Fortnite, being one of the most popular games to this date, has had a variety of different skins cycle through their online shop.

Since its release in 2017, Fortnite has won the hearts of quite a few gamers. One of the most popular games, the range of skins in Fortnite is huge but there’s something for everyone in Fortnite.

How many skins are there in Fortnite?

1270. Yes, you read that correctly. There are currently 1270 skins that have been released within the game of Fortnite. These skins range from multiple Fortnite creations to various other collaborations with popular series.

Fortnite is notorious for working with popular movies and TV shows and bringing their characters to life within the game. There are skins from Marvel, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, and quite a few other popular franchises.

The detail they provide is phenomenal. In December of 2021, they released a battle pass that had a Spider-Man skin available within it. A few weeks after this skins release, they premiered another Spider-Man skin, but this one was directly portraying Tom Holland’s spider-man.

Tom Holland's Spiderman skin has been a raging success within the Fortnite community.
This attention to detail is what makes Fortnite’s microtransactions stand out from other games.

With such a crazy amount of skins available, which ones are the most popular? And what exactly makes a Fortnite skin popular? Well, there are a few things that play into this factor.

First off, rarity. Rarity plays a major factor in whether or not Fortnite skin is considered popular. There have been some that have sold their Fortnite accounts for hundreds of dollars, simply for having some of the rarer skins.

Second off, popularity within the media. A lot of skins are directly from popular franchises, and the more popular the franchise, the more popular the skin. In November 2021, Fortnite collaborated with the popular anime series Naruto. This collaboration took over the game, as it sold millions of copies within hours of being released.

Fortnite Skins include a collaboration with Naruto Shippuden.

Thirdly, the add of exclusive skins. Fortnite has had a few collaborations in the past with different consoles and phones, where to get a special skin, you had to purchase a specific phone or console. This makes these skins extremely rare, considering you potentially have to spend a few hundred dollars to be able to use the cosmetic in-game.

Here are some of the most popular Fortnite skins in 2022.

  1. Aerial Assault Trooper.
  2. Renegade Raider.
  3. Galaxy.
  4. Special Forces.
  5. Black Knight.
  6. Double Helix.
  7. Honor Guard.
  8. Black Widow.

What is a Microtransaction?

Microtransactions have become extremely popular within the video game world. Google defines microtransactions as “in-game purchases that unlock specific features or gives the user special abilities, characters or content.” They first came to light when mobile gaming became popular.

The ability to download a game for free is obviously a no-brainer for most people. The word “free” itself is an easy attraction for others.

So how has Fortnite integrated microtransactions?

Since its start, Fortnite has allowed players to purchase cosmetics within the game. These cosmetics consist of character skins, pickaxes, back bling, and gliders. These cosmetics provide no advantage over other players and are simply there for the aesthetic.

Regardless of whether you play the game or now, Fortnite continues to push the boundaries when it comes to creativity. So, what’s your favorite skin within the game?

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Bryson Maddock is an avid esports enthusiast and writer who has developed a strong connection with the world of esports. Outside of writing, Bryson also is a professional esports caster and developed twitch streamer.