New Nintendo Switch Fortnite Bundle Includes A Skin And Other Freebies

Perfect for battle royale while watching TV or sitting on the toilet.


Fortnite has already been available on Nintendo Switch for months, but Nintendo will offer a special bundle promoting the wildly popular battle royale game next month. Available starting on October 5, the Nintendo Switch: Fortnite - Double Helix Bundle includes the system, game download, and some special gear for use in the game--including a special skin.

The Double Helix Set that comes packaged in the bundle includes a unique outfit, back bling, glider, and pickaxe, along with 1,000 V-bucks that can be used to purchase a Battle Pass for extra in-game items. The whole bundle is priced at $300 USD, the same price as a standard Nintendo Switch console.

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Given that Fortnite is a free-to-play game, and the console bundle doesn't have any kind of special Fortnite color scheme, the real added value is the in-game freebies. A thousand V-bucks is valued at roughly $10, and the extra character items are a little extra bonus on top. That puts this bundle roughly in-line with other recent bundle announcements, like the Smash Bros. Ultimate Bundle and Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee Bundle. Both of those cost roughly the same as a system plus their respective game, and they include a little added value with special paint jobs.

Fortnite just updated to version 5.41 this week, offering a handful of new items and tweaks. Make sure you grab the remaining Season 5 Challenges soon, because time is running out. Meanwhile, the cube has sunk into Loot Lake.

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