Fortnite skins have taken on a life of their own since the game came out. Back in the early days, we couldn’t imagine spending money on a free game. Now, hundreds of dollars later, we’re still padding our lockers as collectors of in-game cosmetics.
Some skins tell a lot about the player wearing them. A Peely? They’re just trying to goof around and have some fun. A Dynamo? Sweat is probably pouring onto their keyboard at all times.
Today, we’re taking a look at the most hated skins in Fortnite – the skins that elicit an immediate reaction from opponents. You better be ready for some backlash if you post a clip while wearing one of these skins.
You’re going to notice a trend with this list: some of the most well-known “sweaty” skins are some of the most hated skins in the game – for that reason. Players hate them because other people think it’s what good players wear, and Crystal is a perfect example of that.
Crystal is one of the sweatiest skins in Fortnite right now, but it’s not the most hated. Sure, you may be annoyed with a Crystal player, but most of them are skilled enough to back up their skin choice. Still, it’s always annoying when you see ten or more Crystals in a match.
Aura, like Crystal, is a well-known sweaty skin in Fortnite. Unlike Crystal, however, it seems to be the skin that a lot of “wannabe” good players choose. There are good Aura players out there, but there are even more bad ones.
There’s something that’s inherently annoying about seeing a bad player use a “sweaty” skin – as if the community wants to barricade these skins and only let the best players use them. Aura might be the most common “sweat” skin in Fortnite, so this feeling has led to the skin becoming one of the more hated skins in the game.
3. Rust Lord
Rust Lord has always been one of the most hated skins in the game – ever since it came out in Chapter 1 Season 3. It’s no coincidence that this skin came in the Battle Pass that also included the “Take the L” emote.
Rust Lord isn’t as hated as he used to be, but he’s still an annoying sight on the battlefield – especially if you played Fortnite when he first came out. Rust Lord was the original “most hated” skin in the game, and deserves to remain in the top three.
2. Female Soccer Skins
Female Soccer Skins, like the Rust Lord, have been hated ever since they first came out. This might have been the first “sweaty” skin to come to Fortnite, and it remains in the category to this day.
Over time, however, constant releases tremendously devalued what it meant to have one of these skins. They were rare when they first came out – now everyone has one. “Soccer skin” means more than just the skin that someone is wearing, at this point. It’s a term that longtime Fortnite players will likely remember for the rest of their gaming careers.
Dynamo is – by far – the most hated skin in Fortnite, at the moment. If you post a clip while wearing the Dynamo skin, you’re guaranteed to see the bulk of your replies consist of something along the lines of, “Dynamo, ew.”
We’re not exactly sure why Dynamo has its status as the most hated skin in Fortnite. Perhaps, it’s because Dynamo a very sweaty skin that isn’t difficult to get. Unlike Crystal and Aura, a lot of players think Dynamo is, simply, a bad skin on top of the fact that it’s incredibly sweaty.
Whatever the reason, wearing a Dynamo skin puts a target on your back. If you hit the island wearing Dynamo, then you better be as good as the skin suggests you are.
Does this list mean that you shouldn’t be wearing these skins in Fortnite? Absolutely not. In fact, a lot of players like playing the role of an antagonist in all sorts of games. It can be fun. Wear whatever you want – these are just some of the skins that are in the community’s crosshairs at the moment. We’re sure that it will change in the future. Wear what you want and have fun!