The Fortnite empire expands as Hasbro announces Nerf and Monopoly products based on the popular battle royale game.
The Fortnite Nerf guns are, according to Hasbro, designed to “immerse fans into the player-versus-player action of the game, letting them play out the battle royale in real-world settings with blasters and accessories that emulate the onscreen battles Fortnite is known for.” It’s not clear at this time which weapons from Fortnite will receive the Nerf treatment, but considering that many of Fortnite’s weapons are based on actual guns (to a degree), then this might be a case of getting a Nerf shotgun with the Fortnite logo on it.
There’s no firm release date for the Fortnite Nerf blasters at this time, but they are expected to hit shelves sometime in the spring of 2019.
As for the Monopoly game…well, it doesn’t sound like that’s going to be just another branded Monopoly experience. Based on some early information coming from Hasbro, it seems that this version of Monopoly will incorporate a “battle-building twist to the iconic fast-dealing property trading game.” What, exactly, that means isn’t entirely clear at this time, but the back of the game’s box references a “storm” that occurs when you pass “GO!” It seems that you’ll somehow need to avoid that storm or “lose HP.”
The back of the game’s box also references the inclusion of loot chests and a special dice that lets you complete certain actions like picking up health packs, building walls, and hurting your opponents. The loot chests seem to replace the community chests from the original version of the game. The Fortnite version of Monopoly will also offer Fortnite-themed properties and up to 27 outfits for the game’s playable character pieces.
Fortnite Monopoly is set to release on October 1st.
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