Fortnite Battle Royale's Starter Pack is the game's best deal yet (and no, it isn't ending April 1)

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What's better than cosplaying as a hardcore future soldier? Getting extra in-game currency for cosplaying as a hardcore future soldier! Even if you don't dig its exclusive skin, the new Fortnite Battle Royale Starter Pack is easily one of the best Fortnite Battle Royale microtransactions yet because it's an efficient source of V-Bucks at just $4.99/£3.99. And you don't need to rush; despite rumors of an April 1 conclusion floating around the internet, an Epic rep confirmed to me that "there is no end date for the Starter Pack at this time."

I wasn't just guessing with that V-Bucks efficiency talk either. Here's how the math shakes out for each individual V-Bucks purchase Fortnite Battle Royale 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. As you can see, the starter 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 Starter Pack, on the other hand, is nestled comfortably in "impulse buy" territory even without that rad Rogue Agent outfit and matching Catalyst back bling. It looks like Master Chief's sneaky cousin!

Do note that the Starter 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 Season 3 Battle Pass without grinding for the free V-Bucks you occasionally earn, you'll still need to buy extra V-Bucks; 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 customization items in the cash shop, or put them toward your purchase of the next Battle Pass when Season 4 rolls around in about a month.

Make the most of your weekly grind with our Fortnite Battle Royale Battle Pass challenges guide.