V-Bucks purchased on any Fortnite PlayStation will soon be available on every platform where the game is available without the Nintendo Switch, developer Epic Games announced Monday. Previously, any V-Bucks you bought on the PlayStation console were locked on Sony’s platform, but starting with the v20.40 update that will be released on Tuesday, you’ll be able to access those V-Bucks as part of “your” shared wallet “when you Play Fortnite on Xbox, PC, Android and Cloud Gaming Services.
Fortnite has been restrained from playing well with Sony Epic’s cross-platform ambitions in the past. Prior to that time, cross-play was an option for Xbox and Switch players, but cross-play was not available until Sony enabled it in September 2018. The hesitation to launch cross-play was probably due to Fortnite’s cash cow being the PlayStation, according to court documents released as part of Epic’s lawsuit against Apple. Between March 2018 and July 2020, the PS4 made up 46.8 percent of Fortnite’s total revenue. (The second-highest platform, Xbox One, made up 27.5 percent.)
We don’t know exactly how that revenue breaks down right now. But given that Fortnite was the most downloaded game to play on the PS5 and PS4 combined in April, March and February in the US and EU, according to Sony, it’s clear that the game is still very popular on the PlayStation platform, which probably means a lot of people are buying V-Bucks . .
Note that the upcoming change only applies to purchased V-boxes. As before, any V-Bucks you earn through things like Fortnite’s Battle Pass or its Save the World mode are accessible across every available platform of the game including PlayStation and Switch. However, V-Bucks purchased in your Microsoft or Sony stores will not appear on your shared wallet on Fortnite – related console platforms until you log in .