According to rumors about Fortnite, Naruto would indeed have his own skin, and a number of leaks have hinted that he will be arriving very soon. Here’s all you need to know.
Many collaborations between Fortnite and prestigious franchises or personalities have been revealed so far. While some of them have been abandoned, others have since materialized, such as Lebron James and Ariana Grande.
One of the most interesting potential crossovers in the list is arguably the one with the famous anime and manga series Naruto, which suggests that the iconic protagonist of the title could arrive on the island of Fortnite in the near future.
Below you’ll find everything we know about Naruto’s likely appearance in Fortnite, including a potential release date and any leaks that have surfaced so far.
Is a Naruto skin coming to Fortnite?
Although nothing has been confirmed by Epic Games yet, it does look like Naruto is coming to Fortnite soon. Some time ago, Epic Games launched a survey with players to find out their interest in the skins and the partnerships they could potentially bring to the game.
Besides more unusual deductibles such as Resident Evil and South Park, the survey asked if players would be interested in collaborating with Rick & Morty, which happened in Season 7 of Fortnite. Naruto was on that list as well, so there’s a chance he might be next.
With so many iconic characters in the Naruto universe, the main character might not be the only one joining the Fortnite metaverse.
Naruto leaks in Fortnite
The famous Fortnite leaker, Shiina, a source who previously predicted Ariana Grande’s gig and recent Suicide Squad skins, claimed that Epic Games was successful in securing a deal with Naruto.
More interestingly, the developers apparently want Naruto to be included in an upcoming Pass. While this is good news, it could also give rise to a hint on the theme of a future season. Maybe on the theme of ninjas?
According to a new public post by the moderators of r/FortniteLeaks, the source who provided them with information about Naruto has now 100% confirmed that Epic was able to obtain the rights for Naruto.
Epic Games is apparently now trying to include him in the next Battle Pass.
– China (@ShiinaBR) July 31, 2021
According to a new public post from the moderators of r / FortniteLeaks, the source who provided them with information about Naruto has now 100% confirmed that Epic was able to secure the rights for Naruto.
It has also been reported that Epic Games has signed an agreement with Shūeisha, the Japanese publishing house that produces Shōnen Jump and partly owns the anime distributor Viz Media.
If this deal turns out to be true, it could also open the door to crossovers with other anime and manga such as Dragon Ball, Demon Slayer, One Piece, etc.
More recently, a streamer has “Confirmed” the arrival of this skin, before putting a layer back with a most cryptic tweet about a meeting he had on the future of Fortnite with Donalds Mustard, the Chief creative officer of Epic Games.
IM CRYING😭😭😭❣️ https://t.co/bbu5UnbsSA
— #Ex Candywing (@qCandywing) September 6, 2021
Now it is the famous dataminer Hypex who enters the dance, with in hand the leak of a Kunai. Nevertheless according to the dataminer, it may well be that Naruto will finally be added as a Boss.
UPCOMING MYTHIC EXPLOSIVE KUNAI STATS!
– Recharge Cooldown: 4s
– Maximum Range: 300 meters
– Delay Between Shots: 1.5s
– Hold Duration: 0.15s pic.twitter.com/OxRt0Dey9p
— HYPEX 🐐 (@HYPEX) October 26, 2021
“HeadbandK” (Naruto) is also set to be a Boss on the map with the Mythic Kunais (check previous tweet), no idea where or when tho.
— HYPEX 🐐 (@HYPEX) October 26, 2021
That’s all you need to know about the arrival of a potential Naruto skin in Fortnite. We will update this article as new information becomes available.