Fortnite developer Epic Games is getting ready to release the game’s brand new monthly subscription service.
Titled Fortnite Crew, the new subscription service has a December 2 release date, where it will launch alongside Season 5.
There’s no official launch time, although new Fortnite seasons typically begin with server downtime at 9am GMT, before coming back online following a new update.
Epic Games will almost certainly confirm the Season 5 start time at the conclusion of the Galactus event, which starts at 9pm GMT for UK players.
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While the new season and Galactus event remains something of a mystery, Epic has provided plenty of details about Fortnite Crew.
To access Fortnite Crew and all of its benefits, fans will need to sign up for a £9.99 monthly subscription.
As part of the subscription, members will always have access to the current Battle Pass, beginning with Season 5.
Even more exciting are the exclusive rewards, which include regular item bundles containing various cosmetics.
To kick things off, Fortnite Crew subscribers will be able to access the Galaxia skin and Cosmic Llamacorn Pickaxe.
Epic Games explains more: “When Fortnite Crew launches on December 2, subscribed members of the Crew will be the first to get this all-new exclusive Galaxia Outfit and Style plus the Cosmic Llamacorn Pickaxe and Fractured World Back Bling.
“A Fortnite Crew subscription can be purchased in Fortnite from the Item Shop or Battle Pass purchase screen, and players can cancel anytime.”
According to Epic, the items featured in the monthly bundles will only ever be available as part of the Fortnite Crew subscription. This means you won’t see them pop up in the Item Shop.
Speaking of the item shop, Fortnite Crew subscribers will be given 1,000 V-bucks a month to spend on cosmetics.
Buying 1,000 V-bucks separately costs around £6.49 depending on the platform, so when you add in the Battle Pass and item packs, the Fortnite Crew subscription is just about worth it.
If you’re not too bothered about additional skins and other items, then it’s better value to buy the Battle Pass individually.
If you do buy a Battle Pass but end up subscribing to Fortnite Crew, Epic will refund the 950 V-bucks. You can also cancel at any time and keep the current Battle Pass, your V-bucks and Crew item bundles.
Another thing worth remembering is that starting with Season 5, the 25-level Battle Pass Bundle will be available as a separate purchase for 1,850 V-bucks.
You can purchase a Fortnite Crew subscription from the item shop, but only after the launch of Season 5.