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Fortnite’s transforming Neymar Jr. outfit finally has a release date

Neymar’s armored-cat skin will require a few challenges to unlock

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Neymar Jr. is finally making his way to Fortnite. The international soccer superstar will join the game on Tuesday, April 27, Epic announced on Sunday. But once he’s in Fortnite, Neymar Jr.’s more than just a soccer player, as his skin features a transformation into a football-playing mechanical jaguar.

Neymar’s Fortnite outfit is part of the game’s season 6 battle pass and will require players to complete a few challenges to unlock it. The challenges will go live when the skin arrives in the game. According to Epic’s post, the challenges will be given out as quests by soccer players around the Fortnite island. Competing a few of the quests will reward players with various cosmetic items like emotes and banners, but you’ll need to complete five to unlock the Neymar Jr. Outfit itself.

Along with Neymar’s base skin, Epic will also offer an alternate skin inspired by the iconic yellow, blue, and green colors of the Brazilian national football team. Neymar’s release will also come with a variety of cosmetic items themed after the Paris Saint-Germain superstar including the Jaguar Strike Pickaxe, the Aerial Acrobat Glider, and a celebration emote.

To further celebrate Neymar’s arrival in Fortnite, there will be special courses in Creative Mode that are themed after Paris, where Neymar currently plays, and a Neymar Jr. Cash Cup tournament with a specially designed soccer boot as the prestigious top prize.

Neymar Jr.’s battle pass skin, cosmetics, and quests will all go live on April 27 with Fortnite update v16.30.

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