New in-game NFL skins will appear in Fortnite’s item shop this week.
The National Football League (NFL) announced today the extension of their partnership with Epic Games and the popular Battle Royale title Fortnite. This revelation comes as a surprise, considering this Fortnite x NFL crossover went silent earlier this year. Epic Games first introduced NFL-themed skins in 2018 and periodically re-released them during each football season. The NFL’s Gridiron set last hit Fortnite’s Item Shop on February 3 and left the same day. The NFL confirmed that it worked closely with Epic to produce updated outfits for Fortnite players to experience.
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Fortnite x NFL Partnership Extended
— NFL Media (@NFLMedia) November 23, 2020
The North American-based sports league posted a press release detailing the Fortnite x NFL partnership extension.
“The National Football League (NFL) and Epic Games have extended their partnership to deliver more unique NFL-themed integration within Epic’s popular game franchise Fortnite. New NFL-themed outfits will complement new characters joining the Gridiron Gang.”
Fortnite last updated the NFL Gridiron when the Washington Redskins changed to the Washington Football Team. Not much came along with this alteration but starting on November 25; Epic Games will reveal even more NFL-themed skins.
“Starting November 25th in Fortnite, new Gridiron Gang Outfits will be available for purchase from Fortnite’s in-game shop. These new, redesigned NFL uniforms feature a more athletic, aerodynamic look and feel. All 32 NFL teams are represented with two styles to select, along with the new Logo-a-go-go Back Bling that lets you rep any team’s logo. Additionally, these Outfits let players customize the jersey number and toggle whether they want a reflective visor on the helmet.”
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Fortnite’s developers are going into much more detail for these redesigned NFL items. The NFL also struck up a relationship with another popular video game named Rocket League. The football league’s Vice President and Head of Gaming and eSports – Rachel Hoagland – released a statement regarding the NFL’s renewed partnership with Epic Games and Fortnite.
“We are thrilled to expand on our partnership with Epic to bring more NFL integration into Fortnite and Rocket League,” she said. “The response we saw from our initial integration within Fortnite coupled with the popularity of Fortnite among NFL players and fans has been incredible, and we’re excited for another opportunity to give gamers a chance to express their NFL fandom within Rocket League.”
Although there are no teasers, some Fortnite leakers grabbed an early look at these new outfits. The redesigned Gridiron Gang set will release on November 25. Stay tuned to ESTNN for more information leading into the next chapter of Fortnite’s relationship with the National Football League.
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