Leaks confirms Street Fighter icons Chun-Li and Ryu are joining Fortnite
Fortnite has announced that Street Fighter characters Ryu and Chun-Li would be introduced as playable Hunters to the game after a report that the two characters will feature. Fortnite’s newest season, Epic Games‘ phenomenally successful battle royale shooter, has brought together a variety of legendary characters from across different video games, movies, and TV shows. In the Street Fighter fighting game series, Ryu and Chun-Li definitely fit the bill of classic video game heroes, as two of the oldest and most famous characters.
Fortnite’s fifth season saw a lot of iconic characters introduced as unlockable skins to the game, with several of these characters leaking prior to their official release. Before being publicly uncovered as an actual crossover inside the game, a crossover with Tron, a science-fiction series developed and owned by Disney, was recently leaked. Also discovered and leaked just a few days ago was the inclusion of Street Fighter content, which has now been officially announced.
Two of Street Fighter’s most successful brawlers: Chun-Li and Ryu, are headlining Fortnite’s next major crossover event. Starting Sunday, February 20 at 4 pm PT / 7 pm ET, you can pick up the latest Street Fighter skins over at Fortnite’s in-game store. For the fighters below, check out the retro-inspired trailer.
This was one of the most in-depth leaks from Fortnite in recent memory. Fortnite leaker ShiinaBR first posted a brief clip of assets for a reportedly unannounced portal heading to Fortnite, as Eurogamer reported. Portals have been the go-to route for Epic to bring crossover content into the world of Fortnite, and this one, in particular, seems to come with Street Fighter 2’s Suzaku Castle history plus a dead ringer for Ryu’s theme song.
With a leaked screenshot of Chun-Li and Ryu skins bound for Fortnite, Twitter user Guille-GAG brought more fuel to the flames, and all of that came together in a recently leaked shortly from Youtuber FortnitePook707. Chun-Li and Ryu are plucked from an arcade cabinet within it and sucked into the world of Fortnite. They also posted a small clip of two emotes seemingly arriving at the crossover: Chun-Li’s Hyakuretsukaku flurry kick and Ryu’s famous Shoryuken.
These cosmetics or other Street Fighter content have not been publicly revealed by Epic, but with the breadth of leaks coming in, all this is likely to become official sooner rather than later. If we see the Fortnite Street Fighter cosmetics arrive in the next two weeks or so, I wouldn’t be shocked, especially with players now discovering a new in-game portal, as this video from Ian to the max (spotted by Kotaku) reveals.
Fortnite The Flash cosmetics were leaked a little early just last week, and you can bet the leaks will continue throughout the year.