Having started its journey as a hastily assembled battle royale demo, Fortnite has grown into an unmatched global phenomenon, not least because of religious devotion from its content creators. Now, Epic will make sure their love is immortalised.
"Gaming, music, film, and fashion collide in Fortnite in the Icon Series. The Icon Series brings the artistic vision, personality, and attitude of top creators to Fortnite, building on previous collaborations with Marshmello and Major Lazer", the dev wrote.
There's no doubt that Ninja has been on the forefront of Fortnite (try saying that 10 times) for the longest time and his beloved mug has become almost synonymous with Epic's battle royale. His enthusiasm for the game certainly didn't drop throughout, prompting Sweeney and Co to ensure everyone can play as Ninja in-game.
Ultimately, it's one of those moves that really made sense, not to mention that Ninja himself is quite delighted with how things turned out.
"Today was a miracle. I finally have a ninja skin in Fortnite, I had people I admire and look up to congratulate me, I got to share this experience with friends. I’ll never forget today, and I am so FREAKING happy", he tweeted.
Fortnite players can pick up the Ninja Outfit, Ninja's Edge Back Bling, Ninja Style Emote and Dual Katanas Pickaxe cosmetics from 16 January 2020 at 7pm ET. If you want to check it out while in action, you can do so on the man's Mixer stream.
If your streamer allegiances lie elsewhere, however, then worry not as Epic's Icon Series is only starting with Ninja, but the plan is to add many more, not just streamers. "Stay tuned for future Icon Series collaborations, including Loserfruit, TheGrefg and more creators from games, music and entertainment", they wrote.