John Cena posted a fan-made Fortnite skin on Instagram this week and we desperately want it to be seen by the right people so it becomes a reality.
Fortnite is the free-to-play, battle royale style game that has become a gaming phenomenon. The game currently has more than 10 million concurrent players worldwide, and in 2018 its developers, Epic Games made $2.4 billion off the back of it. How can a game that costs nothing to play make a company so much money?
Well, it's simple. If you have played Fortnite (everyone has at this point, right?), you will know that the game is only free-to-play if you want it to be. While throwing money at Fortnite won't make you better at the game, it will make your character look more unique. Most additional skins, gliders, axes, and emotes require you to fork out some cash, hence the massive amount of profit being made by Epic.
We are by no means complaining about this aspect of the game, instead, quite the contrary. Some of the special edition skins and items have been great. Personally, we were big fans of Fortnite's collaboration with the NFL. However, we would much rather see some WWE-inspired Fortnite skins. In all honesty, we didn't realize that was something we wanted until John Cena's Instagram post earlier this week.
Cena posted a photo of the Skull Trooper skin from Fortnite with a few interesting tweaks. It's wearing a Cena cap, wristbands, jean shorts, and has a WWE Championship draped over his shoulder. That's right, it's Cena as Skull Trooper and it has been labeled "Jortnite." We know that this is just a fan-made creation, but if someone could make sure the right people at Epic see this, we would very much appreciate it.
Both WWE and Fortnite haven't been shy about collaborating with other companies, as touched upon above. If you ask us, the two of them teaming up to create some wrestler-themed skins would be beneficial for both parties. We don't think we are going out on much of a limb to assume that many wrestling fans play Fortnite and a lot of Fortnite players watch wrestling.