Fortnite's default Jonesy skin looked very different in original designs - Dexerto

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

Published: 7/Jan/2020 10:12

by David Purcell


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.

This is what jonesy used to look like in earlier concepts from FortNiteBR


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.


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.