Fortnite's developers have teamed up with a leading toy company in order to bring some of the video game's weapons to life.
Fortnite is almost everywhere you turn right now. Even if you are one of the 50 people that aren't playing the game (there can't be more of you left than that by now, right?) your social media feeds are likely still littered with Fortnite-related content. Whether it's YouTubers showing off their skills or news of the next lot of challenges, the Fortnite hype juggernaut rolls over anyone in its path.
The virtual island and the items and people you can find upon it are even starting to manifest in the real world. By the time Christmas 2019 rolls around, some of the game's most popular characters will be available in the form of Funko Pop figurines. There is also a Fortnite-themed version of Monopoly already on the market.
The toy aficionados among you will know that Hasbro is the company behind Monopoly. Well, it turns out Hasbro and Epic's, Fortnite's developers, deal extends beyond just a board game. Nerf, another famous Hasbro product, revealed on Instagram that it will be partnering up with Epic to bring some of Fortnite's weapons to life in the form of its famous nerf guns.
According to Fortnite Intel, the nerf guns will be available in toy stores come Spring 2019. However, as of right now, that's all we know. Which of Fortnite's weapons will be brought to life is currently being kept under wraps. Could we see quad launchers? Burst assault rifles? The hunting rifle? We certainly hope so, and we hope that there is a lot of choice.
Guns are a pretty touchy subject right now, understandably. That means whatever Fortnite weapons Hasbro is planning to bring to life in nerf form will need to be some of the game's more animated guns. The aforementioned quad launcher would certainly fit the bill, however, anything with the words assault rifle in, maybe not. We're sure a lot of thought has gone in to which weapons have made the cut, and we can't wait to get our hands on them when they hit stores in 2019.