Starting on December 2nd, Epic Games introduces a monthly subscription called Fortnite Crew for the popular battle royale. Players that are part of the Fortnite Crew, receive extras that were previously attainable trough microtransactions. Fortnite can still be enjoyed for free, or with micro-payments.
Fortnite Crew subscription
Fans of Fortnite soon have a new way of receiving in-game content through the Fortnite Crew monthly subscription. For $11.99 a month, you’ll theoretically receive at least $15.98 worth of in-game content. That is excluding the Fortnite Crew Pack bonus that contains exclusive Outfit Bundle every month. Again, theoretically…
Here’s what you get as a member of the Fortnite Crew:
- Battle Pass included for the full Season (normally 950 V-Bucks or approximately $7.99)
- 1,000 V-Bucks each month (normally $7.99 excluding bulk deals and conflicted Mobile platforms)
- A new monthly Crew Pack
The 2 big catches
There are two major catches concerning the Fortnite Crew subscription though. For one, a subscription like this is inherently preying on negligent players, or gamers that have a fear of missing out on the exclusive cosmetics. Subscriptions like these always profit from the people not actively using it.
There is however an even bigger problem with Fortnite Crew. You get the Battle Pass every Season, with the next launching on December 2nd. That means this year saw the release of just 4 Battle Passes, not to mention Epic Games inconsistent track record concerning Seasons.
So to make the math a bit more complicated; $7.99 for one Battle Pass means you get just $0.67 cents worth of Battle Pass per month on average, provided there are four per year. So realistically, the only bonus you’re really getting from the Fortnite Crew subscription is relatively cheap, exclusive cosmetics.
We’ll leave it up to individual players to decide whether that is worth it or not. But given the demographic of Fortnite is relatively young, I’m inclined to call this mildly unethical at best..