Popular Fortnite Streamer Ninja Gets His Own Skin In The Game

You can pick up the Ninja skin starting January 16.


Fortnite's most popular streamer is being immortalized in the game as a skin. Epic Games has announced a new line of character outfits for the battle royale shooter called the Icon Series, and the first one is based on Tyler Blevins, better known as Ninja.

"Gaming, music, film, and fashion collide in Fortnite in the Icon Series. The Icon Series brings the artistic vision, personality, and attitude of top creators to Fortnite, building on previous collaborations with Marshmello and Major Lazer," Epic wrote on the Fortnite website.

The Ninja skin will arrive in Fortnite's item shop at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET on Thursday, January 16. There will also be a related Ninja's Edge Back Bling, Ninja Style Emote, and Dual Katanas Pickaxe. You can see a preview of the Ninja cosmetics below.

In other Fortnite news, Epic recently rolled out the game's v11.40 update, which introduced a new feature called sidegrading. This gives you the ability to upgrade an Assault Rifle into a Heavy Assault Rifle. The material cost for upgrading weapons has also been reduced, and a handful of weapons have been added to the Battle Lab. You can check out the patch notes for the v11.40 update on Epic's website.

The first season of Fortnite Chapter 2 was originally slated to end last month, but Epic has extended it until February 6. That means there's still time to complete any weekly challenges from this season. If you need help completing them, you can find maps and guides for the trickier ones in our Fortnite Chapter 2 challenges roundup.

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