How to Cancel Your Fortnite Crew Subscription
Fortnite battle royale is one of the biggest video games on the planet, and part of the reason behind this success is the innovation that the game has. Content like the battle pass system, cosmetics, and more was invented or perfected here. But what if you wanted to cancel Fortnite Crew subscription, one of these significant features?
Fortnite Crew Subscription Explained
The Fortnite Crew subscription is one of the latest additions to the battle royale game and something that many players might not fully know about at this time because of that. But think of it as the latest innovation that Epic Games has come up with for the massively popular title.
This developer invented and perfected the paid battle system where players have some new content that comes every season that players can unlock as time goes on and play more of the game.
So, of course, it did not take long for Epic to capitalize on the success of this and couple it with the Netflix-like subscription service that is dominating the TV and, to an extent, video game market at this time. These monthly subscriptions are pretty prevalent in all of entertainment right now.
It was only a matter of time before they invaded the game industry, like in the case of the Xbox Game Pass and so on. But we haven’t seen too many individual games host their monthly service that players can subscribe to and get goodies from.
But Epic Games has tried it with the Fortnite Crew subscription. This new monthly service is available in Fortnite battle royale, granting dedicated fans the chance to earn some special rewards for the title that you can’t get anywhere else.
Every month, players are granted one unique skin exclusive to the Crew subscription and can’t be found anywhere else in the game. Also, you will get 1000 V-Bucks to go along with that and potentially other related cosmetic items in the process.
At $11.99 a month, it pays for itself if you are a dedicated player who was going to buy some V-Bucks each month anyways since you get around $8 worth of in-game currency as well as a new skin that is going to be worth the price of admission on its own.
But that is still not all with the Crew sub, as players who don’t currently own the paid battle pass will get that in this service as well. So, with the advent of Season 6 on the horizon in Fortnite, subscribing to this service means that you will get the battle pass as well.
But that only happens every so often in the game, so some players will want to cancel Fortnite Crew subscription at some point. Can you do that and, if so, how do you do it on the various platforms? That is something that we are going to cover in this guide.
How to Cancel Fortnite Crew Subscription: PC and Mobile
First and foremost, we must answer the question: can you easily cancel Fortnite Crew subscription at any point in time? The answer is a resounding yes. There is no set subscription period that you agree to, no contract that you are obliged to fulfill for a while, and so on.
The Crew sub works much like Netflix and other services that you know already where you can subscribe, cancel, and resubscribe at any time you choose. This means that you should plan when you want to stop and prepare for doing that on your chosen platform.
Interestingly, every platform has slightly different ways of canceling the subscription when it comes to Fortnite Crew. As such, we are going to go over each option, starting with PC. Here’s how to cancel Fortnite Crew subscription on PC.
For this one, you will want to use the browser or Epic Games Store app on your computer to end the sub. Open up the Epic Games website, for instance, and log into your account. Once you are in your account, you can quickly end the subscription by heading to the, well, subscription section.
Here, you will see all of the recurring monthly services you are currently subscribed to for your Epic Games account. You will then want to find the Crew one and select the option to cancel it. It is the standard rigamarole of going through the different messages to complete the cancellation fully.
This is great for all platforms and will work no matter if you play on Switch, for instance, and never on PC, so this is great for anyone looking to cancel Fortnite Crew subscription. But you can also cancel on the respective platforms that you like to play on as well.
For instance, if you are on mobile, we all know about the debacle of Fortnite not being on the Google Play or App Store, but it is available on stuff like the Samsung App Store. On there, you need to head to the store, your account, and look for subscriptions you have subscribed to there or use the Epic Games website.
How to Cancel on Xbox
If you are on Xbox, things are slightly different from how it works on PC when canceling the subscription. Fortunately, Microsoft is great about streamlining things so that you are going to have the same process no matter if you are on the Xbox One, Xbox One X/S, Xbox Series X, or the Xbox Series S.
The first option is similar to the one we had for PC, where you can go to the Microsoft website, sign in to your Microsoft account that you use on Xbox, and then head to your settings. From there, you can find your active subscriptions like Game Pass and Crew and then cancel the Fortnite sub there.
Alternatively, you can do it on the Xbox console itself. This way, you go to the main settings on the Xbox console (not the game) and find your account. Look for the subscriptions section. You should see the Fortnite Crew option there for you to be able to cancel.
Keep in mind that this will be the same situation on all of the above Xbox platforms, making things easy to end on there. However, that is not necessarily the same case for the PlayStation side of things as we will get to now.
How to Cancel on PlayStation
While Xbox has all of its systems and consoles streamlined to work mostly the same way, the PlayStation side of things is not the same case. While the general process is similar to what we did on Xbox, it is different if you are using a PS4 versus the PS5 that came out late last year.
Starting with the PS4 that vastly more people have in their possession, the process of canceling the subscription here has to do with heading to the console’s main settings. What you are going to look for is the account management section of the settings.
What we have found in the past is that PS4 typically makes you put your password back in before you can make significant account changes like the one that we are about to do, so be sure to remember your password for your PSN account.
Once you are into your account settings, be sure to go to the subscriptions option and find the Crew sub. There, you will be able to cancel it and stop the payments. PS5 is a similar situation, but the options to get to the cancellation are different from that of the PS4.
For those of you who were able to snag yourself a PlayStation 5, what you will want to do is head to the little settings icon in the top right corner of the home menu. From there, pick your specific user account, find the games section, and pick Fortnite. At this point, you will be able to see the subscription and cancel it there.
How to Cancel on Nintendo Switch
And last but not least, we come to the Nintendo Switch. This one is a little bit different from some of the other consoles as it doesn’t involve you going to the Switch’s main settings at all. In this way, it could be the most confusing one if you don’t know where to look.
For Switch Fortnite players, what you will want to do is head on over to the Nintendo eShop app at the bottom of the home menu for the console and make sure to open up with the right user on the system if you have multiple accounts on it. This is imperative if you want to find the subscription correctly and cancel it.
Once you are in the eShop, select the picture of your account icon in the top right corner. From there, you will be able to scroll down and find the option for the subscriptions on your account. This should show you stuff like the Nintendo Switch Online Service and the Fortnite Crew sub, of course.
From there, you will cancel the subscription and stop it from reactivating the next time the monthly payment date rolls around. If there are parental controls, keep that in mind and get the help of whoever has control of your Switch for completing this.
Why You Would Want to Cancel and When to Do It
Now that you know how to cancel the Fortnite Crew subscription, you might be wondering why you would do this in the first place. There are a few reasons that would motivate you to want to cancel it, not the least of which are the obvious ones like financial reasons and so on.
But ignoring that, there are some players that the Crew sub is just not always for a moment. For instance, if you are someone who is just looking for a cheap way to get the paid battle pass for the season and some other cool bonuses at the same time, you might only want this for a single month.
Once you have the paid battle pass, you are good to go until the next season, which could be months down the line depending on how Epic Games handles it, so you might want to cancel until then. By the way, resubscribing is no problem either, so feel free to do this if you’d like.
Or, maybe you are someone who wanted a sweet skin like the exclusive DC Comics Green Arrow one that happened in the past. We may get another official crossover skin in the Crew sub in the future. Maybe you want just that skin and nothing else, so you would only want to subscribe for that month.
But whatever the reason that you choose to unsubscribe, you will want to make sure that you do it before the next monthly payment date comes around. At the same time, though, you also want to be careful about when you subscribe to the service in the first place.
What is interesting about it is that you can get two different skins from two different months on a single subscription. Let’s say that you subscribe on the 20th of one month: you will get that month’s skin and likely the next one as well since your service will carry over into the next month.
You will also likely get the new battle pass if you time it right so that you still have service when the new season begins without having to subscribe again. But what you won’t get is another 1000 V-Bucks. These are monthly, but they work differently from everything else, only happening on the same date as your monthly payment cycle.
So, if you subscribe on the 20th like before, you will get 1000 V-Bucks then, but you would only get another 1000 if you happened to continue your sub on the 20th of the next month and so forth. Be sure to keep that in mind as well if you were hoping to get that, too.