Fortnite is basically Epic’s cash cow, and has earned them a respectable name in the gaming industry, along with the Unreal Engine. Epic Games enjoys monetizing almost every bonus feature in Fortnite too, including seasonal Battle Pass content, cosmetic packs and other luxuries, so it makes sense that a subscription service model would be their next decision when it comes to implementing microtransactions.
Yesterday, I found out Epic Games was doing a private poll about a monthly fee. If you’ve associated yourself in the entertainment industry, you must’ve heard of these. You pay a small fee every month and get features like the ability to stream movies or games, like what Netflix and Xbox Game Pass has. Some of the rewards Epic considered for the subscription are as follows. (The ones in bold are the ones that WILL be in the subscription when it releases)
- V-Buck Discounts
- A starter pack of sorts completely exclusive and free to subscribers
- Early Access to the next Battle Pass
- The ability to select an existing outfit, back bling and harvesting tool from the Item Shop for free
- An outfit pack subscribers obtain first and is later available in the Item Shop
- 1000 V-Bucks a week
- 1000 V-Bucks a month
- Item Shop cosmetic discounts
- 25 Battle Pass levels
- The current Battle Pass
The promotional image has leaked, and you can find it right here. The price should be around $5 – $15, which is a pretty good deal based off what you get.