UPDATE: Microsoft has now made available to Fortnite fans the option to purchase the hugely popular battle royale game’s special edition Xbox controller on its own, separate from the Xbox One S bundle. The purple controller works with all Xbox One devices and comes with all the usual features you’d expect from an Xbox controller, such as Bluetooth connectivity, a 3.5mm audio jack, compatibility with Windows 10 devices, and a button-mapping function via Microsoft’s Xbox Accessory App.
As a bonus to Fortnite players, ordering the special edition controller will also grant you in-game content, including a Legendary Dark Vertex character outfit and 500 V-Bucks for the digital store.
For the gamers out there interested, the Fortnite Special Edition Xbox Controller will be available starting September 26, retailing for $65 USD over at retailers such as Microsoft’s online store, Amazon, Walmart, or Best Buy.
UPDATE (June 3, 2019): Microsoft has confirmed their purple Fortnite-inspired Xbox One S, it’s bundled content, as well as its release date of June 7 for $299 USD. The console alongside the bundle will be offered for $50 USD during launch as part of E3’s celebration.
Get the Royale treatment with the Fortnite Battle Royale Special Edition Xbox One S Bundle.
? Purple 1TB Xbox One S
? 2,000 V-Bucks
? Dark Vertex Cosmetic Set
? 1 Month of Xbox Live Gold
— Xbox (@Xbox) June 3, 2019
Original Story May 25, 2019: Leaked images (seen below) have surfaced showcasing a special edition Xbox One S inspired by Epic Games’ Fortnite and the new content bundled alongside it. The “Gradient Purple” covers the entire Xbox One S design with an accompanied controller that matches.
The content bundled alongside the game includes a new “Dark Vertex” skin and 2000 V-Bucks. It is also speculated that it’ll come with a month of Xbox Live Gold, EA Access, and Xbox Game Pass. While there’s no official word from Microsoft on when the console will release, it’ll be 1TB with a Blu-Ray optical drive.
According to the leaks, the console is expected to be available “within he next few days and weeks” for $299 USD.
In other gaming news, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is getting rebooted.
NEWS: Limited Edition Xbox One S includes exclusive #Fortnite Dark Vertex set!
— Fortnite News (@FortniteINTEL) May 17, 2019
— FortniteBR – Info | Code: BR (@FNInformation) May 25, 2019
Full Xbox Bundle: pic.twitter.com/etuqER6nQM
— Lucas7yoshi // Fortnite Leaks & News (@lucas7yoshi) May 23, 2019
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