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Fortnite announces Naruto Rivals skins and challenges

Practice your Jutsu for the next island battle.

Orochimaru, Gaara, Hinata, and Itachi standing at the ready
Image via Epic Games

Fortnite‘s crossovers have become a major appeal of the game, with the roster of copyrighted characters growing by the week. After a handful of leaks from forums and ads in Japan, the next series of Naruto skins coming to Fortnite have been announced. Gaara, Itachi, Hinata, and Orochimaru are all coming to the Item Shop on June 23 at 7pm CT.

Epic Games announced the collaboration in an official tweet on Fortnite‘s account. The theme this time around is Rivals, whether they be friends or foes. Each of these characters was a rival to the previous group of Naruto skins and served pivotal roles in the series.

In addition to each style shown above, the characters will come with an alternate style that showcases an outfit from another period of their time in the series. Itachi features a Black Ops style, Gaara has the Fifth Kazegage style, Orochimaru has a Hidden Leaf Era style, and Hinata has the Hinata Uzumaki and Byakugan styles.

The skins will be sold in bundles, with the choice of Hinata and Gaara or Itachi and Orochimaru. The Hinata and Gaara bundle comes with Hinata’s Backpack back bling, the Sand Gourd Gaara carries on his back, and Gaara’s Sand Cloud glider. The Orochimaru and Itachi bundle comes with a Black Ops mask Back Bling, which also comes with four alternative styles for different characters.

Gaara standing on a sand cloud, two kunai, the Kusanagi sword, and the manda snake glider
Image via Epic Games

Players will also be able to purchase the Ninja Gear Bundle, which comes with the Rasenshuriken emote, the Manda glider, Minato’s Kunai Pickaxe, the Sword of Kusanagi pickaxe, and the Akatsuki wrap.

Players who aren’t interested in buying cosmetics will be able to take part in special challenges that can unlock some of these items for free. By signing up with an Epic Games account on The Nindo website, players can take part in special challenges that will reward them with the Manda glider or the Akatsuki wrap. The contest runs from now until July 7 at 11pm CT.

The Nindo Fortnite Page featuring Hinata, Gaara, Itachi, and Orichimaru
Screengrab via Epic Games

Players will need to choose one of the four new characters and take on their challenge. For each of these “paths” they complete, they’ll earn a badge. The first badge awards the Akatsuki wrap, while completing nine will give the Manda snake glider as long as you complete all four paths. For each character the player gets a badge for, they’ll unlock an emoticon for them.

The Hidden Leaf village will be returning to the game on June 23rd at 7pm CT, the same time that the cosmetics will release. Players will be able to visit classic locations from the anime like the Hokage Residences, Ichiraku, and the Hospital.