#GamingBytes: Fortnite will be sold in retail stores soon
Fortnite has become popular across the globe and currently holds the honor of being this generation's biggest single title, barring GTA V. Fortnite is looking to hold on to its throne as the most popular Battle Royale by releasing a retail version of the game. Developers Epic will be adding plenty of free goodies to this version to incentivize prospective buyers. Here's more.
All details about the Fortnite retail version
The retail version of Fortnite is titled 'Deep Freeze Bundle'. Apart from the Battle Royale, it will offer a Frostbite outfit, Freezing Point Back Bling, Cold Front Glider, Chill-Axe Pickaxe and 1,000 V-Bucks. The goodies alone are enough to encourage fans to spend top dollar. It releases on November 16, for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. The expected cost is around $33.
Why does Fortnite need to go retail?
Though Fortnite is dominating the Battle Royale genre at the moment, games like Call of Duty: Blackout and Red Dead Redemption II threaten its popularity. Blackout, especially, is aiming to take over this market through its polished gameplay. Considering Activision and 2KInteractive make high-budget games, developers like Epic will face a hard time competing. Thus going retail seems a good business strategy.
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Going retail is not just a brilliant business move from Epic, the timing is also perfect. The retail version will hit the stores on November 16, which puts it at least a month after Blackout, reducing immediate competition, and quite close to Christmas.