In one word: Epic has just announced the Fortnite icon series. Updates will be published periodically with masks and cosmetics designed by famous personalities. Each will also have a unique emote and weapon. The first patch will be released on Thursday and the mask will be available through the Fortnite store.
The phenomenon of blue-green hair games Tyler Blevins, also known as Ninja, is putting its own skin on Fortnite. Blevins was popular on Twitch before Fortnite appeared, but Epic’s Battle Royale game prompted him to become a familiar name. His popularity has led him to sponsorship contracts and book deals, and his income soared to $ 10 million in 2018.
Now Epic honors him by making him the first “icon” to have a Fortnite skin modeled in his likeness. “First” because it is not the only one that Epic plans to digitize in the game. The editor will present other popular personalities, including Loserfruit, TheGrefg and others, in his “Icon Series” of updates.
Put Pon Emote in the game! pic.twitter.com/8D4R0jEo9f
– HYPEX – Fortnite Leaks & News (@HYPEX) January 15, 2020
It is not just the image of the streamer. The skin comes with cosmetics, which include Ninja’s Edge Back Bling, Ninja Style Emote and Dual Katanas Pickaxe (preview above).
The update will be published on Thursday, January 16 at 7:00 p.m. ITS T. Blevins tweeted that he could use the “NINJA” promotion code between Thursday and Sunday, but gave no details on whether he qualifies the mask for free or at a discount.
I’ve always dreamed of having a mask in Fortnite since I started playing. Today, my dream comes true. Get the Ninja Fortnite look at the Epic store on Thursday 6 p.m. CST-Sunday 7 p.m. Don’t forget to use the NINJA code! #NinjaSkin #EpicPartner pic.twitter.com/n6qFqMfMbV
– Ninja (@Ninja) January 15, 2020
Everything seems a bit cheesy, but like it or not, you can not deny the popularity of Blevins. He has appeared in television commercials and even played a small Battle Royal with Ellen DeGeneres in his daytime talk show. When he recently moved from Twitch to broadcast on Mixer, he accumulated more than one million subscribers in less than a week.
So don’t be surprised when you see a lot of imitations of Ninja running in your next game of Fortnite.