When Fortnite first started in 2017, it had a limited range of options for character and outfit selection. Since then, there have been thousands of new outfits added to the game. For many people, this leads to the question: who were the first characters?

While most players would think the answer is “the Defaults”, this ends up only being partially true. There have been plenty of new Defaults added to the game over the years. To determine who the true originals are, we have to go back to Chapter 1 Season 1 of Fortnite and see which outfits were released when Battle Royale was made available to the public.

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Here are the original characters that were available when the game was released in September 2017.

There were some alternative outfits released in Chapter 1 Season 1 that all were based on these characters. They can be seen below.

That’s all there is to know about the original characters in Fortnite!

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