Fortnite Starter Pack, the Fortnite Heartbreak Royale Pack is the best deal you can get in the game

Fortnite Starter Pack - Heartbreak Royale bundle
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A fresh Fortnite Starter Pack has arrived on the scene, titled the Heartbreak Royale pack, offering players a quick boost to coincide with the launch of the new season. In keeping with the general mashup theme of the quick OG season, this pack includes the Heartbreak Ranger – which is a reworking of the classic Love Ranger outfit. The starter pack also provides the usual award of cheap V-Bucks to increase your account balance, along with some unique cosmetics you can't get anywhere else. Whether you're looking to break hearts in the battle royale or simply collect some cut-price in-game currency, I've got the lowdown on all of the benefits you'll receive if you purchase the Heartbreak Royale pack.

The latest Fortnite Starter Pack, as mentioned, is the Heartbreak Royale pack that's dropped and live right now as part of Fortnite Season OG of Chapter 4 (though it will possibly roll over into the next season/chapter), and is available on every platform that Fortnite can be played on. The Heartbreak Royale pack costs $4.49/£3.49 and will get you a solid starting budget of 600 V-Bucks for microtransactions in Fortnite, as well as the Heartbreak Ranger outfit, Magmacore Sheath back bling, and Heartbreak Club pickaxe. Read on to see exactly what these items look like, and why the Starter pack is worth the money.

Fortnite Starter Pack - The Fortnite Heartbreak Royale Pack

Fortnite Starter Pack - Heartbreak Royale bundle

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Even if you don't plan on equipping these new cosmetic items, this still represents a great value deal for 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 length of their corresponding seasons – but it will be removed eventually, so if you're considering a purchase then don't wait too long before you commit.

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 $89.99 is 150 V-Bucks per dollar
  • 5,000 V-Bucks for $36.99 is 135 V-Bucks per dollar
  • 2,800 V-Bucks for $22.99 is 122 V-Bucks per dollar
  • 1,000 V-Bucks for $8.99 is 111 V-Bucks per dollar
  • 600 V-Bucks for $4.49 is 134 V-Bucks per dollar
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Note that V-Bucks pricing in the United States was adjusted on October 27, 2023 and the above conversions are based on the new prices.

The ratios work out similarly for GBP and other currencies. As you can see, the Fortnite Heartbreak Royale 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 whole new game. Or perhaps just an irresponsible amount of pie, if you prefer.

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The Fortnite Heartbreak Royale Pack, on the other hand, is nestled comfortably in "impulse buy" territory even without the Heartbreak Ranger outfit plus matching Magmacore Sheath back bling and Heartbreak Club harvesting tool.

Do note that the Fortnite Heartbreak Royale 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 Battle Pass without grinding for the free Fortnite 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 towards buying the next season's Battle Pass!

Fortnite PlayStation Plus True Colors Gear Pack

Fortnite PS+ True Colors Gear Pack

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Don't forget, if you're a PS5 or PS4 player and PS+ subscriber then you can also grab the latest Fortnite PlayStation Plus True Colors Gear Pack, which is free and includes the exclusive Scribble's Sailer glider and Pumped! emote. Hey, it's always nice to get a little bonus, right?

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Iain Wilson
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