Fortnite's new Season Pass REQUIRES in-game money

Fortnite's new Season 3 Battle Pass can't be purchased with real money, requires in-game cash purchase.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Feb 15 2018 7:35 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:52 AM CST

Fortnite might have over 3.4 million concurrent players, beating out the Battlegrounds but remember that Epic Games' rocking third-person shooter with its Battle Royale mode, is a free-to-play title.

Fortnite's new Season Pass REQUIRES in-game money | TweakTown.com

The free-to-play title has in-game currency that Epic calls V-Bucks, and until now it hasn't been required for Fortnite's Season Passes. The official Twitter account for Fortnite tweeted that the Season 3 Battle Pass will cost 950 V-Bucks, and can't be purchased with real money. The developer confirmed the news, where they said "We will not be offering the Season 3 Battle Pass as a real money purchase".

You can earn V-Bucks in Fortnite by leveling up your Battle Pass, or by playing the included PvE 'Save the World' mode, which is currently in (paid) early access. Fortnite plays that have been plowing hours into the game will be happy, with the same thoughts for gamers who have been saving up their V-Bucks; they won't need to spend any real-world money on the Season 3 Battle Pass.

Fortnite's new patch for the Xbox One/X and PS4/Pro versions of the game will now be enjoying 60FPS, but at a "loss of visual quality". Still, gamers (including myself) will take the super-smooth feel of 60FPS gaming over a slight dip in visual quality.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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