When is Fortnite's NBA Event?

Fortnite Jumpshot Skin released on June 2018
Fortnite Jumpshot Skin released on June 2018 / courtesy of Epic Games

When is Fortnite's NBA event?

A leak suggested that there may be a Fortnite NBA Event in May where players can support one of the 30 NBA teams. No official announcement has been made by Epic Games we have been given enough information to expect what is to come, such as event dates and rewards.

Internal Presentation at Epic Games Revealed
Internal Presentation at Epic Games Revealed / courtesy of Epic Games

An internal presentation at Epic Games on plans of Fortine for 2021 revealed information about a possible Party Tournament regarding basketball, and we believe this is the Fortnite NBA event. Make note that information stated in the articles are leaks and not official words from Epic Games.

When is Fortnite's NBA Event?

According to @iFireMonkey's information on Twitter, Fortnite's NBA event will take place from May 12 to May 16. Sign up is to begin on May 10, so hopefully, we will be given an official announcement sometime soon.

Event System

As mentioned earlier, players will be able to choose one of the 30 official NBA teams. After selecting a team, players will gain points to support the team.

Points can be earned by doing daily and ongoing tasks. These include in-game actions such as multi kills. At the end of the event, the NBA team with the most collective points will win.


Free rewards are given to players who participate. These are known to include a hookshot toy and Fortnite sprays, but more information will be revealed with the official announcement. Those who supported the top three NBA teams will also be receiving rewards. Here are what we know so far:

  • First Place: 500 V-bucks, NBA Championship Back Bling
  • Second Place: 300 V-bucks
  • Third Place: 100 V-bucks