Fortnite Skins Background: Black Widow

Fortnite and crossovers - name a more iconic duo. But seriously, new collabs are announced again and again. So, in our weekly series "Fortnite Skins Background", we're going to delve into who these characters are and why you might want their skin.

Black Widow Fortnite
Today, we introduce you to this Marvel heroine in person! | © Marvel / Epic Games

The Black Widow outfit is an epic skin from the Marvel franchise and part of the Avengers set. Black Widow was first added to Fortnite on April 26, 2021, in Chapter 1, Season 8 with Patch 8.50.

But who actually is Black Widow and what's her story?

Who Is Black Widow?

Black Widow is the name of several fictional characters from the Marvel Universe. However, Natasha Romanoff is the first character to be codenamed Black Widow in the modern Marvel Comics.

She was one of the most talented spies and assassins in the world and a founding member of the Avengers. As a child, she was indoctrinated by General Dreykov in the Red Room and lived briefly as the surrogate daughter of Alexei Shostakov and Melina Vostokoff while they were undercover in America. After the destruction of the North Institute, she underwent extensive psychological conditioning before leaving the Red Room as a widow. She worked as an agent for the KGB and was targeted by S.H.I.E.L.D. before Clint Barton gave her the chance to defeat the organization by assassinating Dreykov.

Romanoff later leads the Avengers alongside Captain America.

Black Widow In Fortnite

The Fortnite Skin Black Widow is based on Natasha Romanoff. It can be purchased in the item shop for 1,500 V-Bucks. These are all Black Widow cosmetics included:

  • Black Widow outfit with 2 styles
  • Emote Widow's Pirouette
  • Avengers Quinjet
  • Avengers Logo spray
  • Infinity Gauntlet spray
  • Assemble loading screen
  • Widow's Pack back bling
  • Captain America's Shield Emoticon
  • Thor's Stormbreaker Emoticon
  • Widow's Bite Harvesting Tool
  • Captain America outfit
  • Grand Salute Emote
  • Proto-Adamantium back bling
  • Proto-Adamantium Harvesting Tool
Avengers Set Fortnite
These are all cosmetics from the Fortnite Avengers set. | © Epic Games

So now you know a little more about Black Widow. Are you going to get the skin?

We'll be back next week with a new Fortnite skin. Until then, check out some of these: