What are the best Fortnite skins? Top 20 list in 2024

Daniel Megarry
Fortnite best skins

Fortnite is filled with an ever-expanding collection of skins and cosmetics but, particular skins in the Battle Royale are widely regarded as being more beloved or better than others for different reasons, so here are our picks for the top 20 skins and outfits, as of 2024.

Aside from Fortnite being infamous for its Battle Royale gameplay, the game has always been well known for its almost endless amounts of skins, crossover Outfits, and cosmetics available. They can typically be purchased from the in-game Item Shop, or unlocked by completing various in-game challenges, and by leveling up your Battle Pass.

Choosing what skin to equip in your matches from your Locker has no impact or competitive advantage to your gameplay, other than its visual appearance. However, there have been a few questionable skins, such as the notorious pay-to-win superhero skin, which was soon fixed by Epic Games.

Fortnite Skins
New skins are one of the best parts of Fortnite.

Instead, whether it’s a major crossover skin like Eminem and Marvel’s Iron Man, or an original character like the banana-human hybrid Peely and even Agent Jonesy himself, everyone has a favorite skin they just keep going back to.

We’ve gone through the Fortnite history books to put together a complete list of 20 of the best skins and Outfits that have appeared in the game since they were first released all the way back in 2017.

Deadpool skin

Deadpool in Fortnite
The Deadpool skin was one of the best crossovers in Fortnite.

Are there any Marvel superheroes more beloved than Deadpool right now? Until the hit 2016 movie, he was resigned to being a favorite of comic book readers, but now that he’s found mainstream success the whole world has fallen for the wise-cracking ‘merc with a mouth’.

When he was introduced as a challenge reward in Chapter 2: Season 2, players went crazy for it, and we can see why; as one of the few Marvel characters who would actually use an assault rifle or a rocket launcher in his own movies and comics, he’s the perfect crossover skin.

Lexa skin

Lexa Fortnite
Lexa has become one of the most beloved original Fortnite skins.

Of all the recent original Fortnite skins, Lexa has become the most popular. She’s regularly referred to as the ‘anime girl’ of the franchise thanks to her unique cel-shaded anime-style design, pink hair, and wide-eyed look.

The best part about Lexa, though, is the unlockable built-in Hunter Protocol emote that ‘sets mecha-fusion levels to maximum’ and lets players transform her appearance entirely, becoming a robotic hunter in the process.

Joy skin

Joy skin in Fortnite
A built-in Doja Cat and SZA song was more than enough to make us love Joy.

Based on a concept from artist DahjaCat, the Joy skin is one of the most unique skins you can get in Fortnite, as it comes with a built-in emote that’s based on the hit Doja Cat and SZA song, Kiss Me More.

Emotes with popular songs usually cost quite a few V-Bucks, so to get one included with a skin is pretty cool. Even better, it’s a traversal emote, so you can rollerskate around while grooving to the track.

Spider-Man skin

A Spider-Man NPC in Fortnite
Who wouldn’t want to step into Spider-Man’s iconic suit for a round of Fortnite?

After months of speculation, Marvel fans finally got the Fortnite skin of their dreams when Spider-Man debuted in Chapter 3: Season 1 Battle Pass alongside a Web-Shooter item that allowed players to swing around the Island.

That’s not all, though, as a Spider-Man based on Tom Holland’s Peter Parker from the Marvel Cinematic Universe was also released in the Item Shop just weeks later, giving players multiple options to become the iconic superhero.

Mizuki skin

Mizuki skin in Fortnite
Mizuki is one of the MEGA season skins.

Level 100 skins in the Battle Pass always have a special flare about them, as you’ll need to spend weeks earning XP and completing challenges if you want to unlock them. One of our favorites has to be Mizuki, who arrived in Chapter 4 Season 2.

With a fierce Outfit and a razor-sharp fan as a harvesting tool, she looks like she was ripped straight out of a Mortal Kombat game. Even better, there are multiple customization options available to unlock to make sure you stand out on the battlefield.

Marshmello skin

Marshmello welcomed over 10 million players to his Fortnite concert.

Fortnite immortalized popular DJ Marshmello forever when they put on a concert hosted by the music icon. 10 million players tuned in, and he even got his own skin complete with unlockable cosmetics.

Aside from being an epic skin, Marshmello showed off what the future of live entertainment could look like, paving the way for rapper Travis Scott to host his own Fortnite crossover concert a year later.

Renegade Raider skin

Renegade Raider Fortnite
Renegade Raider is incredibly rare in Fortnite.

Okay, so the design might not be anything special, but what makes Renegade Raider a standout is the fact that it was only ever available as a Battle Pass reward in Chapter 1: Season 1, making it arguably the rarest skin ever in the game.

Wearing this during a match makes it clear to other players that you’ve been making trips to The Island since the very beginning, and that alone means it deserves a special place on this list.

Spider-Gwen skin

Spider-Gwen skin in Fortnite
Move over Peter Parker, there’s a new web-slinging superhero in town.

Spider-Man was an incredibly popular skin in Fortnite, so it was only a matter of time before more skins from the comics joined the roster. This happened in Chapter 3: Season 4, when Spider-Gwen was finally introduced as the Level 100 Battle Pass skin.

This version of Spider-Gwen (also known as Gwen Stacey or Spider-Woman) is based on the character from the animated movie Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. Unlike some other crossover skins, the art style is recreated perfectly in Fortnite.

Superman skin

Superman skin in Fortnite
The iconic Superman made an appearance in Chapter 2: Season 7.

While Marvel superheroes tend to hog the spotlight in Fortnite, the excitement was ridiculously high for Superman’s arrival in Chapter 2: Season 7 – it was teased for weeks before finally being released as the season’s Secret Skin.

The Man of Steel has a built-in emote that lets him transform from Clark Kent to Superman mid-game – a feature that not many skins have – as well as an epic Shadow style that only the most dedicated players managed to unlock.

Naruto skin

Naruto and friends appearing in Fortnite for the Nindo Challenges
Naruto’s anime style looks great in the world of Fortnite.

One of the most-hyped Fortnite skins of all time was Naruto, the beloved ninja from Konohagakure. After months of rumors and teasing, the anime icon finally arrived with matching cosmetics and a throwable Kunai weapon.

Even better, the whole of Team 7 – Sasuke, Sakura, and Kakashi – were available to purchase from the in-game shop. But there’s only room for one Naruto character on this list, so it has to be the main man himself.

Demogorgon skin

Fortnite DemogorgonThe Demogorgon is one of Fortnite’s scariest skins.

Hailing from the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, the Demogorgon might be the most terrifying skin we’ve ever seen in Fortnite. Imagine seeing this thing pop out of a dark corner during the night on The Island. We’d rather not.

The Demogorgon is one of those skins that you wouldn’t expect to translate well to the game, but in reality, it looks incredible. Special shoutout to fan-favorite character Chief Hopper, who also got his own skin in the game.

Ariana Grande skin

Fortnite Ariana Grande concert
Ariana Grande was one of the biggest crossovers in Fortnite history.

Following in the footsteps of other music icons like Marshmello and Travis Scott, pop superstar Ariana Grande joined the Fortnite multiverse in 2021 when she performed a virtual concert as part of the show-stopping Rift Tour event.

Fans could purchase a skin with multiple Outfits and matching cosmetics based on the 7 Rings singer, and they’re some of the best designs we’ve seen in the game to this day. Ariana returned with even more Outfit styles in a later update.

Michonne skin

Fortnite Michonne
The Walking Dead was a surprise addition to the Fortnite universe.

The Walking Dead’s Michonne is one of the most bad-ass characters in TV history, so seeing the zombie slayer bring her katana to The Island alongside Daryl Dixon actually made perfect sense, despite it being an unexpected crossover.

The best part about the Walking Dead skins was the fact that they were kept entirely under wraps until they were surprise announced at the 2020 Game Awards. Most skins leak well in advance, but these were a true shock.

Harley Quinn skin

Harley Quinn skin styles in Fortnite
Harley Quinn is one of the most beloved Fortnite skins.

Alongside all of the popular Marvel superhero skins sits the iconic DC villain Harley Quinn, who’s gained a legion of fans from both her comic book origins as well as her recent live-action appearances in the Suicide Squad movies.

You’ll rarely play a round of Fortnite and not see a Harley Quinn somewhere on the battlefield, because she’s just so popular. It also helps that there are multiple Outfit styles, so you can still stand out from the crowd.

Peely skin

Peely Fortnite
Peely has become one of Fortnite’s most iconic characters.

It’s a ridiculous skin, we can all agree on that. But whether you love it or hate it, Peely has become a mascot for Fortnite, regularly becoming the butt of jokes and often popping up as hidden easter eggs in various locations with each map update.

You’ll likely be spotted from a mile away if you’re wearing Peely or one of the various goofy-looking spin-off skins like Agent Peely or P-1000, but we think that’s worth it to bring a bit of fun to The Island.

Snow Dancer skin

Snowdancer skin in Fortnite
Looking for high fashion? Look no further than Snowdancer.

There are loads of Christmas-themed skins in Fortnite, with Epic Games usually releasing a few new designs each year. But our favorite so far is without a doubt Snowdancer, which was added to the item shop as part of the 2022 Winterfest celebrations.

Unlike other novelty Christmas skins, Snowdancer is stylish enough to be used all year round, with a high-fashion Outfit and a sleek white and silver color scheme. Even better, it has an alternate style with inverted colors for when you want to switch things up.

Galaxy skin

Fortnite Galaxy Skin
Galaxy was only available for a select few players, making it very desirable.

Fortnite’s collaboration with Samsung produced a few exclusive skins, but none has been more in-demand than the epic Galaxy skin, which was only available for players who purchased a Galaxy Note 9 or a Galaxy Tab S4.

The hype surrounding the skin was so high that some players would visit Samsung stores to log in on one of the devices and try to claim it for themselves. Unfortunately, there’s no way of getting it anymore, as the skin was vaulted in early 2019.

The Joker skin

Fortnite Joker
Batman’s arch-nemesis The Joker was a highly-anticipated addition to Fortnite.

Not a fan of Marvel? No worries, as there are plenty of DC characters (although admittedly, not as many) you can get your hands on in Fortnite instead. The standout of the bunch is, of course, Batman’s archnemesis The Joker.

Obtaining this highly desirable skin will cost you a pretty penny, as it can only be unlocked by purchasing The Last Laugh Bundle, which will set you back just under $30. It also comes with Poison Ivy and Midas Rex, though, which is nice.

Midas skin

Midas in Fortnite at The Agency
Midas is based on the Greek myth.

Midas is one of Fortnite’s best-designed original characters, being simple yet highly desirable. You had to work hard to unlock the leader of the spies, too, as he was the Level 100 reward for Chapter 2: Season 2’s Battle Pass.

The skin has since received several variations like Shadow Midas and Midas Rex, and has become so popular that rumors of more Midas-themed skins coming to the game are always doing the rounds.

Venom skin

Venom Fortnite
Venom was one of the most anticipated additions during Fortnite’s Marvel season.

When Fortnite announced that the theme of Chapter 2: Season 4 would be Marvel superheroes, many players were wondering whether a Venom skin could appear in the game. It seemed unlikely, but it actually happened.

Of course, the skin is huge and it did cause some issues with visibility when aiming, but that wasn’t enough to put off players who were waiting for the iconic Spider-Man supervillain. It looks epic, that’s for sure.

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About The Author

Daniel graduated from university with a degree in Journalism and English Language, before spending five years at GAY TIMES covering LGBTQ+ news and entertainment. He then made the switch to video game journalism where he produces news, features, and guides for Pokemon, Fortnite, Nintendo, and PlayStation games. Daniel also has a passion for any games with queer representation.