Fortnite is adding even more Street Fighter characters with Sakura and Blanka

Street Fighter's Blanka as he appears in Fortnite.
(Image credit: Epic Games)

As if four Street Fighter characters in Fortnite wasn't enough, Sakura and Blanka are now making their way over to the battle royale, complete with some surprisingly suave alternative costumes.

They'll both be landing in the Fortnite item shop on April 28, with each bundle containing a built-in outfit emote, back bling, pickaxe and an alternative costume. Along with her default Street Fighter garb, Sakura gets kitted out with a gym look inspired by the same alternative outfit from Street Fighter 4. Blanka can either don his traditional ripped cargos or instead go full-on drip in a stylish business suit with his hair tied back. Did Fortnite actually make Blanka hot? Maybe.

Blanka gets a nice healthy fruit kebab pickaxe as his weapon, along with a cute if not slightly terrifying Blanka-chan back bling. Sakura gets some neat crane machine back bling, a stone fist Fighting Tournament pickaxe and a ceramic incense-inspired kayari buta glider.

Along with their arrival in the item shop, there'll be a Blanka and Sakura cup landing on the same day. It's a duos event, and lets players dive into ten matches within their region's respective three-hour time window. Points will be awarded based on eliminations and overall position at the end of the match, with top players netting a loading screen for their troubles. Blanka is punching the shit out of Peely's car, for some reason. Can bananas even drive?

That's Sakura, Blanka, Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy and Guile now forever preserved inside Epic's weird, cartoonish melting pot of pop culture. There's been a lot happening in Fortnite recently—Chapter 3 Season 2 saw Epic temporarily confiscate everyone's building tools with a no-build mode, while its launch helped raise $144 million for relief in Ukraine. 

Mollie Taylor
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Mollie spent her early childhood deeply invested in games like Killer Instinct, Toontown and Audition Online, which continue to form the pillars of her personality today. She joined PC Gamer in 2020 as a news writer and now lends her expertise to write a wealth of features, guides and reviews with a dash of chaos. She can often be found causing mischief in Final Fantasy 14, using those experiences to write neat things about her favourite MMO. When she's not staring at her bunny girl she can be found sweating out rhythm games, pretending to be good at fighting games or spending far too much money at her local arcade.