Fortnite, a free-to-play Battle Royale game developed by Epic Games, has an extensive selection of character skins, but there are always those few that leave gamers wanting more. Here are a few dream Fortnite skins that, for various reasons, probably won't ever make it into the game.
First up for discussion is a skin that closely resembles the Apex Legends character, Bloodhound. Given that both Fortnite and Apex Legends are competing games within the same genre, the chances of this happening are slim to none. It's simply too risky from a legal perspective.
While it would undoubtedly create a stir among the game's fanbase, this skin could also potentially lead to issues with copyrights. Players adore the idea, but from a business standpoint, it's too much of a game of chance. The risk outweighs the potential benefits.
Coming up next is an idea for a crossover skin with Halo's iconic Master Chief. While Halo and Fortnite are both popular multiplayer games, they belong to different developers — and therein lies the problem. The idea of a crossover skin is thrilling, but the hurdles to overcome are too great.
Master Chief is a trademarked character belonging to Microsoft's acclaimed Halo series. If this crossover were to happen, it would need the approval of all involved parties, which isn't always an easy feat. Not to mention, Microsoft may want to preserve the exclusivity and uniqueness of their legendary character.
Another often fantasized about skin is one for the Predator, one of the most notorious extraterrestrial species in the world of sci-fi. The hunter from another world would most suit Fortnite’s environment, filled with a range of skins from film and other pop culture franchises.
However, it's crucial to keep in mind that using a character from a film franchise carries its own set of problems. Fortnite would need to negotiate with the rights holders which often involves a lengthy and complicated process.
While the idea of The Terminator's T-800 dropping onto the island and going toe-to-toe with other Fortnite characters sounds like a dream come true, it's unlikely to happen. The Terminator franchise is a behemoth of the film industry with all rights reserved to Skydance Media.
Using the likeness of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who brings the T-800 to life, would require permission from the actor himself. Between seeking approval from the actor and the production company, bringing this skin to life would require overcoming many obstacles.
Perhaps one of the most fanciful skins is one based on the character Toothless from the DreamWorks Animation film, How to Train Your Dragon. Players eager to take to the skies of Fortnite's battleground as their favorite dragon would undoubtedly enjoy this skin.
However, creating this skin would involve Fortnite diving into an entirely new territory – animated films. Obtaining rights from DreamWorks would be an arduous process. Not to mention the technical challenge of creating a skin that captures Toothless's charm and persona.
Fans have also longed to see a Fortnite skin based on an iconic gaming mascot: Mario from the Super Mario series. It would undoubtedly create quite the stir among the gaming community, giving players a chance to storm the battlefield as the beloved character.
However, it's essential to remember that Mario is the flagship mascot of Nintendo, a company known for fiercely protecting its intellectual property. The chances of getting Mario as a Fortnite skin seem quite bleak, given the improbability of Nintendo granting the rights.
The Pikachu skin idea, derived from the worldwide phenomenon Pokemon, is a fan favorite. The prospect of this beloved character making its way into the Fortnite universe has fans excited for potential Pokémon themed action.
The issues here are similar to the previous suggestion. Pikachu is the mascot of the Pokémon company, which is partly owned by Nintendo. Again, the chances for this cross-over seem both elusive and unlikely due to Nintendo's strong hold on their IP.
Finally, a skin based on My Hero Academia's protagonist, Izuku Midoriya (or Deku), is another much-loved idea by fans. This skin would cater to the widespread anime fan base within Fortnite's community, diversifying the skin roster even further.
Yet, Epic Games would need to acquire permissions from the anime company, which may be complex and time-consuming. Moreover, creating a skin based on an anime character would mean delving into a different design philosophy to match My Hero Academia’s distinct art style.
Each of these ideas for potential character skins brings something new and exciting to the Fortnite universe. Despite the legal obstacles and hurdles involved, fans can continue to dream and hope.
The world of Fortnite is continuously evolving and who knows what the future holds? One can only keep wishing for their favorite character to make an appearance on the battlefield of Fortnite.