Epic Games and the NFL have announced that they will be partnering up to bring new skins, emotes, and much more NFL-themed items to the crazed battle royale title, Fortnite.
The news comes out of left field, as this is a surprise to many fans. Fortnite is extremely popular and the NFL knows it. As of now, we know that the NFL-themed skins will be available in Fortnite’s Battle Royale Item Shop starting November 9 at 7 pm ET and will allow Fortnite players the ability to purchase and customize up to eight outfits representing their favorite NFL teams.
Check out the new announcement trailer down below:
Brian Rolapp, Chief Media and Business Officer at the NFL had this to say on the new partnership:
“We see the popularity of Fortnite every day at the NFL as many of our players are passionate about this game. This partnership represents a great opportunity for millions of NFL fans who are Fortnite players to express their fandom inside the game while at the same time exposing our brand to countless others.”
“We have so many football fans at Epic and we know a lot of the game’s fans share that same enthusiasm,” said Mark Rein, co-founder of Epic Games. “Allowing our players to represent their favorite teams in the game was too cool of an opportunity for us to pass up, and we couldn’t be happier with how they turned out!”
In addition to the new NFL team outfit skins, players will also be treated to football-themed emotes, harvesting tools, gliders, and even a referee outfit. No details on what the emotes, gliders, and harvesting tools look like, but with the upcoming item shop debut, expect to see more.
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