In the Party: J Balvin Joins the Fortnite Icon Series!

8.23.2021
By The Fortnite Team

He brought down the (haunted) house last year with Fortnitemares 2020, and this year he’s joining Fortnite’s Icon Series! J Balvin — reggaetón global ambassador and five-time Latin GRAMMYⓇ winner — enters the Icon Series with the J Balvin Set, which includes the J Balvin Outfit, an Emote, Glider, and a Back Bling that unsheathes as a Pickaxe, all available in the Item Shop starting August 26, 2021, at 8 PM ET.

Want to bring the energy ahead of time? Before J Balvin’s Set releases in the Item Shop, players are able to unlock the Outfit and Back Bling early with the J Balvin Cup on August 24!

J Balvin Joins the Fortnite Icon Series


Party Hard: The J Balvin Items

Players are able to purchase the items of the Set individually or as part of the J Balvin Bundle. In addition to the default Style, the J Balvin Outfit comes with the fierce Energia Balvin Style and the Fortnitemares throwback Skeleton Balvin Style. Also, carry a blade of color with the Real Back Bling, unsheathe it as the Real Pickaxe, and surf in the sky colorfully with the Balvin Cruiser Glider.

The Emote we mentioned? If you like partying spontaneously, you can pick up the In Da Party Emote, with music from “In Da Getto” by J Balvin and Skrillex.

Fortnite J Balvin Items

Outfit even includes the J Balvin Air Jordan 1s.

The In Da Party Emote... in action.


Show Up to the Party Early: The J Balvin Cup

Unlock the J Balvin Outfit and Real Back Bling/Pickaxe ahead of their Item Shop release! Happening August 24 is the J Balvin Cup, a Duos tournament in which players have the chance to win the Outfit + Back Bling/Pickaxe before they hit the Item Shop. Join your Duos partner and earn as many points as you can in your region’s three-hour time window! 

Fortnite J Balvin Cup

Players can compete in a maximum of ten matches, and each region’s specific timing can be found in the Compete tab in-game. As usual, players must have 2FA enabled on their Epic account and be at account level 30 or above before competing. Players can find the full tournament rules at the J Balvin Cup official rules page


You’re Invited to a Fiesta!

From August 26 to September 9, keep the party going with “La Fiesta,” a J Balvin-inspired experience made by community member Iscariote! (Also: Iscariote’s J Balvin-inspired “La Familia” experience will be re-featured from August 24 to August 31). Take a look at a preview of La Fiesta below!

Fortnite J Balvin La Fiesta Experience

Bring some color with you with the newest addition of the Icon Series.