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Fortnite Starter Pack: The Fortnite Hazard Platoon Pack is the best deal you can get in the game

Fortnite Starter Pack Hazard Platoon
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The Fortnite Starter Pack remains one of the consistent features in the game, even when other big changes are made between seasons, and it's back once again to offer great value for money if you're looking to top up your balance of virtual currency. You could be trying to add the latest outfit or dance emote to your locker, or putting together some extra coins to afford that Battle Pass for Fortnite Season 6, but whatever you've set your sights on will be much more achievable if you already have spare V-Bucks stored up for in-game purchases.

As we've come to expect by now, Epic have revealed the latest Fortnite Starter Pack for Season 6 over all formats including mobile (where available), so all players can enjoy the benefits of the deal. This Fortnite Hazard Platoon Pack will set you back just $3.99/£3.19 and includes the Centurion outfit, Gallant Gear back bling, Centurion Edge pickaxe, and most importantly 600 V-Bucks to spend on microtransactions in Fortnite. You can check out what they look like here:

Fortnite Starter Pack Hazard Platoon

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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 $79.99 is 169 V-Bucks per dollar
  • 5,000 V-Bucks for $31.99 is 156 V-Bucks per dollar
  • 2,800 V-Bucks for $19.99 is 140 V-Bucks per dollar
  • 1,000 V-Bucks for $7.99 is 125 V-Bucks per dollar
  • 600 V-Bucks for $3.99 is 150 V-Bucks per dollar

The ratios work out similarly for GBP and other currencies. As you can see, the Fortnite Hazard Platoon 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.

Fortnite Starter Pack Hazard Platoon

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The Fortnite Hazard Platoon Pack, on the other hand, is nestled comfortably in "impulse buy" territory even without the stern Centurion outfit plus matching Gallant Gear back bling and Centurion Edge harvesting tool. You can skydive into battle like a true combat specialist if you suit up in it.

Do note that the Fortnite Hazard Platoon 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 Season 7 lands.

Fortnite Starter Pack PS+ Celebration Pack

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Don't forget, if you're a PS4 or PS5 player and PS+ subscriber then you can still grab the latest Fortnite PlayStation Plus Celebration Pack, which is free and includes the exclusive Synaptic Hatchets pickaxe, Cobalt Overdrive wrap, "Last Round" emoji, and a banner. Hey, it's always nice to get a little bonus, right?

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