Back in March, Epic Games teased a collaboration between Fortnite and Neymar Jr that would bring the star soccer player into the developer’s hit battle royale game. Epic didn’t necessarily come out and reveal it at the time, but eagle-eyed fans spotted the hints in teasers leading up to Chapter 2 – Season 6: Primal.
This weekend, Epic finally unveiled the official collaboration, confirming that Neymar Jr will be available starting this week. With the release of v16.30 on April 27, players who have the Chapter 2 Season 6 Battle Pass will have access to a range of Neymar Jr Quests. Each quest has a specific Neymar Jr reward associated with it for completion.
Here’s a quick look at the different Neymar Jr cosmetics coming Fortnite.
As you can see, the cosmetics are in line with this season’s Primal theme. The one on the far left is actually Neymar Jr’s Primal Form, which makes him look almost like Marvel’s Black Panther but with the Paris Saint-Germain team club colors, which is pretty awesome.
Fortnite: Neymar Jr Battle Pass Quests
"TALK TO AN ISLAND SOCCER PLAYERUnlocks the Soccer Ball Emote Toy and a Neymar Jr Banner.COMPLETE 3 QUESTS FROM ISLAND SOCCER PLAYERSUnlocks the Neymar Jr-themed Matador Loading Screen.COMPLETE 5 QUESTS FROM ISLAND SOCCER PLAYERSUnlocks the Neymar Jr Outfit.DROP KICK THE SOCCER BALL TOY 500 METERS AS NEYMAR JRUnlocks the Joia Trophy Back Bling.SCORE A GOAL WITH THE SOCCER BALL TOY AS NEYMAR JRUnlocks the Jaguar Strike Pickaxe.ELIMINATE 3 OPPONENTS AS NEYMAR JRComplete this objective to free the primal self within…This Quest unlocks the Shhh. Emote, a built-in Emote for Neymar Jr that awakens one of his primal forms."
In addition to these, there’s another set of Neymar Jr cosmetic rewards that you can unlock by completing Chapter 2 Season 6 Epic Quests. This Epic set will include an Exhibition Style of the Neymar Jr Outfit, based on his familiar uniform colors of yellow, blue and green, as well as an alternate Primal form of this.
So you basically have the chance to unlock four different Neymar Jr Outfits. There’s also an additional Emote, Spray, Emoticon Pickaxe and Glider.
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Epic had previously acknowledged that sports is a “strategical vertical” for Fortnite’s developing metaverse and Neymar Jr is one of the most popular soccer (futbol) players in the world. Fortnite has had previous crossovers with other sports like the NFL and NBA, but nothing to this sort of extent. The detail in the outfits and other cosmetics are very impressive but I love the Exhibition Style Primal one.
What do you think of the Fortnite crossover with Neymar Jr?