While many changes are made to the game between seasons, we can always rely on the Fortnite Starter Pack to consistently appear and represent great value for money when it comes to increasing your virtual currency balance. Whether you're looking to buy the latest dance emote to increase your repertoire of moves, or you need a little extra coin boost to afford the Battle Pass for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4, it's always handy to have some V-Bucks tucked away in the bank for your in-game purchases.
As we've come to expect by now, Epic have revealed the latest Fortnite Starter Pack for Season 4 over all formats including mobile (where available), so all players can enjoy the benefits of the deal. This Street Serpent bundle will set you back just $3.99/£3.29 and includes a Seeker outfit, Chainstick Pack back bling, Street Blade pickaxe, and most importantly 600 V-Bucks to spend on microtransactions in Fortnite. You can check out what they look like here:
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 Street Serpent 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.
The Fortnite Street Serpent Pack, on the other hand, is nestled comfortably in "impulse buy" territory even without the shiny Seeker outfit plus matching Chainstick Pack back bling and Street Blade harvesting tool. You can skydive into battle like a true street ninja if you suit up in it.
Do note that the Fortnite Street Serpent 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 Chapter 2 Season 5 lands.
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 "Introducing..." emote, Stratosphere glider, and Down Arrow contrail. Hey, it's always nice to get a little bonus, right?
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