Microsoft led off another strong year at E3 2019, Microsoft has announced a new entry for its line of custom Xbox One consoles, this one themed after Fortnite: Battle Royale, Epic Games' zeitgeist-defining free-to-play shooter. Available as of June 7, the Xbox One S Fortnite Battle Royale Special Edition Bundle (1TB) will normally retail for $300 from the Microsoft Store. But as part of a wide-ranging, limited-time sale in celebration of E3, Microsoft is offering a $50 discount off the bundle through June 17, selling it for $250 in the US.
Xbox One S Fortnite Battle Royale Special Edition Bundle
- Get it at Amazon -- $250
- Get it at Best Buy -- $250
- Get it at GameStop -- $250
- Get it at Newegg -- $250
- Get it at Microsoft Store -- $250
In addition to the console itself, which sports a stylish royal(e) purple gradient, the bundle includes a matching purple Xbox wireless controller, a copy of Fortnite, a Dark Vertex cosmetic set for the game (comprising a Legendary Outfit, Epic Glider, and Rare Pickaxe), 2000 in-game V-Bucks, and a one-month free trial Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass (the former of which is required to play Fortnite). While the base game is free, so much of Fortnite's culture revolves around cool player cosmetics, so this package should give any new player a leg up in the real battle royale: fashion.
Although Microsoft recently announced a move away from physical media with the reveal of the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, the Fortnite Battle Royale Special Edition appears to be a holdover from earlier versions with a disc drive. The Fortnite console bundle is launching as part of a huge upcoming Xbox sale on a variety of games, consoles, and accessories--check out all the discounts that are available through June 17.
Microsoft capped off its E3 presentation by revealing Project Scarlett, the upcoming next Xbox console, which will support fantastical-sounding stats like 8K and 120 FPS visuals, minimizing load times by switching to a solid state hard drive. Just as Project Scorpio became the Xbox One X, Scarlett will assume another name before it likely releases in winter 2020.
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