Epic Games have announced that they are teaming up with the iconic Jordan brand for a special collaboration in Fortnite Battle Royale.
Fortnite Battle Royale is one of the biggest franchises on the market today, so it comes as little surprise that the Jordan brand have linked up with Epic Games.
With Jordan widely recognized as one of the biggest names in sneaker culture, the collaboration sees two of the most popular entities in the world linking to create new, exciting content for fans of their respective companies.
What is the Fortnite and Michael Jordan collaboration?
Little is known about the upcoming Fortnite and Jordan collaboration, which was first announced on Tuesday, May 21.
Epic Games released a cryptic tweet on May 21 featuring an emoji of a goat, and one of a basketball, but many were unsure as to what it meant.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) May 21, 2019
An updated to the game’s built-in news feed confirmed that it was actually linked to a collaboration with the Jordan brand, with the use of the goat emoji referencing Michael Jordan himself, who many considered is the greatest basketball player of all time.
The addition to the news feed is titled “Game recognize game,” but gives little else away, telling players to “drop in tomorrow.”
What the collaboration will entail is currently unknown, but it’s likely that we will see the return of basketball skins, although we may see Jordan branded uniforms and gear instead thanks to the special collaboration.
Some think we may also see a special in-game event to tie in with the closing stages of the NBA Playoffs, much like the John Wick event that was added to the game to promote the release of the new Parabellum movie.
Thankfully, Fortnite fans won’t have long wait to find out what is coming, as the Fortnite Battle Royale and Jordan collaboration will be included in the v9.1 update which releases on May 22.
Hours after the initial announcement of the crossover, a teaser was released from the official Jordan Twitter and instagram accounts that gave the first look at what appears to be a brand-new skin set to be released with the v9.10 update.
While there’s still no word on everything that will be included with the crossover, it looks to be yet another successful crossover following in the footsteps of the NFL and Guardians of the Galaxy crossover skins that have been released in the last year.
Updated at 8:45pm EST