DBZ’s Goku will come to the Fortnite video game next week

Brad Stephenson

Fortnite's Dragon Ball Z DBZ event

After several hints and leaks last month, the Dragon Ball Z Fortnite collaboration was today confirmed via the official Fortnite social accounts.

When will Goku come to Fortnite? Goku, and at least three other DBZ characters, are set to come to Fortnite on August 16th. The Dragon Ball Z characters will be made available to buy within Fortnite’s in-game store and will be joined by a number of challenges for players to complete.

It’s unclear at this time what the rewards for finishing these challenges will be though likely candidates would be weapon wraps, loading screens, and back blings.

While the exact Dragon Ball characters coming to Fortnite have yet to be officially confirmed, leakers have found evidence that points to Goku, Vegeta, Beerus, and an unknown female character. Beerus’ inclusion suggests that this event could be based on Dragon Ball Super rather than Dragon Ball Z as that series is where Beerus appears. It’s also no coincidence that a new Dragon Ball Super movie, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, releases on August 18th, just two days after the Fortnite collaboration starts.

So, rather than a Dragon Ball Z Fortnite event, it’s looking more likely that players will be getting something more inspired by Dragon Ball Super. An appearance by the dragon, Shenron, is also expected going by the image released alongside today’s announcement.

More details on the Fortnite Dragon Ball Super event will be revealed over the next week.