How to Subscribe an Xbox Child Account to Fortnite Crew


Fortnite Crew is a new subscription offered by Epic Games that gives subscribers access to the latest battle pass, roughly $10 worth of VBucks, and a skin, emote or other item every month. The only catch is that if you set your kid up with a child Xbox account under your Xbox Live account and locked that account down so they couldn’t make purchases without asking your permission, you won’t be able to purchase the Fortnite Crew for their account without making some temporary changes.

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Steps to Subscribe an Xbox Child Account to Fortnite Crew

  1. Log in to your Xbox Live account you use to manage the child account you want to be able to purchase the Fortnite Crew, and then navigate to your home screen.
  2. Press the “Xbox” button to display a menu, and then choose “Settings” in that menu.

  1. Make sure “General” is selected in the list on the left side of the screen, and then choose “Online Safety and Family” in the menu on the right side of the screen. The Online Safety and Family screen is shown.

  1. Choose “Family Settings.”

  1. Choose “Manage Family Members.” A screen showing a list of all of the Xbox Live accounts associated with your Family account is displayed.

  1. Choose the child account you want to be able to purchase the Fortnite Crew. The information screen for that child account is shown.
  2. Select “Privacy and Online Safety.”

  1. Choose “Xbox Live Privacy.” A screen with high-level privacy options is shown.

  1. Choose “View Details and Customize.” A screen showing high-level options for customizing this family account is displayed.

  1. Select “Buy and Download.”

  1. Set the Ask a Parent section to “Off.” Your changes will be saved automatically.

Now, after launching Fortnite, your child can navigate through the Battle Pass screen to the option where they can purchase the Fortnite Crew, and you’ll be prompted to enter the payment information to purchase it. Remember that the Fortnite Crew is a subscription service, and Epic Games will charge your supplied payment option on a monthly basis until you cancel it.

Finally, you’ll want to go back into your Microsoft account and change the settings so your child has to ask permission before they can make any purchases. If not, you’ll have a separate problem on your hands.

What Comes with a Fortnite Crew Subscription?

1. Battle Pass Included for the Full Season

A full season’s Battle Pass comes with a Fortnite Crew subscription. It’s the golden ticket to Fortnite’s bounty of seasonal rewards. With each season comes new themed content, and the Battle Pass is your way to access it. The Battle Pass provides access to fresh skins, emotes, and more, giving your in-game character a unique touch. Your Fortnite experience continually evolves, keeping gameplay exciting. Engage in diverse challenges, unlock rewards, and flaunt your accomplishments. This isn’t a one-time gift – every new season, your Battle Pass resets, ensuring constant access to rewards.

2. 1,000 V-Bucks Each Month

Every month, Fortnite Crew subscribers receive 1,000 V-Bucks. It’s Fortnite’s in-game currency and crucial for customizing your gaming experience. With V-Bucks, purchase items from the Fortnite Item Shop to stand out. Collect unique skins, show off flashy emotes, or obtain signature pickaxes. The provision of 1,000 V-Bucks every month ensures you always have currency to spend. It adds to the gaming experience, letting you express your style and personality on the battlefield. This monthly V-Bucks allowance is a gamer’s delight, ensuring flexibility and personalization.

3. Monthly Crew Pack

The Monthly Crew Pack is another fantastic benefit for Fortnite Crew members. It includes an exclusive outfit and a matching accessory every month. These are not ordinary items; they’re exclusive to Crew members. The outfit and accessory give your character a distinctive look in the Fortnite universe. The exclusivity of these items helps Fortnite Crew subscribers stand out in every match. A new outfit and accessory each month keep the game fresh and exciting. It’s the thrill of the new, the joy of exclusivity – something to look forward to every month.

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