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Fortnite LeBron James Icon Series skin is reportedly coming next

LeBron James will be the next Fortnite Icon Series skin, according to a report by a well-known leaker in the Fortnite community.

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Fortnite has seen various real-life entertainers, and professional athletes become playable characters in the popular video game. A recent report points towards NBA legend LeBron James being the next Fortnite Icon Series skin.

Epic Games is no stranger when it comes to bringing monumental crossovers to the Fortnite Universe. Many of these crossovers have to do with other entertainment franchises like Marvel and DC, but others deal with real-life people, most notably when it comes to the Icon Series.

A recent report from a notable leaker in the community states that the next skin for the Icon Series will be none other than NBA star LeBron James.

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Fortnite LeBron James Icon Series skin

The report of the possible Fortnite LeBron James Icon Series skin comes from Shiina, who has been known to be one of the top leakers in the Fortnite world and has had many leaks and reports come true in the past.

Shiina took to Twitter on July 5 and reported that they had exclusively learned that a Fortnite LeBron James Icon Series skin is coming to the game in the future.

This addition of the Los Angeles Lakers player would not be out of the norm, as the game previously collaborated with the NBA in The Crossover event.

The community was treated to a first look at what the upcoming Fortnite LeBron skin will look like, thanks to reputable community member iFireMonkey on July 12, 2021. You can check out the new cosmetic item below, which consists of three different versions.

Fortnite Lebron skin

Fortnite has also seen other real-life athletes become skins in the game, such as soccer superstars Harry Kane and Marco Reus, so it would not be surprising to see arguably the most famous basketball player in the world become a playable character to add to Fortnite’s already extensive list of crossover skins.

There has been no information regarding a possible release date for this Fortnite LeBron James Icon Series skin, but we will update this piece with any information regarding the arrival of this cosmetic item when it becomes available.

For more Fortnite, check out where to find the Week 5 Alien Artifacts or how to complete all of last week’s quests, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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How to complete Fortnite Sideways Showdown Week Quests

Here’s everything that you need to know in order to complete the brand-new Fortnite Sideways Showdown Week Quests.

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There are brand-new challenges for you to tackle in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2, and here’s how you can complete the new Fortnite Sideways Showdown Week Quests.

Fortnite’s 20.40 update patch went live on May 17, adding plenty of brand-new content for players to enjoy in Chapter 3, Season 2, including the arrival of Ali-A’s Icon Series as well as new Sideways weapons.

The update has brought new challenges for players to complete in the form of the Sideways Showdown Week Quests, and we’ll go over everything that you need to know to complete these.

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Fortnite’s Sideways Showdown Week Quests require you to use Sideways weapons to complete tasks such as dealing damage to your opponents or upgrading the weapons at upgrade benches.

Here are the Fortnite Sideways Showdown Week Quests:

  • Damage opponents with Sideways Weapons. (500)
  • Damage opponents with Sideways Weapons. (1500)
  • Damage opponents with Sideways Weapons. (4500)
  • Damage opponents with Sideways Weapons. (10000)
  • Upgrade a Sideways weapon at an upgrade bench. (1)
  • Overheat any Sideways gun. (1)
  • Collect a Sideways Minigun and a Sideways Rifle in a single match. (2)
  • Defeat IO forces with Sideways Minigun. (5)
  • Damage opponents from 40 or more meters with the Sideways Rifle. (150)
JB Chimpanski using sideways rifle in Fortnite

Many of these challenges are fairly straightforward, and you can get them done in a single match. You’ll first need to collect Sideways weapons like the Sideways Rifle and Minigun from chests and ground loot on the map.

You can then use them to dish out damage to enemies, and firing them continuously for eight seconds will cause the weapons to become overheated, completing another Sideways Showdown Week Quest.

Upgrade benches can be found at different locations across the Fortnite map, and you can visit any one of them to upgrade your weapon. We’ll be sure to cover where you can find these in a separate guide.

Fortnite Sideways Weapons, Cubes and Chest

That covers everything you need to know in order to quickly complete the Fortnite Sideways Showdown Week Quests. These will remain available until May 24 so be sure to complete them before then.


For more Fortnite content, be sure to also check out all the leaked Fortnite 20.40 cosmetics as well as our guide on how to play Fortnite on iPhone & iOS with Cloud Gaming & GeForce Now.

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Leaked Fortnite 20.40 cosmetics: Skins, Pickaxes, Wraps & more

Here are all of the leaked cosmetics that data miners uncovered in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2’s 20.40 update.

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Fortnite’s 20.40 update brought new game files for data miners to go through, and many new cosmetics have been uncovered from the update patch. Here are all the leaked 20.40 cosmetics.

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 received another major update through the arrival of the 20.40 patch, bringing a plethora of brand-new content to the battle royale title such as Ali-A’s Icon Series.

Data miners have taken the opportunity to go through the new update’s game files to see what new cosmetics have now been added to the game. Here are all the leaked Fortnite cosmetics in the 20.40 update.

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Fortnite 20.40 leaked skins

Fortnite data miner ‘FNAssist’ uncovered a ton of new cosmetics in the 20.40 update game files, including new Paradigm and Prisoner Jonesy outfits that might be used in an upcoming live event.

Here are all the leaked Fortnite 20.40 skins:

  • Tectonic Komplex
  • Southpaw (Fortnite Crew)
  • Eternal Wanderer (Standard version and Deep Space Style with helmet)
  • Min-Joon
  • Toni
  • Captain Carlos
  • Emmy Elite
  • FNCS Champion Server
  • General Banshee
  • Heavy Hitter Hector
  • Jonesy the Secondst
  • Mercenary Mansu
  • Ramirez Redux
  • Taskforce Rio
  • Paradigm (TBD)
  • New Jonesy outfit (TBD)
  • Survey Outfit (TBD)

Fortnite 20.40 leaked Pickaxes

Five new Pickaxes have been leaked following the arrival of Fortnite’s 20.40 update, including the Sulfuric Street Shine pickaxe which is part of the Volcanic Ash-sassin set featuring the Tectonic Komplex outfit.

Here are the Fortnite 20.40 leaked Pickaxes:

  • Sulfuric Street Shine
  • Tactical Geoms
  • Inline Impactor
  • Dish-storyer
  • Island Classic

Fortnite 20.40 leaked cosmetics

The 20.40 update game files also feature other cosmetic items such as Back Blings, Emotes, Sprays, Weapon Wraps, and Emoticons that have been leaked by Fortnite data miner, HYPEX.

Here are the leaked Fortnite cosmetics:

  • Fiery Jam Back Bling
  • Alpha Cylinder Back Bling
  • Ollie-Oop Back Bling
  • Stellar Scanner Back Bling
  • Targeter’s Tally Back Bling
  • New World Flyer
  • Fiery Flow Wrap
  • C3S2 Contender Wraps (I, II, & III)
  • C3S2 Champion Wraps (I, II, & III)
  • Champion Crowded Loading Screen
  • Island Icons Loading Screen
  • Take Me Higher Music Pack
  • Crashed In (Instrumental) Music Pack
  • Shark Surfers Spray
  • GG Goo Emoticon
  • It’s You Emoticon
  • Wary Emoticon
  • GG Gleam Emoticon
  • GG Gnarly Emoticon

It’s worth keeping in mind that these are just leaks, so while these cosmetics have been added to the game files, there’s no guarantee that we’ll see them added to the game.

For more Fortnite content, you can also check out how to complete all Fortnite Weekly Quests as well as all the Fortnite NPC locations.

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Will Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 have a live event finale?

Fortnite players are desperate for Chapter 3, Season 2 to end with a live event finale, so here’s everything we know so far.

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Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 is drawing to a close and one of the highlights of a new season is the live event. Here’s everything we know about whether Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 will end with a live event.

Fortnite has become known for its incredible crossovers and live events as much as its gameplay. These events feature unique playlists that have players join to watch the event together, and they’re usually used to usher in the next season or Chapter.

Players were disappointed when Chapter 3’s first season didn’t include one of these live events, so they’ll be keen to know whether Chapter 3, Season 2 will have a live event finale. Here’s everything we know about whether a live event will kick off Season 3.

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Will Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 have a live event finale?

According to data miners following the v20.40 update, Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 will end with a live event.

Data miners have discovered strings that appear to prove there will be a season-ending live event finale. Leaker FNBRintel has discovered a ton of strings for the event, which include an in-game countdown and a way for streamers to use DMCA-free music during it.

Another leaker, FortTory, has also said that there will be a pre-event lobby where “we can expect some animations and sequences” before the main event. However, they won’t say anything more for now.

New skins for Paradigm and Jonesy have also been found in the patch notes, and Shiina believes they’ll have a part to play in the live event finale. They also leaked that there will be “multiple cosmetics available for the event.”

When is Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2’s live event finale?

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2’s live event should go live on the last day of the season, which is set to be on June 3.

Once the event concludes, there’s set to be “an extended downtime,” with a “waiting screen similar to previous events.” There’s no way of knowing how long the downtime will last at the time of writing, though.


For more Fortnite, be sure to check out why players are convinced that Obi-Wan Kenobi will arrive soon.

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