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Fortnite: Battle Royale's Starter Pack is out, 5 regular bucks buys a skin and 600 V-Bucks

Published: 20:29, 27 March 2018
Updated: 14:59, 29 March 2018
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Just in case you needed a nudge towards playing Epic's Fortnite: Battle Royale has rolled out the Fortnite Starter Pack, which comes with a skin reminiscent of Halo's Chief and 600 V-Bucks. Having said that, why would you even need a nudge?

The skin in question is called the Rogue Agent Outfit and comes with Catalyst Back Bling. Note that both of cosmetic items apply to Fortnite's Battle Royale Mode only so take that Save the Worlders.

The Starter Pack also comes with 600 of Epic's in-game currency, V-Bucks, which seems uncharacteristically sleazy for Fortnite, at least as far as yours truly is aware of.

Epic Games A view of Fortnite Battle Royale's in-game store Fortnite: Battle Royale Starter Pack

Even though 600 Fortnite's V-bucks may seem like a lot to an untrained eye, the real truth is that anything even remotely worth of buying costs upwards of 600 V-Bucks. The only things you can get are emotes, most of which go for around 200 V-Bucks, or gliders, where the Snow Squall glider goes for 500 V-Bucks.

Now, I'm aware that all the gaming companies play number games where they exploit the OCDness of the entire human race. However, being aware of it doesn't mean I have to like it.

Epic Games Items displayed in the in-game store from Fortnite Battle Royale Fortnite: Battle Royale Store Items

To be fair though, Fortnite's character skins are usually way higher than 600 V-Bucks. In fact, you can see on the screenshot that Power Chord skin goes for 2,000 V-Bucks, which does make the 'Starter Pack' look much better. Furthermore, 1,000 V-Bucks costs 9.99£, so this may just be my inherent cheapness talking.

Anyway, the Starter Pack coupled with Fortnite: Battle Royale's soaring profits means Epic won't be worrying about finances anytime soon. In fact, Fortnite's February revenues have been overtaking PUBG in the process and the game just .

Even though Fortnite: Battle Royale needs no encouragement for playing, the move is bound to rake in some serious dough. Of course, the more the merrier, right?

Either way, you can find the Starter Pack in Fortnite's store on PC, or here for and for .

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