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Fortnite Starter Pack: The Red Strike Pack is the best deal you can get in the game

Fortnite Starter Pack Red Strike
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We're now getting into the swing of Fortnite Season 10, and the "Out of Time" theme is being represented by areas such as Dusty Depot and Retail Row being warped back to their former glory. Alongside these latest updates to the Fortnite map, Epic have also released a new Fortnite Starter Pack across all formats, including mobile so everyone can benefit. This futuristic bundle costs just $4.99/£3.99 and contains an epic Red Strike outfit, an epic Bladed Bag back bling, and most importantly 600 V-Bucks to spend on microtransactions in Fortnite. You can see what they look like here:

(Image credit: Epic Games)

(Image credit: Epic Games)

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 bundle was on the store for around 10 weeks - 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
  • 7,500 V-Bucks for $59.99 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 Red Strike Pack gives you the most V-Buck buying power of any option under the 7,500 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 Red Strike Pack, on the other hand, is nestled comfortably in "impulse buy" territory even without the shiny Red Strike outfit plus matching Bladed Bag back bling. You can skydive into battle like a true futuristic ninja if you suit up in it.

Do note that the Fortnite Red Strike 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 Starter Pack, it won't actually save you any money on the Battle Pass - which is still totally worth it. 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 11 rolls around in October.

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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 Coaxial Blue glider, Blue Fusion contrail, and Strikeforce loading screen. Hey, it's always nice to get a little bonus, right?

Looking for more ways to top up your virtual wallet? Then here's how to get free Fortnite V-Bucks.