Fortnite x Lewis Hamilton: F1 Legend joins the Icon Series with exclusive skins – In an exciting crossover the seven-time Formula 1 world champion, Lewis Hamilton, is set to make his virtual debut in Fortnite as part of the Icon Series. This collaboration between the popular battle royale game and the racing legend brings two unique Lewis Hamilton ‘skins’ to the Fortnite universe.
Unlike the recent release of F1 2023, where hiring Hamilton might give players a competitive edge, in Fortnite, the focus is on style rather than speed. Players can now purchase the Lewis Hamilton ‘skin,’ allowing them to play as the British racing icon.
Fortnite x Lewis Hamilton: F1 Legend joins the Icon Series with exclusive skins
While embodying Hamilton’s virtual persona won’t provide any in-game advantages, players will have the opportunity to showcase the F1 champion’s high-end fashion taste.
There are no limits. Transcend expectations. Break boundaries.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) November 15, 2023
The primary ‘skin’ features Hamilton donning designer shades and a vibrant, buttoned-down shirt. Additionally, players can opt for a full-body superhero suit, allowing them to channel their inner racing hero. The announcement, shared on X (formerly known as Twitter), included a video showcasing Hamilton “breaking boundaries.”
What adds an extra layer of excitement for fans is the inclusion of Hamilton’s beloved dog, Roscoe, as part of the ‘bundle.’ This collaboration highlights Fortnite’s ongoing trend of incorporating various entertainment and sports icons into the game. Previous additions have included streamers like Ninja, musicians, and actors, but Hamilton’s introduction marks a new milestone in bringing the world of Formula 1 to the Fortnite universe.
The Fortnite Twitter page teased the collaboration, stating, “There are no limits. Transcend expectations. Break boundaries. The heroic Lewis Hamilton is joining the Fortnite Icon Series.” This move not only energizes the gaming community but also extends an invitation to fans of Hamilton and Formula 1 to immerse themselves in the virtual world of Fortnite.
With this exciting partnership, Fortnite sets the stage for potential future collaborations with other celebrated icons from various fields.