Epic Games Is Considering a Monthly Subscription Plan for Fortnite

Epic Games Is Considering a Monthly Subscription Plan for Fortnite

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Epic Games is mulling the implementation of a monthly subscription plan for Fortnite. That news comes via Eurogamer who cites a recent player survey floating the idea to gauge interest from the game's massive community. 

There's no word on how widespread the survey was - for example, I play Fortnite many hours each week and heard nothing of it - and the results are kept internal, so we don't know whether respondents were open to the idea. Still, the fact that the developer-publisher is asking about it means it could come to fruition. 

According to Eurogamer, the survey asked players what price they may pay for such a membership and what they'd expect in return. Price suggestions ranged from 5 to $16 per month, with membership perks including an unlocked Battle Pass, a monthly allowance of 1,000 V-Bucks, and early access to new skins that would be paid for individually without a subscription but would be given to subscribers before other players.

It was about a year ago when Epic was also asking about implementing an "Annual Pass," but the company later announced they wouldn't be moving forward with such plans. Fortnite remains a pop culture monolith even as it seems to have lost a step overall and today shares the gaming zeitgeist with games such as Fall Guys, Among Us, and genre rivals Apex Legends and Cal of Duty Warzone.

The current season of Fortnite, Chapter 2 Season 4, is set to end when November does. That will usher in a new season and presumably bid farewell to the plethora of Marvel heroes and villains currently in the game as part of its themed season. Currently, Marvel's Galactus is slowly moving toward the game's open world for what will likely be the season's climactic finale event later this month. Epic is still just teasing it for now, but we should know more soon, which also means we are likely just days away from the next Fortnite leak, as they arrive like clockwork season after season. 

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