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Last year, playing Fortnite largely meant hopping onto a make-believe island in the hope of surviving against 99 other players. This year, Fortnite isn’t as divorced from the real world — there are constant tie-ins that encourage people to buy, or at least engage with brands and products. To play Fortnite in 2019 is to be enmeshed in advertisements.
Early on, the cross-promotion felt like an extension of Fortnite culture. As Fortnite blew up, its in-game dances started popping up all over the world, eventually becoming a staple of post-scoring celebrations across multiple sports. When Epic Games, the developer, introduced soccer skins and interactive pitches to celebrate the World Cup in summer 2018, the connection between the two felt natural: Fortnite is sports. Curiously, this branded integration ended up becoming a prominent part of Fortnite’s culture, as nowadays “soccer skins” are famed for being overly earnest players who try to win at all costs. The cosmetics, which are customizable, are highly desired among the Fortnite community, with players often begging for the skins to come back into the shop. The NFL skin tie-in, which first occurred in the fall of 2018, wasn’t nearly as influential in Fortnite’s day-to-day culture, but the release was popular all the same.
2018 also saw the release of Fortnite’s Avengers crossover, where players could collect the Infinity Stones and become Thanos. The collaboration may sound unusual, until you consider that it’s two of the biggest entertainment properties on earth teaming up together. If Fortnite is going to collaborate with something, the only behemoth that comes close to its cultural penetration is Marvel. It also helps that chances are pretty good that video game fans will also be into superheroes.