When Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr. was introduced as Chapter 2 Season 6’s secret Battle Pass pores and skin, I didn’t get it. What does knowledgeable athlete have something to do with a shooter sport?
Now that Epic Games has formally revealed how he appears in the sport, I get it now.
I was wrong about the Neymar Jr Fortnite pores and skin
The trailer depicts a battle, with Fishstick and firm caught behind cowl. From the massive fort they’re combating in opposition to comes a grenade, touchdown simply in vary. A Whiplash comes roaring in, and Neymar Jr. jumps out to dribble the grenade. As he kicks, Neymar transforms into some Gekiranger/Black Panther-inspired hero (shout out to Jungle Fury) and lands a exact kick on the grenade, sending it again into the fort whence it got here.
The trailer turned me right into a believer. I was amazed how flawlessly they match the real-world soccer star into the sport’s aesthetic.
If we’ve discovered something from Fortnite’s large success over the years, it’s that it actually exists as a content material supply platform first and is a sport second. That’s not the say that it’s a foul sport. I got here to like Fortnite for its goofy tone and surprisingly deep gameplay. At the finish of the day, it serves to get as many gamers in the sport (and spending cash) as doable.
To obtain this enterprise mannequin, Epic Games makes use of the sport as content material supply platform, promoting different media to succeed in the largest viewers doable. It’s primary advertising, and the sport will solely incorporate increasingly more diversified content material in the future. Fortnite has collabs with different video games, motion pictures and musicians, so it’s solely logical Epic Games would snap up some sports activities icons.
I as soon as noticed somebody write that Fortnite was principally a playground the place you get to play with digital motion figures. Looking at the sport on this lighthearted method makes it simpler to get pleasure from what you wish to get pleasure from. As lengthy as they’re not obtrusive to the general gameplay, these collaborations and crossovers are a good way to precise your self in the sport.
While I’m no sports activities fan by any means, I respect how effectively carried out this primary sports activities icon crossover is. It’s solely elective, appeals to a broad viewers and entices gamers to seize the Battle Pass. Unlike Season 4’s all Marvel all the time crossover, you possibly can select if you wish to expertise this or not. To me, this collaboration got here out method higher than I may have anticipated and is a fairly large win for the Chapter 2 Season Battle Pass.