Family Guy creator finally speaks out on Peter Griffin Fortnite skin

Rishabh Sabarwal
Peter Griffin Fortnite skin and Seth Macfarlane

Family Guy creator Seth Macfarlane has finally offered his views on the swole Peter Griffin Fortnite skin and how the idea of a collaboration came about. Here’s what they said and how fans reacted to it.

Fortnite, a game renowned for its diverse and fanciful collection of cosmetics, has once again raised the bar with the introduction of the Peter Griffin skin, incorporating the iconic character from the animated television series ‘Family Guy’ into the frenzied Battle Royale domain.

When the Chapter 5 Season 1 Battle Pass arrived, the character was finally brought to Fortnite. However, players noticed that the in-game version of the character was different from the one on TV.

To prepare Peter to fight enemies in Fortnite’s looped island, an animated short featuring Meowscles was published alongside the new season. In the clip, Peter is shown turning “Swole” and muscular.

This “jacked” version of the character created confusion, particularly among the show’s fans. Now, Seth Macfarlane, creator of Family Guy, has spoken out about the collaboration and his thoughts on the skin.

Seth Macfarlane finally speaks about Peter Griffin Fortnite skin

In the premiere event for Peacock’s new show Ted, Seth Macfarlane, the voice behind the titular character and creator of Family Guy spoke to IGN about the Peter Griffin Fortnite skin and his collaboration with the game. When asked about the collab he said, “It was great. I had to have someone explain to me what the f**k Fortnite is and then I said well that sounds kinda cool. Yeah, why not, let’s do it.”

He also added how throughout his career he figured out things about pop culture through someone usually and just got around it. When asked about the Peter Griffin boss on the Fortnite map and his jacked appearance, he commented, “I was told that they didn’t have the budget to create his actual body, so they had to like stick his head on a.. So it was like that TV Guide cover from the 90s where they stuck Oprah’s head on Ann Margret’s body.”

Looking at the chance encounter several fans turned in their comments on social media. One such fan said, “Lmao Seth never fails to make me smile.” Another chimed in, “Fortnite doesn’t have the funds to make a Peter Griffin model? Wut?” A third user added, “That makes sense lol.”

The Peter Griffin boss in Fortnite is a formidable NPC who wields a powerful Mythic Hammer Pump Shotgun and does the iconic “knee hurt” emote when eliminated, which perfectly embodies the hilarious spirit of the character in the game.

About The Author

Rishabh is a Games Writer at Dexerto. He's our Fortnite expert and knows all there is about the Looped Island and the Zero Point. He comes with an experience in films and storytelling in India and has past experience covering Roblox, Fortnite and PlayStation titles for reputed publications. You can contact Rishabh at: