Fortnite blames UK V-Bucks price hike on inflation


Fortnite blames UK V-Bucks price hike on inflation

Even the cost of virtual living’s going up. Those fancy gliders just got more expensive

Phil IwaniukPublished: 03 Jul 2023  External link to Top Gear Magazine Subscription – 5 issues for £5Skip 1 photos in the image carousel and continue reading

Epic Games has increased the cost of Fortnite’s V-Bucks virtual currency for UK users, citing ”economic factors like inflation and currency fluctuations.”

Breaking the news to Fortnite players via a blog post, Epic detailed the exact pricing changes that’ll affect players in the UK, Mexico and Canada.

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So if you want to buy the seasonal battle pass you’re spending an extra 50p. The battle pass costs 1000 V-Bucks, which has increased from £6.49 to £6.99.

And that increase carries through into the bigger V-Buck bundles. The price of 2800 V-Bucks has increased from £15.99 to £17.49 and 13,500 V-Bucks will set you back £69.99, up from £63.99.

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It’s the first time Fortnite has adjusted its V-Bucks prices since 2021, and follows the Bank of England’s 0.5% interest rate increase in June. The cost of living crisis rolls on, then, and like it wasn’t depressing enough to see a barista hand you a terminal with £12.00 on its display after you order a macchiato, it’s seeping into our virtual lives too. At this rate we’ll be wandering around Fortnite in Aura skins like absolute plebs. For shame.

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