A Fortnite Survey May Have Leaked a Monthly Subscription
Free-to-play games need to find ways to monetize constantly so that they can continue to grow. However, this is Fortnite we’re talking about; it’s not exactly struggling for people investing money into it. It’s already got a Battle Pass and an in-game shop. The next step, according to a Fortnite leaker, is going to be a subscription service, known as the ‘Monthly Crew Pack’. It was referred to by name several times in a recent survey, and the leaker found an image that leads us to think this could definitely be a reality.
Good Idea or Bad Idea?
It’s hard to say, quite frankly. It could be just another way for players to get the constant flow of cosmetic content they crave in Fortnite, through this subscription service. Some people seem to think this is a terrible idea, and their point is seen/is valid. Just another way to bilk people for money? We can see it not being a great idea. We do wonder if it’s just going to make content creators have to fork out even more money, so they always have the new content to show off.
MarDlt_ is the leaker inquisition here, who revealed an image showing the Monthly Crew Pack. In addition, he found the survey that asks players if they’d want to invest in a monthly subscription. MarDlt_ then shared it with FireMonkey, who then shared it on Twitter.
He said the following:
“In a recent survey Epic Games has sent out, this image can be seen,” he said. “With the image, users are being quizzed on how they would rate the monthly subscription service.”
What would this subscription service for Fortnite offer though?
- A Battle Pass
- An outfit pack that subscribers get first (then sold later on the shop) with a character outfit with an additional style, Back Bling, and a Pickaxe.
- 1,000 V-Bucks each month
Fortnite’s survey asked how much users would be willing to pay – likely somewhere between 15.99 and 18.99. Consider that 1,000 V-Bucks costs about 10 bucks, it sounds like a pretty good deal. If you’re paying 16 bucks for this subscription, and actively play, you get 1,000 V-Bucks free essentially. Then a free cosmetic bundle, and a Battle Pass? That 16 dollars is not guaranteed either. They tossed numbers anywhere from 5 bucks to 20. The V-Bucks on its own really sells this as a possibility. There are some people who don’t play MMOs, and instead, focus on games like Fortnite. So having an MMO-style subscription with worthwhile benefits? We could see this working out successfully.
Different Enough to Stand on It’s Own?
However, one thought that crossed our minds is: will the Battle Pass be unique? Or will it be the same one that other players get? Some people aren’t sold though. If you have no idea if you’re going to like the Battle Pass or cosmetics offered each month, it could feel like a waste. Not everyone buys every Battle Pass, after all.
This feels like it’s only a matter of time before it goes down. If they made it in the 10-15 dollar range, we could see people picking up regardless of whether they like the content, just to get a reasonably priced chunk of V-Bucks. If Fortnite made those cosmetics/Battle Passes come in a code instead of deposited right into an account, it could be a great way to do giveaways/share stuff you don’t want with people who do.
This is all conjecture right now, but it’s very probable. We are betting this becomes a reality, sooner rather than later.