Fortnite Crew can be pretty hit or miss. If you don’t like the month’s skin, you miss out on a big part of the sub. Starting with May’s Crew bundle, Crew Members now get some additional goodies to entice more players to sign up for the service.
A Crew subscription had always come with 1,000 V-Bucks, the current Battle Pass and the monthly exclusive outfit bundle. This month, Members get full, permanent access to Fortnite: Save the World.
May Fortnite Crew subs now include Save The World and Spotify, for some reason
May Fortnite Crew is 🤯
🡒 Deimos Outfit + alt styles and full Set
🡒 Loading Screen
🡒 1,000 V-Bucks
🡒 CH2 S6 Battle Pass
🡒 Plus Save the World + Deimos as a Ninja-class Hero
🡒 First 3 months @Spotify Premium Free for new Spotify members
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 26, 2021
Save the World is the humble origins of Fortnite, but is generally overshadowed by its Battle Royale sibling. Part of that is because Save the World was a regular game that you had to buy, and Battle Royale was free.
In recent times, Epic Games tends to bundle Save the World with outfit bundles. For example, the current Save the World pack comes with Robo-Ray cosmetics that can be used in either mode and challenges to earn up to 1,000 V-Bucks for just about $16. Looking at this pricing model, May’s subscription is quite the the deal.
Since April, Crew subscriptions now include three months of Spotifiy Premium for new users until June. That’s at least another $10 value going by the student rate. Unfortunately, you still need to provide a valid payment option to redeem the Spotify trial. If you don’t want to be charged the normal $10 a month rate for Spotify Premium, you’ll have to remember to cancel.
Save the World and Spotify are both service based platforms (much like Battle Royale), so these cross-sells are meant to get you to try them out and hopefully hook you into keeping the subscription and keep playing.
Of course, you’ll get the new Crew exclusive Deimos as a Ninja-class Hero in Save the World and Battle Royale to make you want to play. This is the first time Crew bundles include Save the World content.
Fortnite Crew costs $12. Assuming the bundled outfit is the same value and you get back the same amount of V-Bucks, you come out ahead with the Battle Pass for $4 less than the dedicated Save the World pack.
The Battle Pass gets you back 1,500 V-Bucks on completion in addition to all of the great skins and cosmetics it includes. Save the World gives some more opportunities to get V-Bucks in log-in bonuses and playing some daily quests. The V-Bucks you earn here can be, of course, used across Save the World and Battle Royale.
If you’re careful with the subscriptions, there’s a lot of value to be had if you only care about getting things for Battle Royale.