The Mercedes driverwill be available in two variants and interestingly, Roscoe, the Brit’s beloved English bulldog will also be debuting as the character’s back bling item in the game.Roscoe is a celebrity in itself, boasting a strong, over a million followers on Instagram.
This collaboration is part of Epic Games’ ongoing efforts to bring real-world celebrities and experiences to Fortnite. In the past, the game has partnered with a variety of popular names, including LeBron James, Neymar Jr, and Ariana Grande. The Hamilton skin will be released on November 17, 2023. This collaboration also marks the first time that a Formula 1 driver will be available as a character in the game.
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The bundle can be expected to include Hamilton’s swanky streetwear, the Roscoe back bling, and a variety of other cosmetic items.
Fortnite was released in 2017 and has since become one of the most popular games in the world, with over 500 million registered players. Fortnite is available on a variety of platforms, including PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile devices.
Back in the real world, Hamilton will be hoping to do the unthinkable at the upcoming Las Vegas GP as the entire grid will be heading into an uncharted territory that is the newly-constructed street circuit. With just two races to go, the 38-year-old currently ranks third in the drivers’ standings, hot on the heels of Red Bull Racing driver Sergio Perez. The duo is separated by just 32 points with the former having bagged 258 points as the Mercedes talisman trails with 236.