The Fortnite v11.40 update launched today, and with it comes an all-new skin series. Known as the Icon Series, these skins will be solely based around creators and influencers who have made an impact on Fortnite. While there are some names floating out there, Epic Games clearly had to start with Fortnite‘s first celebrity. Tyler “Ninja” Blevins helped in putting Fortnite on the map with his early dominance of the game. For those efforts, he’s now being awarded a skin and emote of his signature Pon-Pon dance. The Ninja skin will be available in the Item Shop tomorrow.
Ninja finally receives his own skin in Fortnite
Although Ninja already had the Plunger harvesting tool, that was never solely based around him. For the last two years, Ninja and his inner circle have been joking about the possibility of his own skin. Now, it’s finally a reality.
I've dreamt of having a skin in Fortnite since I started playing the game. Today, my dream becomes reality. Get the Ninja Fortnite Skin in the Epic store Thursday 6 p.m. CST-Sunday 7 p.m. Don't forget to use code NINJA! #NinjaSkin #EpicPartner pic.twitter.com/xTn9UlbkGI
— Ninja (@Ninja) January 15, 2020
The skin matches what Ninja’s brand has been about since he started to produce various kinds of merchandise. The vibrant blue hair with the yellow headband immediately screams Ninja, as does his logo on the side of the jacket.
As aforementioned, this is a part of the new Icon Series. Throughout the foreseeable future, Fortnite will release new skins based around different creators’ likenesses. It’s stated that anyone from gaming, music, film, and fashion is eligible to be featured in the Icon Series.
We're bringing the artistic vision, personality and attitude of our top creators to Fortnite with the Icon series, starting with @Ninja!
This is just the beginning of gaming, music, film, and fashion colliding in Fortnite.
Read more here: https://t.co/iIV9SHq3zM
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) January 15, 2020
As we can see from the tweet, Australian streamer Loserfruit and Team Heretics owner Grefg will also be in the Icon Series. Although, it’s unknown when those two influencers will be making their skin debut.
You can purchase the Ninja skin, along with the Pon-Pon emote, in the Item Shop tomorrow, Jan. 16. The items will be available for purchase until Sunday, Jan. 20. The price of each item is not yet known.