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Lebron James Officially Joins Fortnite Icon Series

Basketball superstar Lebron James has officially joined Epic Games' cosmetic Fortnite Icon Series.
Basketball superstar Lebron James has officially joined Epic Games' cosmetic Fortnite Icon Series. / Epic Games, Lebron James

Basketball superstar Lebron James has officially joined Epic Games' cosmetic Fortnite Icon Series.

The King has arrived in Fortnite. For the first time ever, loopers can take on the appearance of one of basketball's most legendary MVP's—Lebron James—as he joins the in-game cosmetic Icon Series. This collaboration is the largest of the series to date with three distinct skins, a built-in emote, loading screen, and more.

Below, we've broken down exactly what you need to know to step into the Nike Lebron 19's in Fortnite.

How to Get Lebron James in Fortnite

Lebron's Icon Series collaboration will hit the Item Shop on Wednesday, July 14 at 8 p.m. ET. The two primary skins will be available as part of the "King James Gear Bundle." There are five items available as part of this set, including:

  • Lebron James Outfit
  • The King's Back Bling
  • The Lion Pickaxe
  • Wingspan Glider
  • Built-in "The Silencer" on-the-court celebration emote

All four visual cosmetics—outfit, back bling, pickaxe, and glider—are customizable via slider so players can set the exact amount of gold they want showing through. The scale goes from 0-20, leaving players with plenty of options to suit their personal tastes.

The King has two other styles available, as well: the Taco Tuesday outfit with matching Pack Supreme Back Bling and Tune Squad LeBron outfit as part of the new Space Jam premiere. All three outfits feature a corresponding themed pair of his iconic Nike Lebron 19 trainers.

For those who can't decide or simply want it all, the "King James Bundle" features every item listed above plus a unique Court’s in Session Loading Screen emblazoned with none other than the Lakers' legend, himself.

Epic Games has yet to confirm a price point for either bundle or individual items listed as part of the collaboration. Players will be able to purchase every aspect of the Icon Series on the in-game Item Shop.

More information about the collaboration and the available items can be found on Epic's website.