Fortnite: it’s a pretty big deal. You’ve heard of it, right? Sure, of course you have. Even if you’re not even interested in games (and if that’s the case, what are you doing here?), you’ll have seen stories about Epic’s Battle Royale shooter splashed across the pages of the internet, newspapers and magazines. It’s even made regular coverage from the BBC. This game has gone mainstream in a big way. If you’re not playing it, you probably know someone who is.
That’s where we come in. We’re not going to suggest in-game purchase options here (chances are you, or your Fortnite mate already own them), but there is an awful lot of merchandise out there you may not be aware of. This is a list of gear and baubles you can use to fly your Fortnite flag high to friends and strangers. Below are some of the best items we’ve sourced for the Fortnite player in your life – or you, if that’s the case.
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Fortnite Boogie Bomb Desk Lamp
Fortnite players will know what a Boogie Bomb is. For the rest of you, here’s the deal; you toss this projectile into a room of enemies and they’re forced to dance for around five seconds while you take up position to cap them. How would you like this nasty piece of kit as an office asset?
This 3D print comes with a remote and it lights up in a variety of disco colours. Admittedly it can’t cause people in your office or home to dance about like idiots, but it’s still a pretty sweet piece of swag and a perfect companion to your nightly bouts in the game.
Fortnite Llama Pinata Phone Case
You’re going to need an exchange rate calculator and some extra postage for this one. Try as one might, it’s impossible to find a Llama loot box phone case from a UK vendor. That having been said, if you want to deck your smartphone out with some Fortnite-themed regalia, this site fits all.
Rebubble has a stack of Llama Pinata phone cases, some sporting logos, some boasting disturbing close-ups and some just featuring…, well, you know the familiar Fortnite Llama. The covers fit a variety of smartphones models – including the new iPhone X, for those of you in the financial black. Think of it as showing your colours from Fight Club – instead of a black eye, you have a phone cover to let strangers know you’re in the same ballpark as them.
Fortnite Do Not Disturb Sign
If you want to surreptitiously fly your Fornite colours from the comfort of your own home, you may want to pick up this door hanger sign. People will think twice about interrupting you mid-game when this moderately unfriendly sign is hanging outside your room.
Kick off your shoes, put your feet up and everyone in your house will know not to approach you as you engage in your favourite past time. You gotta have quiet so you can listen out for those footsteps, right?
Speaking of putting your feet up, if the do not disturb sign on your door isn’t getting the message through then these socks should make your intentions loud and clear. As soon as someone dares peek into your room and your dropping in on Tilted Towers for the twentieth time today all they’d need to do it take one quick glance at the soles of your feet and understand exactly what’s going down.
They make a perfect small gift too for the person in your life who can’t get enough of Epic’s breakout hit. And, even better than that, the non-slip grip will make performing all your favourite in-game emotes even easier and safer in the real world. Go on, throw out a ‘Take the L’ with these on your feet.
Fortnite Chug Jug Can Cooler
So how big a Fortnite fan are you? How much do you play this game? Are you one of the many chugging Mountain Dew, Coke or any other caffeine-laced beverage into the wee hours so you can stay awake? If so, you may need to keep your beverage cold and the Fortnite Chug Jug Can Cooler will sort you out.
Like many of the items on this list, this is a fan-made 3D print based off of one of Fortnite’s in-game items: the Chug Jug, a legendary consumable item that restores players to full health. This cooler won’t do that – it just keeps your drink cold. But hey, in the world of late night Fortnite fragging, it’s a useful item to have.
Lord Almighty, there are a ton of these – so many, in fact, that the link below points to a rather large selection bunch of online options. Designs range from snarky comments players make to each other (Unlucky Landing) to gaming preferences (Zone < Loot, Jetpack Lover) to riffs on well-known movies and albums (Straight Outta Tilted Towers, Pleasant Park).
They’re reasonably priced too – if you want the all over T-shirt print you’ll have to pay extra, for example – and they come in a variety of sizes to fit men, women and children so the whole family can show their Fortnite colours on an outing. You can even get Fortnite romper suits for the infant in your life, but those are only available on eBay.
Perfect for your commute to work, this Fortnite backpack sports the logo and a cheeky nod to Nike. It’s a rather swish purchase, featuring padded straps, a media pocket, headphone port, handle and a side pocket. It also comes in a variety of colours including black and green camouflage, and there are separate slots inside for your laptop and gear.
Fortnite Battle Royale: Master Guide
If you’re the type to just need every last little bit of strategy seared into your brain and as many hot tips flowing through your mind as possible while you attempt to win each and every one of your matches, you can go ahead and grab this Fortnite Battle Royale Master Guide, available on both Kindle and in paperback forms. The Kindle version is way cheaper, though, so you’ll probably want to go with that.
Have this guide by your side as you play and you’re all the more likely to become unstoppable.