Epic Games has revealed that WWE wrestling star and actor John Cena will join the Fortnite character roster this week. The publisher revealed the news on Twitter today and in a blog post on its official website.
The 16-time champion will be available in the Item Shop as the John Cena Outfit. The character skin will also include the entrance gear and ring gear styles. The Item Shop will have additional content. These include the WWE Championship Title Back Bling, which consists of the outfit, the open-hand Five Digit Slapper Pickaxe, and the “U Can't C Me Emote.” The additional content will, however, be optional.
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John Cena will be making his debut in the Item Shop on July 28 at 8PM ET. Until then, check out our blog to see everything that will be available in his set.
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Cena's participation in Fortnite resulted from The Epic SummerSlam, a wider crossover and collaboration between Epic Games and WWE. Two more games from Epic will also feature WWE-themed cosmetics. The games are Fall Guys and Rocket League. Fall Guys is adding outfits for Asuka, Xavier Woods, and The Undertaker. On the other hand, Rocket League is adding decals for Roman Reigns and John Cena.
Epic Games unequivocally stated that the John Cena Costume does not render you invisible while playing the game. While it could be interesting, it would offer you an unfair advantage over competitors who weren't wearing the 16-time World Champion costume.
Epic Summerslam Dates and Time
The Epic Summerslam will kick off on July 28 for all three games. However, at different times. Fall Guys will go live at 2 AM PT / 5 AM ET, and Rocket League will launch at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET. Fortnite will wrap up the day at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET.
Today's announcement comes just a few days after the former WWE head, Vince McMahon, announced his departure from the organization amid many allegations of sexual misconduct.
Players can download Fortnite, Fall Guys, and Rocket League for free on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PC.
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