Fortnite gets Street Fighter's Ryu and Chun-Li

Fortnite Street Fighter crossover
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Update: The Fortnite Street Fighter crossover is now official, just a couple hours after the details leaked online.

Headlining Fortnite's next big crossover event are two of Street Fighter's most famous brawlers: Chun-Li and Ryu. You can pick up the new Street Fighter skins over at Fortnite's in-game shop starting Sunday, February 20 at 4pm PT / 7PM ET. Check out the retro-inspired trailer for the fighters below.

Original story:

Fortnite Street Fighter cosmetics have leaked online and a crossover portal has been spotted in-game, so an official reveal is likely coming very soon.

This has been one of the most in-depth Fortnite leaks in recent memory. As Eurogamer (opens in new tab) spotted, Fortnite leaker ShiinaBR (opens in new tab) first shared a short clip of assets for a currently unannounced portal coming to Fortnite. Portals have become Epic's go-to way to introduce crossover content into the Fortnite universe, and this one in particular seems to come with the Suzaku Castle background from Street Fighter 2 plus a dead ringer for Ryu's theme song.

Twitter user Guille_GAG (opens in new tab) added more fuel to the fire with a leaked screenshot of Chun-Li and Ryu skins bound for Fortnite, and it all came together in a newly leaked short from Youtuber FortnitePook707. In it, Chun-Li and Ryu are plucked from an arcade cabinet and sucked into the Fortnite universe. They also shared a short clip (opens in new tab) of two emotes apparently coming in the crossover: the Hyakuretsukaku flurry kick for Chun-Li, and Ryu's iconic Shoryuken. 

Epic hasn't officially announced these cosmetics or other Street Fighter content, but given the breadth of leaks coming in, all of this will likely become official sooner rather than later. I wouldn't be surprised if we see the Fortnite Street Fighter cosmetics arrive in the next two weeks or so, especially with players now finding the new portal in-game, as this video from iantothemax (spotted by Kotaku (opens in new tab)) shows. 

Just last week, Fortnite The Flash cosmetics were leaked a bit early, and you can bet the leaks will continue throughout the year.  

Austin Wood

Austin freelanced for the likes of PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and he's been with GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news and the occasional feature.