FGO Saint Quartz Prices Rise in Some Countries

FGO Saint Quartz

Rolling on Fate/Grand Order‘s gacha is about to get more expensive in some countries. In an update on the official website and in-game news, Aniplex announced that due to an Apple-mandated change in the App Store’s Price Tier system, the prices of Saint Quartz premium currency will rise in various countries and regions. The FGO Saint Quartz price changes go into effect alongside scheduled maintenance on October 5, 2022, at 8:00 AM PT (11:00 AM ET). Saint Quartz is mainly used to roll on FGO‘s gacha banners. Players can usually earn a small amount of Saint Quartz from daily activities and logins

The countries affected by the App Store Price Tier changes are Chile, Poland, Sweden, and all countries that use the Euro. Countries that buy Saint Quartz in US dollars will be unaffected. The FGO Saint Quartz price changes for each country are detailed in the news post, but the bumps range from about 15-20% for each package of Saint Quartz.

The FGO Saint Quartz price changes affect both Android and iOS versions of Fate/Grand Order, though it’s an Apple-prompted update that triggered the price bump. Apple uses a Price Tier system for developers setting prices for in-app purchases. The tiers make for a simpler way to set global pricing for an app. However, at the moment, the U.S. dollar is strengthening relative to many foreign currencies (in this case, the Polish złoty, Swedish krona, Chilean peso, and the Eurozone nations). Prices therefore would need to increase to preserve Aniplex’s returns for purchases of Saint Quartz in some countries. Apple last prompted a Price Tier system change in January 2022, though this did not trigger a corresponding hike in FGO‘s pricing.

Fate/Grand Order is readily available on iOS and Android. The pricing changes go into effect on October 5, 2022. A rerun of the 2021 Christmas event kicks off on October 6, 2022.

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