To celebrate the World Cup, Fortnite are introducing football skins

The World Cup kicks off this week

To mark the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018, Fortnite looks set to allow gamers the chance to play their characters with new football-themed skins.

The co-op fantasy ‘Battle Royale’-style survival game developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly and has become hugely popular over the last year. Set on modern day planet earth (but with 98 per cent of the population now gone thanks to a storm), the game will be keeping up with the times with a nod to the World Cup.

The latest patch update has been leaked by the Twitter account TwoEpicBuddies, shows that the game will feature eight different soccer-themed skins, as well as new ‘soccer emotes’. Check them out below.

This comes after Basketball skins were also made available.

Earlier this year, it emerged that Fornite had become the most viewed game in Youtube history. Historically, Minecraft has dominated Youtube as the reigning champ of gaming views. However, Fortnite reached over 2.4 billion views in February alone. Youtube’s director of VR/AR Gaming revealed that Fornite “holds the record for the most videos related to a video game uploaded in a single month”.

 

It was also announced that an Avengers: Infinity War and Fortnite crossover is coming.

Thanos will appear in the ‘Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup’ mode.

The game mode will see 100 players battling on a single map as per usual, but with the added bonus of the Infinity Gauntlet being added into the mix.

When found, the gauntlet will transform one lucky user into Thanos – presumably bestowing them with the power of turning enemies into dust.