Naruto’s Rivals Join Team 7 in Fortnite

The Fortnite Team

        Naruto treasures his friends and would do anything for them. Now, some of Naruto’s friends (and foes) arrive to join the rest of Team 7 on the Island at 8 pm ET on June 23rd in the Item Shop!  Can’t wait for then? Be sure to check out the return of The Nindo Community Battles to earn Naruto-themed cosmetic rewards right now.  If you’re new to the world of Naruto, here’s what you need to know before you drop in. 

     Itachi Uchiha

“How much can you see? With those Sharingan of yours?”

Itachi Uchiha is a former child prodigy who became the youngest Shinobi to join the Hidden Leaf Village Special Assassination and Tactical Squad (the “ANBU Black Ops”) — at only 11 years old. 

With his Mangekyō Sharingan, Itachi could place someone in a Genjutsu, where the victim is stuck in an illusion, with the flick of a finger. Combining this with his genius, he was a terrifying enemy to face. 
After eliminating the entire Uchiha clan (with the exception of his little brother, Sasuke),  Itachi joined the criminal organization, the Akatsuki.

Throughout much of Naruto Shippuden, Sasuke was on a mission for one thing only, to become strong enough to avenge his clan and eliminate his older brother.

Fortnite Naruto Itachi



“But then a single shinobi from the Hidden Leaf Village stopped me. I was his enemy, yet still he cried for me! Then he called me his friend even though we had battled. He saved me! We were on different sides... but we were both Jinchuriki…” 

Gaara of the Hidden Sand Village is (in)famous for being the Jiinchuriki host of the one-tailed beast, Shukaku. This Shinobi of the Hidden Sand Village grew up shunned for having the tailed beast hosted inside him. After a childhood of loneliness and derision, Gaara became violent and vengeful, that is, until he met Naruto Uzumaki.  From a rivalry to an amazing friendship with Naruto, Gaara found a new purpose that led him to become the fourth Kazekage leading the Hidden Sand Village. 

Fortnite Naruto Gaara 


"Real power is forged from the desire smoldering in the heart. It fans into a flame and begins to burn with an intensity scarcely imagined to be possible."

One of the three Legendary Sanin and a former Shinobi of the Hidden Leaf Village, Orochimaru eventually left to establish the Hidden Sound Village.  

Orochimaru has the ambition to learn all Jutsu, and in order to live long enough to do so, he uses multiple forbidden jutsu on himself as well as experiments on his followers and unwilling victims.  He’s recognizable through his serpent-like appearance and use of snakes — shedding his skin like a snake or summoning Manda: the giant boss snake from Ryūchi Cave.

Fortnite Naruto Orochimaru


"You make mistakes. But because of those mistakes... you get the strength to stand up to them. That's why I think you are truly strong!" 

Hinata is a Shinobi of the Hyuga clan, famed for their extremely powerful visual: the Byakugan. Hinata was a shy kunoichi (female Shinobi) who watched and admired Naruto from afar. Through Naruto, she learned of her own strength. Their bond grew and eventually, Hinata wed Naruto and became the mother to their two children – Boruto and Himiwari. 

Fortnite Naruto Hinata

Sprinting in on June 23rd at 8 PM ET: 

Rivals Outfits 

  • Itachi Uchiha: “Even the strongest of opponents always has a weakness.” (Includes the Black Ops alt Style.)

  • Gaara: “When did all of you forsake yourselves?” (Includes the Fifth Kazegage alt Style.)

  • Orochimaru: “One only truly grasps the value of something once it has been taken away from you.” (Includes the Hidden Leaf Era alt Style.)

  • Hinata Hyuga: “Because never going back on one's my shinobi way, too!” (Includes the Hinata Uzumaki and the Byakugan alt Styles.).



Rivals Back Blings 

  • Hinata's Backpack: Who knows what Hyuga mysteries lie inside?

  • Sand Gourd: Best for carrying chakra-infused sand.

  • Black Ops Mask: Wear it with honor. (Includes the Tenzo, Kakashi, Itachi, and Black Ops alt Styles.)

Fortnite Naruto Rivals Back Blings

Rivals Pickaxes, Gliders, and Emotes 

  • Minato's Kunai Pickaxe: Often used with the Flying Raijin Jutsu.

  • Sword of Kusanagi Pickaxe: Drawn from a snake's mouth.

  • Gaara's Sand Cloud Glider: Ride a sand cloud with Desert Levitation Jutsu. (Only Gaara can ride the Sand Clo