In a brief announcement this morning, NVIDIA is expanding their "Prepare for Battle" bundle to include the GeForce GTX 1060.

NVIDIA's latest bundle launched nearly two months ago, at the end of January. At the time it launched, the bundle offered anyone who purchased a GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1070, or a PC or laptop equipped with these cards the option to download either Ubisoft’s For Honor or Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands for free. NVIDIA then expanded the bundle to cover the GTX 1080 Ti upon its launch earlier this month.

Now that a good number of miles have been run on this offer, NVIDIA has included the GeForce GTX 1060 in on the action as well. This means that short of the entry-level GTX 1050 series, everything above in NVIDIA's GeForce lineup includes a game bundle. It's a notable distinction, in part because the GTX 1060 is the fastest card in a competitive market for NVIDIA - that is, where AMD offers a card with comparable performance. Consequently, NVIDIA's bundle has taken on something of a new meaning, as it's no longer about just throwing in a value add item to higher margin cards, but now about influencing mainstream video card buyers.

NVIDIA Current Game Bundles
Video Card Bundle
GeForce GTX 1080/1070 Prepare for Battle
GeForce GTX 1060 Prepare for Battle
GeForce GTX 1050Ti/1050 None
GeForce GTX 1080/1070 Desktops Prepare for Battle
GeForce GTX 1080/1070 Notebooks Prepare for Battle

Looking at the updated lineup, one thing worth noting here is that while GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 systems were included in the bundle, there is no word on if GTX 1060-equipped desktops or laptops are part of this offer as well.

We haven’t yet received news to how long this offer will run, though we will update here when we catch news of the end date. Meanwhile it is worth remembering to verify the participation of any vendors purchased from as NVIDIA likely will not give codes for purchases made from sellers that are not participating. NVIDIA also makes clear that it is up to the buyer to confirm their vendor of choice is participating in this bundle as NVIDIA cannot provide download codes and coupons for purchases made at non-participating retailers and e-tailers.

Source: NVIDIA

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  • kn00tcn - Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - link

    joe & jane are buying gaming cards? all those hip youtubers with constant build log videos dont exist? the way it's meant to be played is any different? this isnt the first time you're delusional http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/videocard/ Reply
  • BrokenCrayons - Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - link

    I know it's sometimes difficult, but yes, Joe and Jane Average are the typical buyer for gaming GPUs. They are common people on the workday treadmill that have 2.5 kids, a house, and a dog. They buy a graphics card and play video games with it. There's no sense in throwing the veneer of uniqueness over that fact. It's certainly nothing people ought to be ashamed of or try to hide from anyhow. Reply
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - link

    "Looking at the updated lineup, one thing worth noting here is that while GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 systems were included in the bundle, there is no word on if GTX 1060-equipped desktops or laptops are part of this offer as well."

    I'm assuming an updated article and you overlooked this paragraph in the rewrite...
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  • soliloquist - Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - link

    Not sure exactly what you are referring to, but I believe what this is saying is that the 1060 cards get the bundle, but it is not clear if systems/notebooks that include 1060 cards get the bundle. Reply
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - link

    ok, that makes sense. Reply
  • clayispwn - Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - link

    where do i find the code Reply
  • GautamV - Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - link

    Rather than giving such offers invest that money in R&D and provide good Colors. Your Colors suck Nvidia as compared to that of AMD. Reply

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