Epic Games is kicking off the new year of Fortnite with a crossover to the world of football. Fans can soon unlock exclusive items representing their favorite clubs as part of the Fortnite Pelé Cup coming soon.
Accredited for their variety of in-game items, Epic Games has produced another exciting crossover. Coming soon to the Fortnite island gamers will be able to represent their favorite football club in the popular Battle Royale.
Epic has more too, as there will be a limited time football-themed tournament for gamers to try their hand. Prizes will include free in-game items as well as a customized signed shirt.
It all starts January 20, 2021 when the brand new Fortnite Pelé Cup kicks off. Celebrate the life of the legendary Brazilian footballer with Epic Games Battle Royale.
New Fortnite Kickoff Set
Dropping into the item shop on January 23, gamers will be able to represent their favorite football club. The brand new Kickoff Set provides 10 different variants of male and female Outfits and represent your favorite club in-game.
Epic Games has teamed up with 23 different clubs from around the world. Each outfit can be swapped with any of the 23 listed clubs.
- 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
Pelé's Air Punch Emote
In addition to the Fortnite Pelé Cup, Epic Games has emoted the Brazilian footballers trademark celebration. Gamers who score high enough in the tournament on January 20 will unlock the brand new emote for free, in addition to a free Kickoff Set.
The Air Punch emote will also be available for purchase in the item shop (along with the Kickoff Set) starting January 23. For another exclusive Fortnite skin, check out how to unlock the Predator Set by completing these challenges.
Another potential collab has been tipped as a new leak suggests a Lara Croft skin may be coming soon to Fortnite.
"Football Tournament" in Fortnite Creative Mode
To put the finishing touches on Fortnite's new football influx, a "Football Tournament" will be dropped into Creative Mode. Players will use Pickaxes, power-ups, and speed boosts to outscore their opponents in a 4v4 bracket style game mode.
Each game will feature two rounds, with the winners advancing and the other teams battling for 3rd and 4th consolation spots. To put you in the footballing mood watch this hilarious FIFA own goal in the closing seconds of the match.