All the world’s a stage, and the internet is the biggest, with online celebrities being thrown into Fortnite left, right, and centre. Several streamers and internet personalities, like Ninja and TheGrefg, have already made their way into the game, and now following up on the Chica skin from last week, Ali-A joins the list of YouTubers to join Fortnite‘s Icon Series.
This isn’t the first time that a real-world likeness has been used in Fortnite. There are more skins available in the Item Shop that either depict or are inspired by real-life people. Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim got her own skin or the Wu-Tang Clan got their Wu Wear bundles. Ali-A is the latest addition to this roster with his years of experience in the Fortnite content creation scene.
Ali-A will be the first UK-based figure to be added to the battle royale aside from Harry Kane. He lives in Woking, Surrey, and is regarded as one of the top YouTubers in the UK, with 17.5 million subscribers. It’s a little surprising he hasn’t made it into the game sooner. He’s one of the longest-running Fortnite content creators out there, making videos ever since the game was released in 2017.
Epic intends to showcase his five-year career and demonstrate his status as a key member of the Fortnite content creation world. Through the Fortnite Icon Series, as well as a creative experience and in-game competition. Ali-A’s outfit will be available in eight different styles and multiple colours. It features a glider built right into the outfit as well as customizable back bling.
Furthermore, players will be able to participate in the Zero Build Duos Cup for a chance to earn the skin. In the event’s three-hour time frame, participants will receive points based on their team’s placement and elimination total.
Cosmetic rewards will be awarded based on these points. As well as a creative experience highlighting aspects of Ali-A’s career and Fortnite‘s history. There will also be a new quest during the Ali-A experience that requires players to eliminate 15 opponents, unlocking a spray for those who complete it.
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