Following a bunch of sports-themed Fortnite crossovers over the previous few years – like ones based mostly on footballer Neymar, the NFL, and Liverpool soccer membership – Fortnite’s getting one other sporty in-game bash. North America’s National Basketball Association (NBA) is the following on the battle royale game’s listing of sporty tie-ins, and this crossover brings a five-day contest which options all 30 NBA groups and a bunch of latest in-game rewards.

Called Fortnite x NBA: The Crossover, the event kicks off this very day (May 19) and runs by to May 23. The headline of the event is the five-day-long competitors referred to as Fortnite x NBA Team Battles, which gets gamers to enroll and ‘join’ their favorite NBA staff so as to full challenges and nab some rewards.

But, it’s value noting you’ll need to be fast about it if you wish to get caught in – you possibly can signal as much as nab both a ‘member’ or a ‘fan’ spot, with the previous being restricted to simply 15,000 locations per staff and latter solely open to the primary 500,000 gamers that join, after which era fan sign-ups will shut.

The method the event works is by first up getting gamers – members and followers alike – to finish problem duties over the primary three days of the competitors. Completing duties permits you to unlock an in-game ‘Spin!’ spray and banner. From May 22-23, Team Battles leaderboards go reside. “Follow your team’s Challenge Tasks and leaderboard progress on the site,” Epic Games explains in a press launch. “The higher your team positions among the teams of the same group, the better the chance you have of earning V Bucks and an additional reward – the ‘NBA Championship Trophy’ Back Bling.”

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As for the rewards on offer when the event involves a detailed, here’s what’s on the desk for the in-game event:

  • Members of the #1 ranked NBA staff get 500 V-bucks plus a Fortnite NBA Championship trophy in-game beauty again bling
  • Fans on #1 ranked NBA staff get a Fortnite NBA Championship trophy in-game beauty again bling
  • Members on the #2 ranked NBA staff get 300 V-bucks
  • Members on the #three ranked NBA staff get 100 V-bucks
  • Completing three problem duties (members and followers) gets you the Fortnite ‘Spin!’ in-game beauty spray
  • Completing 5 problem duties (members and followers) gets you a Fortnite in-game beauty banner

You can head to the Fortnite x NBA Team Battles site for full phrases of participation and particulars on the event.

Alongside the event itself, there are additionally NBA-themed outfits and different goodies coming to the sport. “Debuting on May 21, 2021 at 8pm ET, players can suit up and rep any of the league’s 30 teams,” Epic explains. “The In The Paint Set includes 31 uniforms, including all 30 NBA teams.” There’s additionally a ‘Shoot and Score’ pack together with a Hookshot emote and Mini Hoop again bling which might function the logos of all 30 NBA groups, and extra. You can discover out the complete particulars on Fortnite’s site at that hyperlink.

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