The price structure for Fortnite’s virtual currency, V-Bucks, has changed, and certain nations are now paying more for numerous in-game packs. For the immensely well-liked battle royale from Epic Games, V-Bucks have acted as the primary money, enabling users to buy in-game cosmetics from the store. Many of Fortnite’s most well-known cross-overs cost a lot of V-Bucks to buy. For many players, V-Bucks will now become a little more pricey.
This year, Fortnite has increased the price of its virtual points several times, including the recent price increase on in-game cash. V-Bucks prices were altered in Canada, the UK, and Mexico early this year, increasing the value of the in-game currency while devaluing it in Mexico. Typically, Epic Games blames these shifts in price structures on “currency fluctuations” in the relevant nation, with inflation being stated as a key contributing reason. The United States is currently one of the upcoming regions to experience a price increase.
The pricing of V-Bucks will alter for thirteen various areas, including Japan, the European Union, and the United States, according to a new announcement from Fortnite.
The lower end of the list will see primarily small price increases for V-Bucks, with the price of a 1000 V-Bucks Bundle going up from $7.99 to $8.99 in the United States. The top tier 13,500 V-Bucks package went from $79.99 to $89.99, representing an overall price increase of almost 12.5%. Fortnite’s new price structure is presently scheduled to take effect on October 27.
The price increase for Fortnite’s V-Bucks coincides with a general increase in gaming industry prices. The typical cost of new video games on next-gen technology would rise from $60 to $70 with the release of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. Sony recently increased the cost of annual PS Plus subscriptions, and Xbox CEO Phil Spencer said that future price increases for Xbox Game Pass are “inevitable.” With Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s debut price of $70, not even Nintendo would be immune to price hikes.
Although V-Buck prices will increase soon, there are still several ways for users to use their in-game currency in Fortnite. The Star Wars character Ahsoka Tano was added as a skin in the most recent Fortnite Battle Pass update. Additionally, Epic Games has hinted at the possibility of future crossovers between some other brands, including Super Mario Bros. and Bob’s Burgers. Players will have to fork over a little bit more money for Fortnite’s wealth of cosmetics because there will be plenty more fresh content added for the battle royale.