Along with laying off almost 900 employees, Epic Games announced an increase to V-Bucks prices in Fortnite. Starting October 27th, the United States, Hungary, Japan, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Turkey and more will be affected. The increase is due to “economic factors such as inflation and currency fluctuations, and follow similar pricing alignments recently completed in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Mexico.”
In the United States, 1000 V-Bucks will now cost $8.99 instead of $7.99, while 2800 V-Bucks will retail for $22.99 instead of $19.99. You must pay $36.99 for 5000 V-Bucks instead of the current $31.99 price and $89.99 for 13,500 V-Bucks instead of $79.99. Fortnite Crew isn’t affected by the pricing change, but Packs like The Final Reckoning, Skull Squad, Saint Academy, Transformer and more will be adjusted when available in the future.
Epic Games is far from the only company to increase prices for its digital offerings. Microsoft raised the price of Game Pass for consoles and Game Pass Ultimate, while Sony increased the price of 12-month subscriptions in all three tiers of PlayStation Plus.