Fortnite and soccer (aka soccer) are no strangers to each other, but it looks like the two are deepening their relationship. As Eurogamer explains, Epic Games teased the appearance of Brazilian sports star Neymar in Fortnite on March 16. It’s not sure how he’ll manifest himself in the Battle Royale game, but there’s little doubt that he is – the number 10 jersey and Neymar’s own Twitter reaction are strong clues.
At the same time, a single player mission, Zero Crisis Finale, would be added to make it easier for players to get started with Chapter 6, Season 6, and to reshape “reality as we know it”. The timing is a bit ironic for Neymar himself. The Paris Saint-Germain player has been sidelined for most of the past few months due to injuries and is not expected to return to the field until later in March. Fortnite may be Neymar’s only venue for a few days.
Still, it’s a big deal. Neymar is one of the most famous athletes in the world, and even a fleeting appearance could spark interest in Fortnite. The question is whether or not other current football legends will follow suit. We wouldn’t expect Messi or Ronaldo to take a Royale win, but we can’t completely rule them out.