Fortnite skins have taken on a life of their own since the game first appeared. Before, we couldn’t imagine spending any money on a free game. Now, hundreds of dollars later, we are still filling our lockers as collectors of in-game cosmetics.
Some skins say a lot about the player who wears them. A Peely? They’re just trying to fool around and have fun. A dynamo? Sweat probably drips on her keyboard all the time.
Today we’re taking a look at the most hated skins in Fortnite – the skins that provoke an instant reaction from opponents. You’d better be prepared for backlash if you post a clip while wearing one of these skins.
5. Soccer skins for women
Female soccer skins have been hated since they were first released. This was possibly the first “sweaty” skin to come to Fortnite, and it remains in that category to this day. However, it has been made available in the item shop quite a bit, so everyone owns it, from sweaters to casuals.
At this point, “soccer skin” means more than just the skin that someone wears. It’s a term that longtime Fortnite players will likely remember for the rest of their gaming careers. However, due to its frequent item shop appearances, it comes last on the list.
4. Custom superhero skins
These skins have caused a stir with gamers and disrupted the competitive scene more than once. The real name of these skins is Boundless and they are some of the most customizable skins in the game. Many players initially bought them for their versatility, but they were quickly abused by competitive players.
Players were able to set their skins to have an all black or all white color scheme, which makes them harder to see. These color combinations were banned from the game, but players still found a way to make their skins harder to see. As a result, these sweaty skins were outright banned in all competitive games.
3. Anime skins
This category of skins is fairly new since “Anime” skins were introduced in Chapter 2, Season 5. Season 6 also released a bunch of anime skins that includes some of the sweatiest and most hated Fortnite skins.
Chigusa, Megumi, and Yuki are part of the Cyber Infiltration Bundle, and Lexa has been given to players who have reached a certain level of the Season 5 Battle Pass. For some reason, gamers hate these cell-shaded skins and would rather go against soccer skins.
2. Surf witch
When we asked Twitter which skins they hated the most, there were plenty of responses, including Surf Witch. It seems that this skin is hated for being used by “welding” and also for its lackluster design.
Surf Witch’s design is not that different from many other female skins. In fact, it has a very similar design to Haze, a pre-existing skin. Many gamers think Surf Witch is a cheap rip off of Haze, and their hatred comes from their similarities.
Dynamo is currently – by far – the most hated skin in Fortnite. If you post a clip while wearing the Dynamo skin, you’re guaranteed to see that the majority of your responses will consist of something like “Dynamo, ew”.
We’re not entirely sure why Dynamo has its status as the most hated skin in Fortnite. Maybe it’s because Dynamo is a very sweaty skin that isn’t hard to come by. Unlike Crystal and Aura, many players think Dynamo is just bad skin, on top of the fact that it’s incredibly sweaty.
Whatever the reason, wearing a dynamo skin sets your back a goal. If you can get to the island by dynamo, you’d better be as good as your skin suggests.
Does this list mean you shouldn’t be wearing these skins in Fortnite? Absolutely not. In fact, many players enjoy playing the role of antagonist in all sorts of games. It can be fun. Wear what you want – these are just a few of the skins currently in the crosshairs of the community. We are sure that this will change in the future. Wear what you want and have fun!