It seems like battle royale style games took over the world almost overnight. One day the beta for a game called PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds opened up and next thing you know Call of Duty is getting in on the action. But the undisputed king right now is Fortnite. According to Epic Games, the game draws in more than 78 million people monthly — that's nine times as many people who live in New York City, and more than double the amount of people who live in all of Canada.
With the holidays now in full swing, there are sure to be even more wanting in on the craze. For them, we have the ultimate deal: The Xbox One S Fortnite bundle is currently on sale for $249.99 at Best Buy, which is $50 off the original $299.99 price. With this deal you'll not only get the system and the game, but you'll even get a free black or white Xbox One controller as part of the bundle.
Now you might be asking "isn't Fortnite free to download?" Yes it is, but there are plenty of parents who may not want to open that can of worms, risking a situation where their kids run up their credit card bill on V-Bucks. The bundle will get you started off right and avoid the need for a credit card (for now) with 2,000 V-Bucks and the Eon cosmetic pack. This is also the only way to get the legendary cosmetic set, which would make it one of the more expensive cosmetic packs if it were sold in-game.
The system isn't too bad either. The Xbox One S is a great addition to the home theater because it can be more than a game console. The One S is able to play 4K Blu-rays and stream 4K content from apps like Netflix. And with all the new games released this fall — Red Dead Redemption 2, Battlefield V, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and Forza Horizon 4 — there are plenty of others to enjoy.
And who knows, you might get lucky and drop in on the next Ninja/Drake team-up.