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Fortnite leak suggests Weapon X skin from X-Men is coming

Tipped to arrive on July 5.

Fortnite, the popular battle royale game, is seemingly set to introduce another Marvel superhero skin soon. A reliable Fortnite leaker, @ShiinaBR on Twitter, has revealed that Epic Games is looking to bring the ‘Weapon X’ skin to Fortnite.

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The skin will have five items as part of the cosmetic bundle and is based on a character from Marvel’s X-Men series. Shiina claims that the skin will arrive in Fortnite on July 5, but its shop section is “still unfinished” at the moment.

For those unfamiliar, Weapon X was the codename for the Wolverine after he underwent a series of twisted experiments to create the perfect weapon. The leaked Fortnite skin carries the look inspired by the comics and the X-Men ’97 animated series, with Wolverine wearing a metal helmet that is used to control him. Those who have seen the X-Men Apocalypse movie would also be able to recognise the skin, as the movie featured a cameo from Hugh Jackman donning the Weapon X look.

Since we’re on the subject, it is more than plausible that the Wolverine skin is coming in to continue the hype, not just for the revived X-Men ’97 animated series but also for the Deadpool and Wolverine movie, which is slated for a release next month on July 26.

Fortnite has long been the home for crossovers in gaming, with collaborations across pop culture with artists, movie characters, and more. There have been a handful of Marvel characters who have made their way to the game, some even as playable characters. Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Thanos, Loki, Captain America, Spider-Man, and Thor are just some of the many who have been added to Fortnite at some point. Most recently, Hulk and Hela were added in Chapter 5 Season 2 in April 2024, and interestingly, it was their look from Thor: Ragnarok, the MCU movie that came out in 2017.

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