July 12, 2021
Fortnite working with LeBron James on new gear. Here's when you can get it
Fans of Fortnite can dress like a king starting Wednesday.
The popular video game is teaming up with NBA star LeBron James to launch a pair of new outfits players can use to spruce up their in-game avatars.
In a statement, Fortnite publisher Epic Games said the new gear "blends the best of LeBron's on-court and pregame persona." The new outfits, or skins, will be available starting Wednesday.
The game will also feature a gear bundle that includes a Lion Pickaxe, Wingspan Glider and a new taunt called The Silencer.
Players will get access to a second outfit called Tune Squad LeBron, created to commemorate the launch of "Space Jam: A New Legacy" in theaters and on the HBO Max app Friday. The outfit will also include a Taco Tuesday option if you want some extra flair.
The LeBron partnership is the latest pairing of Fortnite and sports. Last spring, the game included soccer star Neymar Jr. as a playable character. Fortnite has also featured several in-game items and events from the National Football League.
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