Itachi, Hinata, and Other Naruto Shippuden Characters Coming To Fortnite

Image source: Fortnite website

Itachi Uchiha, Hinata Hyuga, Gaara, and Orochimaru are set to arrive at the Fortnite item shop on June 23, 8PM ET with the battle royale game’s Naruto Shippuden “Rivals”-themed collaboration. 

The skins will come with alternate Styles that depict the characters’ selves from different time periods as well, such as Itachi’s Black Ops alt Style, Gaara’s Fifth Kazakage alt Style, Orochimaru’s Hidden Leaf alt Style, and Hinata’s Hinata Uzumaki and the Byakugan alt Styles. Hinata, Gaara, and Itachi also get themed Backblings in the form of Hinata’s Backpack, the Sand Gourd, and the Black Ops Mask. 

Players can expect to find the following with the collaboration as well:

⋆Minato’s Kunai Pickaxe

⋆Sword of Kusanagi Pickaxe

⋆Gaara’s Sand Cloud Glider (Gaara-only)

⋆Manda Glider

⋆Rasenshuriken Emote

⋆Striking Shadow Snakes Emote

Some of the items will be available in bundles. The Itachi & Orochimaru Bundle provides the Itachi Uchiha and Orochimaru Outfits with the Black Ops Mask and the Islandbound Ninja Loading Screen. Meanwhile, the Gaara & Hinata Bundle offers Gaara and Hinata’s Outfits with the Sand Gourd Backbling, Gaara’s Sand Cloud glider, Hinata’s Backpack Backbling, and the Shinobi Lineup Loading Screen.

Finally, the Rasenshuriken emote, Manda glider, Minato’s Kunai pickaxe, Sword of Kusanagi pickaxe, and the Akatsuki Wrap can be found in the Ninja Gear Bundle.

Outside of these items, the Naruto Shippuden collaboration will allow players to once again visit the Hidden Leaf village and take on quests from June 23rd, 8 PM ET to July 7, 8 PM ET. Meanwhile, the Nindo 2022 will kick off on June 21, 4 AM ET with tasks from Itachi, Gaara, and Orochimaru, which can be completed Fortnite Battle Royale or Fortnite Zero Build. Aside from emoticons, the Nindo 2022 will offer the Akatsuki Wrap and the Manda Glider, which will only be purchasable “at a later date,” as rewards.

Source: Fortnite website

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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