Epic Games has announced a price increase of approximately 12-15% for V-Bucks, the in-game currency used in Fortnite. The base package of 1,000 V-Bucks will now cost $8.99, up from $7.99.
Epic attributes the price hike to economic factors, including inflation and exchange rates. The changes will take effect on October 27, 2023.
In a recent announcement, Epic Games also revealed a 16% reduction in workforce due to slower-than-expected revenue growth, particularly from Fortnite.
In summary, Epic Games is increasing the prices of V-Bucks in Fortnite, citing economic factors as the reason. The price hike will go into effect on October 27, 2023. Epic Games has also recently downsized its workforce by 16% due to slower revenue growth.