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It looks like Will Smith is going to do the 'Bim Bam toi' in Fortnite

Will Smith in Fortnite
(Image credit: Epic Games)

It looks like notorious bad boy Will Smith is coming to Fortnite. Hypex, who has previously dug up data on skins including Lebron James and Ariana Grande, as well as the Fortnite Winter Trials and Daybreak PvE mode, says that he and collaborator @NotOfficer have discovered a new skin based on the famed actor, along with a "Bim Bam Toi" emote.

Here's the skin:

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And here's the skin, but dancing:

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Bim Bam Toi, by the way, is a song by French singer Carla that served as France's entry in the Junior Eurovision song contest in 2019. It finished fifth but went viral on Tiktok in December 2019 and topped the Spotify Top 50 Viral chart in France.

There's no word on when the new skin will arrive in Fortnite, but we can say with a good degree of confidence that this is Will Smith a la Bad Boys: Our apparent in-house expert Jorge Jimenez presented this image from the 1995 Michael Bay flick for comparison purposes with what in hindsight was a quickness that can only be described as alarming:

(Image credit: Columbia Pictures/Epic Games)

As for why exactly Will Smith is joining the Fortnite lineup, it's not entirely clear. Some crossovers, like the recent appearance of Idris Elba or the Fortnite Free Guy challenges, are obvious promotional efforts, but others are more opaque. Gamora, of Guardians of the Galaxy fame, recently joined the lineup, for instance, even though (as far as I know) the Guardians are currently in between things.

At this point, though, these kind of crossovers have almost taken on a life of their own: In the last month alone, we've seen Batman, Superman, an officially licensed Ferrari, Lady Gaga, Naruto, and Fortnite world champion Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf, among others. It's a whole lot of everything—I guess that's why they call it a metaverse.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.