Fortnite’s default Jonesy skin looked very different in original designs

David Purcell
Epic Games

Fortnite Battle Royale has had everything from the weird to the wonderful in terms of skins added to the game, but fans appear to have always had a soft spot for Jonesy. However, he didn’t always look the way that players know and love.

Epic Games have added some of the most iconic characters from successful franchises to the world of Fortnite in recent months, with crossovers including Star Wars, Marvel’s Avengers, and more, but some players will always stick with Jonesy and the defaults skins.

After all, it’s one of the first skins to have been added to the game when it first came out in September 2017 and people like a bit of nostalgia. But, it could have been quite different if some of the original designs were selected instead.

Epic GamesJonesy is just one of the original characters still prevalent in Fortnite today (middle).

There have often been jokes made in the community about non-skins not being good players, which has driven more people towards using Jonesy and other original skins as their outfit of choice.

With such an interest in the finished article clear for all to see, it has been interesting to find out just what players think about the original designs too – some of which were posted to Reddit by user Lui_Does_Stuff.

Well, there are seven images to be exact, showing all sorts of facial feature changes. Concepts include those with a different chin, jawline, hair style, facial expression, and even one that slightly resembles Chip Hazard from Universal’s 1998 movie Toy Soldiers, too. Check it out.

Whether or not future Jonesy skins, potentially released for themed events, will make use out of some of these expressions is unclear, but fans certainly seem to like them.

“Damn my boy Jonesy got that clean cut,” one Reddit user posted, with another mentioned something Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney fans have been joking about for quite some time. They said: “Third from the left on the bottom literally looks like Tfue… like spot on”.

It’s unclear as to why Epic Games turned down some of these ideas in favor of the Jonesy that eventually made it into Fortnite Battle Royale, but it was certainly the right pick – based on the popularity of the skin still going strong 11 seasons in.

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