Epic’s craft-and-loot shooter Fortnite starts paid early access on PS4, PC, Xbox One next month

By Matt Martin, Thursday, 8 June 2017 15:05 GMT

Play from July 25 or earlier if you pre-order; Gearbox to publish boxed console release.

Epic Games’ new shooter Fortnite will be playable on PS4, PC and Xbox One from July 25.

Paid Early Access begins on all formats next month, or you can pre-order the Founder’s Pack and jump in four days earlier on July 21.

Although the game will be free-to-play when it comes out of Early Access, buy-in for early play will set you back between $39.99 and $149.99.

Fortnite is a loot-shooter where players build rickety defenses before bracing themselves for a showdown with hordes of enemies.

Buying the Fortnite Founder’s Pack gets you access to the Early Access Season and includes Heroes, loot, weapons and buffs, as well as the exclusive “Storm Master” weapons pack.

Fortnite Early Access prices are as follows:

    STANDARD EDITION – $39.99/€39.99/£34.99

  • Game Access
  • 4 Exclusive In-Game Banner Icons
  • 6 Daily Loot Pinata Packs
  • Exclusive Founder’s Loot Pinata Pack
  • DELUXE EDITION – $59.99 ($100 value)/€59.99/£49.99

  • Game Access
  • Rare Starter Hero Pack (8 Heroes)
  • Rare Starter Weapon Pack (Includes 4 Weapons/1 Trap)
  • Exclusive Founder’s Pistol
  • 10 Exclusive In-Game Banner Icons
  • 24 Daily Loot Pinata Packs
  • 4 Exclusive Founder’s Loot Pinata Packs
  • 5 Immediate Loot Pinata Packs
  • 10 XP Boosts
  • 10 Giftable XP Boosts For Friends
  • 50 Extra Vault Inventory Slots
  • SUPER DELUXE EDITION – $89.99 ($150 value)/€89.99/£74.99

  • Game Access
  • 1 Standard Edition For Friends ($39.99 Value)
  • 2 Exclusive In-Game Defenders
  • Rare Starter Hero Pack (8 Heroes)
  • Rare Starter Weapon Pack (Includes 4 Weapons/1 Trap)
  • Exclusive Founder’s Pistol
  • Exclusive Founder’s Chat Channel
  • 15 Exclusive In-Game Banner Icons
  • 36 Daily Loot Pinata Packs
  • 6 Exclusive Founder’s Loot Pinata Packs
  • 5 Immediate Loot Pinata Packs
  • 20 XP Boosts
  • 20 Giftable XP Boosts For Friends
  • 100 Extra Vault Inventory Slots
  • LIMITED EDITION – $149.99 ($300 value)/€149.99/£124.99

  • Game Access
  • 1 Exclusive Epic Weapon
  • 2 Digital Standard Editions For Friends ($79.98 Value)
  • 2 Exclusive In-Game Defenders
  • 2 Exclusive Legendary Heroes
  • 10 Extra Backpack Inventory Slots
  • Rare Starter Hero Pack (8 Heroes)
  • Rare Starter Weapon Pack (Includes 4 Weapons/1 Trap)
  • Exclusive Founder’s Pistol
  • Exclusive Founder’s Chat Channel
  • 20 Exclusive In-Game Banner Icons
  • ·72 Daily Loot Pinata Packs
  • ·12 Exclusive Founder’s Loot Pinata Packs
  • 15 Immediate Loot Pinata Packs
  • ·40 XP Boosts
  • 40 Giftable XP Boosts For Friends
  • 200 Extra Vault Inventory Slots

Fortnite was first announced waaaaaay back in December 2011, and has been in closed alpha testing since December 2014.

It was originally announced as a PC exclusive, but we all kind of knew that wasn’t going to be the case.

If you don’t want to buy digital, Gearbox will be publishing a hard copy on console. Expect to see more Fortnite at E3 2017 next week.

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