Columbian singer J Balvin looks set to be the next big name to be added to Fortnite’s impressive roster of skins.
The pop star has already appeared once before on the game as part of his Halloween-themed performance, the Afterlife event, in 2020.
While the event was a hit and players were able to get their hands on an alternate style for the Party Trooper skin, but it didn’t look like Balvin himself. However, after the v17.40 update, popular dataminers like HYPEX teased the upcoming J Balvin skin, which is the actual representation of the singer.
What does the J Balvin skin look like?
Leaks have suggested that the J Balvin skin will come in three different styles.
The official Fortnite account posted a J Balvin’s insignia of a smiling face with thunderbolt eyes, that confirmed the addition of thePrince of Reggaeton.
One of the styles is a basic attire, while the other two will be jazzy with a lot more special effects.Part of Fortnite’s Icon Series which includes the likes of LeBron James and Will Smith’s character from the film Bad Boys, the skin will likely come with various cosmetic variants and other goodies.
Just like Will Smith’s skin, the Balvin skin is also likely come with its own Pickaxe, Backbling, a Balvin Cruiser Glider and In Da Party emote.
What is the release date for the J Balvin skin?
With the current season of Fortnite set to end on September 12, Fortnite have confirmed that J Balvin is coming to Fortnite on August 26. Not only that the J Balvin Cup, which takes place on August 24, will act as a way to get the skin early and for free.
How much does the J Balvin skin cost?
There are two ways to unlock the J Balvin items, the The first is via the shop on August 26 th . But this is the most expensive route. Given the cost of previous skins that have been added to the game, the Balvin skin will probably cost around 2,400 V-Bucks (£15.99/$19.99).
How to register for the Fortnite J Balvin Cup?
The cup is a way to celebrate the Grammy-nominated artist’s addition to the game. To register for the cup, you need a two-factor authentication and be above level 30.
You must also play the cup at the right time. You have ten games in duos to earn as many points as you can possibly earn.
The players who earn the most will be awarded with brand new items such as the outfit, skin and cosmetics.
The J Balvin Cup will likely take place during a three-hour window to play will be between 6pm and 9pm (BST).