The King arrives in Fortnite on July 14.
Fortnite Battle Royale fans are two days away from the most anticipated cosmetic release in quite some time. Rumors began mere days ago during Epic Games’ company-wide summer break that LeBron James would eventually become an in-game character outfit. A hand-painted mural in Chicago kicked off the anticipation, and leaks shortly after confirmed that the four-time NBA Champion would join Fortnite’s ICON Series.
All signs point to a July 14 release date, and while Epic has not directly referenced this monumental release, we now have our first look at what the NBA legend himself will look like in-game.
Three Styles Leak Ahead of July 14 Release
LEBRON JAMES SKIN pic.twitter.com/6d4A375PYe
— Shiina (@ShiinaBR) July 12, 2021
Fortnite leaker ShiinaBR posted The King’s complete ICON Series style selections, including a Space Jam version. This version confirms that the July 14 release date is no coincidence, considering the latest installment to the Space Jam series will hit theaters and HBO Max this Friday, July 16. The other two styles feature LeBron James in a taco t-shirt with shorts and a jacket with lion shoulder pads and the crown first seen in the Chicago mural. A similar crown went to creators such as Ali “SypherPK” Hassan and World Cup winner Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf as part of a marketing campaign.
Official Trailer & Complete List of Cosmetics
MVP. Global Icon. Gold Medalist. The King has arrived. @KingJames is bringing his legacy to the Icon Series. Read our blog for info about his Outfits, Gear and more.https://t.co/cfF6AmKqjA pic.twitter.com/8WklIyTRqz
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 12, 2021
Epic Games release a blog post and trailer shortly after publishing this article. The video depicts LeBron’s in-game character flying into Fortnite’s atmosphere and crash landing in all his glory. Epic’s blog post revealed the remainder of cosmetics that fans can expect to see in the Item Shop on July 14 at 8 PM EST.
Here is a complete list of outfits, gliders, pickaxes and more:
- LeBron James Outfit (primary)
- King’s Back Bling
- Tune Squad LeBron Outfit
- Taco Tuesday LeBron Outfit
- The Lion Pickaxe
- Wingspan Glider
- Quiet the competition with LeBron’s emphatic on-the-court celebration, The Silencer.
- Court’s in Session Loading Screen
Here is a showcase of all the LeBron James cosmetics per HYPEX on Twitter:
All Of LeBron James' Cosmetics!
His "6" (King's Bling) Backbling is DOPE!! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/OrJ6I8LNsh
— HYPEX (@HYPEX) July 12, 2021
The entire LeBron James set will be available in the Fortnite Item Shop on July 14 at 8 PM EST. We do not have the cost of all the items but check back here and we will provide an update!
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Featured Image: Epic Games