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Fortnite Skin Leak Roundup: Spider-Man, The Matrix, And More

Might we see these new heroes on the new island in Chapter 3?


The more things change--like the incoming Fortnite Chapter 3 map--the more they stay the same--like the stream of licensed crossover Fortnite skins that we now see on almost a weekly basis. With so much happening in the Fortnite world right now, it's understandable if you've lost track of everything going on in Epic's burgeoning metaverse. For now, let's catch up on the rumored and leaked Fortnite skins for the months ahead, which include sought-after characters like Spider-Man and Neo from The Matrix.

Fortnite Spider-Man skin

Fortnite fans have been expecting a Spider-Man skin for years, and the likelihood of it happening is all but guaranteed given the years-long content plans already in place between Marvel and Epic Games. The pair clearly know what they're doing in dragging out the release of a Spider-Man skin. One must save that for a very special moment. According to one usually reliable leaker, @ShiinaBR, the crossover everyone wants is set for Chapter 3, and may even arrive alongside the debut of Spider-Man: No Way Home, which hits theaters on December 17.

Shiina followed up that initial tease and added that, according to his sources, the webslinger will arrive in Chapter 3, Season 1 specifically, which is set to launch sometime in the days after the Chapter 2 finale event on December 4. It'll be interesting to see which iteration of Spidey Fortnite starts with. Like Batman, we anticipate many versions of Marvel's adored hero to arrive in Fortnite over the years ahead, but if the arrival really does coincide with the new movie, it may be safer to expect the MCU version of the hero to launch first--perhaps even with an Iron-Spider alternate skin.

Fortnite Matrix skins

If leaks are to be believed, the rebirth of The Matrix is set to be celebrated within Fortnite too. The Matrix Resurrections is set to debut in theaters on December 22, and according to the foremost leaker in the Fortnite world, @Hypex, the movie will crossover with Fortnite in the form of two character skins, Neo and Trinity. In the latest movie, Neo sports something more akin to Keanu Reeves' John Wick look, but in Fortnite, we'd expect an alternate style that depicts him with his short hair in addition to one with his more modern appearance.

If--or more likely when--we get a Neo skin based on Reeves' likeness, Fortnite will actually be home to two versions of the beloved actor, as John Wick is already in the game. To memory, that will be the first time an actor's likeness has made it into Fortnite as two different characters they portray.

Looking ahead to more Fortnite skin rumors

Predicting future Fortnite skins is now relatively simple math even without the insider sources that some leakers have: 1 major property with a forthcoming release = 1 likely Fortnite collaboration. Recent arrivals such as the Dune characters and Resident Evil heroes remind us that if it's a big deal, the licensers are probably chatting with Epic. With that in mind, it's relatively safe to assume some other crossovers. If we were betting on it, we'd wager crossovers with the following brands or series are being considered or already set in stone for 2022:

  • Matt Reeves' The Batman
  • Uncharted
  • Mission: Impossible
  • The Walking Dead's Negan
  • Doctor Strange
  • HBO's Game of Thrones universe
  • Young Sheldon

While Epic hasn't yet worked with any major slasher properties, there remains a huge groundswell of demand for the likes of Scream's Ghostface and Halloween's Michael Myers. Both of these titans of horror have new movies out next year, so we'll keep an eye out for those leaks should they start being spread around as well. What crossover do you hope to see next in Fortnite?

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