Fortnite adds Pelé Cup and official football cosmetics this week

Fortnite is adding a ton of Football cosmetics and new competitive series in its newest update.


Fortnite continues to be the biggest platform in gaming for promotions and crossover events. With a countless number of brands and artists in its history of collaborators, we’re always interested to see what Epic Games will pull out of its sleeve next. This week, licensed football cosmetics will be coming to the free-to-play battle royale, including content themed around football legend Pelé.

In a news post made to the Fortnite website, Epic Games details the new football content coming to the game. “We’re kicking off 2021 in style by bringing the world of football (or soccer to some) in Fortnite! Football fans can get the new Kickoff Set and Pelé’s Air Punch Emote on January 23, and possibly get them earlier by participating in the Pelé Cup on January 20.” players will be able to purchase outfits and show support for their favorite club.

Every football club available in Fortnite’s new Kickoff set:

  • Manchester City FC
  • Juventus
  • AC Milan
  • Inter Milan
  • AS Roma
  • Seattle Sounders FC
  • Atlanta United 
  • Los Angeles FC
  • Santos FC
  • Wolves
  • West Ham United FC
  • Sevilla FC
  • Sporting CP
  • Borussia Mönchengladbach
  • FC Schalke 04
  • VFL Wolfsburg
  • Rangers FC
  • Celtic FC
  • Cerezo Osaka
  • Melbourne City FC
  • Sydney FC
  • Western Sydney Wanderers
  • EC Bahia

Players will only need to purchase one of the new football skins, which can be swapped for any of the aforementioned clubs. The items will hit the item shop on January 23, and will be featured for a limited time. Players can also purchase a new emote inspired by Pelé’s iconic air punch.

The Pelé Cup will begin on January 20, where players can earn the new Kickoff set cosmetics for free. Stick with us here on Shacknews for the latest news and updates on Fortnite.

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Donovan is a young journalist from Maryland, who likes to game. His oldest gaming memory is playing Pajama Sam on his mom's desktop during weekends. Pokémon Emerald, Halo 2, and the original Star Wars Battlefront 2 were some of the most influential titles in awakening his love for video games. After interning for Shacknews throughout college, Donovan graduated from Bowie State University in 2020 with a major in broadcast journalism and joined the team full-time. He is a huge Star Wars nerd and film fanatic that will talk with you about movies and games all day. You can follow him on twitter @Donimals_

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