When is Fortnite’s J Balvin skin out? ICON series first look, price & more

Sam Comrie
J Balvin Fortnite

Fortnite is quickly becoming the place to be for musicians, as the developers are teasing the addition of Latino superstar J Balvin. 

The Rift Tour featuring Ariana Grande became one of Fortnite’s biggest events yet. Displaying Epic Games’ knack for showmanship, the Rift Tour is another example of interactive marketing dominating the gaming landscape.

While fans of Grande enjoyed the albeit brief performance, others were far more critical. Now, the developers are increasing the hype for their next artist dropping into the island. 

Keeping things in the arena of pop, it seems the Prince of Reggaeton himself is arriving soon an actual skin.

Ariana Grande FortniteAriana Grande performed various hits for fans within the game.

J Balvin Fortnite skin release date

The pop star initially dropped into Fortnite with his own Halloween-themed performance in 2020. The Afterlife event was a hit and players were able to get their hands on an alternate style for the Party Trooper skin, but they couldn’t look like Balvin himself.

Following the v17.40 update, leakers like HYPEX and DrCacahuette were able to get their hands on an early look at the upcoming J Balvin skin that is set to come with three different styles. Though, if you didn’t get the original Party Trooper skin style, there is no second chance here. These new skins are an actual representation of the singer. 

After Ariana Grande made waves a few weeks ago, some players thought other pop personalities like Dua Lipa would follow suit to host their own virtual concert, though it’s J Balvin who gets the spotlight first.

Responding quicker than usual when it comes to leaks, the official Fortnite account joined in on the fun. 

Posting a simple yet blatant hint in the form of J Balvin’s insignia, the hype already started to pour in. J Balvin’s bundle arrives August 26, 2021, at 8PM ET / 1AM BST. Players will also be able to compete in the J Balvin cup on August 24, to unlock exclusive rewards. The “La Fiesta” event begins on August 26, concluding on September 9. Made by community member Iscariote, the maze-like event is sure to please J Balvin mega-fans. 

J Balvin Fortnite bundle
Fans can pick up the J Balvin bundle with fresh cosmetics to use.

J Balvin Fortnite skin price

As the artist will likely come with various cosmetic variants and other goodies, Balvin will probably cost around 2,400 V-Bucks (£15.99/$19.99)


The next season will have a lot to live up to after introducing DC heroes such as Superman, Wonder Woman, and The Flash, on top of the evolving musical line-up.

We can’t wait to see who arrives next.