A barrage of leaks revealed potential Fortnite crossovers with A-list celebrities.
Fortnite Battle Royale’s growing ICON Series could breach into the next level of celebrity based on leaks within the scene earlier today. Lady Gaga, Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson, Ariana Grande and Lebron James are just a few of the many names included in those leaks. All of these names at one point made a connection with Fortnite, but no collaborations ultimately surfaced. Tentative release dates for all four of those ICON Series partnerships have made the rounds on Twitter, leading the community to wonder if they’ll occur or if they fizzled out entirely.
Celebrity ICON Series Collaborations
Upcoming/Scrapped Collabs! pic.twitter.com/jOtOjxkdA8
— HYPEX (@HYPEX) May 3, 2021
The ICON Series currently features famous artists such as Travis Scott and Marshemello. Fortnite content creators like Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Kathleen “Loserfruit” Belsten also prominently appeared. Epic Games has expanded the series to include viral YouTube and TikTok dances as in-game emotes. More recently, Brazilian football superstar Neymar Jr joined the growing list of icons and became the main event of Fortnite’s Season 6 Battle Pass.
It seems that Epic Games had additional plans to include Lady Gaga, The Rock, Ariana Grande and Lebron James, amongst many others last year, based on a tweet from HYPEX. Some evidence from back then seemed to confirm an eventual crossover with The Rock, particularly after the former WWE Superstar appeared in the form of a float during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Months passed, and nothing materialized between Fortnite and The Rock.
Lady Gaga also went viral in October 2019, asking “What’s fortnight” in a tweet that received nearly 1 million likes and 200k retweets. While no direct connection between Ariana Grande and Fortnite exists, several leakers jokingly leaked a fake skin modeled after the singer as an April Fools’ Joke.
Lebron James Set Coming Soon?
LeBron James was supposed to have an icon series outfit in December of last year, however considering Neymar was pushed back into 2021 for the battle pass, maybe we can see LeBron in an upcoming battle pass.
NBA Outfits were also planned to launch with the icon outfit.
— iFireMonkey (@iFireMonkey) May 3, 2021
The Lebron James collaboration could come to fruition and is the most likely of the four mentioned above. According to leaker iFireMonkey, Epic Games had planned a Battle Pass crossover with the NBA superstar in December 2020, but the Neymar Jr Battle Pass inclusion may have taken precedence. Considering the upcoming Fortnite x NBA Community Event, an official Lebron James collaboration could bridge that gap.
There’s no telling what could come of these leaked connections between Fortnite and these A-list celebrities and athletes. We’ll have to wait and see if these leaks lead to anything concrete down the line.
Featured Image: HYPEX