Fortnite: Colombian singer ‘J Balvin’ Joins the Fortnite Icon Series. Earlier today, Epic Games has announced that J Balvin, a famous Colombian singer has joined the Fortnite Icon Series. He brought down the (haunted) house last year with Fortnitemares 2020, and this year he’s joining Fortnite’s Icon Series! J Balvin — reggaetón global ambassador and five-time Latin GRAMMYⓇ winner — enters the Icon Series with the J Balvin Set, which includes the J Balvin Outfit, an Emote, Glider, and a Back Bling that unsheathes as a Pickaxe, all available in the Item Shop starting August 26, 2021, at 8 PM ET.
Want to bring the energy ahead of time? Before J Balvin’s Set releases in the Item Shop, players are able to unlock the Outfit and Back Bling early with the J Balvin Cup on August 24! Players are able to purchase the items of the Set individually or as part of the J Balvin Bundle. In addition to the default Style, the J Balvin Outfit comes with the fierce Energia Balvin Style and the Fortnitemares throwback Skeleton Balvin Style. Also, carry a blade of color with the Real Back Bling, unsheathe it as the Real Pickaxe, and surf in the sky colorfully with the Balvin Cruiser Glider.
The Emote we mentioned? If you like partying spontaneously, you can pick up the In Da Party Emote, with music from “In Da Getto” by J Balvin and Skrillex.
Fortnite THE J BALVIN CUP: Participate and win the amazing set and emote earlier than everyone
Unlock the J Balvin Outfit and Real Back Bling/Pickaxe ahead of their Item Shop release! Happening August 24 is the J Balvin Cup, a Duos tournament in which players have the chance to win the Outfit + Back Bling/Pickaxe before they hit the Item Shop. Join your Duos partner and earn as many points as you can in your region’s three-hour time window!
Players can compete in a maximum of ten matches, and each region’s specific timing can be found in the Compete tab in-game. As usual, players must have 2FA enabled on their Epic account and be at account level 30 or above before competing. Players can find the full tournament rules on the J Balvin Cup official rules page.