Fortnite fan creates hilarious 'Bare-Fisted Brawler' skin concept art - Dexerto

Fortnite fan creates hilarious ‘Bare-Fisted Brawler’ skin concept art

Published: 2/Jan/2019 21:13 Updated: 2/Jan/2019 21:26

by Bill Cooney


One of the latest fan-made Fortnite skin concepts is a hilarious bare-knuckle boxing idea that would be perfect for players who like to pick fights on the island.

Fortnite fans love creating their own concepts for skins and items they would like to see in the game; sometimes, Epic will even take inspiration from these concepts and put them into Fortnite itself.

One recent example is the “Tender Defender” skin, which was put into the game by Epic after it was designed by an 8-year-old fan and posted to Reddit by his father.

The “Bare-Fisted Brawler” concept was created and posted to /r/FortniteBR by user sushifunk21, who also included ideas for a unique glider, pickaxe and back bling to go along with the skin.

The skin itself resembles one of those large moustached men you often see squared up in black and white photographs, who chose to fight other large men without any protective equipment, hence the name ‘bare-knuckle boxing’.

The glider is a Union Jack, the flag of the United Kingdom, because that’s where bare-knuckle boxing originated, at least according to Wikipedia.


The pickaxe resembles an old boxing round bell, that would hopefully ding as it gathers resources or is used against other players.

A massive, golden Victory Royale trophy is the back bling, which would make a cool reward for players after they get their first win.

Epic surely has a big 2019 planned for Fortnite, and, based on 2018, theres a good chance some fan-inspired content will end up in the game as well.


Ali-A uncovers teasers for future Fortnite skins: Matrix, Witcher, Ant-Man & more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 17:13

by Daniel Megarry


YouTuber and longtime Fortnite superfan Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has discovered big clues for more crossover skins that could be coming soon to the game.

Season 5 of Fortnite kicked off with a bang as The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda arrived on The Island. Since then, we’ve seen God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and even Predator get their own skins.

So who’s coming next? Well, Ali-A has some ideas based on a hint list that was sent to him by Fortnite creators Epic Games themselves, and it seems as though more epic movie crossovers are on their way.

The Matrix 4
Warner Bros.
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In a new video celebrating the arrival of Terminator, Ali-A also revisited a list of items that he’d been sent by Epic Games, with each item acting as a teaser for a ‘hunter’ that would be coming to the game at some point during Season 5.

It appears that many hints on the list have already been discovered: The cup is The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda; the sunglasses are Terminator; the face paint is Kratos; the mud mask is Predator; and the syrup is Mancake, for example.

As for the remaining items on the list, there are some very interesting theories about who they could relate to, and which iconic characters could be coming to The Island next.

Ali-A explains that the Ant-Farm item is most likely a hint at Ant-Man finally joining the game, as he was given his own point of interest during Season 4’s Marvel extravaganza but was never added as a character.

The red and blue jellybeans could be a hint towards characters from The Matrix. This will likely be either Neo or Trinity, as they’re both set to return in the upcoming sequel Matrix 4 that’s due out later in 2021.

Tokens also appear as an item on the list, and Ali-A believes this is a hint towards The Witcher protagonist Geralt, especially as the Netflix adaptation of the game features a song called Toss A Coin To Your Witcher.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher
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A baseball bat could be a hint towards Scout from Team Fortress 2, or it could have pointed to The Walking Dead crossover that already happened. Similarly, space bananas could be a hint towards Samus Aran from Metroid, or it could have just been about Master Chief.

Elsewhere, the golden back scratcher is likely going to represent the long-rumored Female Midas skin, as it links up with the ‘Midas Touch’ myth. As for the hand wraps, even Ali-A is unsure what they could hint towards, but it could be a boxer of some sort.

We’ll have to wait and see whether any of these crossover skin predictions come true before Season 5 of Fortnite comes to an end on March 15, 2021.