NFL fans can now participate in tail gates live from the “metaverse”.
Featured image: Twitter, @NFLZoneOfficial
Indeed, last week, the Goodell circuit announced a collaboration with the Fortnite video game, in which the NFL Zone was created. It’s a place where Fortnite players and NFL fans can come together, especially before weekend games, to experience the tail gate live from the “metaverse”.
Within the NFL Zone, we find in particular a virtual grandstand, a stadium and mini-games such as “Seek and Sack”, a modified version of the popular game mode “Search and Destroy”, and “Blitz the Bag”, which offers a “Tag” type game.
NFL Zone is now live in Fortnite! Party at the tailgate, explore the stadium, and compete in official islands based on some of your favorite @NFL teams! Play now! https://t.co/VfA7zWgL3E pic.twitter.com/Gm1pEYQgan
— NFL Zone (@NFLZoneOfficial) December 5, 2022
“Fortnite has become one of the go-to destinations for audiences seeking immersive and social experiences, and we see a huge opportunity to bring NFL football to a new generation of fans with the NFL Zone,” said NFL Vice President of Video Games Ed Kiang.
The first one map inspired by NFL teams currently features the San Francisco 49ers, but others will also be released in the coming months.
The NFL Zone will also partner with leading content creators in sports and video games to increase its awareness on various social media such as Instagram, TikTok, Twitch and YouTube. Select NFL players will also partner with these creators to promote and share their excitement for the NFL Zone.
An NFC vs AFC competition has also been integrated into the maps inspired by the Goodell circuit teams. Participating content creators will see their wins tallied on a giant scoreboard in the NFL Zone. The division with the most points will be crowned champions after an AFC vs. NFC final. Participants will also have the opportunity to play alongside their favorite content creators.