West Ham United teams up with Epic Games to bring football to Fortnite
Fortnite players will be able to show their West Ham United pride with new emotes, outfits, and tournaments!
This week West Ham United and Epic Games are celebrating global football in Fortnite, alongside more than 20 other top clubs around the world.
Starting from 00:00 on Sunday 24 January, players can choose from 10 different variants of new “Kickoff Set” Outfits to represent their favorite club in-game. Each Outfit can be swapped to any of the 23 football clubs participating, including West Ham.
Additionally, players will be able to earn or purchase two new emotes, including a “Fancy Footwork” dribbling emote and the iconic “Pelé’s Air Punch” celebration.
Anyone playing the game can also visit the Creative Hub for an immersive football experience throughout the week, and join select clubs around the world in hosted Fortnite tournaments.
In addition, West Ham United will be celebrating the event with a broad range of exciting competitions, content and live streams across its @WestHamEsports and @WestHam Twitter, Instagram, Twitch and YouTube media channels, more details of which will be unveiled as the celebration goes on.
With the event initially announced on 19 January, Fortnite players and footballers around the world were also able to jump into the game on 20 January for the opportunity to earn rewards even earlier by participating in the Pelé Cup.
With a vast global community behind it, Fortnite is a free-to-play cross-platform Battle Royale game, and is one of the world’s largest with over 350 million accounts worldwide and 2.5 billion friend connections.
Nate Nanzer, Head of Global Partnerships at Epic Games, said: “Football is consistently one of the top sports that our players tell us they want to see and experience in Fortnite.
"We’re excited to team up with West Ham United to bring ‘the beautiful game’ to Fortnite fans around the world as they face off in competitive tournaments, experience new creative modes of gameplay, and celebrate global football.”