After clips surfaced showing, or not showing, a Black Superhero skin exploit, fans have called for it to be nerfed.

17:29, 07 Jan 2021

Fortnite has unfortunately never been able to wriggle away from the term "pay to win" for more than a couple of months at a time, and it has recently been caught up in another debacle due to a selected skin rendering players invisible in certain locations.

Back in Chapter 1 Season 9, Epic introduced the "Plastic Controller" skin which was a direct reference to the toy soldiers that were popular with the youth before the ages of gaming and thus Fortnite. However, the all-green skin was quickly nerfed after it became clear that it was impossible to identify when hidden within a bush. Within the Patch Notes, Epic  “added mud smears, wear and tear, and a brighter outline,” to the skin to avoid any competitive advantages of the skin, even offering owners a refund.

Now, in collaboration with Marvel and the superhero theme, Epic released the "Superhero Skin" which can be manipulated to a range of colours, including black. Sporting a skin-tight spandex one-piece, players can turn each element of the outfit to black, making them as dark as night. This has resulted in players being almost invisible in dark elements of the map, especially when nighttime arrives. 

Highlighted on Reddit, one user shows just how deceiving the skin can be.

So do you guys think the black superhero skins need a nerf? from r/FortNiteBR

Comments quickly flooded in such as "Uhhh I don’t see any black superhero ski- ohhhh ya I see the problem now...", whilst others called for it to be removed immediately.


Reddit users also cranked the contrast of the image to its max, further outlining the severity of the problem.

Turned up the contrast on u/Pricytoaster’s image and yep, a skin is there. from r/FortNiteBR

As you can see from the two images, when darkness descends on the map and shadows are cast the black superhero skin is almost impossible to see when it should be blatantly obvious.

The skin costed 1,800 V-bucks upon release but is no longer available in the item shop. With 1,800 V-Bucks being the equivalent to roughly £12, it is evident that in this instance paying will give you a cutting-edge advantage.


With the Reddit threads quickly gaining popularity, lets hope Epic nerf the black superhero skin quickly.



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