King Shark and Cyborg DC skins scrapped for Fortnite claim dataminers

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No more DC crossovers? (pic: Epic Games)

According to reliable Fortnite leakers, some of the planned skins for future DC characters have either been delayed or scrapped altogether.

Fortnite skins getting leaked is nothing new. Most of the time, they tend to happen hours or even days before Epic Games itself announces them, like with Wonder Woman’s. So, it’s somewhat surprising to hear dataminers and leakers uncover skins that won’t be added to the game.

According to regular Fortnite leaker HYPEX, they managed to find a list of skins that are either planned for future inclusion or have been scrapped entirely. Most of them appear to be wholly original, but two of them are King Shark and Weasel, characters in the recently released The Suicide Squad movie.

Another leaker, ShiinaBR, has also claimed that a skin for Cyborg, DC hero and member of the Justice League, was planned but is now postponed indefinitely.

It seemed like Epic and DC were gearing up for regular collaborations with the aforementioned Wonder Woman skin, and the Superman skin being added as part of the current season. Fortnite already boast several other DC heroes and villains, and more were expected thanks to the release of the new Suicide Squad movie, with the character Bloodsport making it into the battle royale already.

A big Fortnite leak from last month, which had accurately confirmed the Ariana Grande concert, had also said that several Justice League and Suicide Squad characters were planned.

This isn’t to say the leak was wrong but, if skins have been postponed or scrapped, then it would mean that something has changed behind the scenes between Epic and DC. Perhaps as a result of the movie seeming to underperform (although it’s how to tell nowadays with current cinema attendance).

Unfortunately, Epic is unlikely to openly confirm if plans had fallen through and that certain skins won’t be added. If the likes of Cyborg and King Shark aren’t coming to Fortnite anymore, then Epic simply won’t say anything about it.

Epic has plenty other collaborations it can fall back on, however. The aforementioned leak had mentioned that Epic is trying to get anime/manga hero Naruto in the next season, and the company also sent out a recent survey that could hint at future crossovers.

Fortnite is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and PC.

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