The unbelievable world of Fortnite and football

O extraordinário mundo de Fortnite e futebol


A game where you can relax and have fun with friends or family. Survive in a zombie apocalypse, build or destroy buildings, and use your creativity.

The origins and history of Fortnite 

Fortnite is an online video game and platform developed by Epic Games, released in 2017. It has over 350 million registered players and has become a cultural phenomenon.

It's free and available on a huge range of devices such as PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS, and some Android devices too. Multiplayer games can last 30 minutes and players can quickly re-enter a new game.

It's one of the most popular and discussed games among young people. Players collaborate to survive in an open-world environment, by battling other characters, which are controlled either by the game itself or by other players.

There are several games created in partnership with Fortnite, such as Fortnite Battle Royal, LEGO Fortnite, Rocket Racing, Fortnite Festival, and so Fortnite Save the World.

You can play by yourself in a single-player mode or play with your friends in a cooperative mode called Save the World where you can fight creatures likely to be zombies. The most famous mode is “Battle Royale” which is free-to-play multiplayer. Up to 100 players enter an online game, competing individually or as part of squads of up to four, the last player standing in the battle arena wins.

In a Creative Mode, players can create their own building and play mini-games. The game offers other forms of entertainment, such as the chance to watch live and virtual performances from celebrities and pop stars.

To be able to play, users have to create an account, provide an email address, and create a username. You can play from the age of 12. 

Influences of Fortnite on culture, music, fashion, and sport

Fortnite is a widely popular online video game that has expanded its influence not only into the game itself but also into the fields of music, cinema, and fashion. While you're playing, you can organize a concert or watch exclusive movie screenings, with collaborations with renowned artists. Become a cultural phenomenon, captivating millions of players around the globe, and has evolved into more than just a game, creating a thriving community and having a significant impact on popular culture. The major key of Fortnite is its unique combination of gameplay elements.

The game has various themed seasons, each introducing new in-game mechanics, weapons, maps, and collaborative events. It created a new kind of gaming culture that focuses on community and social interactions. Epic Games organized esports tournaments where the winner will earn $2 002 000.

The game has famous music superstars like Travis Scott and Drake to athletes like Juju Smith Schuster and Lonzo Ball. The success of mainstream was due to Drake since he played with Tyler Ninja, the most popular streamer on Twitch. It had collaborations with Marvel Studios to promote Avengers, and partnerships with Deadpool, Batman, and Star Wars.

Top 10 best soccer skins in Fortnite

Here are  the top 10 of the best soccer skins in Fortnite, and what  you can learn about each one. 

10. Derby Dominator Skin

This skin belongs to Epic Fortnite Outfit and was released in Season 5 Chapter 2. It can be purchased for 1,500 V-Bucks, which is also a part of Kickoff Set. Fortnite is giving the recognition women deserve though the amount of female skins. The female skins are not only played by female players but also by male players. These skins prove that women should not be underestimated both in the game and on the pitch.

9. Breakaway Skin

This incredible skin is from Kickoff Set and it was introduced in Season 5 Chapter 2. It can be bought for 1,500 V-Bucks when it is listed, although it was unlocked by good Pele Cup placements for some players. This skin has the classic soccer vibes with the heavy build along with the tall and tough nature.

8. Midfield Master

With the incorporation of teams like Manchester City FC and Juventus, the Midfield Master became an immediate success amongst international gaming communities. It was added for the first time into the game in  Season 5 Chapter 2. This Epic Fortnite Outfit belongs to the Kickoff Set and can be bought  for 1,500 V-Bucks. You can customize this incredible skin into your favorite football club and have an exciting game

7. Clinical Crosser

This Rare Fortnite Outfit represents your country in style, and it belongs to the Goalbound Set, introduced in Season 4 Chapter 1. Can be bought in the Item shop for 1,200 V-Bucks  The release was during the World Cup, and it has many different colors and designs.

6. Pitch Patroller

The skin belongs to the Kickoff Set and is an Epic Fortnite Outfit that was released in Season 5 Chapter 2 of Fortnite, for 1,500 V-Bucks. It's considered a rare outfit since it was seen only a few times in the game. The skin wears a messy bun with the hair pinned up, which gives the outfit a sporty and exciting look, perfect for a battle.

5. Poised Playmaker

It was added to the game in Season 4 Chapter 1, and can be purchased for 1,200 V-Bucks from the Item shop. It´s a Rare Fortnite Outfit, and very famous between the players around the world. The design on this skin is identical to Adidas and is located throughout the Poised Playmaker´s shorts, shirts and shoes.

4. Finesse Finisher

This female character is the most popular skins, used by many players since it´s release, mostly chosen by female gamers in Canada. The release was right before the 2018 World Cup for Canada's National Team, in Season 4 Chapter 1 of Fortnite and can be purchased for 1,200 V-Bucks. The skin is part of the Galbound Set, but as a rare skin. 

3. Marco Reus

He is a legendary attacking midfielder, who´s a German professional soccer player. This skin is an Icon Series Fortnite Outfit that belongs to the Marcinho Set. Introduced to the fans in Season 7 Chapter 2 of Fortnite. It can be bought for 1,600 V-Bucks when it becomes available. Due to his amazing passing and dribbling skills, you can play at defense and try to be the last one standing.

2. Harry Kane

Regarded as one of the best strikers in the world, Harry Kane is a professional soccer player, known for his shooting and tackling. He's a famous soccer player with numerous fans worldwide, who were excited when this skin was released. It was introduced in the item shop in Season 7 Chapter 2, and can be purchased for 1,600 V-Bucks.

1. Neymar Jr

He's the Brazilian football sensation in Fortnite and he is considered one of the best soccer players in the world. The skin that belongs to Neymar Jr can be purchased for 950 V-bucks. Although his skin belonged to the Season 6 Chapter 2 “Battle Pass of Fortnite” and can´t be bought from the Item Shop, it is available in two different outfits, a Brazilian-themed jersey designed after the national flag and a blackened jersey.

The Neymar Jr. skin was very popular when it was released, since the majority of football fans availing it and playing Fortnite looking like Neymar. 

Footballers' addiction to FortniteMesut Özil

Within the community of soccer players who play Fortnite we have Mesut Özil, who was rumored to have missed a game due to injury, when in fact he was doing a Fortnite marathon.

Ousmane Dembélé

Ousmane Dembélé slept and missed his training because he stayed up too late playing with his teammates. 

Harry Kane

Harry Kane has his own skin in the game, he made a video with Dele Alli and Harry Maguire back in 2018 and also made an interview with Pieface while playing the game. 

Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann loved Fortnite so much he started to use emotes during his goal celebrations in real life, he took the “Take the L” when he scored for France in 2018. 

Neymar Jr.

Neymar Jr also has his own skin and has his first-ever win with Ninja.

Soccer curiosities about Fortnite

Why Mourinho doesn’t approve of Fortnite

Due to Fortnite being so addictive, some of the players have already fallen asleep and didn't go to training the next morning, or pretend to be sick to participate in a Fortnite tournament. That's why José Mourinho doesn't approve this famous game and stated “It´s a nightmare! Football players stay online all night playing that sh** and the next day they have a game”.

Pelé’s Air Punch special feature

In January 2023, Epic Games created the Pelé Cup inside Fortnite that would allow players to get the skins early and potentially other prizes. This debut was a game's partnership with the famous and legendary soccer player Pelé, one of the special features was the Pelé´s Air Punch.


At Byms, we believe in the positivity of Fortnite, which brings people together and gives them a sense of belonging to a community. That's one of the reasons we created BYMS Club, a safe place where you will feel loved, motivated, understood, and belonging to our tribe, where you can be yourself. Despite the differences between a Fortnite match, a soccer game, or the creation of an incredible outfit, we all want to matter and be part of a club.

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