A Nintendo Switch Fortnite bundle is on the way, combining the industry-shaking hybrid console with the massively popular multiplayer shooter.
The bundle was announced by Nintendo alongside the launch of the long-awaited Nintendo Switch Online service. It should be noted, however, that a Nintendo Switch Online subscription is not required for free-to-play games such as Fortnite.
Nintendo Switch 'Fortnite' Bundle With Exclusive Items For $299.99
The Nintendo Switch Fortnite bundle was announced through a tweet that showed the box art. The bundle's release date of Oct. 5 was also included in the tweet.
It’s a bundle royale! A #NintendoSwitch #Fortnite bundle including special in-game items and 1,000 V-Bucks will make the jump into stores on 10/05. https://t.co/5049PRWbjr pic.twitter.com/qoraUQA5DO — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 18, 2018
The bundle includes 1,000 V-bucks, which is the in-game currency for Fortnite. It also comes with the Double Helix skin, an exclusive for the Nintendo Switch that is basically the Archetype skin in red and white.
Other items that players will get for buying the Nintendo Switch Fortnite bundle include a back bling, pickaxe, and glider.
Is The Nintendo Switch 'Fortnite' Bundle Worth It?
The Verge points out that recent Nintendo Switch bundles come with a game for only $329. In comparison, the Nintendo Switch Fortnite bundle comes with a free-to-play game and about $10 worth of V-bucks, so its value pales in comparison to other bundles. The exclusive Nintendo Switch skin also looks lackluster when compared to exclusive skins on other platforms such as the Galaxy skin for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Tab S4.
Additionally, the Nintendo Switch console itself does not carry any Fortnite branding, unlike in the recently revealed bundles for Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
However, despite all these shortcomings, the Nintendo Switch Fortnite bundle will still likely be a popular product, especially with the holiday shopping season about to roll in. The exclusive items may be enough to sway Fortnite games who do not yet own a Nintendo Switch, and parents will find it very convenient to give the two biggest names in the video game industry right now as a gift to their kid with one product.
The Popularity Of 'Fortnite'
Fortnite is growing so popular that it has started to expand beyond consoles and computers. Epic Games recently revealed that it has entered a partnership with Hasbro for Fortnite in real life in the form of Nerf blasters and Monopoly inspired by the video game.
Unfortunately, Fortnite is so addictive that it has played a part in destroying marriages. The multiplayer shooter has been mentioned in a significant number of divorce documents filed so far this year in the UK.