Fortnite is known for its collaborations with movies, tv shows, internet personalities, and even other video games. But which of them can be deemed the best Fortnite collaborations ever.
Fortnite started its crossovers small with a skin that somewhat resembled John Wick in Chapter 1 Season 3. This unofficial collab marked the beginning of Fortnite’s rise to prominence in the pop culture. The knock-off John Wick would later be followed up by an official crossover with the franchise, but not before a few other collabs.
Since its humble beginnings in 2017, Fortnite has amassed millions of players and has managed to collaborate with some of the largest pop-culture IPs. From Halo’s Master Chief to the Rick Roll dance, it seems that no crossover is off limits. Yet, some crossovers are much more elaborate, memorable, and impactful than others.
Avengers: Infinity War LTM
The first official crossover to grace Fortnite was the Avengers: Infinity War event. This collab brought the Infinity Gauntlet LTM which allowed one person to play as Thanos. It functioned like a normal round of Fortnite, except for one person having an overpowered arsenal of attacks and a ton of health.
This crossover was fairly elaborate, especially for being Fortnite’s first one. However, it claims a spot on this list because of its overall impact. Sure, it was a ton of fun to jump around the map as Thanos. But this single event started a trend of legendary crossovers with other media franchises.
Batman Season X POI
At the end of Chapter 1, Fortnite Season x introduced Gotham City as a POI. This took the place of Tilted Towers but was roughly designed the same. However, players could find Batman-themed loot here such as throwing stars and grappling hooks. It also introduced the first-ever DC cosmetics.
This crossover, along with the Borderlands collab, introduced the idea of licensed POIs. Building off of this concept, the Marvel crossover season littered the map with Marvel locations. It allowed players to visit familiar or iconic places while playing their favorite video game.
Travis Scott Concert
One of Fortnite’s most successful and most impressive events has to be the Travis Scott concert. Coming off the back of an incredibly boring Chapter 2 Season 1, players were treated to a virtual event like never before. The map changed over the course of a week or two in preparation for the Astronomical event.
This event was a turning point for Fortnite’s relationship with musical artists. Before this, Marshmello and Major Lazer had their own skins, but Travis Scott broke down walls allowing smaller artists to be a part of Fortnite. Small scale concerts and licensed music in emotes became more prevalent than before.
Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins Skin
Ninja getting a skin in Fortnite was something people wanted but didn’t think was ever going to happen. Many content creators deserved their own skin, but Fortnite hadn’t acknowledged this until Ninja’s skin was released. It proved that Epic Games does care about its community and the people who continue to make Fortnite as popular as it is.
Ninja’s skin was well deserved as many credit him with popularizing Fortnite. It also marked the beginning of the Icon Series which has since added a ton of creators to the game. LoserFruit, Lachlan, and Grefg have all been added to the game. Hopefully, there will be more skins to come.
Star Wars Preview Event
Before the release of Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker, Fortnite held an in-game preview event to show a clip from the movie. This clip was preceded by an impressive starfighter dogfight featuring the Millennium Falcon. While the preview clip itself was rather lame, the event started an awesome collab between Star Wars and Fortnite.
This event ended with players being given lightsabers to fight with. The lightsabers would stick around in-game for a few weeks alongside new crash sites. These sites would be patrolled by Storm Troopers who would be equipped with blasters. This event was one of the first that had a lasting effect on the