Epic Games announce Jordan collaboration for Fortnite Battle Royale - Dexerto

Epic Games announce Jordan collaboration for Fortnite Battle Royale

Published: 21/May/2019 14:25 Updated: 22/May/2019 0:46

by Matt Porter


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. 

Epic GamesEpic Games and Jordan are teaming up in Fortnite Battle Royale.

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.

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.”

The in-game news feed was updated to announce the news.

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


Epic confirms long-awaited Fortnite pre-edit changes are coming soon

Published: 31/Oct/2020 4:43

by Andrew Amos


It’s been a long time coming, but now Fortnite players can be put at ease: Epic are working on pre-edit changes to make building easier after years of the community petitioning.

Pre-editing has been a contentious issue in the Fortnite community for years. They’re on for all players, and helps players quickly place a lot of edited builds.

However, most players don’t use pre-editing, so its existence ends up being a hindrance more than anything. It can leave players exposed due to a poor build, something they weren’t intending at the time.

Fortnite player editing build
Epic Games
Pre-edits have been the bane of Fortnite players across the world. Thankfully, Epic are working on disabling them.

A new rallying cry across the community comes across with every new season, pleading with Epic to at least give player the option to disable pre-edits. While they’ve been dodging the issue for quite some time, there’s finally been some solid news.

After a year of uncertainty with Epic stating they were “actively considering” it, they’ve now set their course on giving the community what they want.

“We don’t have an exact timetable, but we’re going to [add a disable pre-edit option],” community coordinator TheStevieT told players on Reddit.

It comes after more clips of players dying because of their pre-edited builds went viral across Reddit and other social media platforms. It’s quite the common occurrence, and with Epic now solidifying their stance, it’s got players excited.

That being said, it could be a little while before it’s added. They’ve started work, but without an exact timetable in mind, it could be seasons down the line. One can hope that it’ll be added in Chapter 2 Season 5 at the end of 2020 though.


Another Epic staffer, gstaffEpic, clarified that such a change isn’t in any of the Fortnite builds yet. However, it’s getting close, and it’s something they’re “working towards.”

It might not be the most explosive subject, but as far as quality of life changes go, this could completely transform the way Fortnite is played. We will update you once more information arises.