The most popular video game in the world works with the most popular sport in the United States. The target? Make unimaginable amounts of money.
NFL players have spent the last few seasons imitating "Fortnite" dancing and other animations in the end zone, such as Foals tight end Eric Ebron is "brought down and revived" by his teammates before they do a festive dance. Now Fortnite returns the appreciation for NFL-tinted skins for all 32 teams, available in the game's game shop this Friday at 7 o'clock in the morning. ET.
"We see the popularity of Fortnite every day on the NFL because many of our players are passionate about this game," said Brian Rolapp, the NFL's main media and corporate officer, in a statement. "This collaboration is a great opportunity for millions of NFL fans who are Fortnite players to express their fandom in the game and at the same time expose our brand to countless others."
Note: this does not mean that a new item store with NFL theme will open in & # 39; Fortnite & # 39 ;. The NFL skins will work like any other skin in the roulette of the item store, said a spokesperson for Epic Games. The game's item store is updated every day to sell new skins, dances and items that players can buy. This means that some skins have become "rare" because the developer Epic Games does not circulate enough in the skin.
Epic Games can not confirm how long the NFL skins will be available, or that they would even return after Friday's release.
The NFL uniforms are bought just like any other "Fortnite" skin, with the currency of the game, called V-bucks, both of which can be earned by gameplay and can be purchased directly. For example, 500 V bucks cost you $ 4.99. Many of the game's most coveted skins cost $ 12 to $ 15 in V dollars. And so Epic Games can claim $ 318 million in one month, despite the fact that "Fortnite" is a free game.
This is only the last in the long hug by the NFL of the massive popular game, which counts 78.3 million monthly players. It is also in stark contrast to the open fretting of the NHL that the game is a "big diversion" for its players.
In a May blog post, the NFL & # 39; why Fortnite conquered NFL changing rooms.
In addition to the uniforms, there are emotien with a football theme, harvesting tools, gliders and a referee equipment.
This is not the first professional sports combination with & # 39; Fortnite & # 39; Last summer, the game celebrated the World Cup with new skins and other cosmetic items. At that time, every football tournament in the World Cup cost 1,200 V dollars ($ 12). The World Cup skins were available for a very limited time.
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