International football teams from the Premier League, La Liga and more are coming to Fortnite as new cosmetic outfits.
Fortnite: Battle Royale’s crossover game just delved into the realm of football or soccer, depending on which part of the world you call home. Epic Games continue to impress with their ability to establish partnerships with entities both inside and outside of gaming for interesting Fortnite collaborations. For many, the ‘sweaty soccer skin’ concept represents superbly talented players and will run an edit course on you within a second. Beginning January 23, the sweaty soccer skins just got sweatier. Fortnite has officially partnered with 23 Football Clubs to offer in-game cosmetic outfits themed, and an emote commemorating Brazilian superstar Pelé.
Football (or Soccer to some) is coming to Fortnite ⚽
Your favorite clubs' Outfits, a new Creative Hub and we've teamed up with Legendary player @Pele to bring you the Pelé Cup. Compete to earn his iconic Air Punch Emote and the new Kickoff Set!
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) January 19, 2021
Premier League Soccer/Football Skins
Fortnite’s newest soccer skin set, dubbed Kickoff Set, will feature interchangeable outfits for these 23 Premier League teams:
- Manchester City FC
- AC Milan
- Inter Milan
- AS Roma
- Seattle Sounders FC
- Atlanta United
- Los Angeles FC
- Santos FC
- West Ham United FC
- Sevilla FC
- Sporting CP
- Borussia Mönchengladbach
- FC Schalke 04
- VFL Wolfsburg
- Rangers FC
- Celtic FC
- Cerezo Osaka
- Melbourne City FC
- Sydney FC
- Western Sydney Wanderers
- EC Bahia
There will be ten different male and female outfits, similar to the past soccer and North American football skins. Purchasing only one of these skins will unlock all 23 team brandings listed above. The new skins will debut in the Fortnite Item Shop on January 23.
Pelé’s Air Punch Emote
Fortnite’s newest collaboration also includes iconic Brazilian football superstar Pelé.
“We’ve partnered with Legendary Brazilian superstar, Pelé, to bring his iconic celebration into the game. Celebrate your Victory Royale like Pelé did 1,282 times throughout his illustrious career: Pele’s Air Punch Emote will be available in the Item Shop on January 23!”
The Pelé emote will join the new ‘Football Club’ skins in the Item Shop on January 23. Epic Games also announced the Pelé Cup, a tournament where participants can win the emote for free and even a customized signed shirt. Fortnite players will also notice a “football-inspired” Creative Hub when they queue in today. That includes a new Football Tournament game mode where teams square off and the highest-scoring team advances in the mode’s bracket. It sure is an exciting time for Fortnite players who watch and support football teams on the European circuit.
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