It’s almost time for Shark Week, and Fortnite is getting in on the hype with some special shark-themed items. Shark Week is an annual event on the Discovery Channel with different programs to sink your teeth into. Shark Week has been going strong for 30 years now.

Fortnite teased some of the items on their Twitter account Saturday. We got a look at the ‘Chomp Sr.’ outfit (2,000 V-Bucks) and the ‘Chomp Jr.’ pickaxe (1,500 V-bucks). A new emote is also being released. “On the Hook,” (500 V-Bucks) shows your character reeling in a fish, (or shark) and then showing it off. All of the items appear to be cosmetic, which is not a big surprise because that’s just like everything else in the game.

Shark Week officially kicks off Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern with Monster Tag. Professional athletes including Aaron Rodgers and Lindsey Vonn are teaming up with shark scientists to learn more about shark populations and saving the predator. You can find out more about Shark Week events here.

All of the Fortnite Shark Week items are available in the item shop now. Fornite is also celebrating its first birthday. Gamers can participate in special quests to unlock birthday-themed items and an XP bonus.

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Katie has been playing video games since she was about ten, starting out destroying her older brother at Jet Moto on the original PlayStation. Now she evolved to to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Katie is a student at Boise State University and a digital news producer for a local company. In her free time, you can find Katie inhaling coffee by the pot and playing Overwatch.