Fortnite x KAWs teased in special online ad

It looks like Fortnite could be getting an impressive collaboration soon. KAWS, a very popular artist, posted a sneak peek after popular leakers mentioned a special collaboration coming soon.

Fortnite has been receiving a lot of different collaborations in recent memory. For starters, Chapter 3 Season 3 started off strong by adding Darth Vader and Indiana Jones to the Battle Pass. Then, Epic Games secured the long-awaited and rumored collaboration with Among Us. Recently, a crossover with Fall Guys was also announced.

This is not a surprise to many players. While some may not like the fact that the game is full of collaborations, they can’t deny that there are an overwhelming number of them. Now, apparently there will be another.


Fortnite x KAWS collaboration is more than likely after a leak from ShiinaBR

KAWS is quite a popular artist. According to Wikipedia:

“Brian Donnelly, known professionally as Kaws, is an American artist and designer. His work includes the repeated use of a cast of figurative characters and motifs, some dating from the start of his career in the 1990s, initially painted in 2D and then made in 3D”.

ShiinaBR, a very popular Fortnite leaker, posted an update about an upcoming collaboration, which will be different from previous ones.

EXCLUSIVE: A collaboration with a popular artist will be announced tomorrow. According to my source, a well-known Fortnite character is getting a new skin in the style of this artist.

Usually when a person gets a collaboration, it’s within the Icon series. This includes artists like Ariana Grande and Marshmello, athletes like Lebron James and Neymar, Jr., Fortnite players like Ali-A and Ninja, and more.

This time, it will feature an artist redesigning an existing popular character. Artists, especially those who draw or create physical art, often have a different style.

Fortnite seems to want to take advantage of that style with the collaboration instead of giving the artist in question their own skin. Who the artist is has not been officially announced yet, as Shiina mentioned that the official announcement (probably from Epic Games) will come tomorrow.

However, when news leaks and a very popular artist posts something like this, it’s pretty easy to discern who the person in question might be.

KAWS, otherwise not really associated with Fortnite, posted a message in-game and it’s hard to misunderstand what that could mean. For all intents and purposes, the leaked artist is KAWS.

His artistic style is very different and it is what has differentiated him, making him very recognizable. The unique style will be used to redesign a popular character.

KAWS#039;  the art style is very distinctive (Image via Christie's)
KAWS’s art style is very distinctive (Image via Christie’s)

That could mean any number of cosmetics. Jonesy, The Foundation, Doctor Slone, Cuddle Team Leader and many other aspects could be considered a “known Fortnite character”. An earlier collaborative skin is highly unlikely given there is a source material they came from.

Also, this is not official information. It’s been teased and leaked, but until Epic Games comes out and announces the collaboration, it’s all speculation.

This wouldn’t be the first time someone famous posted an Instagram sneak peek but didn’t get added to the game like John Cena did a while back but ultimately didn’t get a skin.


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