Khaby Lame, the charismatic TikTok sensation with a massive following of over 160 million fans, is not just about entertaining through wordless videos and expressive facial expressions; he’s also a gamer with a passion for action-packed adventures. Recently, he embarked on one of his most ambitious projects to date, one that allowed him to step into the world of gaming in a way that most can only dream of: becoming a video game character.
In an exciting collaboration with Epic Games, the creators of the wildly popular battle royale game Fortnite, Khaby Lame joined the roster of characters in the game’s latest season, “Last Resort.” This season revolves around a high-stakes heist, where players can break into vaults and outsmart security cameras while taking on the role of Khaby Lame. To unlock his character, players simply need to progress through the Battle Pass system.
Khaby Lame’s journey into the world of Fortnite is a dream come true for him. As someone who has been a devoted Fortnite player for half a decade, he couldn’t contain his excitement when Epic Games approached him for the collaboration. “I’ve been a big ‘Fortnite’ fan for a long time. I started playing five years ago and sometimes I posted videos on YouTube or tagged Fortnite in stories. I was thrilled about this game,” he says. He even revealed that in the past, he most often played as the Black Knight.
Collaborating with Epic Games wasn’t just a matter of lending his likeness; Khaby was deeply involved in crafting his character. He worked closely with the game’s development team to ensure every detail was just right. “I have to say that working with the ‘Fortnite’ team was great. It was important to me to have full input on my character’s outfits, look, and role,” Khaby Lame emphasizes. “I learned a lot from the creator process. Spending time with the team, brainstorming and sharing ideas on the outfits… Filming and capturing my body movements for in-game play. It was a great process.”
When his character finally went live in the game, Khaby Lame had a surreal experience. “On release day, I turned on the game and started playing. It was surreal. I just stared at my character for a good 15 minutes, to be honest. I am so blessed, and I just took some time to enjoy the game and the experience.”
The response from his fans has been overwhelmingly positive. Khaby Lame shares, “My favorite is when my fans send me screenshots and shout-outs of them playing my character. It has been great.”
Khaby Lame’s transition from TikTok superstardom to Fortnite action hero is a testament to the ever-evolving world of entertainment and the exciting possibilities that await those with the vision and passion to explore them.