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Fortnite logo – a history through the years

Epic Games’ hit battle royale has been around for longer than you think, and the Fortnite logo has evolved over the course of many years.

Fortnite logo: A tattooed pink-haired Fortnite character doing a hand heart, outlined in white and drop shadowed on a yellow PT background

If your favorite thing about the world’s most popular battle royale is the Fortnite logo, then maybe you’re playing video  games for the wrong reason. Or, maybe you don’t play Fortnite but you just think the logo is neat, which is also fine.

Either way, we’ve put together a brief history of the hit game’s font usage through the years for any intrigued observer, whether you’re a graphic design maven or a game-like who’s glued to the video game misspelling of the word for a two-week period. We’ve also got a Fortnite battle pass guide, Fortnite leaks, and updated info on the Fortnite map for Chapter 5 Season 2.

Let’s get typographical with the history of the Fortnite logo.

Fortnite logo: The original scrapyard Fortnite logo outlined in white and pasted on a yellow PT background

Fortnite logo 2011

The first Fortnite logo is a scrapyard junkpile Robloxian dumpster-diver cosplaying as a Rage character. Or, at least those are the words that come to mind when I look at it.

Of course, a first go is unlikely to be perfect, just like the first version of the game itself. I kinda love it, but it also looks like some AI-made found object art.

Fortnite logo: The 2012 Fortnite logo in black in a font that looks like nailed-together boards on a yellow PT background

Fortnite logo 2012

The 2012 Fortnite Logo update kept much of the original’s aesthetic ideas, but simplified it a lot, making it a plain black and much more legible font.

Still, it holds onto the DIY concept, with nailed-together boards moving from the junkyard to a cartoon zombie apocalypse.

Fortnite logo: The current Fortnite logo of big, bold black text on a yellow PT background

Fortnite logo 2014

Then, in 2014, Epic Games updated the Fortnite logo to the one that would carry it into its megahit years and all the way to the present. This is the one we all know and love, and the one we’ve seen displayed in pride of place during any exciting collaborations, such as the upcoming Fortnite Lego sets. The creators had clearly seen the light, ultra-simplifying the logo to be bold, Burbank, and boisterous all at the same time, without looking like it was cobbled together from a dumpster. Unlike the outfits those characters wear, am I right? (Sorry).

Anyway, there you have all the Fortnite logos since its conception. For more, check out our Fortnite characters, Fortnite map, and Fortnite download guides.