The leak of a new Fortnite skin has started rumors of Epic Games forming another partnership with Samsung. A prior collaboration occurred in 2018, with the promotional release of a Fortnite Galaxy skin. This limited skin, purple and gold in color, was available to users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. It would not be surprising if Samsung and Fortnite repeated this collaboration due to past success. And by the way Samsung has responded to the rumor, it sure seems something is in the works.
A look at the “Iris” skin
The leaked skin, believed to be named “Iris,” is a female figure. From the image provided, the skin appears to be wearing a pink and orange hoodie. The vibrant blue hair is covering part of the face.
Officially, no statement has been made about whether this new skin is a Samsung exclusive or when the skin will be released to Fortnite. Samsung did, however, provide a response to the rumor when questioned by a fan on Twitter, which, from its tone, does suggest a collaboration is coming. It could be argued that Samsung has used this leak to its advantage, as they have used their response to promote their Galaxy Unpacked event on Feb. 11.
I’ve just checked and at the moment, we don’t have any information about this skin, which looks good by the way. 😉 I suggest to watch the Galaxy Unpacked live stream on Tuesday, February 11. Perhaps we will announce something about a new skin, who knows.. ^Bruce
— Samsung Nederland (@SamsungNL) January 16, 2020
Fortnite updates invariably come with new skins and cosmetics. With the leak of various other skins to be added to Fortnite, it is unclear at this point which ones are legitimate. An example of this is the Metal Mouth skin that also appears to have variants. Similarly, another version of this is available in the form of a skin rumored to be named Zadie. These variants appear to be available in white and yellow forms.
With the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event occurring next month and further cosmetics rumored to release in coming weeks, keep up with Daily Esports for further Fortnite updates.