The next Fortnite Icon Series member has been revealed and it’s a member that you likely never expected.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson becomes the first NFL player to have his own locker bundle and emote. Of course, NFL players playing Fortnite is nothing new as JuJu Smith-Schuster has been a long-time player of the game.
Jefferson will have his Icon Series emote based on his endzone dance, which was created by Allen Davis. If you’re a Vikings fan, you might have seen him bust this “Get Griddy” move a few times over the past season since he scored seven touchdowns.
Typically, an Icon Series member would be getting a skin of their own, but Epic decided to only give the wide receiver an emote, but they did let him pick his own bundle.
Here’s a look at what you need to know.
New Icon Series Emote
This new emote will be available on April 28 and since it’s just an emote, like the Bruno Mars Icon Series cosmetic was, this one will be a lot cheaper to pick up than a skin would be.
If you’re interested in picking up Jefferson’s locker bundle, then you might be interested in knowing what’s in it.
On top of the new Icon Series emote, you’ll get the following cosmetics:
- Outfit: Hit Man Outfit
- Back Bling: Hit Me!
- Emotes: Get Griddy & Signature Shuffle
- Pickaxe: Weathered Gold
- Wrap: Arcade Kid
All in all, it’s a pretty solid bundle as these are not cosmetics you see every day, so it’ll be nice to pick it all up at once if you’re interested.
It’ll likely hang around in the Item Shop for a few days once it’s released, but make sure you pick it up if you want because Icon Series cosmetics don’t come back to the shop very often.
Don’t Forget the Other Sports Star
This is shaping up to be a big week for sports fans as soccer superstar Neymar Jr. will also be getting a skin in the game.
This one will different than the Jefferson cosmetics as Neymar will only be available for Battle Pass owners. On April 27, following the release of the v16.30 update, a new set of quests will become available that’ll unlock the skin.
On top of this, there will also be a back bling, pickaxe and loading screen up for grabs that can be unlocked by completing challenges.
To summarize, we have Neymar and v16.30 on Tuesday and then we have the Justin Jefferson Icon Series bundle on Wednesday. While that’s enough for many players, we’ll likely be getting some new things to do in the update as well.
As we go into the third big update of Season 6, things are certainly looking up so we’ll just have to hope Epic is able to keep the ball rolling in the coming weeks.
Will you be picking up any of these cosmetics when they become available? They won’t be around forever!