Fortnite Edition purple Xbox One controller goes up for preorder

What you need to know

  • Fortnite is a cultural sensation that has taken the world by storm.
  • A few months ago, Microsoft revealed a special edition Xbox One for the game.
  • Now you can purchase the controller separately.
  • You can preorder it for $65 through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab) today.

A few months ago, Microsoft officially unveiled the purple Fortnite Edition Xbox One and controller. The device has since been one of the more popular bundles because the game is a cultural sensation at this point.

Let's say that you already have an Xbox One and just want the controller. Well, beforehand, you were out of luck. Some third-party sellers were asking a couple of hundred closer to launch, so hopefully no one bought one for that much. You can reserve one now for only $65 through the Microsoft Store today.

The Fortnite controller launches on September 17, so the wait isn't too long. The device is absolutely gorgeous because it features a dark purple color. It's definitely a must-have for all you collectors out there. Be sure to get one if you're interesting because they may sell out quite fast.

Excellent and affordable Xbox accessories

Up your Xbox experience with one (or all) of these budget accessories, all of which are approved by the gamers of Windows Central.

PowerA Play & Charge Kit for Xbox One (opens in new tab) ($15 at Amazon)

This charging kit keeps your Xbox One wireless controllers juiced up, and it offers batteries for two controllers. At just $15, this is hands-down our favorite budget charging companion.

ElecGear 4 Port USB Xbox One S Hub (opens in new tab) ($19 at Amazon)

This brilliant little USB splitter hub attaches perfectly to the side of your Xbox One S console. It's ideal for use with chargers, controllers, headsets, and more.

Controller Gear stand (opens in new tab) ($13 at Amazon)

Proudly display your Xbox gamepads with this stylish and functional stand. The licensed design is minimalist and black, and it has a hidden storage compartment, making the price of $13 a real steal.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.