CARY – LeBron James, also known by the NBA superstar’s fan-given name, King James, may soon appear in the global hit Fortnite, according to multiple reports from dataminers known for accurate discoveries in the mega-popular game from Epic Games.
According to reports from Twitter users @Hypex and @Shiina, LeBron James seems likely to be the next major skin to be added, perhaps to promote the upcoming film in which James stars, Space Jam: A New Legacy, set for release on July 16.
A “skin” is a custom look that a character can acquire in Fortnite. Some skins require an in-app purchase.
Epic has previously introduced other skins, including ones with NBA team themes, and the recently released Marvel’s Loki Laufeyson skin, as well as character-based skins like Deathstroke, Superman and Horizon Zero Dawn’s Aloy.
LeBron James skin is coming next update!
– Earn rewards by completing King’s Bling quests
– Items become more gold as you complete quests! Unlock a custom goldness slider when all quests are complete! https://t.co/HV3M0byBXD
— HYPEX (@HYPEX) July 5, 2021
The two dataminers tweeted out news of the launch of the skin. While no images of the Lebron James skin were revealed, @Shinna stated that the skin will be classified as a part of the Icon Series.
@Hypex claimed that players will be able to “earn rewards by completing King’s Bling quests.” “King’s Bling” is likely in reference to James’ nickname, “King James.”