Fortnite Fans Stand Divided as Epic Games Drops Naruto Surprise

Published 06/16/2022, 6:19 PM EDT

Epic Games has just teased a brand new collaboration with Naruto, proving a round of speculations from last month to be true. The upcoming Fortnite x Naruto will drop in the game just a week from now. According to reports, it will feature several character skins from the iconic anime franchise and other inspired cosmetics.

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Fortnite just received a new season of the name ‘Vibin’ which came with a bunch of much-anticipated character skins, including Darth Vader and Indiana Jones. To follow this up, Epic Games has announced another collaboration. The intention was to surprise fans! But as it happens, a notable leaker had already predicted this collaboration last month.

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What happened last month?

ShinaBR, a Fortnite informant, gave out information regarding an upcoming Naruto collaboration when fans were still awaiting the new season. She stated that the person who leaked the Chapter 3 Season 3 battle pass had also posted about a Naruto collaboration due in June.

The leak from last month featured iconic Team 8 characters, namely Kiba, Akamaru, Hinata, and Shibo. However, a new leak regarding the upcoming collaboration suggested a more fan-friendly set.

What can we expect in Fortnite x Naruto Shippuden?

Another Fortnite leaker gave out the character roster of what’s upcoming as a part of the collaboration, just a few hours after the official release date announcement. The prediction shows popular characters from the anime, including Gaara, Itachi, Hinata, and Orochimaru.

Well, it’s surprisingly easy for data miners to leak Fortnite data way before the officials intend to make it public. Anyway, the Fortnite X Naruto Shippuden is all set to appear on June 23, 2022.

It’s the second Naruto collaboration in Fortnite, the first of which appeared in November last year. Last year’s roster included iconic characters from Team 7, Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, Sakura Haruno, and Kakashi Hatake.

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Fans are ecstatic about another Naruto collaboration in their favorite Battle Royale game. In fact, SypherPK and Ali-A joined the conversation too, but with just an ‘eyes’ emoji! Surprised?

Unfortunately, and probably not!

Most fans were confused regarding which character leak was true. It is possible that Epic Games releases a set of skins at first and later introduces additional skins.

So, either the Team 8 set comes first or the random set of Gaara, Itachi, Hinata, and Orochimaru does.

However, fans don’t seem to like the Team 8 leak.

Some definitely had other demands! After all, Naruto isn’t new to Fortnite.

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A great birthday, we guess!

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What do you think about this upcoming Naruto Shippuden collaboration with Fortnite? Are you hyped or do you think it could be better? Let us know in the comments!

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Sharmila Ganguly

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Sharmila Ganguly is an ESports author at EssentiallySports. After completing her bachelor's degree in engineering, she pursued her love for writing and most importantly, video games. All kinds of video games intrigue her, but her love for shooter video games like Valorant knows no bounds. Apart from video games, she also likes to keep a tab on the world of technology and spend time with her pet parrots!

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