13 Jul 2021 3:42 AM +00:00

How do you unlock LeBron James' Icon Series skin in Fortnite?

The King has arrived. LeBron James fans, rejoice. The anticipated skins are finally here!

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Here's some updates on the new LeBron James Icon Series Fortnite skin.

Latest - The King Arrives On Fortnite

LeBron James has officially debuted on Fortnite with two separate outfits. Gamers and sneakerheads, both will be including the King's upcoming signature shoe, the Nike LeBron 19.

The Nike LeBron 19 in three colorways for Fortnite 7
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THE KING'S KICKS: The Nike LeBron 19 will debut in Fortnite Season 7

Get the King James Look

Complete the look with the King James Gear Bundle. It includes:

  • The Lion Pickaxe
  • Wingspan Glider
  • Quiet the competition with LeBron’s emphatic on-the-court celebration, The Silencer.

Also available are LeBron’s matching Outfit, Back Bling, Lion Pickaxe, and Wingspan Glider--which all feature a progressive edit slider that allows you to add more than 20 gold variations of the outfit.

Available separately, players can deck their character in Tune Squad LeBron before the premiere of the all-new live-action animated movie, Space Jam: A New Legacy.

Off the court, why not represent Taco Tuesday? The Tune Squad LeBron Outfit also includes the variant and Pack Supreme Back Bling, letting you take a "guac on LeBron’s wild side".

Look for all of LeBron’s Items in the Shop starting Wednesday, July 14 at 8PM ET.

When Is The LeBron Skin Dropping?


At the moment, we don't know for sure when LeBron James' Icon Series skin is expected to hit the Fortnite Item Store. That being said, with the frequency of the teasers and the now-leaked appearance... We're expecting it to be soon.

There are rumours that he could be released as early as July 14th and we're inclined to agree with them as we've started seeing in-game teasers.

As you can see below, Hypex has teased what appears to be a background of sorts that will eventually reveal the LeBron James skin.

How To Unlock & Play As Him?

As an Icon Series skin, we're fully expecting LeBron James to be added to Fortnite as a limited-time exclusive in the Item Store. He's going to cost V-Bucks, to put it plainly, and there's no avoiding that really.

For the most part, these skins cost around 1,500 V-Bucks / 1,600 V-Bucks. However, in the past, one Icon Series skin has been known to be sold for a bit more at 2,000 V-Bucks.


Looking at the featured image (or the Tweet above), a leak of the LeBron James Icon Series skin, it looks like there's going to be three different appearances available. This means we could see LeBron James sell for 2,000 V-Bucks, with the other two being unlockable via in-game challenges. Only time will tell, though. At this stage, we don't know for sure.