Switch, PS4 & Xbox Fortnite bundle buyer’s guide
Fortnite has become a worldwide phenomenon since it introduced its Battle Royale mode in late 2017, and is now one of the most played games on the planet. Popular with adults and children alike, it’s no surprise that consoles bundled with Fortnite have been some of our most popular deals over recent months. Here’s our guides to the very best bundles for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch with Fortnite, followed by some helpful tips on what to look for when buying a Fortnite bundle.
PS4 Fortnite bundle
The PS4 remains the UK’s favourite console, with good reason. It offers the perfect mix of blockbuster exclusives such as Spider-Man and God of War with popular cross-platform series such as FIFA.
We’ve been spoilt by PS4 Fortnite bundles – we got 2 in 2018 (although stock of these are hard to come by now) and July 2019 will see three more. 2018’s bundles featured the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro, and came with the Royale Bomber outfit as well as 500 V-Bucks. 2019’s bundles span a 500GB Slim console, a 500GB Slim with an extra DualShock 4 controller and a Pro. All three bundles come packaged with the Epic Neo Versa outfit, the Epic Neo Phrenzy Back Bling pack and 2,000 V-Bucks.
PS4 Slim Fortnite bundle
PS4 Pro Fortnite bundle
PS4 Fortnite accessory bundle
There are currently a few PS4 Fortnite accessory bundles available, the two most recent of which tie into the latest Neo Versa packs. Here’s our best prices for both of these, one controller, one headset:
Xbox One Fortnite bundle
Like the PS4, we’ve had Xbox One Fortnite bundles in both 2018 and 2019. 2018’s version, which you can still get your hands on from certain retailers, featured a white One S 1TB console with the Eon cosmetics set and 2,000 V-Bucks to spend in-game. 2019’s bundle, which is still available (although stock has been flying off the shelves) is perhaps the most special dedicated Fortnite bundle we’ve seen. As well as coming with the Dark Vertex cosmetics set and 2000 V-Bucks, the package was rounded off by featuring a striking limited-edition purple Xbox One S 1TB console. Better yet, the included month long free trials of Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass mean you can be up and running in a matter of minutes!
Xbox One S Fortnite bundle
Xbox One X Fortnite bundle
Unfortunately, Xbox One X Fortnite bundles are hard to find at the moment. Check out our full comparison of Xbox One X deals by clicking here.
Xbox One Fortnite controllers
There are two special ‘controller bundles’ available for the Xbox One. The first is a standard white controller, packed with some Eon cosmetics, while the second is the purple controller, with Neo Versa add-ons. Here’s our best prices:
Nintendo Switch Fortnite bundle
The Switch is the must-own console at the moment, thanks to the fact it can be played in both docked and handheld modes, meaning it’s the only main console that enables you to play Fortnite away from your TV.
Unfortunately, the one Switch bundle we’ve seen with Fortnite (with the Double Helix DLC) is now virtually impossible to find anywhere. However, we’re holding out hope that as we’ve had new bundles this year for both Xbox One and PS4, we might yet see a refreshed bundle for the Switch too.
Fear not, however – as Fortnite is free to play, any Switch and Nintendo Online subscription bundle is enough to get you enjoying a battle royale quickly and easily on the go! Here’s the best options to get you online with the Switch available right now.
Buying a Fortnite bundle
Given Fortnite’s popularity, we know a lot of you reading will not necessarily be all that familiar with the games and the consoles we’re discussing here. We’ve aimed to answer as many common questions we get about
- Fortnite is free to play – One of the three consoles above and an online subscription (Xbox Live Gold for the Xbox One, PlayStation Plus for the PS4 and Nintendo Switch Online for the Switch) is all you need.
- All the bundles featured above that have Fortnite artwork on the console box itself come with additional DLC, which gives you access to in-game currency and exclusive outfits. Where retailers have created a console + Fortnite bundle, you’re typically getting a DLC pack, rather than the actual game (which, as we mentioned, is free to download and play).
- It doesn’t matter which console you have – Fortnite is one of the first games to be fully cross-play enabled across consoles, so you can play with friends no matter what console they’ve got. However, as a rule in thumb in general, it is easier to play with others on the same console, due to how each console’s “friend” system works.
- While Fortnite is free to play, it does play host to what are known as microtransactions – areas in the game when you’re encouraged to spend small amounts on cosmetic items (such as the ones that come free with the bundles above