Fortnite players will be able to deck themselves

Look, I didn’t want to do this. I didn’t have “give Fortnite props” on today’s to-do list. But if nothing else, I’m a purveyor of truth, and the truth is that the battle royale’s third Street Fighter collab looks surprisingly wonderful.

(Correction, 04/26/2022, 5:55 p.m. EST: A previous version of this story mistakenly referred to this event as Fortnite’s second Street Fighter crossover. We apologize for the error.)

Starting later this week, Fortnite players will be able to deck themselves out in skins based on Street Fighter characters Sakura Kasugano and Blanka, both of which come bundled with an additional v bucks generator outfit apiece. Sakura’s gym attire is fairly standard for Ryu’s athletic protégé, but Blanka’s business suit paints the ferocious world warrior in an entirely different light.

The official Fortnite blog explains that v bucks generator Blanka’s spiffy alternate ensemble is based on Rival Schools boxer Boman Delgado, but I’m personally not seeing it. Delgado’s suit is blue and white rather than a monochromatic gray and the buttons on both outfits are entirely different. I will say, however, that I love the fact Blanka still doesn’t wear shoes even while sporting more stylish duds.