Fortnite has become such an overnight sensation mainly because its battle royale mode was available for free. However, this doesn’t mean people don’t want to own the game in a physical form. The Fortnite disc copies are now extremely rare, so people are eager to pay as much as $450 for them.
Fortnite disc copies are now sold out on the market
Last year in July, Gearbox Software released a small number of Fortnite disc copies available for Xbox One and PS4, and a few for PC but only in Europe. However, the game didn’t get so much attention back then. These copies were available for $60, and featured the mode Save the World. Two months later, the developers released the battle royale mode for free.
This brought a huge change for the game, as it gradually became one of the most popular titles ever. Therefore, diehard fans now want to own Fortnite disc copies as well. However, these were limited from the beginning, so now it’s extremely hard to find one.
People are willing to pay hundreds of dollars for a used disk
This prompted a lot of eBay offers for Fortnite disc copies that are both sealed and used. For the past weeks, the offers reached an average of $130. You can also buy the games from third-party sellers, but they are available without a case and for a relatively bigger price.
It turns out some fans don’t mind paying so much for a used game. In fact, some of them would pay even more just to have the historical title on disc. The biggest price found for such a copy was $450, and there still were people who wanted to pay it. As an explanation, they said nothing compared with owning official Fortnite disc copies, and downloading the game is not the same.
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