Fortnite teams up with the NFL.
The National Football League has partnered with Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, on a deal that will allow characters in the game to suit up in NFL uniforms starting this Friday, November 9. The NFL x Fortnite collab also includes football-themed emotes, harvesting tools, gliders and a referee outfit.
"We see the popularity of Fortnite every day at the NFL as many of our players are passionate about this game," said Brian Rolapp, Chief Media and Business Officer at the NFL. "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!"
Gamers can purchase a jersey of any of the 32 NFL teams and add a number on it (from 1-99) via the Battle Royale store. According to reports, the cost of each jersey is equivalent to about $15 in real money, and characters can have up to eight NFL jerseys in his or her locker.
The NFL team outfits will be available in Fortnite's Battle Royale Item Shop starting November 9 at 7 pm ET.