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Fortnite is getting the Monopoly treatment

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It’s a rite of passage for every popular piece of media to be reimagined as a capitalist rat race. In an effort to ensure that every human on the planet owns at least one copy of Monopoly, if not 20, everything from Star Wars to Fallout has its own board. Fortnite is the latest to get the Monopoly treatment.

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Epic’s worldwide creative director Donald Mustard made the announcement on Twitter, along with a glimpse of what will be inside the box. Not surprisingly, it still very much looks like Monopoly, though the streets have been replaced with familiar Fortnite locations like Tilted Towers, and it looks like passing go will net you HP instead of cash.  

I’m not sure about those playing pieces though. They’re a bit on the large side! Each represents a popular skin—none of which are as good as a wee dog or an old boot—but on a card with a stand. They’re all going to get knocked over. 

Fortnite Monopoly is due out on October 1. 

Fraser is the UK online editor and has actually met The Internet in person. With over a decade of experience, he's been around the block a few times, serving as a freelancer, news editor and prolific reviewer. Strategy games have been a 30-year-long obsession, from tiny RTSs to sprawling political sims, and he never turns down the chance to rave about Total War or Crusader Kings. He's also been known to set up shop in the latest MMO and likes to wind down with an endlessly deep, systemic RPG. These days, when he's not editing, he can usually be found writing features that are 1,000 words too long or talking about his dog.