How to be Frugal on Fortnite

How to Be Frugal on Fortnite

How to be Frugal on Fortnite

How to be Frugal on Fortnite

We have all heard about this game that has grabbed the attention of gamers everywhere.  Find out how my teen is frugal on Fortnite Battle Royale.

What is Fortnite?

If you have heard of Fortnite is it basically a third person shooter game.  The graphics are cartoon-like in appearance and with dances and emotes, it is fun to look at and fun to play.  One of the best things, certainly from a parent’s point of view, is that the game is free to download.  Yes, that’s right, free.

How do they Make their Money?

As with many games these days, there are things to buy in-game.  In Fortnite there are skins (outfits), gliders, emotes, dances and battle passes all available to purchase with V-Bucks []  (Fortnite’s currency).  V-Bucks are purchased with the gamers own real life cash and 1,000 V-Bucks costs £7.99.

Fortnite Battle Pass

The Battle Pass is purchased in-game for 950 V-Bucks and they release these 4 times per year.  Once purchased, the more you play and level up the more rewards you earn.  Rewards include V-Bucks, outfits, gliders, pickaxes, xp, emotes and more.

How to be Frugal on Fortnite

I was really proud of my 13 year old teen who has worked out how to be frugal on Fortnite and save his money, yet still buy the Fortnite Battle Pass each time.  He is a really good Fortnite player and he can level up quite quickly.  As he goes along, he collects all of the rewards and has worked out that if he saves all of the V-Bucks that he earns, rather than spending them on more add-ons, it gives him enough V-Bucks to buy the next Battle Pass when it comes out for free!

That means that after the initial purchase, if you can play and level up, you never need to spend hard earned cash on the Battle Pass again.  The only challenge you will have is how to stop them spending on all the other extras available!

Twitch Prime

As an added extra, if you have (affiliate) Amazon Prime you can also get free content by connecting your Twitch account.

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How to be Frugal on Fortnite