU these days, but comic books are still cool and always a present “force” in other fictional media.
People love Wolverine; regardless of being fans or not, X-Men are too cool of characters to pass on. Wolverine first appeared in 2020 as a part of the Marvel series, and since then, it has been one of the most popular Fortnite skins.
7. Boundless set of skins
Whatever game is played, the customizing character is one of the best parts of starting your gaming journey. In 2020, Epic Games added a cool feature that did differentiate from other outfits/skins they released over the years – Boundless Set.
Boundless set meant that its ten characters that look like superheroes could be fully customizable to the player’s wishes. The fans welcomed this wholeheartedly; however, some players found ways to make the skin fully affect their gameplay by exposing color schemes and textures.
Of course, Epic Games acted accordingly and removed the feature of fully black or fully white characters, which would have an unfair advantage over their opponents. This Legendary set of outfits is still popular and cool.
Over the years, Fortnite attracted many music stars to perform during special events – Ariana Grande, Travis Scott, and Marshmello, whose skin is one of the best in the game. The Marshmello concert was huge when it happened in 2019 and made history as the first-ever Fortnite in-game concert ever.
Over a million people tuned in to the 10-minute spectacle, and Marshmello made history. A Marshmello bundle includes various weapons, tools, and other accessories that are themed after the famous DJ. Of course, the outfit has special effects – it starts glowing if it’s close to music.
Lynx came to the Fortnite game in 2018 and, since then, has been one of the best Fortnite skins to date. As previously mentioned, Spider-Man skin has the cool feature of having multiple stages of the outfit, which players can use – Lynx is the same.
There are seven versions of Lynx skin, both civilian and uniform, available for players to acquire. Great skin and it should definitely be on this list.
We are slowly but surely coming to the best of the best skins, and this entry has a Catalyst. One of the coolest Legendary skins in the game is probably Catalyst, which was part of the Drift set that came out in the summer of 2019.
As the previous entry of this list, Catalyst also has access to various skin versions, including masked and unmasked versions. The character of Catalyst is great and, for that, is included on this list.
Fortnite loves popular culture references and things that are “hot” simultaneously, and Demogorgon is a creature that most people know by now. The creature that was first introduced in the Stranger Things Netflix TV series got its skin in Fornite, together with Chief Hopper.
Even though the skin seems to like it was released a few months ago, during season four of Stranger Things, this particular character came out in 2019, when season three of the show aired. Even though the skin hasn’t been seen for a very long time, current year made this character once again appear in Fortnite games, and for a good reason.
One of the most popular anime of the last few decades is definitely the Dragon Ball franchise. The anime characters of Son Goku, Bulma, and others have been part of the Dragon Ball bundle that was released earlier this year in a special update.
Even though Son Goku is the main character of the Dragon Ball series, Vegeta was pretty popular with Fortnite players, and it should definitely be on this list. Vegeta has other versions like Super Saiyan and others that attracted the players to acquire this skin.
1. Obi-Wan Kenobi
Finally, we have one of the biggest collaborations in 2022 – Fortnite x Star Wars. That’s right, in May 2022, Epic Games decided to create special Star Wars skin and tournament that players needed to complete to get fabulous Obi-Wan Kenobi skin.
Fortnite introduced the character during the Obi-Wan Kenobi season one TV series that aired on Disney+ and gained massive popularity in the middle of 2022. The character design looks amazing, and Ewan McGregor’s look of the famous Star Wars character only emphasizes the coolness of this skin. That is why it deserves the first spot on our list.