According to an official blog post by Epic Games, the in-game store will be equipped with special bundles under the title “Balenciaga Style,” featuring four stylish skins for popular avatars: Doggo, Ramírez, Knight and Banshee.
Epic Games announce new collab with Balenciaga fashion brand
This is not the first time the global fashion house has collaborated with Epic Games either. According to the Artistic Director at Balenciaga, Demna Gvasalia, the firm is creating a new video game with Epic Games called Afterworld, which is set to premiere its Fall 2021 collection.
In addition to the exclusive skins of this thematic collaboration, Fortnite will launch several cosmetic packs with backpacks and other elements for the game, all based on the accessories released from the Balenciaga collection in real life.
During the reveal, the President of Epic Games, Adam Sussman, said: "Personal expression is one of the things that makes Fortnite so unique and there couldn't be a better first ally in the world of fashion other than Balenciaga to bring its authentic designs and cutting-edge culture to millions of players around the world."
Players that are unable to purchase an item from this collaboration using V-Bucks will be able to unlock limited-edition graffiti sprays for free, by completing a series of special missions.
We've indicated the tasks players must complete below:
- Make an emote in front of the Street Doggo graffiti in Retail Row, Believer Beach or Steamy Stacks (0/1) - Reward: Fashion Dog Graffiti
- Get Triple S sneakers at the Strange Times Featured Hub (0/40) - Reward: Knight Aspect Graffiti
In addition to the in-game Balenciaga content, players will also be able to purchase items from this collection in real life. These are already available for purchasing at physical Balenciaga stores or via the online store.
Be advised that some of these items can be fairly pricy. Among the items available for purchase are sweatshirts, priced from € 895 sweatshirts; caps, priced from € 300; as well as regular t-shirts, priced from € 500.
The Fornite x Balenciaga collaboration launches on 21st September.
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Featured image courtesy of Epic Games.