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10 Ways to Enjoy Fortnite When Not Playing

By Bill Loguidice

Fortnite is a genuine cultural phenomenon, so it’s no surprise there are tons of other ways to get your Fortnite game fix, even when you’re not playing. Here are ten fun ways to enjoy Fortnite, no controller needed!

Where to watch others play Fortnite

Fortnite is almost as fun to watch as it is to play. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to watch, including on YouTube and Twitch.tv. Fortnite even has its own dedicated channel on Twitch. There you can check out popular clips and channels, as well as any special live events, like the Fortnite World Cup. Across 2019, Epic Games has doled out an amazing $100,000,000 in prize money, so you can bet these live events get competitive! And who knows, if you keep watching how the world’s best players compete, some of that prize money may be in your future as well.

Good luck, but above all, keep having fun!

Fortnite action figures and toys

If you’d like to use a bit of imagination to recreate some in-game battles, a fun choice is the line of four-inch action figures from Jazwares. Each figure is based on a popular outfit and features 19 points of articulation and a pickaxe or weapon. There are also playsets, like the Fortnite Turbo Builder Set shown, and Fortnite Loot Chest Collectibles, that feature weapons and other items to further outfit your action figures. And if you’re looking for something a bit larger and a bit higher quality, McFarlane Toys has seven-inch action figures.

Fortnite action figures
The Jazwares Turbo Builder Set comes with two action figures, Jonesy and Rave, and lets you link together the building materials just about any way you’d like.

Fortnite merchandies

Whether you wear child or adult sizes, there are all kinds of T-shirts, pajamas, underwear, and other apparel available to show off your love of Fortnite. The Mad Engine Fortnite Dance Dance T-shirt, like the one shown here, is particularly popular, but there are all kinds of designs and styles to choose from.

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The Mad Engine Fortnite Dance Dance T-shirt.

Board games

As amazing as Fortnite is, it can seem unapproachable to the uninitiated. One clever way to ease someone into the Fortnite universe is through ubiquitous board game, Monopoly. Hasbro’s Monopoly: Fortnite Edition, shown here, is fun for both fans of Monopoly and fans of Fortnite because it features the venerable board game’s ruleset with locations, cards, and tokens themed to the video game.

Fortnite Monopoly game
Hasbro’s Monopoly: Fortnite Edition.

Calendars, journals, and notebooks

Fortnite has an ever-expanding cast of colorful characters and rich environments, which are a perfect decoration for calendars, journals, and notebooks. An example, the Readerlink Fortnite Official Journal, is shown here.

a Fortnite journal
The Readerlink Fortnite Official Journal.


Sure, there are Fortnite-themed mugs, speakers, and keychains, but you haven’t really made it until you’ve been immortalized as a collectible figurine. Funko makes some of the most widely available of these collectibles as part of their Vynl. and POP! series. A popular example is the Funko POP! Games: Fortnite – Black Knight, shown.

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Funko POP! Games: Fortnite – Black Knight.

Fortnite costumes

Looking for something a bit more involved than a T-shirt or pajamas? Why not go full Fortnite and score one of an impressive range of costumes? If that’s a bit too much, you can always just get a cool Fortnite mask, like the Spencer Gifts Drift Mask – Fortnite.

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Spencer Gifts Drift Mask – Fortnite.

Fortnite bedding and home goods

Fortnite-themed merchandise works in every room of the house, including the living room and bedroom. From Fortnite sheet sets to blankets and pillows, including the Target Fortnite Supply Llama Gotta Get the Juice throw pillow shown here, you can have both style and comfort.

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Target Fortnite Supply Llama Gotta Get the Juice throw pillow.

NERF Fortnite blasters and super soakers

Since 1992, Hasbro has made a popular line of toy guns known as NERF Blasters, which shoot foam projectiles. Starting in 2002, Hasbro has also produced NERF Super Soakers, a series of powerful waterguns. The inevitable marriage of NERF Blasters and Super Soakers with the Fortnite brand has produced some of the coolest functional toy guns around, including the NERF Fortnite SP-L Elite Dart Blaster, shown here.

Fortnite NERF blaster
NERF Fortnite SP-L Elite Dart Blaster.


Fortnite is filled with wacky and cute characters, which are naturals for plush toys. Perhaps no Fortnite character is cuter, though, than the Loot Llama, who is immortalized in the seven-inch Jazwares Fortnite Llama Loot plush, shown here.

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Jazwares Fortnite Llama Loot plush.