Fortnite is adding football kits, but not for my team so whatever who cares
Fortnite is adding football to the mix
Like a 100 player murderparty were not reason enough to fight, Fortnite is actually adding football to the mix. Epic Games today announced they are introducing football kits from twenty three teams around the world, bringing the beautiful game’s sporting, political, and religious rivalries to the video game. Also I guess you are able to just take pride in the staff of yours, in case you would like. Local teams represented include West Ham, Man City, Rangers, and Celtic , then worldwide they’ve teams everywhere from Germany to Australia. They are holding a 4v4 fortball tournament too.
Fortnite will add Kickoff Set outfits
So! Come January 23rd, Fortnite will add Kickoff Set outfits, which can made set to the kit from any of the clubs Epic have signed up. Those are: Manchester City FC, Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan, AS Roma, Seattle Sounders FC, Atlanta United, Los Angeles FC, Santos FC, Wolves, 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. Nice to see West Ham got in, though with no Hibs I can only conclude this promotion is trash.
Epic are actually putting in a Pele air punch emote too, cos football. While Epic plan to promote the kits and emote, they are going to offer a limited number as prizes in the Pele Cup. Starting Wednesday the 20th, the competition is going to offer outfits and emotes to the top scoring players, and the top 3 in each region will win signed FC Santos shirts too. Not a huge number up for grabs there, though – the rules list only 250 winners in a few regions.
What is more interesting to me than all that’s the new football ish mode they are adding to Creative for this.
“Players are going to use the bodies of theirs, Pickaxes, power ups, speed boosts and more to try to outscore the opponents of theirs and come out the winner in this 4v4 bracket style gamemode,”
Epic say. “Each game features 2 rounds, with the winners advancing to face off against and the other team battling for 3rd and 4th in the various other match.”
It’ll be beautiful when players realise a teamie is wearing the kit of their footie team’s rivals, yet they overcome any differences to grind the opposition into the grass. That, or voice chat will be filled with inflammatory chants. But I want to believe in the power of football.