NBA global superstar LeBron James arrives in Epic Games’ Fortnite: Battle Royale. The LeBron James Fortnite skins come in 4 variations! All details inside.
LeBron James Fortnite skin becomes a reality
NBA superstar Lebron James becomes the latest global sports icon to be added to Fortnite. His arrival to the Battle Royale game is conveniently timed to tie into the launch of his new movie Space Jam: A New Legacy (Space Jam 2) in theatres worldwide.
LeBron James will arrive in the Item Shop on July 14th as part of the King James Gear Bundle, which includes two separate outfits. “Stylish and imposing, the LeBron James Outfit blends the best of LeBron’s on-court and pre-game persona,” said Epic Games in their official announcement post. For both outfits LeBron James will be sporting his new signature shoe, the Nike LeBron 19.
The LeBron James Fortnite skin does look incredibly slick, definitely more so than Neymar Jr skin released in June. Back in May, Epic Games did a Fortnite x NBA crossover to celebrate the 2021 NBA Playoffs.
As part of the King James Gear Bundle players will also receive:
- King’s Back Bling
- Lion Pickaxe
- Wingspan Glider
- An Emote called The Silencer
Epic Games was also keen to add that the outfits, Back Bling, Pickaxe and Wingspan all featured a “progressive edit slider”. In other words you can specify what variation of gold you want. The developer kindly shared a demo:
Space Jam 2 tie-in skins – “available separately”
As mentioned earlier, LeBron James’ new movie Space Jam: A New Legacy will hit cinemas on July 16th. As part of a tie-in, Epic Games shared that a Tune Squad LeBron will be purchasable ahead of the premiere of the action/animated film.
The Tune Squad Lebron Outfits are more playful, and most likely targeting the younger player base which the movie is aimed at.
The LeBron James Fortnite skins look set to be incredibly popular, and the two separate bundles will cater to both the older and younger player base.