Fortnite: Upcoming Update May Introduce a Lebron James Skin

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Fortnite’s upcoming Update 17.20 could introduce Lebron James’ ICON series skin, according to a prominent leaker.

The game has had collaborations with so many game and sports personalities, including Loserfruit, Ninja, Harry Kane, Neymar, just to name a few. It appears that basketball superstar Lebron James will be joining the fray as players can possibly acquire his character skin in the next patch.

According to prominent Fortnite leaker @ShiinaBR, Lebron James will be the game’s next ICON series skin.

Although not confirmed by Epic Games yet, the leak might be somewhat accurate. First, Lebron’s son “Bronny” joined the Faze Clan last year. Besides being a basketball player and TikTok content creator, he is also an avid player of Fortnite. Plus, Space Jam will be released in cinemas later this month, so introducing a new skin now can help promote the basketball superstar’s upcoming movie.

HotSaucer Leaks and Underground POI

On Twitter, Fortnite recently tweeted that it intercepted an IO call and the word is that alien invaders may have begun moving west.

User @HYPEX, another popular Fortnite leaker, tweeted two images that could be related to the game’s upcoming patch. One of the images shows a half-submerged alien spaceship. What secrets can the players uncover?

Various Bug Fixes

Of course, a new patch will not be complete without bug fixes. According to a post, here are the things Update 17.20 intends to address:

BATTLE ROYALE
  • The button for Arena Division/tournament details is currently unresponsive on controller.
    • We’re aware the button for Arena Division/tournament details is currently unresponsive on controller. We’re working on a fix for this issue.
  • Hold Inventory button shortcut for accessing the Crafting menu is not working.
    • The Hold Inventory button shortcut for the Crafting menu simply leads to the Inventory menu instead of the Crafting menu.
  • Cannot open Cosmic Chest if a player left the team.
    • If a player leaves the team during a match, the team will be unable to open up a Cosmic Chest in the match.
  • Cosmic Chest timers may remain on screen if a Bounty is poached.
    • Players may continue to see the Cosmic Chest timer at 0:00 if they have an active Bounty that is poached by an enemy player while they are opening the chest.
  • Fire temporarily disabled in Battle Lab.
    • To address a stability issue, fire has been temporarily disabled in Battle Lab.
CREATIVE
  • Player can encounter infinite loading screen when flying out of Island.
    • We’re investigating an issue that is causing players to encounter infinite loading screen when flying out of the Island.
SAVE THE WORLD
  • Saurian Vigor perk stops working after respawn
    • The Saurian Vigor Perk (Restores Health every 5 seconds) would stop working after a player respawned.
GENERAL ISSUES
  • Xbox players being exited from party when returning to Lobby.
    • Xbox players may be exited from their party when returning to the Lobby. (Please note that affected players are not blocked from reuniting with the party.)
  • New items automatically equipped after being picked up.
    • New items being picked up will be automatically equipped under some circumstances.
  • Difficulty scrolling through player list in Voice Chat tab on controller.
    • Players on controller may have difficulty scrolling through the player list in the Voice Chat tab if the player list is long.

If you want to know more about the upcoming patch, you can visit the game’s Trello Board.

Update 17.20 was originally scheduled for release on July 13, but if the community consensus is anything to go by, players may get the update much sooner.

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