After countless leaks and speculations, notable Fortnite data miner, Shiina has confirmed that Naruto will be a part of the Season 8 Battle Pass.
Although not much has been revealed about the update 18.00 Battle Pass, the confirmation about Naruto comes after a prolonged chat between content creator, qCandyWing and Epic Games' Chief Creative Officer, Donald Mustard.
Having said that, it seems certain that the globally renowned Shinobi from the Leaf Village will definitely be making an appearance on the Battle Royale island.
Naruto in Fortnite Season 8
According to the confirmations that were revealed, Naruto's appearance in Fortnite Season 8 will most likely be a skin bundle. That further means that the Leaf Village Shinobi won't have a major part to play in the storyline of Season 8.
Nevertheless, it would be foolish to assume that Naruto Uzumaki will be the only character to be introduced in Fortnite as a part of this collaboration. Given the popularity and global hype of the Naruto: Shippuden series, it won't be a surprise if Epic Games chooses to introduce characters like Itachi, Sasuke, or even Sakura in Fortnite Season 8.
Update - Donald Mustard has revealed that there was a "misunderstanding earlier and that the Naruto skin will not be a part of the Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass. However, it has been confirmed that Naruto will definitely come to Fortnite during Season 8.
However, until and unless there is any sort of confirmation from the developers, all of this remains mere conjecture. We will have to wait as Season 8 releases and moves deeper to discover which other characters from the Naruto series could be making an appearance in Fortnite.
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