Ninja reveals first look at his official in-game Fortnite skin

Published: 15/Jan/2020 15:21 Updated: 15/Jan/2020 15:37

by Matt Porter


Popular streamer Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins has announced that he is officially receiving his own custom Fortnite skin in-game, giving fans a first look at the cosmetic item ahead of its release on January 16.

For many, Ninja is the face of the popular battle royale title, becoming one of the biggest content creators in the world off the back of his Fortnite streams, eventually propelling him right to the top of Twitch and into mainstream media.

For years, fans of the streamer have asked to be able to represent their favorite streamer while playing the game, and finally, Epic Games have rewarded the streamer with his own custom skin, that will be made available to purchase by players around the world for a limited time.

Ninja streaming Fortnite before release of his official skin.
Mixer: Ninja
Ninja becomes the first streamer to receive his own custom skin.

Making the official announcement on January 15, Ninja unveiled the skin during his broadcast, opening the game to show off his newly-acquired cosmetics to the thousands of fans who had flooded his stream to find out the news.

The skin looks almost identical to the streamer, much to his delight, who couldn’t help but celebrate how much it looked like him. It includes his now-iconic blue hair, and even features his logo on the sleeve, with four different skin-styles also included which allow players to celebrate Ninja and his success in Fortnite.

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Players are also able to get a special Ninja’s Edge back bling, an emote and a Dual Katanas pickaxe which matches the swords which are featured as part of his logo.

The streamer also gave fans an up-close look at the skin, posting an image on his official Twitter page, and sharing how the news was an incredibly special moment for him.

“I’ve dreamt of having a skin in Fortnite since I started playing the game,” the streamer wrote. “Today, my dream becomes reality.”

The skin has been released as part of a special Icon Series, with developers Epic Games stating that “gaming, music, film, and fashion will collide,” as the program brings the “artistic vision, personality, and attitude” of the game’s top creators into Fortnite.

The developer’s also confirmed that Ninja wouldn’t be the only personality to receive this treatment, with Loserfruit, TheGrefg, and more set to appear in the future.

There is currently no confirmed price for the Ninja cosmetics, but the 28-year-old confirmed that they would be available from January 16 through to January 19.




How to get Man City Fortnite skin early: FaZe City Cup Kickoff set

Published: 19/Jan/2021 15:14 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 15:36

by David Purcell


A brand new Fortnite Battle Royale tournament is on the horizon for players, the FaZe City Cup, and top performers will have a chance to unlock brand new Manchester City football skins in-game. 

In what’s been described as a continuation of a “groundbreaking” partnership between esports org and former Premier League champions, a new tournament is coming soon to the battle royale game.

The news was announced on January 19, with exciting rewards up for grabs. This will no doubt be a draw for fans of English football, but a broader audience as well. On top of the Man City offerings, it’s also been confirmed that those who unlock this exclusive skin can rotate it out for a number of other club shirts – from a selection of partners.

So, let’s take a look at everything we know about the event, and how to get your hands on those elusive Man City x FaZe Clan skins.

How to get Fortnite Kickoff skins

Fortnite FaZe City cup
Epic Games
The FaZe City Cup is coming soon in Fortnite.

The selection of football skins will be available in the Fortnite Item Shop from January 23, to purchase. There will also be a new ‘Fancy Footwork’ emote included in the set, which can be bought or unlocked by playing in the newly announced competition.

Though, if you would like to get them early, you’re going to have to work for it. Just like previous collaborations with Epic Games, such as Samsung in the past, players will have to earn their spot in the top 100 of a competitive Duos event to grab them. That means, of course, that just 50 Duos will be granted early access.

When is the FaZe City Cup in Fortnite?

The FaZe City Cup in Fortnite is set to start up on January 21, and will be a one-off event.

This is the first competitive tournament set up as part of this relationship between Manchester City and FaZe Clan, and it seems as if both parties are really looking forward to seeing how it plays out.

“The FaZe City Cup featuring Fortnite is an important illustration of our groundbreaking partnership with Manchester City,” says FaZe Clan CEO Lee Trink. “Alongside Manchester City, we are thrilled to be a part of a competitive tournament in Fortnite. We look forward to building this tournament and producing more entertaining competitions in the future.”

Nuria Tarre, Chief Marketing Officer at City Football Group, said: “The FaZe City Cup featuring Fortnite is an exciting first for the club in one of the most popular gaming titles globally and we hope fans worldwide will get involved in the competition and wear their Manchester City outfits in-game with pride.”

Fortnite Kickoff set explained

The set allows players to choose which kit they would like to wear, from a selection of partner clubs. Once unlocked, according to Epic Games, you can choose from the following clubs:

  • Manchester City FC
  • Juventus
  • AC Milan
  • Inter Milan
  • AS Roma
  • Seattle Sounders FC
  • Atlanta United
  • Los Angeles FC
  • Santos FC
  • Wolves
  • West Ham United FC
  • Sevilla FC
  • Sporting CP
  • Borussia Mönchengladbach
  • FC Schalke 04
  • VFL Wolfsburg
  • Rangers FC
  • Celtic FC
  • Cerezo Osaka
  • Melbourne City FC
  • Sydney FC
  • Western Sydney Wanderers
  • EC Bahia

There will also be a Pele emote, celebrating the Brazilian legend’s iconic celebration by jumping in the air and punching his fist out.

Who is competing?

Players are being encouraged to sign up for the competition, and if you’re one of those people, be warned. Some top players will be competing on January 21.

In a press release it was confirmed that both FaZe Mongraal and FaZe Nate Hill will be taking part. Those who have seen these two play the game before will know they’re top builders, and certainly will provide stiff competition.