Ahead of the 2021 NBA Playoffs, the league is joining Fortnite for the first time ever. Coinciding with the debut of the State Farm NBA Play-In Tournament, Fortnite x NBA: The Crossover brings basketball’s best into the Item Shop and Fortnite Creative, and with Team Battles, a unique experience featuring all 30 NBA teams in Fortnite.
DEBUT OF NBA OUTFITS
Debuting on 22 May at 8am GMT+8, players can suit up and rep any of the league’s 30 teams. The In The Paint Set includes 31 uniforms, including all 30 NBA teams.
Also available, grab the Shoot & Score Pack to get the Hookshot Emote and Mini Hoop Back Bling, which can feature the logo of all 30 NBA teams. When other players have the Mini Hoop Back Bling equipped, you’ll be able to call your shot.
If you’re more of a point guard, show off your handles with the Dribblin’ traversal Emote.
Some of the league’s best are ready to share what they wear when they escape into Fortnite. Starting next week, Locker Bundles personally selected by NBA guards Donovan Mitchell and Trae Young will arrive in the Item Shop.
Donovan’s Locker includes: Cozy Chomps Outfit, Sharky Shawl Back Bling, Stark Splitter Pickaxe, Dynamic Fire Wrap, Fire Spinner Emote
Trae’s Locker includes: Scarlet Commander Outfit, Gold Digger Pickaxe, Happy Stars Wrap, and Baller Emote
FORTNITE X NBA TEAM BATTLES
Just as the NBA Playoffs tip off this week following the State Farm Play-In Tournament, Fortnite x NBA: The Crossover heats up with a five-day competition featuring all 30 NBA teams. Welcome to the Fortnite x NBA Team Battles!
Taking place from 19 to 23 May 2021, visit the Fortnite x NBA Team Battles official page to sign up and support your favourite NBA team, plus have a shot at earning in-game rewards and V-Bucks.
COMING SOON: FORTNITE CREATIVE
And that’s just the beginning. Coming next week, the NBA crosses over into Fortnite Creative. Look for a new blog update showcasing the new NBA Welcome Hub on 25 May 2021.