Fortnite is raising the price of its premium currency, V-Bucks, in multiple regions as of October 27. The price increase will effect the United States, Japan, and a number of European countries.
The price increase was reported by Fortnite news account HYPEX on Twitter, which posted a table of the new pricing for Fortnite’s various premium currency bundles. The price of V-Bucks in US dollars will increase by around 12% to 15% depending on the bundle–1000 V-Bucks for example will be increased from $8 to $9.
New V-Bucks Prices ‼️
These changes go live starting October 27th, for the following Countries: United States 🇺🇸, Japan 🇯🇵, Eurozone countries 🇪🇺, Czech Republic 🇨🇿, Denmark 🇩🇰, Hungary 🇭🇺, Norway 🇳🇴, Romania 🇷🇴, Sweden 🇸🇪, Turkey 🇹🇷 & Poland 🇵🇱 pic.twitter.com/8JFoFN9eak
— HYPEX (@HYPEX) September 27, 2023
Fortnite actually decreased the price of V-Bucks packages a few years ago while it was feuding with Apple over platform fees. The new prices are still lower than what Epic was charging prior to that update, but not by much. It seems likely the upcoming price increase is related to inflation, following a general trend of increasing prices across many industries.