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Naruto Shippuden is dropping into Fortnite, Epic’s battle royale announced Wednesday via Twitter. Naruto is heading into its 20th anime anniversary, and fans have been speculating over this cross-over since July. Not much is known about the cross-over yet, however prominent creators have leaked some content. Here’s what we know.
Fortnite Naruto Cross-over officially announced
According to the official Fortnite Twitter account, Naruto will be dropping into Fortnite on November 16. The tweet doesn’t tell us much other than the date. However, Naruto fans will notice the cross-over points to Naruto Shippuden. This means players will most likely see an older Uzumaki Naruto.
Coming soon. pic.twitter.com/11JclYcXir
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) November 10, 2021
Fortnite fans are going wild with speculation for this new cross-over. The above tweet received over 47,000 likes in less than thirty minutes!
Hidden Leaf Village Creative Hub
Known Fortnite Epic Games Creator (Epic’s Ambassador Program), and data miner HypeX has leaked some of the Naruto Shippuden content. According to HypeX’s tweet, Fortnite players will see a new “Hidden Leaf Village Creative Hub.” This could be a new Creative game mode themed around Naruto.
HypeX also hinted at the cost of the Naruto in-game items, telling fans to “prepare [their] wallets.” While we don’t have prices yet on the items, we can speculate based on similar cross-over events. The Naruto skin would probably be worth somewhere between 1500-1700 V-Bucks, and around 2000 V-Bucks for the set.
Fortnite x Naruto will be added on the 16th along with a Hidden Leaf Village Creative Hub. The cosmetics & hub are *PLANNED* to release on that day @ 2 PM UTC / 9 AM ET (If the time changes please don't get mad at me lmao)
Won't go into more details, but prepare your wallets lol pic.twitter.com/3qybpW02or
— HYPEX (@HYPEX) November 10, 2021
Speaking of the set and items, the Naruto skin will most likely come with a back bling, emote, and harvesting tool. Based on Naruto’s character, the harvesting tool would most likely be a kunai. Prominent Fortnite leaker iFireMonkey leaked the below two items arriving in the Shop for Naruto Shippuden: the Ramen and Ninja Scroll. Based on the appearance of these items, and their use in the anime series, we can speculate on their use. The Ramen bowl is most likely an emote, while the Ninja Scroll is most likely a back bling. This scroll is similar to the one Jiraiya often wears on his back, or the one Naruto sports on his back in his Boss Sage mode.
New Creative Coins added in v18.30:
– Ninja Scroll pic.twitter.com/ubSxyZJqu2
— iFireMonkey (@iFireMonkey) October 26, 2021
Mythic Explosive Kunai
According to HypeX, a new item is coming to the game along for the Naruto Shippuden cross-over. The Mythic Explosive Kunai will likely land in the game during the cross-over. According to this tweet, the exploding kunai appears to have unlimited usage, with a recharge time of four seconds.
UPCOMING MYTHIC EXPLOSIVE KUNAI STATS!
– Recharge Cooldown: 4s
– Maximum Range: 300 meters
– Delay Between Shots: 1.5s
– Hold Duration: 0.15s pic.twitter.com/OxRt0Dey9p
— HYPEX (@HYPEX) October 26, 2021
Naruto Shippuden coming this Friday
While Epic Games is yet to confirm many of the leaks, one thing is certain. Naruto Shippuden is coming to Fortnite on November 16.
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