Recently, leaks circulated online, but now it's official: Itachi, Gaara, Hinata and Orochimaru will join Naruto in Fortnite. Here are the details.
Chapter 3, Season 3 is in full swing, so it's no wonder that rumors about the next few Fortnite crossovers are already circling. One of these rumors suggests that more characters of Naruto will be making their way onto the Fortnite island. How rad will these skins be, and what are the details?
[Update: June 19, 2022]
Yes, we were right: more Naruto characters will join Fortnite. However, this is not Team 8, as previously thought. At least not entirely. Hinata will come to the Fortnite island, but not with her team members but with Gaara, Itachi and Orochimaru. The first teaser images have already been released:
NARUTO SKINS OFFICIALLY REVEALED! via @FortniteJPNews & @_2015156 pic.twitter.com/IvlMPdf5Cs— HYPEX (@HYPEX) June 19, 2022
When will Hinata, Gaara, Itachi and Orochimaru be released in Fortnite?
The official teaser images announce that Hinata, Gaara, Itachi, Orochimaru and other cosmetics will be released in Fortnite on June 23, 2022. So save your V-Bucks folks. The new Fortnite x Naruto Crossover will happen soon.
Are Hinata, Kiba and Shino Coming to Fortnite?
In case you didn't know, Team 8 is made up of Hinata, Kiba, Shino, and of course, Akamaru the dog. The team is led by none other than Kurenai, and now, rumors are floating around that that all of these characters are coming to Fortnite.
The leaks themselves come from 4chan (because, where else?), from a pretty reliable source. By reliable, I, of course, mean anecdotally reliable – their predictions have come true in the past – but unverifiable. Take all this with a pinch of salt.
According to the same user who just leaked the Chapter 3: Season 3 Battle Pass. He also mentions a second wave of Naruto skins will be coming this June & will likely be skins from "Team 8"!#fortnite #naruto pic.twitter.com/hhxD4O8K2N— LazzyLoser (@RealLazzyLoser) May 25, 2022
Yep, we're dealing with a real leaker here. According to good ol' 4chan, the skins will even be released to the Item Shop in June 2022! I want to reiterate, though, that these rumors have not been officially confirmed yet, but are highly probable.
According to the same user who just leaked the Chapter 3: Season 3 Battle Pass. He also mentions a second wave of Naruto skins will be coming this June & will likely be skins from "Team 8"!
Well, we've known for a while that Fortnite has been working on an order pack codenamed "Kawaii2". The original "Kawaii" (which, of course, is the Japanese word for "cute") was the codename for Naruto's El Nindo challenges. These challenges allowed you to get the Kurama Glider for free, among other things.
In addition, the first Naruto crossover was probably one of the most popular collaborations in Fortnite's history, with fans raving from start to finish. It would only make sense to bring more of this content to the game, surely?
My little Naruto heart still hopes that Shikamaru will also appear in Fortnite at some point. Who knows, though, maybe it's not as far-fetched as I like to think it is. After all of these crossovers, and Naruto's incredible success in Fortnite, it surely makes sense that most of the anime's popular characters will appear in the game?
In the end, that would surely make a lot of people happy, so we're crossing our fingers. If we have any new information about the crossover, we'll update this article for you, of course. Until then, I guess that you'll have to pass the time with Boruto...
This article was originally written by Alisa Eiber.