Professional tennis player Naomi Osaka is making her way into Fortnite with a fresh set of cosmetic items.
Naomi Osaka is a Japanese tennis player, fashion designer, and gamer. She has won multiple championships and has been ranked the Number 1 player by the Women’s Tennis Association.
When she isn’t dominating on the court, she considers herself to be a hardcore gamer. Now, Osaka will be immortalized inside of a video game as one of Fortnite’s playable characters.
This article will detail the cosmetic items, release date, and new tournament meant to commemorate the collaboration.
Naomi Osaka x Fortnite cosmetics
Naomi Osaka will have two different cosmetic sets. The Naomi Osaka set includes the Royale Racket Pickaxe which can be worn as a Back Bling, as well as the Queen’s Cloudcarriage Glider. The base skin also has the Court Queen alt style.
Her second skin is the Dark Priestess Naomi set. This includes the Portalforger Paddle Pickaxe/Back Bling as well as the Cursed Hazeboard Glider. It also comes with the Neon Priestess alt style.
Fortnite x Naomi Osaka release date
The cosmetic sets will release in the Item Shop on March 3 at 7 PM EST. But there is a way for a select few players to earn the cosmetics ahead of release.
The Naomi Osaka Cup
The celebratory solo tournament will take place on Wednesday, March 2. The top placing players from each region will earn both the Naomi Osaka and Dark Priestess Naomi skins as well as their respective pickaxes.
Players who score at least 8 points during the tournament will earn the free Forbidden Ace Spray.
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Fortnite x Street Fighter: Blanka and Sakura skins, release date, and tournaments
Fortnite is once again crossing over with Street Fighter to bring the iconic fighters Blanka and Sakura to the battlefield.
Two more fighters from the iconic Street Fighter roster are making their way to Fortnite, and players will have a chance to fight for the Sakura and Blanks cosmetics during two upcoming tournaments.
In February of 2021, the first two Street Fighter characters made their debut in Fortnite. Ryu and Chun-Li are arguably the most iconic fighters from the Street Fighter series.
As such, their debut was a hit with many players favoring Chun-Li’s smaller visual design over Ryu’s bulky muscular figure. Despite seeing them hold firearms being a bit odd, they fit into Fortnite’s world perfectly.
Now, two more Street Fighter legends are joining the fight. Introducing the beast Blanka and martial arts expert Sakura.
Sakura and Blanka Fortnite cosmetics
Blanka is a green beast-man who has been in Street Fighter since its inception. As such, he’s got a lot of cosmetics coming to Fortnite,
The Blanka outfit will come with two styles: normal Blanka and Blanka Delgado. He also has a built-in Backflip emote. Additionally, players can purchase his Tropical Hazard Kebab pickaxe.
Sakura is also a long-standing character in the franchise. She will come in two styles as well and has the Sakura’s Victory Sway built-in emote.
Players can also purchase her Fighting Tournament Trophy pickaxe and Kayari Buta glider.
Fortnite x Street Fighter Release date
Both the Sakura and Blanka sets will be in the Item Shop on Thursday, April 29 at 8 PM EST. They will be in the Item Shop and can be purchased using V-Bucks..
Blanka and Sakura Cup tournamanets
There are two separate Blanks and Sakura tournaments where players have a chance to compete for early access to the cosmetics. Usually, there is only one tournament for crossovers like this, but the Blanka and Sakura Cup features a mobile-only tournament.
The Mobile-Only cup will take place on Wednesday, April 27, and will only be available to Android users.
The second tournament will take place on all platforms on April 28. Top placing teams in both tournaments will earn the Bonus Stage Loading Screen.
MK-Seven returns to Fortnite after winning in-game Unvaulting Battle
The MK-Seven was the victor of the first Fortnite Season 2 Unvaulting Battle, and it can be found in-game just as it could in Season 1.
After a short trial period, and an even shorter voting period, the fan-favorite MK-Seven Assault Rifle is back in Fortnite.
Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 has brought back Funding Stations. Several times throughout the season, players can donate to decide which items and weapons make it back into the game.
However, this season there is a slight twist. Players get to use both weapons during a short trial period before the voting begins. During voting, both weapons are removed once more and the winner returns.
The first round of voting was between the Combat Assault Rifle and the fan-favorite MK-Seven. It didn’t take long for players to decide the victor.
MK-Seven returns in Fortnite Season 2
Voting started on April 5th following a two-day trial period. Players were able to use both the Combat AR and MK-Seven from April 2 – 4.
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When voting began, the MK-Seven took an early lead, and it only took until around 8:30 PM EST on April 7 for the race to end. The MK-Seven had won by a landslide.
The moment the goal was met, the MK-Seven was unvaulted and players could find it in-game just as they could in Season 1. The only difference is that the Mythic version is not in Fortnite (yet?).
It is possible that The Foundation could once again carry his Mythic MK-Seven, but that isn’t the case quite yet. We will keep you updated if and when that happens.
Now, we wait for the next Unvautling Battle to begin. Hopefully it will be a more interesting race than the shut out we just witnessed.
Until then, check out where to find the Heavy Sniper in Fortnite Season 2.
April 2022 Fortnite Crew Pack revealed: Sayara sneaks in from the shadows
The April 2022 Fortnite Crew Pack has been revealed, and it features the shadowy assassin Sayara as well as other goodies.
Fortnite Crew is a monthly subscription service that offers an exclusive skin that can’t be obtained anywhere else. As well as cosmetics, Epic Games often throws in a few other goodies.
Free subscriptions to other services and access to the Save The World game mode have been part of the Crew Pack in the past. And players can also enjoy a complimentary 1,000 V-Bucks to spend as they please.
However, the big-ticket items are exclusive cosmetics. Players have one month to subscribe to the Crew before the skins, Back Blings, and pickaxes are gone forever.
April Crew Pack features assassin Sayara
Epic Games has officially revealed Sayara as the April Fortnite Crew Pack skin. Subscribing during the month of April will earn players the skin as well as their entire cosmetic set.
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Sayara comes with the Fangs of Sayara Back Bling, Dual Machettas Pickaxe, 1,000 V-bucks, and access to the Battle Pass. However, there could be more for players to earn that Epic Games has yet to reveal.
The April Fortnite Crew Pack will be available on March 31 at 7 PM EST. Players also have until then to subscribe to get the March Crew Pack rewards.
For more Fortnite, check out our list of the top 5 rarest pickaxes in Fortnite, and stay tuned for more news and guides.
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