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Fortnite And Verizon Join Forces To Create Digital Stadium To Celebrate Super Bowl

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Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching, and Fortnite and communications company Verizon want you to experience stadium life Super Bowl week by teaming up with Epic Games' Fortnite in what is being called the "biggest activation ever built in creative mode."

Per the press release, Fortnite players can head into the large stadium, built by Beyond Creative, ahead of the game on Sunday and play some (American) football-themed games, as well as interact with professional football players such as Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa, Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and more. Players can also interact with professional gamers this week in the stadium via two livestreams being held on February 2nd (tomorrow) and February 5th. 

In addition to the in-game activities, such as providing multiple camera angles of the stadium as well as the ability to project NFL's Next-Gen Stats overlays, Verizon also announced a concert with some pretty big headliners coming this week. Verizon also announced it was donating 10 million dollars to non-profit LISC, which provides financial support to businesses which have been affected by the pandemic.

Fortnite also announced it was bringing back its Gridiron Gang set on February 4th, to let fans get into the Super Bowl action by showcasing their favorite teams in game. Twitch Tivals will also be hosting Streamer Bowl II, featuring Fortnite on February 4th at 2pm PT, 5pm ET. According to Epic, the event will pair 30 NFL players with a twitch streamers and fans to compete for a $1 million non-profit prize. 


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore