Epic’s Fortnite became the 800-pound gorilla of the game world by unlocking… but there are still plenty of ways to pay for it. In addition to purchasing “V-Bucks”
If that sounds confusing, it is. Here’s the deal: the Battle Pass costs about $ 10 each Fortnite “Season”, a timed event with special weapons and game elements that lasts between one and two months. Players will earn back a few hundred V-dollars in the process, enough to get a mid-tier skin or emote, assuming they go through all the ‘levels’ to unlock everything (including even more skins and cosmetics you get for free).
The new “Fortnite Crew ”subscription costs $ 12 per month, every month, and includes free access to the Battle Pass that is currently active, plus additional bonuses. These include an additional 1,000 V-Bucks (worth $ 10, worth a mid-range skin) each month and exclusive skins, weapons, emotes and other goodies not only available from the general store or the Battle Pass.
Is it worth the extra cost? That depends on how much you play – and enjoy –Fortnite. Neither the Battle Pass nor Fortnite Crew gives every player every kind of tactical advantage in the game itself: everything you can pay for is completely cosmetic. That’s one of the things that players are excited about Fortnite in recent years, the ability to opt out of payment without feeling that you are missing something essential.
But $ 12 a month is a lot of scratch compared to something like the $ 15 Game Pass on the Xbox, the $ 10 PlayStation Plus, or even the $ 5 a month Apple Arcade, all of which let you play multiple full games. This only seems like a good deal when you play Fortnite more than any other game, and you, really like collecting those player skins.
Oh, and that goes without saying Fortnite Crew is not available on iOS unless you do some interesting work-arounds. Make sure to purchase Crew on your “primary” Fortnite platform, as the V-Bucks it comes with can only be redeemed there.
Source: Epic via Polygon