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Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle Brings Battle Royale to Retail

10 October 2018

Deep Freeze does, of course, come with a download of Fortnite Battle Royale, but given that that's now free-to-play anyway, I don't really think it counts.

The bundle launches for Switch, Xbox One, and PS4 on 16th November and will be available for £24.99 / $29.99, securing the extra shelf space and visibility in stores that it (definitely doesn't) need.

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It's worth mentioning, however, that it will also be available digitally, for those who prefer to download it online. This includes a Frostbite Outfit, Cold Front Glider, Chill-Axe Pickaxe, Freezing Point Back Bling and there are 1000 V-Bucks thrown in for good measure. For context, 1,000 V-bucks is the equivalent of $10 U.S. dollars. Fortnite's Legendary outfits cost 2,000 V-Bucks ($20).

For a more direct comparison, the other dominating on-the-go battle royale game, "PUBG Mobile", has made roughly $47 million for its iOS version in the 173 days since it began offering in-app purchases, according to Sensor Tower. It seems this bundle is marketed toward the holiday season, so it's likely to do well as a gift for Christmas but not before the game delivers something for Halloween.

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With another rocket launcher, it'll continue to be tough for players to out-build their opponents. For example, new challenges will go live later this week, and week 3 challenges have already leaked. Fans haven't particularly been supporters of many explosives, and it would probably be safe to say the Quad Launcher will have to overcome some skeptical thinking. The concept of Fortnite Battle Royale is based on the popular genre of the same name and has been immensely popular for Epic Games, becoming a worldwide phenomenon.

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Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle Brings Battle Royale to Retail