Should Fortnite release fewer collaboration skins in Chapter 3?
One wonderful thing about Fortnite and its rise to stardom over the past three years has been the sheer number of major pop culture crossover events that have taken place. It’s hard to keep a fanbase happy with every decision, but these collaborations have had something for everyone.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of Ariana Grande, Resident Evil, Marvel, DC, or even Will Smith in Bad Boys (yes, we’re not sure that one either), there has been something to pique your interest. . recent memory.
The sheer number of licensed and collaborative skins, however, raised another question … is there now too much of these versions and do the original content / skin creators suffer?
Should there be more special skins than the original creations in Fortnite?
Epic Games and the Fortnite team have always been good at encouraging and supporting creators, so that’s not up for debate. What has been very noticeable over the past few seasons is the reliance on licensed skins over the original content.
Some community designs were made available in the game and even one was made available as part of the Fortnite Crew Pack this year. This is in addition to the brand new NPC character skins added as part of the Battle Pass.
By the middle of Season 8, there had been 35 total original skins and 31 collaborations. As we approach the end of the season, that has changed a bit with the recent outing of Nick Fury. It could be seen as balanced, but given the way the skins are released, it felt like a very busy season in collaboration.
So many original skins are released as part of the Battle Pass, which means there is no fanfare or separate release to celebrate their creation. Once the game is over, they can sometimes come back with new outfits and designs.
If you were to factor that in and rule out all of the original characters that already exist that just got a new look, there would only be around 21 truly original skin versions.
The community is divided on what to expect. Some players prefer licensed skins because they let them play their favorite external characters or celebrities in the game. Others would prefer to use original skins that only represent Fortnite and Fortnite. Neither side is right or wrong, but it would be nice to see a balance between the upcoming versions in Chapter 3.