The newest bizarre online game tie-in is branded onerous drives

EA is advertising Battlefield 2042 in a singular approach with a themed onerous drive for PC and the PlayStation 5.

We’ve seen gaming promotional tie-ins for years now with merchandise like Halo Doritos, Call of Duty Mountain Dew and several other different video game-themed snacks, however I haven’t encountered a emblem on a tough drive earlier than — it’s an fascinating tactic.

When video games place their emblem on snacks, often the meals in query additionally provides some type of double expertise increase or in-game objects, and since baggage of chips and pop are so low-cost, it’s straightforward for avid gamers to choose them up with out a lot thought. These objects are additionally displayed in grocery shops, fuel stations and different locations that get numerous foot visitors, so it doubles nearly as good promoting.

A tough drive is a bit totally different since they often value $50-$150 in Canada and it’s probably not one thing the typical individual would take note of in a retailer. On the opposite hand, as an alternative of this tough drive giving avid gamers double XP, it comes with a full model of the sport. This typically occurs with PC components like graphics playing cards and motherboards within the type of branded {hardware}. In most situations, the sport is often a free add-on, however on this scenario, you’re getting a reduction on the sport alongside the onerous drive.

Overall, it is a respectable deal since Battlefield 2042 retails for $80 and the onerous drive often prices $85. If you purchased them individually, it will value you $165, however collectively they’re on sale for $130 for the 500GB model of the HD.

It’s additionally price noting that the onerous drive is the Western Digital Black that options PCI Gen4 connectivity. If you want a brand new onerous drive and also you need to get BattleField 2042, the promotion HD is obtainable in 1TB  and 500GB choices. BattleField 2042 releases on October twenty second, 2021.

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