Fortnite is officially adding NBA appearances on Friday

Fortnite NBA skins, previously leaked, are officially coming to the in-game store very soon, and there will be one for all 30 teams.

New in-game jerseys for your Fortnite character will be released on May 21 at 5 PM PDT / 8 PM ET. All 30 NBA teams are represented, and you can get them through the “In The Paint” group. Much of this information has been leaked, while some documents from Apple versus Epic’s case have leaked some information as well.

Fortnite also adds a “Shoot & Score” pack that comes with basketball-themed items like Mini Hoop back bling (which can be customized with any NBA team’s logo) and Hookshot emote. Another expression, Dribblin, is also coming to Fortnite.

Also as part of this update, NBA players Donovan Mitchell and Trae Young will have their Locker Packs available in the Item Shop so you can decorate your player like them. Mitchell wardrobe comes with a Cozy Chomps outfit, Sharky Shawl bling back, Stark Splitter, Dynamic Fire and Fire Spinner emote.

Young’s wardrobe, meanwhile, includes the Scarlett Commander outfit, the Golden Digger Ax, the Wolf Happy Stars, and the Passion Ball.

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Epic has also announced a new “Team Battles” event called Fortnite x NBA: The Crossover. This is a five-day competition from May 19 to 23 that players can participate in for a chance to win in-game rewards and V-Bucks. Full details about the event and how to participate can be found at Fortnite.

Finally, Epic mocked that there will be some sort of NBA collaboration with Fortnite Creative mode next week. More details will be announced on May 25.

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All of this is happening now to coincide with the start of the NBA playoffs, which began this week.

In other news, I entered the Epic vs. Apple is now its third and final week, although it remains to be seen when a decision may be made and how it might be affected by Epic and Apple.

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