Whenever we talk about character skins in Fortnite: battle royale, we remember one thing. Fortnite is a free-to-play game, and so all of these other things, whether it’s map updates, new items, gameplay changes, or whatever, doesn’t make Epic a dime. It’s important in the process of engaging people and spending money, of course, but when rubber hits the road, every penny Epic makes comes from selling cosmetics. And in the case of those NFL skins, I feel like they’re going to make a lot of pennies.
Starting tonight, November 9, players will be able to purchase officially licensed NFL skins in the Fortnite store items and slap the team jersey they want on them. Fortnite is extremely popular not only among sports fans in general, but also among professional athletes, and the NFL is no exception. Many players have come forward as Fortnite addicted and even performed in official events.
NFL skins will be available at 7:00 p.m. EST, which is the regular update time for the Fortnite shop of items. Oddly, it was 8:00 p.m., but apparently the world of Fortnite does not collectively observe daylight saving time. The challenge update time has also been increased by one hour, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Or I guess you could argue that those times have stayed the same as the clocks have changed, depending on your perspective.
The NFL skins will be Epic Tier, which means they’ll cost 1,500 V-Bucks. There will also be a rare referee skin available for 800 more manageable v-bucks.
It looks like players will be able to choose from a variety of male and female base skins, then pick a jersey to cover them up, along with a number. So while we don’t have any official player names, players should hopefully be able to get close enough to their in-game cosplay goals. There is also going to be a Fortnite jersey for those who do not want to choose a team.
For those who follow at home, it is by fortnite second official licensed link. The first was Thanos’ Limited Time Mode, where players could grab the Infinity Gauntlet to transform into the Mad Titan of Avengers: Infinity War, wielding all the powers of an ugly supervillain in the process. Main competitor PUBG Currently running its own licensed promotion with the Joker and Harley Quinn skins from Suicide Squad, although those aren’t as timely.