A number of sources have suggested that PlayStation icon and the God of War himself, Kratos, will be coming to Fortnite. He will be joined by Xbox icon, Master Chief, so the two can finally duke it out.
Both leaks have come from data miners and have been posted by various sources. Sony themselves have also teased that Kratos is joining the game by posting an audio log.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) December 2, 2020
“The next guy you’re picking up literally has vanquished multiple gods with his bare hands in a fit of uncontrollable rage,” yep, that’s Kratos. There are also rumours of Fortnite getting skins from The Mandalorian.
Epic have just launched the new monthly subscription service, Fortnite Crew, which bundles together each season’s Battle Pass, 1,000 V-Bucks per month and a monthly Outfit Bundle that will be exclusive to subscribers.
The bundle costs £9.99 / $11.99 / €11.99 per month, so a few pennies shy of £120 across a whole year, though you can stop and resume whenever you wish without losing access to anything you’ve paid for at that point.
That does leave a question mark over its comparative value. 1,000 V-Bucks is now sold for £6.49 after Epic gave a permanent 20% price cut on all platforms except iOS and the Google Play Store – we’ll come back to this point – and a battle pass costs 950 V-Bucks, with a new season coming along roughly every 3 months. Since you can earn the value of a Battle Pass through its reward chain each season, that’s potentially an extra 4,000 V-Bucks for players to spend.
A little napkin math puts the battle pass and monthly V-Bucks at a value of £102.54.
The real value for players will come through the monthly Outfit Bundle, though. Epic state that these are only for subscribers and “will never be sold or given away to non-Crew members.” That will be particularly alluring for fans when skins in the Items store cost 800, 1,200, 1,500 or 2,000 V-Bucks depending on how highly Epic decide to rate their rarity.