With Fortnite continuing to grow beyond all expectations, it comes as no surprise that major platform holders have seen merit in using the battle royale as a promotional tool. Limited edition console bundles are often responsible for driving unit sales, though nothing quite screams ‘buy me!’ like a custom paint job and several additional extra goodies not found anywhere else.
Given the Xbox One’s turbulent lifecycle, it, more than any other, definitely needs such a boost. Which is why, assuming this recent leak is accurate, Microsoft has once again decided to team up with Epic Games to give Fortnite fans, in particular, a reason to join the Xbox brand. It has, after all, been a hot minute since both parties joined forces to present such a treat, the first images for which you can feast your eyes on below.
Similarly to previous bundles, this fun-filled box comes packed with a limited edition purple Xbox One S and gamepad, as well as codes for a series of cosmetic items with which to kit your Fortnite avatar out with. Included is the Dark Vertex skin – a color swap of the existing Vertex outfit – and a tasty 2,000 bonus V-bucks to be spent however you wish. It appears too, that both a glider and pickaxe are part of the bundle, what with images for both present on the collection’s box art, but it remains to be seen whether that’s the case.
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As far as availability and pricing are concerned, Microsoft has yet to officially confirm the bundle’s existence, though it very likely could be part of a surprise announcement reserved for next month’s E3. Regardless, expect further details over the weeks to come.
In the meantime, there’s a wealth of existing content waiting to be explored in-game. Fortnite Season 9 kicked off earlier this month and marked the arrival of several new gameplay features. See here for all the details.