Ninja is finally getting his own Fortnite skin

He is one of three massive Fortnite streamers getting skins in the new Icons Series

Ninja streaming at the Lollapalooza event

Fortnite streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins his revealed that after years of being one of the battle royale’s top streamers he’s finally getting his own life-like skin.

Making the announcement during a livestream, Ninja was visibly excited before hand, saying: “I don’t think I’ve been this nervous in a long time. I feel like a kid.” The skin sees an animated Ninja wearing a Ninja-branded hoodie, his trademark headband and blue hair features a new back bling, Ninja’s Edge, and a new pickaxe, Dual Katanas. The Ninja skin is available from tomorrow, January 16, in the Fortnite store, but that didn’t stop Ninja giving his fans a sneaky preview on his January 15 livestream. He couldn’t contain his excitement when he opened up his inventory, shouting: “Oh my god! Bro look at that, it looks just like me!”

Ninja isn’t the only content creator getting himself an in-game skin, however. The announcement is just the first of three in what Epic Games are calling the Icon Series, and teased that one of Twitch’s biggest female streamers, Kathleen ‘Loserfruit’ Belsten, and extremely popular Spanish streamer David ‘TheGrefg’ Canovas, will also be getting skins.

Fortnite fans have been crying out for skins of their favourite streamers and YouTubers for a while now, and this series could pave the way for even more big personalities in the Fortnite community to get themselves in the game.

Ninja’s announcement was met by massive encouragement from fellow streamers, such as Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo and Guy ‘Dr DisRespect’ Beahm.

It is currently unclear when the next two skins in the Icon Series for TheGrefg and Loserfruit will drop. Epic also tease that there will be further skins added to the collection that resemble “creators from games, music and entertainment.”