Ministry of Sport

NFL partners with Fortnite in new accessories deal

The National Football League (NFL) has partnered with Epic Games, the makers of the wildly successful online multiplayer-game Fortnitne.

The partnership sees virtual NFL team jerseys made available to purchase in-game and marks the first time that Epic Games has entered into a special outfits deal inside Fortnite

This gives gamers the ability to incorporate their favourite NFL teams into their online gaming experience, whilst also having the ability to purchase football-themed emotes, tools and a refereeing uniform.

Chief media and business officer at the NFL, Brian Rolapp said: “We see the popularity of Fortnite every day at the NFL as many of our players are passionate about this game.

“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.”

Mark Rein, co-founder of Epic Games, added: “We have so many football fans at Epic and we know a lot of the game’s fans share that same enthusiasm.

“Allowing our players to represent their favourite teams in the game was too cool of an opportunity for us to pass up, and we couldn’t be happier with how they turned out.”

Shaun Carney

Shaun Carney