(Pocket-lint) – Epic is introducing a monthly subscription service called Fortnite Crew. Here’s what you need to know about it.
What is Fortnite Crew and what does it include?
Fortnite is essentially offering a new for those looking to spend cash in Fortnite. For a monthly fee, Fortnite players can get 1,000 Vbucks (Fortnite’s in-game currency), a new character skin and gear, and access to the current season’s battle pass. The image below shows the first character included. Epic said the character and its outfit and accessory are only available with Fortnite Crew and “will never be sold or given away to non-Crew members”.
The current Fortnite season started in August, adding Marvel characters and locations to the battle royale island. It’ll end with the game’s next big live event taking place on 1 December 2020 at 4pm ET. The following day, Chapter 2: Season 5 will start.
Note: If you already purchased the current season’s Battle Pass, 950 V-Bucks will be returned to your account.
How much is Fortnite Crew?
In the US, Fortnite Crew costs $11.99 each month. You can also cancel your Fortnite Crew subscription at any time.
How do you subscribe to Fortnite Crew?
The Fortnite Crew subscription can be purchased directly from the Item Shop or Battle Pass purchase screen. To cancel your subscription, go directly in-game and check out the Fortnite Crew tab. It’ll guide you based on your device.
Anything else you should know?
Your Fortnite Crew subscription is associated with the platform on which you purchased it (Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, etc). Although you’ll be able to access the items you receive across different platforms, Epic Games said the V-Bucks you receive “may not be redeemable” on other platforms.
For more details, check out the Fortnite Crew FAQ page.
Writing by Maggie Tillman.
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