​Fortnite Monopoly Pre-Order Removed, New Release Date Confirmed

Epic Games and Hasbro have teamed up to produce a new instalment to one of the world's favourite board games - with a battle royale twist. Get your wallets ready gamers, Fortnite Monopoly is on the way.

As EuroGamer reported, it was available to pre-order on Zavvi's website yesterday. The listing said that the board game would release on 26 November, however, it has since been taken down.

Credit: Zavvi/Epic Games/Monopoly
Credit: Zavvi/Epic Games/Monopoly

They probably removed it for one of three reasons: They displayed it too early, the date was wrong, or the artwork was completely off. There's no way of knowing whether they did upload it early but are yet to see any other company do so.

Then to back up the second point, IGN discovered that Fortnite Monopoly will actually hit shelves sooner, with a global release of 1 October.

And finally, Fortnite's creative director, Donald Mustard, tweeted: "Thrilled to show you the final art and game board for Fortnite Monopoly!" As you can see below, Zavvi's product image must have been an older version.

The initial post stated that there are 24 different Pawn Stands (Skins) to pick from, which range from the rare Skull Trooper to the bright Cuddle Team Leader. They'll all probably carry over to the newer version, and the same goes for all the named locations, but characters are set to be standard cards rather than being cut out, which seems a bit of a downgrade.

Don't let that sway you from buying it, though. Fortnite Monopoly isn't just a standard monopoly game with a few name changes and new paint job - it has a couple battle royale-themed rules, too.

Just like the video game, the main goal is to be the last one standing. There's a storm that, if it lands on your square, takes takes two health points off you - oh ye, instead of money you have health points, of course.

Also, rather than both dice focusing on movement, one die will determine an action. This means players choose to either progress on the board or take action first, which includes shooting players with a Crosshair, using Bandages to heal, throwing a Boogie Bomb to damage all players, or building a Wall to protect yourself.

If you think normal Monopoly causes your family to rip one another apart, can you imagine what will happen if you chuck a Boogie Bomb into the mix? All hell will break loose - I just wish they were that useful on Fortnite...

What do you think about this news? Will you be buying the board game? What else should be included in the package? Let us know what you think.

Featured Image Credit: Epic Games/Monopoly

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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