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A new Nvidia Fortnite promotion is giving in-game rewards to buyers of Geforce GTX 10-series graphics cards. Nvidia announced the Fortnite bundle yesterday, likely in an attempt sell off the older generation of cards and focus on the new RTX series.
The Nvidia GeForce GTX Fortnite bundle is available with GTX 1070 Ti, GTX 1070, and GTX 1060 graphics cards. Along with 2,000 V-bucks, the bundle includes the “Reflex” outfit, the “Pivot” glider, “Angular Axe” Pickaxe, and “Response Unit” back bling.
Those cards range from around $300 for the GTX 1060 to about $450 for the GTX 1070 Ti. Some cards also come bundled with Capcom’s Monster Hunter: World. EVGA, Gigabyte, and other third-party manufacturer cards are included in the bundles—meaning buyers can get these bundled goodies with a wider range of Nvidia-based cards. It isn’t as good as some Black Friday deals, but are still lower than the launch prices for these cards.
Nvidia launched the RTX 20-series in late September as successor to the GTX line. Their decision to bundle Fortnite content and Monster Hunter: World suggests a need to clear out the older cards. A shrinking crypto-mining market, and falling cryptocurrency values, has left Nvidia and third-party manufacturers with a huge surplus of GTX 10-series cards. Bundling content for the massively successful Fortnite with the still great GTX 10-series cards could help the company sell off supply.
Unsurprisingly, Fortnite continues to reach meteoric highs. The free-to-play battle royale game reached 200 million unique players earlier this week. Fortnite also hit a record-breaking 8.3 million concurrent players in early November.
Epic Games released Fortnite: Battle Royale in September of last year with mixed success. Rival PUBG was dominant at the time, although updates and Fortnite: Battle Royale‘s free-to-play nature quickly pushed it beyond PUBG. Epic has ridden from high-point to high-point, with Avengers: Infinity War collaborations, sky-shattering events, and a cube. The Nvidia Fortnite collaboration will likely even bring more people to the hugely popular battle royale game.