Fortnite Skins Background: Lara Croft

Fortnite Skin Lara Croft
She's British, sporty, and also featured in Fortnite. (Source: Epic Games)

Fortnite's crossovers are going through the roof. More and more new characters from movies, TV, other video games, comics, real-life icons and more are popping up in the game. In our new weekly series 'Fortnite Skins Background', we want to introduce you to these Fortnite characters one at a time. Today it's Lara Croft.

Lara Croft
is a Gaming Legends Series skin in Fortnite: Battle Royale. The skin made its Fortnite debut in the current Battle Pass of Chapter 2, Season 6. Lara Croft is the first Gaming Legends Series outfit included in the Battle Pass, but who actually is Lara Croft? We have all the details for you.

Fortnite Skins Background: Who is Lara Croft?

Lara Croft is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the Tomb Raider video game franchise. She is presented as a highly intelligent and athletic English archaeologist who ventures into ancient tombs and dangerous ruins all over the world. She first appeared in the video game Tomb Raider in 1996.

The American developer Crystal Dynamics took over the series after the sequel Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness was released in 2003. Lara Croft has been portrayed in the video game series by six actresses: Shelley Blond (1996), Judith Gibbins (1997-98), Jonell Elliott (1999-2003), Keeley Hawes (2006-14), Camilla Luddington (2013-present), and Abigail Stahlschmidt (2015).

Lara Croft Fortnite
Even their Mansion made it to Fortnite! (Credit: Epic Games)

Lara Croft has continued to appear in video game spin-offs, print adaptations, a series of animated shorts, feature films, and merchandise related to the series. She has been licensed for third-party advertising, including television and print ads, music-related appearances, and as a spokes model. Critics consider Lara Croft to be a significant character in popular culture. She holds six Guinness World Records, has a large fan base and is one of the first video game characters to be successfully turned into a movie.

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All Lara Croft Fortnite Skin Styles

According to her background, it was only a matter of time before she was included in Fortnite. There are four different variants of Lara Croft in Fortnite. Two of them are from previous Tomb Raider cult games.

  • Battle Pass level 15: Lara Croft
  • Battle Pass Level 22: Lara Croft (25th Anniversary)
  • Complete 31 epic missions: Lara Croft (Classic)
  • Battle Pass level 130 and 9.2 million XP: Golden Lara Croft
Fortnite Lara Croft Styles
This is what all Lara Crofts look like in Fortnite. (Credit: Epic Games)

All Lara Croft Cosmetics

In addition to the skins, the Battle Pass also features some Lara Croft Cosmetics, including:

  • Pry Axe Pickaxe
  • Spelunker's Special contrail
  • Evasive Maneuvers
  • Salvaged Chute glider
  • Lara Croft banner icon
  • Both Eyes Open spray
  • Little bird emote
  • Survivor's Pack Back Bling
Fortnite Lara Croft Salvaged Chute glider
Lara's glider is really a survivor's one. (Credit: Epic Games)

Where is Lara Croft in Fortnite?

The NPC version of Lara Croft is located in Stealthy Stronghold. Lara Croft can help you in five ways in Fortnite:

  • Quest - Deal Damage with bows
  • Quest - Search chests
  • Buy bandages for 10 gold bars
  • Hire Lara Croft for 95 gold bars
  • Uncover nearby treasure chests for 10 gold bars

Now you are the absolute Lara Croft pro!

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Original article by EarlyGame's Alisa EIber.