Believe it! A new Naruto crossover appears to be on the way after the official Fortnite Twitter account posted a new image.
Yesterday evening, Epic Games posted an image to the official Fortnite account which teased a new crossover with iconic anime/manga series Naruto Shippuden. The image doesn't provide much context for the crossover but displays both the Fornite and Naruto Shippuden logo apove the word "Rivals!"
The image also provides a date — June 23, 2022.
Previously, some leaks surfaced which hinted at the crossover with some potential new skins. Known Fortnite leaker @HYPEX posted an image, courtesy of @pepitochiken, which, despite being in Japanese, clearly displays the Fortnite x Naruto Shippuden logo. The image contains depictions of four characters which did not receive skins during the previous crossover:
- Hinata Hyuga
- Itachi Uchia
Given the popularity of these characters, it wouldn't be too crazy to assume that they could be receiving skins this time around. However, Epic Games has yet to confirm which characters, if any, will be receiving skins or other cosmetics.
The previous Naruto collaboration saw the addition of Team 7 Outfits: Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura, and Kakashi. The crossover also featured a Creative experience set in the Hidden Leaf Village, some additional quests given by NPC Kakashi, and the Nindo Challenges.
While we don't know what this new crossover will contain, fans won't have long to wait before they find out. It's also possible that players could see the return of the previous skins and cosmetics during the event, giving players another chance to grab the full set.