November 22nd, 2022 at 4:41 p.m. by Claus Ludewig – In the shooter Fortnite there are new skins just in time for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. There are different shirts suitable for the World Cup, whereby queer characters can also be created.
Probably the most controversial World Cup in FIFA history has been running since November 20th. In Qatar, there was an uproar ahead of the tournament over the ban on coming out as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Even national teams withdrew their rainbow-colored captain’s armband under threat of sanctions. In Fortnite, on the other hand, everyone is welcome. This is how queer characters can be created in the skin set that appeared around the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
10 customizable skins for Fortnite
In total, Epic offers ten different skins for football teams under the “Let Them Know” branding. The figures have jerseys, scarves, shorts and adjustable socks and boots. Although the developer does not use any World Cup lettering, the way it is made makes it clear that the outfits are for the World Cup. In the official description, Epic Games explains that the skins are intended to show the flag for its team. Shown in the blog post is a character skin with colors similar to the bisexual Pride flag.
Some of the most popular skins for Fortnite (buy now $16.99) are based on football themes. In 2021, digital likenesses of Harry Kane and Marco Reus made their Fortnite debut. There was also an in-game tournament called the UEFA Euro 2020 Cup with cash prizes. Fortnite is funded by selling in-game content. This requires V-Bucks exchanged for real money.
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Fortnite and World Cup 2022 Skins collection:
Epic Games has released new skins for Fortnite to coincide with the start of the World Cup in Qatar. There are 10 different skins with football jerseys, shorts, scarves, etc. for the characters under the name “Let them know”. It is also possible to dress queer characters or use rainbow colors to show solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community. This contrasts with the treatment of the queer community in Qatar at the World Cup, such as wearing the captain’s armband in rainbow colors forbidden is.
Quelle: Epic Games