Epic Games has announced Fortnite Crew — a new monthly subscription service for all versions of the game that will enhance the experience — mostly by adding new bonuses for V-Bucks and other rewards. Details are pretty interesting, and it’s going to be a pretty big money spinner for Epic, as it’s going to Fortnite Crew launches at the beginning of Chapter 2 – Season 5. And when it does, the way many folks deal with the Battle Pass is about to change.
Buying into the service grants you a bevy of different rewards. For starters, you get access to the premium Battle Pass for the entire season, offering a bit of a saving on buying it piecemeal. This bundle also includes 1000 V-Bucks and an exclusive Fornite Crew pack—which is given out every month—along with a special cosmetic pack, the Outfit Bundle.
For the launch of the first month, which is December 2020, players will get the V-Bucks rewards and some special cosmetics, namely the Cosmic Llamacorn Pickaxe and Fractured World Back Bling. Each month, the cosmetics will shift, but the Battle Pass and currency offer should remain the same.
Currently, the price point for the subscription is set at $11.99/£8.99 a month. And if you already bought the Battle Pass for this season and decide to buy the new Crew bundle, you will get a V-Bucks refund for 950 V-Bucks to cover the cost. So all in all, it’s a very good deal.
Fortnite Crew goes live the same day as the launch of Chapter 2- Season 5 in Fortnite on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, mobile and PC: December 2. You can check out a full FAQ for the Fortnite Crew pass on the official website for more details.