The gaming industry has been popping off — and not just for the general public, but for celebrities too. Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) has allegedly joined Fortnite, and fans are stoked about it. The retired professional wrestler hinted at his involvement in the franchise when his character dropped, and has since confirmed his involvement online.
A character (fictional, of course) named The Foundation made a surprise appearance in the game's Zero Crisis Finale event. All signs pointed to the WWE legend being the real-life face behind the character — and he later announced the crossover on his Instagram.
But it seems voicing a character isn't the only involvement The Rock has in the popular battle royale game. There's also a new skin based on him coming to the game soon.
The Rock might be an important character in 'Fortnite.'
In mid-March of 2021, The Foundation joined Fortnite when he helped other players to stabilize the island following the crisis at Zero Point. He's also the official leader of The Seven. It appears that The Foundation will be an important role in the game's storyline once he is free from being trapped in the Zero Point.
It didn't take long following The Foundation's introduction to the game for players to connect the dots between the new character and the former WWE star.
First, he posted a video on his Instagram account on March 16 talking about how the day was an important one. He said: "March 16, 2021, around the world, today was a big day," he started.
He continued, "As I continue to put in the work with my own two hands, and continue to f--k these calluses up — as we all do, we all put in the work — this is all done to strengthen and evolve and grow the power and the force known as The Foundation."
At this, The Rock raised one of his eyebrows, leaving viewers a bit confused but also confident this was him saying he was The Foundation in Fortnite.
The caption of the video also read "The Foundation®️."
When he later posted a video promoting the ZOA energy drink, eagle-eyed viewers spotted the mask of The Foundation in the background, hanging out in the fridge along with the energy drinks. This was all the confirmation fans needed that The Rock is indeed The Foundation.
When is The Rock skin coming to 'Fortnite'?
At the start of Season 1, Fortnite players were told they would be able to unlock a skin based on The Rock during the season, though they were not given an official release date for it.
While Epic Games has not made an official announcement of the skin's release date on social media just yet, it's rumored to drop on Feb 3, 2022. At the least, this item will be made available to players before the season ends in mid-March.
The Rock skin will be available as an item you can earn in-game, meaning instead of using V-Bucks to purchase it in the item shop, you'll need to complete a series of challenges to earn it.
These challenges are usually straightforward and require only a little bit of play time to complete, so if you're looking to fully embody The Rock in Fortnite, watch your challenges in the game so you don't miss it.