Is there anyone who hasn’t heard of Fortnite at least once? It is a popular FPS MMO game, especially among children and teenagers, developed by Epic Games in 2017. The game offers many hours of free-to-play entertainment in a great visual setting and many possibilities to personalize the character thanks to the so-called skins.

The secret of Fortnite’s popularity

The title initially started with two modes: the cooperative Save the World and the additional Battle Royale mode. However, it was the fight for survival that captivated Fortnite players the most and led to the separation of those modes, resulting in the creation of two separate games. Besides competing against other players, Fortnite: Battle Royale offers the ability to customize characters using a wide variety of skins, allowing for the creation of different, fun, or epic characters. Skins were precisely what brought this game such enormous popularity and recognition.

Best superhero skins

Skins in Fortnite are cosmetic items that players can apply to their characters for personalization.

Skins are usually aesthetic changes, and players use them to express themselves or implement their favourite characters from pop culture into the game. They range from simple changes like hairstyles or outfit colours to skins that closely resemble characters from other games and cartoons; cute animals, or superheroes from popular blockbusters.

Summer is a time for various conventions and pop culture events, so we have prepared a list of the 15 best superhero-themed skins! We will also provide information on how to obtain or where to buy them. Are you ready? Let’s dive into the reading!

1. Batman Zero

Release date:2021-05-05

Released on May 5, 2021, this was the third Batman skin. The two earlier ones are Dark Knight and Comic Book Batman (both from 2019).

The skin is based on the Batman character from the Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point comic series, released in April 2021. Interestingly, in each comic, there was a special code to unlock skins or bonuses. Readers who unlocked all codes received the Batman Zero skin for free (US only offer). The regular cost of the skin is 1500 V-Bucks.

The Batman Zero skin was available in the Batman: Zero Point set. Other accessories available in the skin set are: a cape, Grappling Axe, and Batman Zero Wing glider.

Key features
  • Skin based on comic book
  • Possibility of getting the skin for free
  • Cost: 1500 V-Bucks

2. Iron Man

Release date:2020-08-27

A hard to get Fortnite superhero skin for the Fortnite Season 4 Chapter 2 Battle Pass.

However, in order to obtain it, you first need to put in some effort, by acquiring the Tony Stark skin (upon reaching level 93) and completing challenges related to the costume.

Along with the skin, players receive the Energy Blade, Flight Pack glider and Inventors Choice wrap.

Key features
  • Skin available after completing quest
  • Skin from Chapter 2 Season 4 Battle Pass

3. Spider-Man

Release date:2021-12-17

This is another superhero Fortnite skin from the Marvel series. The skin was released on December 17, 2021.

This outfit was first released in Season 1 Chapter 3 as part of the No Way Home set. Later, it was also possible to purchase the skin itself in the item shop for 1500 V-Bucks (the cost of the skin combos of the No Way Home bundle is 2300 V-Bucks).

The likeness of Tom Holland was used to create the skin. In the package, along with the Spider-Man skin, we also receive a backpack, a baseball bat, and an MJ outfit.

Key features
  • Skin based on Tom Holland’s Spider-Man
  • Cost of the skin: 1500 V-Bucks
  • Cost of the set: 2300 V-Bucks

4. The Flash

Release date:2021-02-14

This DC Universe skin was inspired by Grant Gustin as Flash from The Flash TV Show.

The outfit was first available in Chapter 2 Season 5 as part of the Flash Pack (2200 V-Bucks), and later also individually in the Item Shop for 1500 V-Bucks.

Top players also had the opportunity to earn this skin along with the Speed Force back bling during the Flash Cup competition on February 10, 2021. However, the other items from the set, i.e. Speed Force Slashers and Quick Bite emote (emote is the character’s emotion/behaviour/dance) had to be purchased in the store.

Key features
  • Skin based on Grant Gustin’s Flash
  • Cost: 1500 V-Bucks
  • Possibility of obtaining the skin in Flash Cup competition

5. Black Widow

Release date:2019-04-25

This character was added to Fortnite on April 25, 2019 for female characters and came with two hair colours – red and blonde.

This skin is part of the Avengers set and, most importantly, the first Marvel skin released in Fortnite. She first appeared in Chapter 1 Season 8 in connection with an event related to the film Avengers: Endgame.

The Black Widow outfit was available for purchase in the Store for 1500 V-Bucks. Also, available with it were the Widow’s Pack back bling, Widow’s Bite pickaxe, and the Widow’s Pirouette emote.

Key features
  • The first Marvel skin released in Fortnite
  • Cost 1500 V-Bucks
  • Two hair colours

6. Daredevil

Release date:2020-10-18

The skin was available for purchase in the Daredevil Set for 2200 V-Bucks in the Item Shop or pre-earned at the Marvel Knockout Super Series – Daredevil Cup on October 14, 2020.

Daredevil appeared in Chapter 2 Season 4, and the Radar Senses, Devil’s Wings glider and Daredevil’s Billy Clubs back bling were available with the outfit. The skin was available in two versions – regular and illustrated, which made the character look like he had escaped straight from the pages of a comic book.

Key features
  • Cost of the skin set: 2200 V-Bucks
  • Possibility of obtaining the skin during Daredevil Cup

7. Black Panther

Release date:2020-12-22

This is another superhero Fortnite skin from the Marvel series. It appeared in the game on December 22, 2020, a few months after the actor who played the role of Black Panther – Chadwick Boseman – passed away. The Black Panther skin was first released in Chapter 2 Season 5.

Unfortunately, it is not and was not available individually. To become its happy owner, you had to buy the Marvel: Royalty And Warriors package in the Fortnite Store. And here’s another note – the set was only available for real money, costing $24.99.

It must be admitted that the outfit is very similar to its prototype, i.e. Black Panther from the MCU film series. Along with it, the set includes the King’s Cowl, Vibranium Daggers and the Wakandan Skyrider glider.

Key features
  • Skin based on Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther
  • Skin available in Marvel: Royalty And Warriors package
  • Cost of the skin: $24.99 (real money)

8. Captain America

Release date:2020-07-03

The patriotic warrior first appeared in the game during Chapter 2 Season 3. Later, as he broke records of popularity, he often appeared in the store during various Marvel-themed events and celebrations and could be purchased for 2000 V-Bucks. This is the most picked skin of all Marvel characters.

The Captain America costume is based on the live-action version played by Chris Evans in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Avengers film series. Of course, the Captain’s Shield is included with the outfit.

Key features
  • The most popular Marvel’s skin
  • The skin based on Chris Evans’ Captain America
  • Cost: 2000 V-Bucks

9. Hulk

Release date:2022-12-09

Another superhero Fortnite skin, of course, from the Marvel series. The Hulk first appeared in Chapter 4 Season 1 (he was the first Marvel skin in that chapter).

To become its owner, you had to purchase the Hulk Pack for 1800 V-Bucks, which also included the Demolisher, Gamma Chamber back bling, and a “Beware: Gamma rays” Spray. The skin was also available in a more modest bundle (with only the Gamma Chamber) for 1500 V-Bucks.

Key features
  • The first Marvel skin in Chapter 4
  • Cost of the pack: 1800 V-Bucks
  • Cost of the skin: 1500 V-Bucks

10. Deadpool

Release date:2020-04-03

A pretty weird, not quite a hero from the Marvel stable. Deadpool appeared as part of the Battle Pass in Chapter 2 Season 2 – and unfortunately only then, and that means it wasn’t available in the store.

In order to earn the Deadpool skin, you had to complete a series of weekly quests, the last of which involved finding the hideout of the well-liked, if mischievous mercenary.

The faithful representation of the character is impressive, and the set that could be obtained with the skin is quite large. It includes e.g. katanas, hammers, Ravenpool back bling or Dragacorn glider (which looked like a flying llama piñata). It was also possible to unlock the Mask Off version and the alternate, white colour of the skin named X-force after completing several weekly challenges.

Key features
  • Skin available only in Season 2 Chapter 2 Battle Pass
  • Skin available after completing quest

11. Wolverine

Release date:2020-10-01

Wolverine, like the previously mentioned Deadpool, was not available to purchase as a traditional skin.

To earn this outfit and its rewards, you had to purchase the Season 4 Chapter 2 Battle Pass and then complete a series of weekly challenges.

After completing 10 challenges, the classic Wolverine skin is unlocked, and to get the Logan skin (Wolverine without the X-man outfit), you need to complete 60 of them! The silver, gold and holo Wolverine skins were also prepared for the patient conquerors of even more challenges. Of course, the Adamantium Claws and Wolverine’s Trophy back bling are also included with the outfit.

Key features
  • Skin available only in Season 4 Chapter 2 Battle Pass
  • Skin available after completing challenges

12. Thor

Release date:2020-08-27

Like previous skins, this one required you to compete in Battle Pass quests. The pass came in Chapter 2 Season 4 and the skin itself was part of the Thor set.

One of the challenges required to get the alternative, blue version of Thor was dealing 100 damage to enemies while playing as the God of Thunder, using Mjölnir. The design of the skin was based on the little-known comic version of Thor from The Devourer King by Donny Cates.

Key features
  • Skin based on comic book version of Thor
  • Skin available only in Season 4 Chapter 2 Battle Pass

13. Ant-Man

Release date:2021-03-07

Ant-Man first appeared in Fortnite in Chapter 2 Season 5 as part of the Ant-Man Bundle available in the Fortnite Store for 2100 V-Bucks. Later, the skin itself for 1500 V-Bucks also appeared in the store.

The character in the game is based on the film’s Ant-Man from the MCU, played by Paul Rudd. Along with the outfit, players received a weapon as powerful as Ant-Man himself – a toothpick.

Key features
  • Skin based on Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man
  • Cost of the set: 2100 V-Bucks
  • Cost of the skin: 1500 V-Bucks

14. Thanos

Release date:2021-06-27

The time has come for the skin of a true Marvel anti-hero. The Thanos skin in Fortnite: Battle Royale was released on June 27, 2021. However, it was possible to obtain the Thanos outfit before its official release. To do so, all you had to do was secure a sufficiently high place in the Thanos Cup, which took place on June 21, 2021.

Those who failed, had to throw a penny in the Fortnite Store and buy the skin for 1500 V-Bucks.

The Thanos skin is part of the Mad Titan set and was released in Chapter 2 Season 7. Of course, Thanos doesn’t go anywhere without his most powerful attribute, the Infinity Gauntlet…

Key features
  • Part of the Mad Titan set
  • Possibility of obtaining the skin in Thanos Cup
  • Cost of the skin: 1500 V-Bucks.

15. Venom

Release date:2020-11-21

Another Marvel anti-hero came to Fortnite: Battle Royale on November 21, 2020. If someone wanted to save a few V-bucks, they could try their hand at the Venom Cup (November 18, 2020), where the prize was, of course, the Venom skin.

For the rest of the players, there was a consolation prize in the form of the opportunity to purchase the skin itself for 2000 V-Bucks or the Venom Bundle for 2800 V-Bucks.

The skin was available with the additions: Symbiote Slasher harvesting tool and Tendril Tote back bling. It was possible to unlock the Extreme version of the skin, and this, in turn, was based on a comic book character in which Lee Price was the “host” of the symbiote.

Key features
  • Possibility of obtaining the skin in Venom Cup
  • Cost of the skin: 2000 V-Bucks
  • Cost of the bundle: 2800 V-Bucks


That concludes our ranking. It’s undeniable that the Marvel series took it over. We based it largely on the popularity of the mentioned skins, but our top 15 is not an exhaustive list of superhero skins available in Fortnite. Almost every hero and anti-hero from the MCU and DC has their Fortnite counterpart.

Did you manage to acquire any of the mentioned skins?