UPDATE – 7:00 PM PT – Epic Games have announced that the Cobalt Pack “will roll out for all platforms over the next 24 hours,” and have apologized for any confusion.
The latest starter pack in Fortnite Battle Royale is called Cobalt and is now officially available everywhere around the world.
The bundle features the brand new Cobalt outfit skin that had been previously leaked, alongside its Reinforced Backplate back-bling, and 600 V-Bucks.
This latest starter pack can be purchased by visiting the store section of the Fortnite Battle Royale menu, where it is currently priced at $4.99, the same price as all previous starter packs.
The Cobalt Pack had already been available in the eastern regions of the world, but it is now also now available in all of the regions based in the Western Hemisphere.
For those who may be having trouble finding this bundle in the Fortnite store, it may take some time until Epic Games are able to get it available in every region.
The Cobalt Pack is now the fifth official starter pack to be released in Fortnite, joining a list that includes Rogue Agent, Wingman, Ace, and Summit Striker.
These starter packs generally stay in the store for quite a while and don’t get taken out until the next bundle is officially announced and released.
It appears that the Cobalt will not be nearly as controversial as its predecessor, the Summit Striker, which some believed was added to pay homage to popular Twitch streamer ‘Summit1G.’
These starter packs are a good way to get certain outfit skins and their back-blings for a good value, as the price for the items and the V-Bucks you get in return make the transaction very much worth it.
Epic Games tend to use skins in these packs that they don’t think will do well as regularly sold items in the Fortnite Item Shop, so this will be the only way to acquire the Cobalt skin.
According to Donald Mustard, Worldwide Creative Director at Epic Games, the idea for the Cobalt came months ago when he and Art Director Pete Ellis came across the concept for it and were mesmerized.
So when @PeteEllisEPIC and I first saw this concept months ago we said something to the effect of ‘oh holy crap that is awesome we must make it right freaking now’… and now, here it is. Hope you love it as much as I do. https://t.co/dscRSAASrY
— Donald Mustard (@DonaldMustard) January 30, 2019