Fortnite Crew: What's Included, How To Sign Up, And How To Cancel
Whether you're coming or going, here's what you need to know about Fortnite Crew.
Fortnite Crew is the monthly subscription pack that gives Fortnite fans additional and exclusive content for as long as they're subscribers. It premiered in December of 2020 and since then has seen the release of original characters--and even some crossover characters--that fans can't access any other way. This makes Fortnite Crew a desirable item for some Fortnite players, but whether you're looking to sign up or cancel your subscription, here's how you can do those things, plus what you get when you're a subscriber.
What comes with a Fortnite Crew subscription
Fortnite Crew perks have fluctuated a little bit in the program's first year, but several perks have also been mainstays. Guaranteed with each monthly subscription are the following perks:
- Fortnite Crew Pack
- 1,000 V-Bucks every month
- Guaranteed access to the active battle pass
The Crew Pack is usually a single character, plus several accessories such as back bling, a pickaxe, and a glider. The contents of the character's cosmetic set can vary from month to month--some get loading screens while others do not, for example. So far, there have been two licensed crossover characters, while all others have been Fortnite original characters. The crossovers include DC Comics' Green Arrow and Marvel's Loki. It's likely more crossovers will be released via the Fortnite Crew too.
Sometimes, Fortnite Crew includes other perks. For example, in the first half of 2021, a Fortnite Crew subscription also included a Spotify Premium free trial for a limited time. In the fall of 2021, Fortnite Crew members who subscribed from September through November would unlock bonus styles for all three of the characters they'd receive during that span. This also tied into Fortnite lore, as this trio became known as the First Shadows, AKA the original recruits of GHOST leader Midas.
How to sign up for Fortnite Crew
You can subscribe to Fortnite Crew from inside the game itself. Simply navigate to the game's settings menu and look for the Fortnite Crew option. Inside, you'll be given a prompt to sign up if you haven't yet, as well as an overview of what's on offer for the current Fortnite Crew Pack. A monthly subscription costs $12, though so do many characters, especially the elaborate ones you'll find in Crew Packs. That alone seems to pay for itself, and if you find yourself spending additional V-Bucks each month, the 1,000 V-Bucks deposit is really a nice bonus too, on top of the battle pass.
In total, you're getting roughly $30 of in-game content each month for $12. Naturally, it's $12 you may not have spent otherwise, so the consideration you have to make is whether you're saving money by signing up for Fortnite Crew, or just spending additional money in new ways. Then again, for some players, spending totals aren't as important as unlocking exclusive Fortnite skins--understandably.
How to cancel Fortnite Crew
If you find yourself wanting out of a Fortnite Crew subscription, it's relatively easy, though not as easy as it surely could be. Like a lot of subscription-based merchants, Epic provides a few hoops to jump through in order to quit its program.
To cancel Fortnite Crew, use the platform on which you first signed up. For example, if you signed up on Xbox (like I did), you can't cancel your subscription on PC or PS5. You'll need to head to the platform that first took your money, then find the payment and billing options on the system-side menus. In there, you'll be able to see which recurring subscriptions you're currently paying into, such as Xbox Game Pass, PS Now, or Apple One. You'll also see Fortnite Crew--assuming you're on the correct platform.
From there, you can elect to stop recurring payments, at which point you'll cancel your Fortnite Crew subscription immediately, though you'll continue to receive its perks until your billing date. You do keep your V-Bucks, Crew Packs, and battle pass access, so there's really nothing you'll lose except for future Crew access. You can always sign up again later too.
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