Everyone loves Fortnite: Battle Royale, including athletes. We’ve seen Fortnite dances in end-zones and after scoring points. And now, the NFL is making that Fortnite love official by licensing out 32 NFL uniforms to be used as skins in Fortnite.
Developer Epic Games announced the partnership on Nov. 5. The Fortnite x NFL event kicks off on Nov. 9 at 6pm CT, when fans will be able to buy NFL-themed outfits from the Fortnite Item Shop. Thirty-two NFL team uniforms will be available, but there will be 33 new skins in total—there’s an extra uniform that’s unique to Fortnite’s football squad.
Skins in Fortnite are purchased using in-game currency called V-Bucks, and usually cost from 1,200 to 1,500. For reference, 1,500 V-Bucks analogs to around $15—so the skins aren’t cheap. We don’t know exactly how much the NFL skins will cost, but it’s likely not too far off from other event-themed outfits.
Players will also be able to customize their uniform with any number from 0 to 99. The uniforms are available for Fortnite’s two different body types. Football-themed emotes and harvesting tools will also be available alongside the NFL skins. Gliders and a referee outfit will also be available in Fortnite.
“We see the popularity of Fortnite every day at the NFL as many of our players are passionate about this game,” NFL chief media and business officer Brian Rolapp said in a press release. “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.”