What Is The 'Old Man Bug Skin' In Fortnite? Viral TikTok Has Fans Curious

The 'old man bug skin' does in fact have a name!

November 14, 2021

TikTok has done it again, a new video went live over the weekend featuring ‘old man bug skin’ from Fortnite, which has got a lot of players feeling a little out of the loop.

Believe it or not, the official name for the new skin isn’t ‘old man bug’, which is what sparked the creation of the new meme TikTok video. So, if you’re also left feeling a little bit confused about the skin, here’s everything you need to know, including the actual name of ‘old man bug skin’.

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TikTok Video Has Fortnite Fans Confused

The TikTok that has fans confused comes from user ‘what_you_see_is_cap’, and has now amassed over 440 thousand likes and 13 thousand comments. It features a snippet from another TikTok video of a woman saying “A lot of Fortnite players are so confused about the old man bug skin, so I looked into it”.

The video then cuts to a boy standing in the rain with the caption “old man bug skin” over the top, clearly pointing fun at the fact that the original user called the Fortnite skin ‘old man bug’, when it is in fact based on a real character.

Check out the TikTok here, or keep reading to find out the origin of the skin in Fortnite.

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What Is The ‘Old Man Bug’ Skin In Fortnite?

Most Fortnite players will be far too young to have heard of the series, but in the early 70’s there was a popular Mexican sitcom called ‘El Chapulín Colorado’. The show was a parody of other superhero shows that were popular at the time and was created by Roberto Gómez Bolaños, who also starred as the main character, El Chapulín Colorado.

So, that ‘old man bug skin’ you see in the TikTok video above, is actually El Chapulín Colorado.

The skin joined the game on November 1st with his very own unique item set, and was available to purchase in the game’s Item Shop. More details on the official skin can be found on the Epic Games website.

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