Fortnite Skins Background: That's Janky!

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Janky - stuntman, streetwear enthusiast, and Guggimon's best friend. | © Epic Games

Fortnite and crossovers - they'll never end. New collaborations are announced again and again. In our weekly series "Fortnite Skins Background" we're going to introduce you to each of these skins. Today it is the turn of the fictional character Janky.

More and more characters from TV, film, and other games are appearing as skins in Fortnite. So that you don't lose track and, above all, don't miss the story behind the characters, we'll keep you up to date!

You know Guggimon, don't you? Maybe you've already noticed this strange cat called Janky in the item shop. But let me guess, you thought he was just some strange invention by an Epic Games designer? Well, you're wrong about that. In fact, Janky is a fictional character and has over 775k followers on Instagram. Let's take a deeper look at Janky.


Who is Janky?

Janky is a virtual influencer owned by Superplastic. Superplastic is the world's leader in animated celebrities, designer toys, and apparel. And the home of Janky and Guggimon.

Superplastic was founded by the artist and entrepreneur Paul Budnitz. While the legendary toy artist Huck Gee is responsible for the art and production. Superplastic sold millions of dollars worth of limited edition products in 2020 alone. They've worked with J Balvin, Gorillaz, Rico Nasty, Saint Jhn, Steve Aoki - and Fortnite, among others.

How To Get Janky in Fortnite

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Janky comes with some sweet cosmetics. | © Epic Games

In Fortnite, Janky can be bought with his back accessory for 1,500 V-Bucks in the item shop, and 'Janky's Dead Fish' can be bought for 800 V-Bucks. The complete Janky package with skin and fish costs 1,800 V-Bucks.

So, now you know a little more about that tough guy Janky. Is this skin something for you?

We'll be back next week with a new Fortnite skin. So check back then and don't miss the deets!


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