​Fortnite And Nerf Team Up To Bring Battle Royale To Real Life

Epic Games and Hasbro have revealed that Fortnite themed Nerf guns are currently in the works, although they've kept all the juicy details to themselves.

Hasbro officially announced this news on Monday, and fan's can expect to be immersed "into the player-versus-player action of the game" sometime next year [via CNET].

The toy manufacturers also partnered with Blizzard to release two Overwatch replica weapons: Reaper's "Wight-skinned Hellfire" shotgun and D.Va's "Light Gun," that, too, should be coming in 2019Credit: Blizzard/Hasbro
Credit: Blizzard/Hasbro

However, unlike the Overwatch foam firing weapons, the Fortnite replicas could be heading for Nerf's laser gun range - Laser Ops Pro - well, that's if you believe the rumours.

Laser Ops Pro is Nerf's take on the popular game, laser tag, but players can attach mobiles to their arms to see how much life or how many bullets they have, where other players are on a mini-map, and where they place on the leaderboard.

Surely Hasbro could include options to build a quick wall for protection or consume a shield to get life back? It could easily get a Fortnite makeover.

As said, this is all just speculation at this point, but which ever weapon line the Fortnite replicas head to it's pretty safe to say they'll be a sell out, just like the other Fortnite merch recently revealed.

Epic Games and Hasbro also announced that a battle royale twist would be coming the world's favourite board game - Fortnite Monopoly - and it should be coming this October.

What do you think about this news? Will you be buying one of the Fortnite guns? What other battle royale merch would you like to see? Let us know.

Fortnite x Nerf is set to arrive in 2019.

Featured Image Credit: Epic Games

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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