In a world of loot boxes, microtransactions and pay-to-win mechanics, it can be easy to forget that Fortnite is an amazing game simply for its free-to-play nature.
It’s a free-to-play title with plenty of content updates that are released regularly, so if you’re looking to spend some time on a popular multiplayer shooter, there’s no better place than Fortnite.
But it does take a lot of dedication to keep playing—and even more money—so we’ve put together this Fortnite spending tracker to see just how much you’ve spent over the years.
This tracker shows how much money I’ve spent in Fortnite from day one all the way up until now. It isn’t perfect, but it gives you a good idea of just how much you’ve been spending in the game.
So let’s get started…
Day 1: $3.99
I was introduced to Fortnite by my brother back when it launched last summer, who showed me the game at E3 2017 (which was pretty late to start playing).
My first few games were played on PC, but as soon as the console version launched I jumped on it immediately. At launch, Fortnite cost $9.99 for access to your own private island, then $14.99 to unlock the Battle Pass which offered cosmetic items such as emotes, skins, and sprays.
Over the course of the next year, the price point changed quite a bit. The main menu was eventually dropped down to $4.99, while the Battle Pass was dropped to $13.99. You could also buy individual emotes or skin packs for $1.99 each.
As you can see, the early days were pretty steep. I’m glad I stuck around long enough to grab those sweet, sweet Season 4 Battle Pass cosmetics.
Month 1: $11.59
The first month of Fortnite was a little rough. My first couple of months playing were mainly spent grinding out wins in PvE mode and trying not to lose too much on PvP mode.
I didn’t do too well in the beginning. I lost a lot of money, but luckily, I had a few friends who helped me out through the first couple of weeks, which made it easier to stick around. I’d say I got lucky that I only lost about $10 during Month 1 because I was able to grind out those Battle Pass rewards quickly.
Year 1: $723.86
After a few months of grinding, I finally decided to try out Battle Royale mode and started doing well. By Year 1, I’d become a pretty decent player and managed to build up a nice collection of Battle Pass cosmetics.
One thing that’s interesting to note here is that I actually bought two Battle Passes in Year 1. One for myself, and another for a friend I knew would give me a hand when I needed it. He ended up being pretty helpful the whole time and his Battle Pass gave me all kinds of cool stuff to help me improve faster. That’s the best part about the Battle Pass system; you can always find someone who’ll offer you some extra motivation.
Month 2: $5.74
By Month 2, things had really taken off for me. I’d started making a name for myself in Battle Royale, started winning matches regularly, and was getting my hands on new Battle Pass cosmetics every week.
At this point, I was starting to make real money, and I wasn’t afraid to spend it either. I remember buying a ton of cool emotes as early as Month 2, which is great because they’re still available today.
Year 2: $816.86
For most players, Year 2 was the toughest yet. While my Battle Pass cosmetics kept coming, I wasn’t earning any cash whatsoever. Most players weren’t winning battles at all, so I was stuck going through hours upon hours of grinding just to get enough currency to purchase one item.
Thankfully, I did manage to pull some victories out of nowhere, which allowed me to grind out some Battle Pass rewards and earn some good money. Some people might wonder why I bought a Battle Pass again in Year 2 given that I already owned one. Honestly, I didn’t need another Battle Pass. What I wanted was something to motivate me to play better, and the only motivator I found was another Battle Pass.
Season 3: $12.00
When Season 3 came out, I was ecstatic. Not only was it the first season where I won a tournament (even though it was against my own team), but I also earned a bunch of Battle Pass cosmetics during Season 3.
That’s right, I paid $12 for a Battle Pass. But hey, it was worth it!
Season 4: $29.95
Once Season 4 rolled around, the Battle Pass prices increased dramatically. I couldn’t afford them anymore since I was already maxing out my Battle Passes in Season 3. Fortunately, the Battle Pass rewards were still awesome, so I continued to play and grind out wins.
Month 5: $2.39
By Month 5, Fortnite had reached a tipping point. The Battle Pass system had matured, and the Battle Pass rewards were far beyond what I was willing to spend. So I stopped playing.
That was a big mistake.
At this point, I should have known that it was time to come back and rejoin the fight. Instead, I went on vacation and left everything behind. When I returned, I noticed that my Battle Pass hadn’t renewed itself like usual. That’s when I realized that I’d fallen out of touch.
Luckily, I caught up quickly. I picked up where I left off and started grinding out wins to earn currency. Once I hit about $60 in Battle Points, I decided to buy a Battle Pass since I was already halfway through Season 4. Now I can honestly say that I spent almost $100 in the game over the course of a single month, which is insane.
I’m happy that I stuck it out and am still playing today, but I definitely wish I would have started saving up sooner.
Year 6: $2061.80
Finally, after six years of playing, I think I’ve finally figured out how to play the game without losing my mind.
These are the various plans of the fortnite accounts that are available for the players. It is completely their choice to select the option that will give the, with the high speed of the game with the complete efficiency. The person can create the account at their level.
As you can tell, the total amount that I’ve spent in Fortnite is pretty ridiculous. When I look at this tracker, it makes me realize just how much money I’ve wasted over the past six years. If I’d invested that money into an index fund, I’d be sitting on thousands of dollars right now.
If you’re thinking about jumping into Fortnite, I’d highly recommend that you save up your money before you go buy anything. After all, you don’t want to end up paying $2061.80 later on.