Naomi Osaka Joins Fortnite

Today, Fortnite is announcing an exciting collaboration with global tennis champion, activist, fashion designer, entrepreneur and keen gamer - a true original spirit, Naomi Osaka.

Naomi Osaka Joins Fortnite

Naomi is joining the likes of LeBron James in the Fortnite Icon Series - meaning players will be able to get the Naomi Outfits for their in-game character to ‘wear’ and express themselves. This represents the trend of more and more A-List talent connecting with their fans through metaverse-like digital experiences.

Announcement highlights:

THE NAOMI OSAKA OUTFITS: Naomi brings the spirit of individuality to Fortnite. Players and fans can choose from two Naomi Outfits for their in-game character - the Naomi Osaka Outfit and the Dark Priestess Naomi Outfit (see image below)
The Outfits and accessories become available for purchase in the item shop Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 7 PM ET.
Fun fact: Naomi’s sister Mari helped design the in-game Naomi Outfits, which are inspired by her heritage. Naomi was really able to express her multifaceted self through these Outfits
THE TOURNAMENT: Compete in the Naomi Osaka Cup happening March 2. The top-performing players in each region will unlock both Outfits and both Pickaxes/Back Blings from the Naomi Osaka Set, as well as a Spray
WATCH NAOMI OSAKA LIVE: Naomi will be buddying up with berleezy on berleezy’s Twitch channel starting Tuesday, March 1, at 7 PM ET, for a casual stream where viewers can get an early sneak peak of the Naomi Outfits in actionNAOMI MURAL IN LOS ANGELES: To celebrate Naomi coming into Fortnite, a mural showcasing her in-game Outfits will go up in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, on Monday February 28


Naomi Osaka said:“I’ve been playing Fortnite for a long time - when I saw LeBron had joined the Icon Series, it made me want to join the Fortnite family too. It’s really amazing to be able to connect with so many people around the world”
Nate Nanzer, Global VP of Partnerships, Epic Games said: “The ‘Icon Series’ is the ultimate celebration of the most dynamic figures in culture for Fortnite’s audience of millions, and there’s no-one more perfect than Naomi Osaka to join the Series as the first female athlete. Just as Fortnite is more than a game, Naomi is so much more than an athlete”
For more info please see the Fortnite blog
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