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Fortnite Starter Pack - the Fortnite Fallen Light Pack is the best deal you can get in the game

Fortnite Starter Pack Fallen Light
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The Fortnite Starter Pack has become a regular fixture to coincide with the changing seasons in the battle royale, so if you're looking to add some extra virtual currency to your account then this option as always represents great value for money. Whether you need a financial boost to be able to invest in the Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass, or there's a particular outfit or dance emote that's caught your eye and you need to add it to your locker, having a balance of spare V-Bucks available means that you can pick up those in-game purchases without having to dip further into your pockets.

As we've come to expect by now, Epic have revealed the latest Fortnite Starter Pack for Season 8 over all formats including mobile (where available), so all players can enjoy the benefits of the deal. This Fortnite Fallen Light Pack will set you back just $3.99/£3.19 and includes the D'Ark outfit, Shattered Hope back bling, Dark Blessing pickaxe, and most importantly 600 V-Bucks to spend on microtransactions in Fortnite. You can check out what they look like below.

Fortnite Starter Pack - The Fortnite Fallen Light Pack

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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.

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 Fallen Light 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.

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The Fortnite Fallen Light Pack, on the other hand, is nestled comfortably in "impulse buy" territory even without the celestial D'Ark outfit plus matching Shattered Hope back bling and Dark Blessing harvesting tool. You can skydive into battle like a true angel if you suit up in it.

Do note that the Fortnite Fallen Light 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 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 9 lands in December.

Fortnite PlayStation Plus Celebration Pack

Fortnite Starter Pack PlayStation Plus 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 Blue Viper glider, Cobalt Cloudbreak contrail, and Square Up emote. Hey, it's always nice to get a little bonus, right?

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Iain Wilson

Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 300 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.