Fortnite V-Bucks And Items Available In New Starter Pack
The Starter pack is a cheap way to get V-Bucks, but only one time.
Part of Fortnite: Battle Royale's success stems from the fact that it's free-to-play; anyone on PC, PS4, or Xbox One--and now, some on mobile--can dive right in and start playing. But there are a number of ways to spend money on the experience if you so choose, and now there's a new option in the form of a Starter pack that provides good value.
In-game purchases in Battle Royale are all done with V-Bucks, a currency you can earn through Save the World mode and the game's Battle Pass but is primarily purchased with real-world money. The Starter pack centers around this: For $5 / £3.19, you get 600 V-Bucks. Those can be spent on cosmetic Battle Royale items, put toward the Battle Pass (which provides access to weekly challenges), or spent on Save the World items, schematics, and characters.
The Starter pack also includes two cosmetics for use in Battle Royale: the Rogue Agent outfit and the Catalyst Back Bling (a recently introduced type of item that, as the name suggests, puts a decoration of some sort on your back). You can see what those looks like in the images below.
The pack is a pretty good value if you're looking to spend money on the game. Pricing on V-Bucks varies, as larger bundles get you more for your money, but the cheapest bundle costs $10 / £8 for 1,000 V-Bucks. Getting 600 for $5 / £3.19 is thus a nice deal, even if you're not interested in the two cosmetics. However, this won't be a reliable source of V-Bucks for you, as the bundle can only be purchased once per account.
You can now purchase the Starter pack on all platforms, including mobile (which remains an invite-only test on iOS). Meanwhile, a new weapon is on the way to the game "soon" called the Guided Missile, though we don't know when it's set for release.