Naruto x Fortnite returns with Itachi, Gaara, and Orochimaru

Kenneth Williams • June 22, 2022 12:12 am

After the successful debut with Naruto and Sasuke, new Naruto skins are headed to Fortnite.

Fortnite continues to add more anime characters to its battle royale, with four more skins from the anime and manga series Naruto. Four new characters are coming, with Gaara, Hinata Hyuga, Itachi Uchiha, and Orochimaru joining the fray. The group will come with a special event called The Nindo that offers players free rewards. The new Naruto skins should become available on June 23.

The Nindo is a new Fortnite community challenge to celebrate the new Naruto skins. Players can earn badges by getting kills, surviving the storm, or even just catching fish. Badges count towards unlocking special emoticons with a special glider and Akatsuki-themed cosmetic wrap for finishing all five. Fans can learn more details about the upcoming collaboration from an official Fortnite stream on June 23. 

Orochimaru, Gaara, Hinata, and Itachi added in Naruto X Fortnite 

Based on official information, the new Naruto Fortnite skin pack includes the following four characters:

  • Gaara
  • Hinata
  • Itachi
  • Orochimaru

Each character is a fan favorite from the series, with each appearing before and after the Shippuden time skip. Gaara started out as a psychotic rival to Naruto before becoming the fifth Kazekage. Hinata was a love interest throughout the series, and she and Naruto marry before the events of Boruto. Orochimaru served as Sasuke’s teacher through much of his childhood, and Sasuke’s older brother Itachi started as a villain but ended as something much more sympathetic.

The first Naruto x Fortnite collaboration depicted the characters during early Shippuden, and the second wave will stick to that time period of the manga and anime. Orochimaru wears his classic medical gear while Itachi sports his trademark Akatsuki cloak. Hinata wears her customized Hyuga uniform while Gaara rocks his red cape and giant sand gourd. Players can get a closer look at the new Fortnite x Naruto skins on the June 23 release date.

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