Super Bowl 2019: 'Fortnite' to offer special Rams, Patriots uniforms, 'NFL Rumble' game mode
The popular video game is offering wearable NFL team uniforms for the second time since November
Almost three months after firstthanks to a partnership with the league, "Fortnite" is preparing to debut more football gear in celebration of Super Bowl LIII.
As USA Today's Mike Snider reported Tuesday, the popular multiplayer video game will honor the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots by offering new, all-white team uniforms starting Friday at 7 p.m. Eastern. It will also host a limited-time "NFL Rumble" game mode that pits 20 players in Rams or Patriots jerseys against each other, as well as make all 32 NFL team uniforms available for purchase in the "Fortnite" item shop.
The jersey outfits, which are just one variation of countless "skins" worn by "Fortnite" players, will be priced comparable to others in the game, according to Snider. They typically cost between 1,200 and 1,500 V-Bucks, the in-game currency that can be earned through play or purchased with actual money. That equates to about $12 to $15 in the real world.
As part of the Super Bowl LIII package, "Fortnite" will also offer a free pigskin toy in the item store starting on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Pick Six Newsletter
Get the day's big stories + fun stuff you love like mock drafts, picks and power rankings.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
Shuttered amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the XFL may not be dead just yet
This despite suggestions that in-person minicamps could still be possible in June
Up to 230 cars will be allowed inside the complex to watch classic movies and old Dolphins...
The lineman clears the air on a potential return for the players
Singletary last coached in the NFL in 2016
Check out how the interior of the $2 billion stadium is shaping up
Here's the perfect way to keep track of all your schedule leaks and updates in one place
CBS Sports is bringing you live updates and analysis as the 2020 NFL Draft wraps up on Saturday
Live scores, highlights and updates from the Broncos vs. Raiders football game