FORTNITE is bringing out LeBron James and The Rock skins, according to a leaked document that’s appeared online.
The internal presentation was made public due to the court battle Epic Games is currently going through with Apple.
It includes plans for a basketball mini-game within Fortnite.
The document, contributed by The Verge (Vox.com), discusses plans for a a “Party Royale” featuring Zion Williamson and LeBron James.
The presentation was supposedly given as part of a quarterly business review back in June 2020.
It states that the basketball mini-game would come as part of a broader NBA partnership.
The game idea is described in the document as “a Fortnite version of arcade basketball”.
It would see players take to the basketball court rather than a traditional Battle Royale scenario.
NBA post-game shows, themed emotes and playoff events are also discussed.
There’s also mention of a Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson themed skin as part of a Fortnite Icon series.
Rumours about a LeBron James Fortnite skin have been circulating for a while so the document seems to confirm this.
Some things in the document have already happened such as the Marvel crossover and the Neymar Fortnite skin.
However, as with all rumours and leaks, we’ll have to wait for official confirmation from Epic Games itself before we know if the basketball Fortnite ideas will be coming to market.
It seems the LeBron skin was planned for 2020 but was never released so its future could be uncertain.
What is Fortnite, anyway?
FORTNITE is an online video game played by up to 250 million people across the world.
In it, 100 players compete on their own or with a small group of pals to grab weapons, gather resources and build defences, before fighting it out to be the last man (or team) standing.
Matches take about 20 minutes, and you can drop into a new game within seconds of your previous one finishing.
It’s bright, it’s cartoony and it’s fiendishly compelling.
Skill is rewarded but luck also plays a huge role, meaning no two games are ever the same and everyone feels like they have a chance of winning.
Fortnite has also made its developer billions.
In Europe it’s rated 12+, meaning it’s suitable for those aged 12 and up.
The battle royale mode is free to play, but there is also a story-driven single player and co-op mode called Save The World that players have to pay for.
Pop culture crossover events are very common because of the game’s huge audience.
These involve players being able to buy themed outfits for the movie, TV show or brand, as well as getting some themed activities in-game to do too.
These might be new places to explore, new challenges to complete to win themed accessories, or new game modes that are loosely related to the theme of whatever is being crossed over with.
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