in the last 30 days (July 14, 2020 – August 13, 2020), you’ll be given 20% of the purchase total in bonus V-Bucks.All active players will also be given the Shooting Star Pickaxe (pictured below) for free:
Epic Video games has completely lowered the price of Fortnite V-Bucks by 20% throughout all platforms, together with including a brand new “direct cost” possibility on cell, calling out Apple and Google’s “exorbitant” cost charges within the course of.
The ‘Fortnite Mega Drop’ is defined in additional element in this FAQ from Epic. On PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Change, Mac, and PC, V-Bucks and real-money affords are robotically discounted by 20% – that means 1,000 V-Bucks now price $7.99, down from $9.99.
Cell is a bit completely different, the place gamers can nonetheless purchase utilizing Apple or Google accounts on the larger value, however will now provide ‘Epic direct cost’ when buying V-Bucks on cell gadgets to avoid wasting the 20%.Epic explains that this permits the corporate to “go alongside the financial savings to gamers,” noting the “exorbitant 30% charge” Apple and Google acquire on each V-Buck cost as a cause for the alternate, discounted cost methodology on cell. Sooner or later, Epic is open to altering the deal “if Apple and Google decrease their charges on funds.”
Epic additionally made it clear that this direct cost methodology is simply as protected as different alternate options. “In working Fortnite on open platforms and working the Epic Video games Retailer, Epic has processed over $1,600,000,000 of direct funds efficiently, and makes use of trade trusted encryption and safety measures to guard buyer transactions.”
In different Fortnite information, it seems to be like the sport has initiated an occasion associated to the Christopher Nolan film Tenet. Final week, Fortnite obtained the Pleasure Experience replace that introduced drivable vehicles to the sport.
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