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Is the Battle Pass always 950 V-Bucks?

Yes, the Battle Pass in Fortnite Battle Royale has always cost 950 V-Bucks since it was first introduced in Chapter 1 Season 2. This price of 950 V-Bucks has remained completely consistent across every season, chapter, and platform.

The History of the 950 V-Bucks Battle Pass Price

Now let‘s take a deeper look into the pricing history of Fortnite‘s Battle Pass:

  • Chapter 1 Season 2 – The first ever Battle Pass arrives in February 2018 priced at 950 V-Bucks.
  • Chapter 1 Season 3 to Season 10 – The 950 V-Bucks price remains unchanged for over 2 years straight.
  • Chapter 2 Season 1 to Season 8 – With the launch of a new Fortnite chapter in 2019, the Battle Pass is still 950 V-Bucks.
  • Chapter 3 Season 1 to present – In 2021‘s Chapter 3, the Battle Pass continues to cost 950 V-Bucks per season.

As you can see, Epic Games has kept the Battle Pass cost extremely consistent for over 4 years now at 950 V-Bucks, or roughly $9.50. This pricing has stayed the same across hundreds of millions of players on platforms like PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, PC, and mobile.

Why the Consistent 950 V-Bucks Price Point?

This fixed Battle Pass pricing seems to be an intentional strategy by Epic Games for a few reasons:

  1. It creates an accessible and fair experience – Keeping the cost fixed allows all players to enjoy each Battle Pass for the same price.
  2. Rewards dedicated players – Those who complete the full Battle Pass can earn enough V-Bucks (1,500) to buy next season‘s pass for free, rewarding dedicated grinders.
  3. Incentivizes spending on tiers – If players want to progress faster, they may be tempted to buy tiers with V-Bucks, earning Epic Games revenue.
  4. Consistency builds trust – Players always know a Battle Pass will cost 950 V-Bucks, increasing confidence in purchases.

So in summary, the unwavering 950 V-Buck cost seems carefully designed to provide fairness across platforms while incentivizing ongoing engagement and spending.

What‘s Included in the 950 V-Bucks Battle Pass

Now that we‘ve covered the pricing history, let‘s take a look at everything you get for your 950 V-Bucks with each Battle Pass:

  • Around 100 tiers of rewards
  • At least 4 exclusive outfits only available through the pass
  • Multiple pickaxes, gliders, back blings, emotes, weapon wraps, banners, sprays, and more
  • 1,500 V-Bucks to earn by playing
  • XP bonuses to help level up faster
  • Loading screens, music packs, and other cosmetics
  • Season-exclusive challenges with big XP payouts

For 950 V-Bucks, the Battle Pass gives you dozens of cosmetics and enough V-Bucks to buy the next season‘s pass – an incredible value!

Here‘s a breakdown of the 1,500 V-Bucks you can earn:

  • 150 V-Bucks at Tier 23
  • 150 V-Bucks at Tier 43
  • 300 V-Bucks at Tier 63
  • 300 V-Bucks at Tier 83
  • 600 V-Bucks at Tier 93

As you can see, the Battle Pass pays for itself if you play consistently!

What If You Already Have the Battle Pass?

An interesting situation arises if you already purchased the current season‘s Battle Pass, then acquire the Fortnite Crew subscription which also awards a Battle Pass.

In this case, you will receive a 950 V-Bucks reimbursement bonus instead of the redundant Battle Pass. This refunds you the V-Bucks spent on that season‘s pass since you‘d now have two.

It‘s a nice gesture by Epic Games to ensure you don‘t lose the 950 V-Bucks you already redeemed on the active Battle Pass for that season.

Closing Thoughts on the Unchanging Battle Pass Price

While so many factors change season to season in Fortnite, the Battle Pass cost has been a rare constant for over 4 years now. The unwavering 950 V-Bucks price point has built trust and accessibility while keeping engagement and spending high.

So if you see a Battle Pass costing anything other than 950 V-Bucks, it‘s not the legitimate Fortnite item sold directly by Epic Games in-game. You can always count on the real Battle Pass being 950 V-Bucks when a new season drops!