Epic Games Surveying Players About The Possibility Of A Fortnite Subscription
Monthly subscriptions to online games are all but extinct now -- having been de facto replaced in some places by battle passes -- but that isn't stopping one prominent game's developer from pitching the idea to fans.
Fortnite players are receiving surveys asking for their opinions on the possibility of a monthly subscription. Twitter user FireMonkey has the details (crediting MarDlT), which shows a bounty of loot and asks players what parts of it (or all, or none) they think would be included in a subscription, as well as their overall opinion of the sub. The price of the package would be $15.99, or possibly $18.99 -- in either case, higher than a traditional MMO subscription, which usually lands around $15.
It's not the first time Epic has floated the idea of a new kind of recurring payment method. As Eurogamer notes, an "annual pass" was leaked around this time last year, and that amounted to nothing. This might be along the same lines and, at least judging by the response to FireMonkey's tweets, it seems to be more popular than last year's plan.
What do you think? Would all that loot be enough to be worth a monthly sub to Fortnite? It theoretically wouldn't affect the game's overall free-to-play status or the Battle Pass, but would be simply extra loot you could buy directly. On that level, it might be acceptable to most players, though completionists will probably feel the sting in their wallets.
About the Author
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
Grand Fantasia Celebrates 10 Years With A Full Month Of Festivities
This has been a year of big anniversaries for gamigo.By QuintLyn Bowers - 2 years ago
You May Enjoy
The "Long-Awaited" PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS 2023 Roadmap Is Finally Here
Developer Krafton wants to "reduce stress and increase enjoyment overall" for players.By Matthew D'Onofrio - 1 week ago
Unreal Editor for Fortnite Is Finally Here, And It Totally Changes The Game
Check out Epic Games' presentation, then try out the public beta for yourself now.By Matthew D'Onofrio - 1 week ago
Digital Extremes Celebrates 10 Years Of Warframe With Rewards And Activations
The team is also preparing for the return of TennoCon as an in-person event.By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
The Elder Scrolls Online: Scribes Of Fate DLC Lands On Consoles Today
Two new dungeons and more now on your console of choice.By Troy Blackburn - 1 day ago
The Tremere Update Is Now Live For Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt
This patch adds a new Clan, a fresh Archetype, and a state-of-the-art Armory training facility.By Matthew D'Onofrio - 2 days ago
New Blue Protocol Gameplay, Area, And Mechanics Shown In Developer Livestream
Take a peak at Montegnor Valley plus wall climbing and get ready for the upcoming Network Test.By Matthew D'Onofrio - 1 day ago