A credible leak and data miner who has previously revealed correct information about the battle royale game, basketball, and movie icon LeBron James is heading to Fortnite as a new Icon Series skin. The announcement comes only days after Epic Games revealed that a Loki skin would be included in the Season 7 content update for Fortnite. The Marvel character was hinted at in the game’s loading screens, and his appearance corresponds with the premiere of the TV series on Disney+.
This isn’t the first time that LeBron James has appeared in a video game. In June, it was announced that he would appear in an Xbox exclusive beat ’em up game inspired by classic arcade games. Space Jam: A New Legacy – The Game, based on the forthcoming film, would have the basketballer link up with the likes of Bugs Bunny in side-scrolling action to stop the Goon Squad. Microsoft also announced that it would issue two unique Space Jam-themed controllers as part of the film’s promotion.
LeBron James, a basketball superstar, appears to be the next major skin coming to Fortnite. The athlete will be the next skin released as part of the Icon Series, bringing real-world figures to the battle royale game, such as sports stars, streamers, and musicians.
A prominent leaker known as ShiinaBR on Twitter has confirmed that the athlete will be the next skin released as part of the Icon Series, bringing real-world figures to the battle royale game such as sports stars, streamers, and musicians.
Other Fortnite leakers and data miners have now confirmed the leak, which appears to feature unique tasks that will allow players to win prizes. The exact shape of the LeBron James skin is unknown, but it’s likely to reflect Space Jam: A New Legacy, given the film is set to hit theaters on July 16.
EXCLUSIVE: LEBRON JAMES WILL BE THE NEXT ICON SERIES SKIN
— Shiina (@ShiinaBR) July 5, 2021
Epic Games also just announced that their anti-cheating software would be made available to developers. Studios can use Epic’s Voice and Easy Anti-Cheat technologies as part of the Epic Online Services toolset. Without creating their own tools, teams will be able to swiftly deploy in-game voice communication and put restrictions in place to prevent hackers from spoiling the experience for others.
It would come as no surprise if LeBron James appeared in Fortnite. The basketballer is one of the most known faces on the planet, and the battle royale game has already included many renowned individuals from the worlds of sport and entertainment. Given the impending release of Space Jam: A New Legacy, the partnership makes sense.