Fortnite-themed Nerf guns are on the way, and look to bring a version of the battle royale game into real life.
Hasbro officially announced the line last week. The Nerf guns are currently slated for a 2019 release and are said by Hasbro to “immerse fans into the player-versus-player action of the game.”
This could mean any number of things. Nerf has already announced an Overwatch line coming in 2019, which will feature weapons based on those wielded by that game’s characters.
Or, since Nerf has a line of laser game products, it’s entirely possible that the Fortnite-themed guns could use similar technology to create a laser game that uses virtual walls as shields and other powerups.
However these guns end up, perhaps Fortnite players could practice recreating the game’s dance emotes for themselves in preparation. Fortnite is now available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.
Season 5 is soon to come to a close, but the first year of the game has skyrocketed it to to top, and it’s only speeding up. It’s the latest sign of the hugely popular online game expanding to take over the real world, with a Fortnite version of Monopoly also unveiled over the weekend.
The free to play Fortnite holds much of its charm in the details-such as silly pop ups that players come across. (Rockets you can ride on, silly looking burger heads, etc.) So, a line of nerf guns is a great addition to the franchise.
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