Hip-Hop Legend Wu-Tang Clan is Coming to Fortnite
By Jack O'Dwyer
Wu-Tang Clan, one of the most prolific hip-hop groups to date, will be visiting Fortnite Island this week.
Starting on April 23 at 8 p.m. ET, Wu-Tang fans and Fortnite players will be able to claim several themed items from the in-game Shop "including new Outfits, Back Blings, Pickaxes, and more." Stylized and reactive accessories await once this set drops on Fortnite Island.
"Fortnite has been in my household for years. It's been a pleasure and joy watching the game evolve, while becoming the go to pastime. This collaboration is a multigenerational 'drip' of swag and cool. If what you say is true, Fortnite and Wutang could be Fortangerous…." said RZA, one of the founding members of the group.
Here's everything you need to know about Wu-Tang Clan in Fortnite.
Wu-Tang Clan is Coming to Fortnite
Fans will be able to choose between two outfit options: Throwback BG Outfit and B.R.I.T.E. Outfit. Both correspond to separate bundles including complimentary accessories such as their own Back Blings and pickaxes in the group's two notable colors — red and yellow.
The Throwback BG Outfit comes with WUWEAR Worldwide Back Bling — included in the outfit — and the Neck Protector Pickaxe. The Neck Protector is reactive to contact with resources and other players when swung.
The B.R.I.T.E. Outfit includes the Wu-Tang Represent Back Bling — also included within the outfit — and the Triumphant Tagger Pickaxe which leaves a trail of paint when swung.
Both outfits feature a No Cap version that removes the outfit's hat. Additionally, both Back Blings are reactive to music and both pickaxes come with a Red Ruckus variant.
Other accessories include:
- Shimmy Surfer Glider with Red Ruckus variant
- Wu Wrap weapon wrap
- Wu-Tang is Forever Emote
Those really looking to rep their support of Wu-Tang Clan can also pick up a couple sprays and loading screens, such as the Wu-Tang Hands Emoticon, Wu Boom Box Spray, Wu-Tang Clan Banner, and Wu-Tang Style Loading Screen.
That's not all! To celebrate the collaboration, Wu-Tang Clan will be releasing a line of real-world merchandise that includes versions of the outfits found in-game. These can be found on the Wu-Tang Shop webpage and will be dropping the same time as the Fortnite gear, at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on April 23.
More information can be found on the official Fortnite news tab on Epic Games' website.