After laying off almost 900 employees, Epic Games has announced an expansion to the Fortnite V-Buck "pricing alignment", citing vague financial factors like "inflation and currency fluctuations". The price of Fortnite's premium currency is set to rise in various international markets, including the world's largest.
From 27th October, the price of V-Bucks and real money content packs offered by Epic Games will increase in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Eurozone countries, Hungary, Japan, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Turkey, and the United States (including all storefronts where the United States Dollar is used).
Raising the price of this fictitious currency was a success when the company trialled it in the UK, Canada, and Mexico, so much so it was thought now would be the optimal time to announce it for much of the rest of the world. In USD, these increases range from $1(1000 V-Bucks, previously $7.99) to $10 (13,500 V-Bucks, previously $79.99).