Fortnite update 17.20 release date NEWS: LeBron James skin confirmed with next patch

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Fortnite LeBron James Skin (Image: EPIC GAMES)

NBA star LeBron James is coming to Fortnite after the 17.20 update, it has been confirmed.

After a short delay, the next Fortnite update is expected to arrive in the morning of July 13.

The new Fortnite update will make a slew of bug fixes and gameplay tweaks.

It will also likely introduce new features to the game as the entire alien invasion storyline picks up steam.

One thing we know for sure is that the LeBron James skin is coming to the game.

So says Fortnite insider SypherPK, who posted an image of LeBron promotional material on Twitter.

“On July 14, the Fortnite Item Shop will be taken over by an icon like no other,” reads a SypherPK tweet. “Until then, feel free to consider yourself the interim king of Fortnite.”

As confirmed by the promotional material, LeBron James will be part of the Fortnite Icon series, which includes various influencers and celebrities.

The skin will be added to the game during the update, before launching in the item store the next day.

Further evidence that the LeBron James skin is coming to Fortnite can be seen in the game itself.

Fans have discovered a mural dedicated to LeBron James on the Battle Royale map.

It is similar to the real mural currently under development in the American city of Chicago.

The LeBron James skin is reportedly launching alongside a selection of new challenges, as well as a special Golden Slider.

Fortnite LeBron James mural is in the game

Fortnite LeBron James mural is in the game (Image: HYPEX)

Elsewhere, Epic Games has warned players to be wary of invading forces within Battle Royale.

“Heads up Saucers, this is a doozy!” reads an official Epic tweet. “I just intercepted a call from the IO that alien ground forces have started mobilizing to the west. Islanders must be alert.’

One of the images suggests that Epic will add a brand new underground POI to the map. The underground site has a huge UFO buried under rubble.

Full patch notes and gameplay changes will be announced on July 13, so check back for patch notes.

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