Here's LeBron James in Fortnite

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Eurogamer.net 12 July, 2021 - 09:51am 16 views

How much is the Lebron James skin in fortnite?

What does the Fortnite LeBron James skin cost? Past Icon Series bundles have been sold for as much as 2,000 V-Bucks, with the Outfit as a standalone offering at 1,500 V-Bucks. Inverse‘Fortnite’ LeBron James skin release date, leaks, and 'Space Jam' designs

I’m not gonna lie, these are two things in which I have zero interest, but I can’t deny James looks pretty fly in the traditionally boring Fortnite style. His default, casual outfit is accentuated with a floating crown—a reference to his nickname “King James”—and black crystal shards in the shape of his iconic lion logo. There’s also a slider that augments the look with increasing flecks of gold if you prefer a shinier look. His kicks are even based on real shoes, the Nike LeBron 19s, which are no doubt easier to cop in-game than in real life.

Since its Avengers: Infinity War event in 2018, Fortnite has enjoyed dozens of crossovers with other fictional universes, from Terminator to Rick and Morty. But sometimes, the popular battle royale also invites real-life people into the mix. James joins an eclectic group of previous guest stars that includes popular internet personalities Ninja and TheGrefg, musicians J Balvin and Marshmello, and even fellow athletes like soccer stars Neymar Jr., Harry Kane, and Marco Reus.

While Fortnite previously collaborated with the NBA as a whole back in May, with customizable jerseys based on the league’s 30 teams and specific cosmetic bundles devoted to Donovan Mitchell and Trae Young, this is the first time a basketball player will be playable in the game. I’d say LeBron James, with the legacy he’s garnered during his 18 years in the league, was a good choice for this momentous occasion.

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LeBron James Joins Fortnite This Week As a Playable Athlete - IGN

IGN 12 July, 2021 - 07:16pm

Both of LeBron's outfits will come complete with his upcoming signature shoe, the Nike LeBron 19, and each one represents a different part of the basketball star.

The Outfit, Back Bling, Pickaxe, and Glider all feature a progressive edit slider that will let players add more than 20 gold variations to them.

The Space Jam: A New Legacy-themed outfit, officially known as the Tune Squad Lebron Outfit, will include LeBron's Taco Tuesday style Variant and Pack Supreme Back Bling, letting you "take a guac on LeBron's wild side."

If you wish to purchase all of these LeBron James-themed items, Fortnite's Item Shop will also feature the King James Bundle that pairs all the Outfits and Back Blings together alongside the Court's In Session Loading Screen.

LeBron follows Brazilian soccer star Neymar Jr, who was the first playable athlete in Fortnite, and England's Harry Kane and Germany's Marco Reus.

Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

LeBron James joins Fortnite to promote Space Jam 2 and Taco Tuesday

PC Gamer 12 July, 2021 - 07:16pm

The GOAT, the L Train, the King, the Chosen One.

We've poured over all the leaks to round things up for you, including the LeBron skin release date, price, and additional cosmetics.

In addition to the leaks, LeBron himself has put out a funny teaser trailer, showing off an IRL version of his Fortnite skin. Check it out below.

Y’all ready for this? @FortniteGame 😎👑💪🏾 #TheKingHasArrived 🤴🏾 #ad pic.twitter.com/xlrDqv8rSPJuly 12, 2021

Credit where it's due, that is absolutely a look I'd employ if I had even an ounce of the on-court talent he does. I'd really just like to find a custom tailor who's willing to put gold lion heads on my shoulders.

The first of LeBron's Fortnite skins has him donning a black jacket (looks like he's got his collared shirt underneath), lion head pauldrons, a golden crown hovering over his head, and a pair of black and gold wings that would let anyone dunk to their heart's content. It also comes with different pairs of his own shoe line, the Nike Lebron 19.

The base style of this outfit also lets LeBron ditch the gold if you're feeling more neutral. It turns the pauldrons from gold to black and gives his crown into a more pinkish hue.

It wouldn't be Fortnite without a marketing tie-in, and of course LeBron is the star of the long-in-the-making Space Jam: A New Legacy. LeBron has a Tune Squad jersey and shorts with the iconic blue and orange colors.

Lastly, LeBron gets a reference to his own family life with the inclusion of a Taco Tuesday-themed outfit. LeBron frequently celebrates Taco Tuesdays at his home, and it's become something of a meme for his fans. Thankfully, the alternate outfit doesn't turn him into a nightmarish sentient walking taco like some other Fortnite skin might. You also get a cute little Taco backpack.

LeBron James is getting several additional cosmetics to round out his repertoire. First up is his "Silencer" emote, based on his on-court celebrating.

LeBron James' "The Silencer" Emote! pic.twitter.com/vNeuoOapROJuly 12, 2021

Of course, you wouldn't be a sports star without a number. LeBron's "6" back bling adds a big yellow or yellow/pink neon number to any character's back.

As seen in the first image, LeBron has a glider cosmetic that gives him giant black and gold wings. His pickaxe takes the shape of a giant lion's head with a mane of spiky hair that looks positively Super Saiyan.

Those extra cosmetics can be obtained by completing various challenges. It looks like HYPEX got a readout of what to expect when the skin goes live.

Lebron James Challenges for Golden Backbling, Glider, Outfit & Pickaxe pic.twitter.com/1KcBZwyeaDJuly 12, 2021

Notably, LeBron's gold and black outfits and cosmetics all come with a slider in the Fortnite locker that lets you adjust the color balance on each item.

Lastly, we've got a LeBron-themed loading screen showing him dunking on the gods.

OK, so when can we expect to see LeBron James arrive in Fortnite? Epic has announced LeBron will hit the item shop on July 14 at 8 PM ET.

We don't know yet how much LeBron's Fortnite skin will cost, though. That said, considering the multiple outfit styles, cosmetics, and more, I'd expect it to be a premium item. According to HYPEX, there will be different purchasing options.

"For those who are wondering, yes you can buy LeBron's Pickaxe, Emote & Glider separately or all 3 at once as a bundle, but you can't buy the Backbling along, you'd have to get the Original LeBron James skin or the 2 skins Bundle!" HYPEX said.

Make sure to check out PC Gamer's Fortnite guides and news page for more updates on skins, challenges, and more.

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