How to Cancel Fortnite Crew Subscription on Xbox


A Fortnite Crew subscription makes sense as long as your still playing the game. However, if you’ve moved on to other games and Fortnite isn’t something you’re spending a lot of time playing, you can save a few bucks by cancelling your Fortnite Crew subscription. However, if you subscribed to Fortnite Crew through your Xbox Live account, you do have to jump through some hoops to do this.

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Steps to Cancel Fortnite Crew Subscription on Xbox

  1. Open your web browser and then navigate to You’ll land on the Microsoft home screen.
  2. Click the silhouette icon at the top of the screen, and then log into the Microsoft account associated with the Xbox Live account you want to cancel the Fortnite Crew subscription for. You’ll be routed back to the Microsoft home screen, where your profile picture should now appear at the top of the screen in place of the silhouette.
  3. Click your profile picture to open a menu, and then click “My Microsoft Account.” You’ll land on your Microsoft account screen.
  1. Choose “Services and Subscriptions” in the menu along the top of the screen. The Services and Subscriptions screen is shown, displaying a list of all of the services and subscriptions associated with your Microsoft account.
  1. Find Fortnite Crew in this list, and then click “Manage” next to it. A screen with information about your Fortnite Crew subscription is shown. For example, here you can see when the subscription renews, the cost, see or set a backup payment, and more. To be clear, there is an option to “Cancel Subscription,” but that’s not what we’re going to click. You should only use that option if you purchased Fortnite Crew on accident and don’t want it at all. Also, if you choose “Cancel Subscription” Epic Games will either remove the 950 VBucks you were credited from your account, or remove the items you purchased with the 950 VBucks you were given. As a result, you could actually wind up with a negative VBucks balance. In light of all this, I’m going to recommend that you choose to turn off the recurring billing, which effectively cancels your subscription by not renewing. If you do that, you’ll keep your VBucks, skins and emotes, and you’ll have access to the battle pass through the renewal date.
  1. Click “Turn Off Recurring Billing.” A screen is displayed asking if you’re sure you want to cancel your Fortnite Crew subscription. You’ll also see the date your subscription will stop.
  1. Click “Confirm.”

A screen appears confirming that your Fortnite Crew subscription will end, and the date it will end on. You can navigate back to the Microsoft Services and Subscriptions screen at any time to turn recurring billing back on if you choose to resubscribe to the Fortnite Crew.

Reasons to Cancel Fortnite Crew Subscription on Xbox

1. Cost Saving

Opting to save money is a common reason for cancelling Fortnite Crew subscriptions. The monthly fee can accumulate, especially if gaming is just a hobby. Users might prioritize other financial commitments over maintaining the subscription. Instead, they could choose to enjoy Fortnite’s free aspects, which still offer considerable entertainment. Over a year, cancellation could lead to significant savings.

2. Lack of Interest/Time

Some players may lose interest in Fortnite or have limited time to play. Life changes such as starting a new job, entering university, or personal responsibilities could reduce available gaming hours. This reduced engagement could make the monthly subscription seem less worthwhile, prompting cancellation. Alternatively, players might discover new games they find more appealing, pushing Fortnite into the background.

3. Disinterest in Offered Content

Fortnite Crew offers subscribers exclusive skins, emotes, and other in-game items. If these offerings no longer appeal to the user, they may see little value in maintaining the subscription. Tastes evolve over time, and a player might desire different aesthetics or gameplay mechanics. As the subscription’s primary benefit becomes less enticing, cancellation becomes a logical step.

4. Technical Issues

Repeated technical glitches can mar the Fortnite experience on Xbox. Frustration could mount from persistent issues like game crashes, lag, or problems with the game’s visual rendering. Some might find these problems so disruptive that they no longer find value in the Fortnite Crew subscription. They may decide to cancel their subscription until such issues are resolved.

5. Switching Platforms

If a player decides to switch from Xbox to another platform like PlayStation or PC, they’ll likely cancel their Xbox Fortnite Crew subscription. The subscriptions are platform-specific and don’t carry over. When migrating to a different platform, they might reconsider whether a new subscription is worth the investment, particularly if their gaming habits have evolved.

6. Multiple Subscriptions

Having Fortnite Crew subscriptions on multiple accounts can be redundant and costly. It’s not uncommon for players to have more than one account. But maintaining paid subscriptions on all of them isn’t always practical. To manage expenses and avoid duplication, players might cancel excess subscriptions, retaining only their primary or most frequently used account’s subscription.

7. Inappropriate for Kids

For younger gamers, parents or guardians monitor and manage what’s appropriate. If they find some Fortnite content unsuitable, they might decide to cancel the Fortnite Crew subscription. Parents might prefer their children to engage with the game in a more controlled, less commercial manner. The decision to cancel could be part of broader conversations about online safety and appropriate digital behavior.

8. Poor Internet Connection

A stable internet connection is crucial for a smooth Fortnite experience. Those with inconsistent or slow connections may find gameplay frustrating and not worth the subscription cost. Choppy gameplay and lag can spoil the enjoyment and competitiveness of Fortnite. Consequently, they might opt to cancel their subscription until a more reliable internet service is available.

9. Switching to a Free-to-Play Experience

Fortnite is renowned for its free-to-play model. Some players might find enough satisfaction with this model, and not see the added value of a subscription. The thrill of the Battle Royale mode and the opportunity to play with friends can be more than enough. The shift to a free experience could make the subscription seem unnecessary, prompting its cancellation.

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