within the final 30 days (July 14, 2020 – August 13, 2020), you’ll be given 20% of the acquisition complete in bonus V-Bucks.All lively gamers will even be given the Taking pictures Star Pickaxe (pictured under) without spending a dime:
Epic Video video games has fully lowered the worth of Fortnite V-Bucks by 20% all through all platforms, along with together with a model new “direct payment” selection on cell, calling out Apple and Google’s “exorbitant” payment fees inside the course of.
The ‘Fortnite Mega Drop’ is outlined in extra aspect in this FAQ from Epic. On PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Swap, Mac, and PC, V-Bucks and real-money provides are mechanically discounted by 20% – which means 1,000 V-Bucks now value $7.99, down from $9.99.
Mobile is just a bit fully totally different, the place players can nonetheless buy using Apple or Google accounts on the bigger worth, nonetheless will now present ‘Epic direct payment’ when shopping for V-Bucks on cell devices to keep away from losing the 20%.Epic explains that this allows the company to “transfer alongside the monetary financial savings to players,” noting the “exorbitant 30% value” Apple and Google accumulate on every V-Buck payment as a trigger for the alternate, discounted payment approach on cell. Eventually, Epic is open to altering the deal “if Apple and Google lower their fees on funds.”
Epic moreover made it clear that this direct payment approach is just as safe as totally different choices. “In working Fortnite on open platforms and dealing the Epic Video video games Retailer, Epic has processed over $1,600,000,000 of direct funds effectively, and makes use of commerce trusted encryption and security measures to protect purchaser transactions.”
In several Fortnite data, it looks as if the game has initiated an event related to the Christopher Nolan movie Tenet. Closing week, Fortnite obtained the Joy Ride update that brought drivable cars to the game.
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