Fortnite Battle Royale players are particularly enthusiastic when it comes to designing skins. Players with talents in design and art have come up with some very impressive concepts including a very on-trend Black Panther skin as well as crossover cosmetics that borrow from Breaking Bad and The Terminator. There seems to be no end to these fans’ creativity.
Even Fortnite fans who don’t consider themselves a dab hand with Adobe Photoshop can get in on the skin design fun, with the help of an appropriately named website, make-fortnite-skins.com. The site, which has no official affiliation with Epic Games, allows players to mix and match from an existing list of Fortnite skins in order to make their own weird and wonderful designs.
For example, players can choose the bunny head from the Valentine’s Day skin, the rainbow llama torso, a pair of blue arms, and some pink cheetah print legs. Users can even choose an accessory, such as a pair of antlers. That rather peculiar design can be seen below.
There are some caveats to the site, however. For starters, some of the skin choices don’t quite fit on the character model (users can choose either a male or female character to base their design on) and players must deselect an item before choosing another to ensure that it doesn’t overlap. The site is in beta, though, so just like Fortnite Battle Royale itself, it will only get better over time.
At this point, it’s unclear whether Fortnite developer Epic Games would ever allow players to mix and match skins in-game, similar to the options offered by make-fortnite-skins.com. To a certain extent, Epic Games profits from players being unsatisfied with their currently equipped skins. If players are yearning for a new design, they will want to shed out for the new skins that are added with each update. Being able to design their own skins would make some happy, but Epic may argue, at what cost?
Though, it is worth noting that make-fortnite-skins.com is set to add a ‘Submit My Own Design’ feature. From the sounds of it, this will allow users to showcase the designs they’ve made with the site. If the site was to host a gallery then it would be a clearer indication to Epic Games of the sort of skins that players want to see in the game and that there is significant support for such a design feature. That may get the developer to reconsider, even if on paper, it sounds as though a feature like this could harm its profits.
Fortnite is available now in early access for iOS, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Forbes, make-fortnite-skins.com