Although the game is regularly changing and evolving, the Fortnite Starter Pack is a consistent element you can rely on every season to offer you excellent value for money. Whether you need some extra coin to put towards the battle pass for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3, or you just want to add the latest dance emote to your locker, you can never have too many V-Bucks in your virtual wallet.
As we've come to expect by now, Epic have revealed the latest Fortnite Starter Park for Season 3 over all formats including mobile, so all players can enjoy the benefits of the deal. This Team Toxic bundle will set you back just $4.99/£3.99 and includes a Yellowjacket outfit, a Backstabber back bling, a Venom Blade harvesting tool, and most importantly 600 V-Bucks to spend on microtransactions in Fortnite. You can check out what they look like here:
Even if you don't plan on equipping these new cosmetic items, this still represents a great value deal for the in game currency alone. There's no set date for how long this Fortnite Starter Pack will be available – the previous bundles were usually on the store for between 10 weeks and the length of their corresponding seasons – but it will eventually be removed, so if you're considering a purchase then don't wait too long.
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I wasn't just guessing with that V-Bucks efficiency talk - here's how the math stacks up for each individual V-Bucks purchase Fortnite offers, taking into account total V-Bucks including "bonuses" for buying in bulk, and rounding to the nearest whole number:
- 13,500 V-Bucks for $99.99 is 135 V-Bucks per dollar
- 5,000 V-Bucks for $39.99 is 125 V-Bucks per dollar
- 2,800 V-Bucks for $24.99 is 112 V-Bucks per dollar
- 1,000 V-Bucks for $9.99 is 100 V-Bucks per dollar
- 600 V-Bucks for $4.99 is 120 V-Bucks per dollar
The ratios work out similarly for GBP and other currencies. As you can see, the Fortnite Yellowjacket Pack gives you the most V-Buck buying power of any option under the 5,000 purchase - which is quite an investment in in-game currency, since you could also use that same amount of cash to buy a new AAA console game. Or perhaps just an irresponsible amount of pie, if you prefer.
The Fortnite Yellowjacket Pack, on the other hand, is nestled comfortably in "impulse buy" territory even without the shiny Yellowjacket outfit plus matching Backstabber back bling and Venom Blade harvesting tool. You can skydive into battle like a true member of Team Toxic if you suit up in it.
Do note that the Fortnite Yellowjacket Pack can only be purchased once for each account, so it isn't an endless wellspring of in-game currency. And if you'd also like to buy the Fortnite Battle Pass without grinding for the free V-Bucks you occasionally earn, you'll still need to buy extra on top to reach the 950 V-Bucks asking price; in other words, if you're starting with this Fortnite Starter Pack, it won't actually save you any money on the Battle Pass. You can always use those extra V-Bucks to pick up more customisation items though, or put them toward your purchase of the next Battle Pass when Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 lands.
Don't forget, if you're a PS4 player and PS+ subscriber then you can still grab the Fortnite PlayStation Plus Celebration Pack, which is free and includes the exclusive "Introducing..." emote, Stratosphere glider, and Down Arrow contrail. Hey, it's always nice to get a little bonus, right?
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