After months of sports stars using Fortnite dance moves to celebrate goals and touchdowns, Epic Games and the National Football League have announced a huge collaboration.
Earlier this morning Epic Games announced that NFL-themed outfits will be available to purchase in the Fortnite Item Shop. That’s right.
Whether you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan or a New York Giants tragic, you’ll be able to wear jerseys from all 32 NFL teams in the league. The skins will still come in both male and female versions.
The skins will be available in-game on November 9 at 7pm ET in America, which means that the skins should show up for Australians at 11am AEDT on Saturday, November 10.
“Each outfit can be swapped to any of the thirty-two NFL teams, plus an additional unique Fortnite team,” the developer wrote in a blog post.
“You’ll also be able to choose any number from 0-99 on your jersey to complete the official NFL look.”
The outfits aren’t the only NFL-themed gear on the way either. The NFL said in a statement:
“In addition to NFL team outfits, there will be football-themed emotes, harvesting tools, gliders gliders, and even a referee outfit, so players can bring their passion for football into Fortnite.
“This unique opportunity will give ‘Fortnite’ players the ability to purchase up to eight outfits representing their favourite NFL teams.”
It’s pretty exciting news for Fortnite and it will be interesting to see if any other big collaborations come. With the average player spending $84.67 in the in-game store, there’s plenty of money to be made.
Rappers like Drake and Travis Scott have admitted to being huge fans of the game, as have NBA stars like Ben Simmons and Andre Drummond. I shudder to imagine how well a Drake or LeBron James skin would sell…
Here’s to hoping.
This isn’t the first time that Fortnite has included sports-related skins. Soccer jerseys and other items were available to celebrate the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but on that occasion, it wasn’t an official partnership with FIFA.
[Feature image courtesy of Epic Games]