Fortnite isn't done infiltrating the mainstream quite yet. As of Oct. 1, 2018, it will also be available in Monopoly form.
Fortnite is the gaming/cultural phenomenon that no one saw coming. Although it wasn't the first game to lure players in via a Battle Royal format, it has certainly popularized the style of gameplay. Fortnite is now literally available across all gaming platforms absolutely free, and after just a year on the market, it has taken the world by storm.
Even if you don't play Fortnite religiously like the rest of us, you have likely unwittingly encountered it. Not only are there video clips of top players broadcasting their accomplishments to the world all over Facebook and YouTube, but traces of Fortnite have been leaking into the mainstream. If you watched the World Cup final, then you will have seen a Fortnite dance courtesy of Antoine Griezmann's goal celebration.
Not only has Fortnite infiltrated the world of soccer, Griezmann isn't the only one who has been using the game's dances to celebrate, but it is about to leave its mark on the board game world. Anything that has gained any sort of popularity over the past decade has been made into a novelty Monopoly board, and Fortnite is the latest craze to get that treatment.
Thrilled to show you the final art and game board for Fortnite Monopoly! It’s so so fun and such a unique spin on the classic game mashed up with last player standing Fortnite. In stores Oct 1st!!! pic.twitter.com/aNqJmvfpb2— Donald Mustard (@DonaldMustard) September 6, 2018
Creative director of Epic, the developers behind Fornite, Donald Mustard broke the news on Twitter earlier this week. Mustard posted a photo of the Fortnite monopoly board, which you can check out above, as well as the release date, October 1, 2018. Familiar Fortnite locations such as Tilted Towers and Lazy Links will be properties on the board, while chests, traps, and storm cards will take the place of chance and community chest.
We can't know this for sure, but of all the things that have eventually become a Monopoly theme, Fortnite might have been the quickest. Stranger Things certainly didn't take long, but we'd be willing to bet that it took longer than Fortnite has done to make it into the board game world. The mainstream and pop culture reach of Fortnite continues to grow, and right now it really shows no sign of slowing any time soon.