Tyler "Ninja" Blevins received his own Fortnite skin Wednesday as Epic Games announced the Icon Series, a new set of cosmetics focused on important figures in Fortnite's community and history.
"The Icon Series brings the artistic vision, personality, and attitude of top creators to Fortnite, building on previous collaborations with Marshmello and Major Lazer," Epic Games wrote in a blog post on the Fortnite website.
Ninja Fortnite Skin
The Ninja Outfit, Ninja's Edge Back Bling, Ninja Style Emote and Dual Katanas Pickaxe are the first in the series. Players can buy the cosmetics starting Thursday at 7 p.m. ET. They can also tune into Ninja's stream Wednesday to preview the cosmetics in action.
Ninja Fortnite Skin Price
Epic Games did not reveal prices for the cosmetics, nor did the company discuss plans for revenue sharing with the creators whose likenesses are used in the series. DBLTAP has reached out to Epic Games and will update this story if we hear back.
Ninja has been Fortnite's most popular influencer by far, peaking at around 200,000 paid Twitch subscribers. He signed an exclusivity deal with Mixer in August, moving his stream to that platform in a major shake-up of the streaming landscape.
"I've dreamt of having a skin in Fortnite since I started playing the game," Ninja wrote on Twitter. "Today my dream becomes reality."
Future collaborations in the series will include Loserfruit, TheGrefg and other creators from games, music and entertainment. Release dates for those future cosmetics have yet to be revealed.
Fortnite competitor PUBG has previously released in-game cosmetics through collaborations with its premier streamers, including Guy "Dr. DisRespect" Beahm and Michael "shroud" Grzesiek.
UPDATE: A spokesperson for Epic Games declined to comment on the terms of the Icon Series partnerships, keeping revenue information under wraps.