For the last year or so, the Battle Royale genre has dominated the video game scene, and there’s no bigger game than Fortnite. And today, the NFL announced that an agreement has been struck with developer Epic Games and a variety of NFL-themed items will be available for purchase including team uniforms:
Other items available for purchase will include “football-themed emotes, harvesting tools, gliders, and even a referee outfit,” according to the NFL press release. As far as the uniforms are concerned, the player gets to choose a number (1-99) and can be male or female. So yes, your dreams of wearing 69 in a Rams uniform can come true.
Items will be available for purchase on November 9 when the item shop refreshes at 4 pm PT. Any further details are left to speculation until that time. It appears that only home uniforms are available (for what it’s worth, it seems like they went with the “throwback” colors for the Rams, based on what I can tell in the video). And when Fortnite ran a World Cup uniform event in the summer, multiple character styles were available (blonde-haired white male, brown-haired female, African-American male and female just to name a few) while the country and number were customizable after purchase. This would mean that Kansas City Chiefs fans could switch to a more appropriate team jersey after their inevitable first-round exit in the playoffs. Again, this is purely speculation from my experience playing the game.
So, Ram fans, where is your favorite place to drop in? Gritty Gridiron? Pigskin Palace? Maybe even Lombardi Lake?
Author: Charlie Hiller