How is LeBron James associated with Fortnite? Here are all the details on the LA Lakers star’s connection to the popular video game

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LeBron James is the most popular basketball player in the world. The LA Lakers superstar has enjoyed a lot of success and fame during his impressive career and even made it to Fortnite Battle Royale.

Fortnite is a video game released in September 2017. Since then, it has caused a sensation all over the world and has broken many records.

Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite, has released many popular characters in the video game. These characters include comic book heroes, celebrities, athletes, etc. James is one of the athletes who have reached the video game.

This article will explain James’ connection to Fortnite and when the LA Lakers superstar was added to the game.


LeBron James has his own Fortnite skin

LeBron James got his own Fortnite Battle Royale skin on July 15, 2021. The two-time Olympic gold medalist was added to the video game as part of the so-called Icon Series cosmetic items.

Fortnite players can purchase the James skin from the Item Shop. The popular basketball player costs 2,000 V-Bucks, or around $15. Players can also purchase her bundle at a discounted price, and this bundle includes her skin and other cosmetic items.

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James has several different styles in Fortnite Battle Royale. Besides his default style, Fortnite players can choose to use James with his Tune Squad jersey that featured in “Space Jam: A New Legacy”.

James is also available in a casual variant with a taco shirt. Additionally, players can also customize the popular player by adding or removing their glasses.

One thing that makes LeBron James’ Fortnite skin even more impressive are his shoes. The four-time MVP also brought his signature shoes to the popular video game by wearing the Nike LeBron 19 shoes.

LeBron's Fortnite skin comes in several different styles (Image via Epic Games).
LeBron’s Fortnite skin comes in several different styles (Image via Epic Games).

The Akron native has a few other cosmetic items players can purchase in Fortnite. The Lion Pickaxe can also be obtained from the Item Shop, as well as the Wingspan Glider.

Epic Games also added the Silencer emote, which is a celebration of James’ stomping that he’s used throughout his impressive NBA career.

James’ Fortnite cosmetic items feature a customizable slider that allows players to add more gold to it. Using the slider, players can further customize the superstar and his cosmetics.


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LeBron James’ Fortnite skin was last seen in the Item Shop in early August 2022, but players are hoping he’ll return soon.

Besides Fortnite, the LA Lakers superstar has played in many other video games throughout his career, including NBA 2K games. However, in addition to basketball games, James was also added to MultiVersus in July 2022.

MultiVersus is a free crossover fighting game. Like Fortnite, it features many popular characters from different universes, including Batman, Rick Sanchez, and others.

Given how popular and commercialized James is, it won’t be surprising to see him in many more video games in the future.


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