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Fortnite Neymar skin release date: Skins, quests and the Neymar Cup revealed

A sporting star enters the Fortnite world.

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Published: Monday, 26th April 2021 at 11:13 am

By now, many of you will have already started to experience what Fornite Chapter 2 Season 6 has to offer with the exhilarating conclusion to the Zero Crisis event that has kept us all entertained for a while now.

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The event has given us many different skins from the entertainment world, including the Alien Xenomorph, Lara Croft and many characters from Marvel, which have all been welcome additions.

Well, the next skin is not a superhero one (although PSG fans may disagree with that) but a star from the sporting world: Neymar Jr! Here is all we know about his inclusion in Fortnite so far, including when we can get the skin for ourselves - and what sweet rewards we can get by completing Neymar Jr specific quests!

When is Neymar coming to Fortnite?

Epic Games has confirmed that Brazilian football star Neymar Jr is coming to Fortnite on April 27th - so this week! It has also been revealed that Neymar will have 11 cosmetics – more than the Mandalorian has! He'll be the first sportsperson to join Fortnite, and it'll be interesting to see who follows in his studded footsteps. Fingers crossed for Teddy Sheringham to be next.

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Fortnite Neymar quests lists

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With the Neymar skin comes a series of quests - all centred around the footballing star himself. By completing the quests, which are part of the season 6 battle pass, you will unlock many cool things along the way.

The full breakdown of all the quests is as follows - and just to be clear, the use of the word "soccer" is from Epic Games, not us!

  • Talk to an island soccer player: Soccer-loving Characters on the Island. Strike a conversation! Unlocks the Soccer Ball Emote Toy and a Neymar Jr Banner.
  • Complete 3 quests from island soccer players: A good player always helps their teammates. Unlocks the Neymar Jr-themed Matador Loading Screen.
  • Complete 5 quests from island soccer players: Become a true ace. Unlocks the Neymar Jr Outfit.
  • Drop-kick the soccer ball toy 500 meters as Neymar Jr: Fortnite meters, that is. Unlocks the Joia Trophy Back Bling.
  • Score a goal with the soccer ball toy as Neymar Jr: You can do this one in your sleep. Unlocks the Jaguar Strike Pickaxe.
  • Eliminate 3 opponents as Neymar Jr: "Complete this objective to free the primal self within." This Quest unlocks the Shhh. Emote, a built-in Emote for Neymar Jr that awakens one of his primal forms.

Epic Quest Neymar rewards

Think the quests are all you need to do? Incorrect! There are also epic quests to take on and these are part of the Chapter 2 Season 6 Epic Quest line - complete a certain amount and you will unlock the below.

  • I’m ready! Spray
  • Stealth Shot Emoticon
  • Hang Loose Celebration Emote
  • Aerial Acrobat Glider
  • Exhibition Style of the Neymar Jr Outfit, Jaguar Strike Pickaxe, and Aerial Acrobat Glider

Fortnite Creative also gets Neymar content

But wait, there's even more! Fortnite's Creative mode is getting in on the fun too, with Neymar Jr and PUMA sharing a Creative experience between April 27th and May 4th.

There is a new Paris-themed Welcome Hub made by community creators Kryw and Iscariote, and a new casual combat experience in the “Go Crazy Arena” playlist made by community creators Madmoods and Immature.

The Go Crazy Arena features 8v8 combat and has power-ups and infinite respawns enabled for maximum carnage. Eliminating players earns gold, and that can be used to get bonuses for yourself and other members of your team. Once a team reaches 200 eliminations - they win!

Take part in the Neymar Jr Cup

Will you win the Neymar Cup? Someone has to!
Will you win the Neymar Cup? Someone has to! Epic Games

And last but not least, you can win a custom-designed soccer boot, inspired by Neymar Jr’s primal form, by competing in the Neymar Jr Cup! There are a few of these boots up for grabs, with the top player per region in this Solo tournament scooping the prize.

The Neymar Jr Cup takes place on April 28th, with a three-hour window in which you can compete against other players and try to win that boot! You can also win the Spinner Takes All Emoticon by taking part.

You can compete in up to 10 matches in your region’s three-hour time window. To get the time for your area, visit the Compete tab in-game and make sure you have Two-Factor Authentication enabled and are above level 30. If you do enter, good luck to you!

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