Fortnite is officially in early access! People have been playing since last Friday, but that was the head start of early access … of the open alpha … of the pre-release … or something …

In any case, you can hop into the game right now by purchasing a Founder’s Pack for prices ranging from $39.99 to $149.99. If you’ve already purchased a pack, you can upgrade it to a higher-tier pack, as well. If that’s too steep for you, you’ll have to wait until the game fully launches into free-to-play mode sometime next year.

In the meantime, enjoy the “Launch Gameplay Trailer” … for early access. What do words even mean any more?

Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.


  1. A payd headstart to a payd pre-alpha of a free to play game that will release some time next year? Nice. Makes me think of H1Z1 and EQ Next though.

  2. Lol…”what do words even mean anymore?” Really nailed it in that regard. I remember back in the days when PC gaming was only at demo/shareware/trialware through cd’s and downloads…back when BETA VERSION meant STILL IN DEVELOPMENT and you cannot play it yet until it is done and good to go. Long gone are those days, and what have we evolved into? WE the gamers have to pay A LOT to TEST a so called pre-alpha-beta-omega-whatnot of a game…dishing 40+ dollars into a LEMME SEE IF THIS IS FUN program; and do not give me the GAMERS HELP DEVELOPERS DEVELOP THE GAME and GAMERS ARE ACTIVE PART OF THE PROCESS….like, really?? HEAD START TO A PRE ALPHA??? Really??? Like myself there are many people who rants and complain over this topic, but at the end of the day, this bussiness model is here to stay….sadly. So, in the case at hand – Fortnite – while i’m looking forward to play it, i’ll wait till the proper launch, some time next year….by that time, maybe those who eagerly paid 39.99 for HEAD STARTING IN A PRE ALPHA TEST will tell me if its worth the time to play a FREE TO PLAY GAME….if they didn’t already leave the game at all.

    • EA is a rip-off and basically a way for developers to get free testing. Which you might think isn’t all that bad, but when big companies do it, I feel that is cheeky as f* and shouldn’t be allowed. Fair enough, if the developers are only a couple of people working on a project.
      But you can see by how broken most games are now (even after years, some still haven’t been fixed), that EA is a bit of a joke.
      Personally, I stay away from it. Never pre-order and never buy into Alpha/Beta.


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