Fortnite dances have become a mainstay of sporting events since the title exploded in popularity, so it’s only fitting to see a real-world sport invade the battle royale game. Developer Epic Games has announced it is partnering with the NFL to offer a new set of football skins in Fortnite based on real-world jerseys, and they’re set to arrive later this week, following the new update.
Starting Friday, November 9, NFL outfits will be available for purchase from Fortnite’s in-game store. Epic hasn’t announced pricing details for the new skins, but you’ll be able to choose between uniforms of all 32 teams in the NFL. Epic says you’ll also be able to customize your jersey with any number from 0-99. The skins will be available in the store beginning at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET.
The NFL outfits aren’t the only new items on the way to the game this week. Fortnite’s in-game News feed is teasing that a new weapon–the Heavy Assault Rifle–is “coming soon” to the title. Epic hasn’t announced when the new gun will be added, but it will presumably arrive as part of this week’s Fortnite patch.
A lot of other things have been transpiring in Fortnite recently, most notably the major world-changing one-time event that took place in the game on November 4. At the end of the Halloween-themed Fortnitemares event, the mysterious purple cube that has been a fixture of the game since it first appeared toward the end of Season 5 exploded, sending players to a strange realm of light.
Once players were transported back to the island, they noticed that the vortex that was in the middle of Loot Lake has now been replaced by a strange Stonehenge-like monument. Epic has also rolled out a set of Li’l Kev challenges–named after the community’s nickname for the purple cube–that will give you the chance to unlock the new Li’l Kev back bling.