Fortnite: How to Change Your Gender and Character


GamingFortnite: How to Change Your Gender and Character

One question that I’ve seen asked around a lot is how to change your gender in Fortnite Battle Royale. Or how to change the gender of the character you play. There are around 6 default skins that the game randomly assigns for you upon starting the game.

This is the procedure for if you don’t have any owned skins, or you don’t have them equipped in the locker. If you have never purchased a skin, then you can’t actually change your character or gender as you will have to use a random one.

It’s possible that Epic could change this in the future so that you can choose from some of the default skins. That way you can choose to play either a male or female character.

Until then, you will have to use actual skins. The best way to get them would be by playing the Battle Pass. It offers the best value for money by far, and a good amount of skins.

Below, we have a guide for showing you how to change your character. Meanwhile, we have more guides available for Fortnite Battle Royale here.

Changing your Character

To start, open up your Locker. You can access it from the home screen. Here you will find any skins, back-bling, pic-axe, gliders, emotes and trails that you own. Go ahead and open the ‘Skins’ menu.

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Locker screen

Switch through your available items. On the image below, I’ve chosen a female character which is the Bunny Brawler, unlocked during the Easter event.

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Female Bunny Brawler skin

Meanwhile, I can equip a male skin like the Sub Commander below, which was part of the Twitch Prime pack.

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Male Sub Commander skin

For now, this is the only way to change your character and gender in Fortnite Battle Royale. A good implementation or compromise would be to let players choose from the default skins which one they want to play as.

Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!