Neymar Jr Joins Fortnite This Week as the First Playable Athlete
Brazilian soccer star Neymar Jr, when he arrives on April 27, will be the first professional athlete to become playable in Fortnite.
Neymar Jr, who is currently a forward for Paris Saint-Germain F.C. and the Brazil National Football Team, will be available as part of a special Quest line for all who own the Chapter 2 Season 6 Battle Pass.
He can be contained no more!
Starting April 27, Battle Pass owners can earn the @neymarjr Outfit and other items from his Set.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 25, 2021
Completing these quests will unlock Neymar’s outfit, the Soccer Ball Emote Toy, the Matador Loading Screen, the Joia Trophy Back Bling, the Jaguar Strike Pickaxe, and the Shhh. Emote.
This Shhh. Emote is special because it will awaken one of his primal forms that more-or-less turns Neymar Jr into a power ranger-esque super hero.
More items can be unlocked by completing all of these Quests, including the I’m Ready! Spray, Stealth Shot Emoticon, Hang Loose Celebration Emote, Aerial Acrobat Glider, and the Exhibition Style of the Neymar Jr Outfit, Jaguar Strike Pickaxe, and Aerial Acrobat Glider.
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There will also be a special Paris-themed Welcome Hub in Fortnite Creative to explore, a “Go Crazy Arena” playlist, a Neymar Jr Cup that will allow players to win a custom-designed soccer boot, and much more.
As previously mentioned, while Fortnite has offered an Emote honoring Pele and outfits inspired by some of the biggest Soccer clubs in the world and the NFL, this is the first time a professional athelete has been created as a playable outfit in the game.
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