In one of Fortnite’s most ambitious collaborations yet, Epic Games has announced they’ve teamed up with the NBA.
The latest update sees Fortnite players representing their favourite NBA team ahead of the official NBA playoffs.
Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell and Atlanta Hawk’s Trae Young are the face of the crossover, the athletes personally selecting items for players to pick up in the game.
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A new game mode has been added, NBA Team Battles will see players take shots at completing challenges while being rewarded with in-game items.
Players who managed to sign up are competing for Fornite’s own currency (V-Bucks) as well as in-game rewards.
It was limited to the first 15,000 players to sign up for a team. Don’t fret! If you miss out you can join as a “fan” to gain minor rewards.
The competition launched this week and will run over five days. All 30 NBA teams are represented and the event will last until May 24.
A new NBA Creative Hub is set to go live on May 26 – more details on this to come.
This is the second time Fortnite has partnered with a US league, teaming up with NFL back in 2018.
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