The Fortnite Mega Drop - Permanent Discounts Up to 20%
Update (September 10, 2020)
Apple is blocking Fortnite updates and new installs on the App Store, and has terminated our ability to develop Fortnite for Apple devices. As a result, Fortnite’s newly released Chapter 2 - Season 4 update is not available for iOS or macOS.
Google is also blocking Fortnite from Google Play. However, you can still play Fortnite on Android by installing the latest version from the Epic Games App for Android on Fortnite.com/Android or the Samsung Galaxy Store.
Epic is fighting to end anti-competitive restrictions on mobile device marketplaces by Apple and Google. You can view the papers we filed in our cases against Apple (August 13, August 17, August 23, and September 4) and Google (August 13).
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Fortnite remains available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, GeForce NOW, and the Epic Games App on Android. Your account, progression, and purchases also remain available on these platforms.
Original Announcement (August 13, 2020)
PC and Console Savings
Starting today, any V-Bucks or real-money offers you purchase on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Mac are now discounted by up to 20%. You don’t need to do anything!
Epic direct payment on Mobile
Today, we’re also introducing a new way to pay on iOS and Android: Epic direct payment. When you choose to use Epic direct payments, you save up to 20% as Epic passes along payment processing savings to you.
Grab the latest Fortnite update to begin saving today! Here’s how it works:
Choose Epic direct payment to get the best deal on V-Bucks and real-money purchases.
Currently, when using Apple and Google payment options, Apple and Google collect a 30% fee, and the up to 20% price drop does not apply. If Apple or Google lower their fees on payments in the future, Epic will pass along the savings to you.
|Epic Mega Drop Savings (1,000 V-Bucks)|
|New Discount Price||Google Play||App Store|
|US Dollar||$7.99 + Sales Tax||$9.99 + Sales Tax||$9.99 + Sales Tax|
|Euro||7.99€ VAT Inc.||9.99€ VAT||9.99€ VAT|
Epic direct payment is supporting many countries/regions and the list will grow. Visit our supported countries/regions page for iOS players and Android players using the Google Play Store.
Do you play Fortnite on Android, but don’t purchase through Google Play? No problem! You’ll find that V-Bucks and real-money offers are now discounted by up to 20% through the Epic Games App at epicgames.com and the Samsung Galaxy Store.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does 20% off V-Bucks mean?
V-Bucks and real-money offers can now be purchased at new prices discounted up to 20% on console and PC/Mac. On mobile, you can select Epic direct payment to get your new discount (not yet available in all countries/regions - more countries/regions coming soon).
What if I recently purchased V-Bucks?
Players that purchased V-Bucks or purchased a real-money offer like Summer Legends in the last 30 days (July 14, 2020 - August 13, 2020) will be granted a V-Bucks bonus by August 17! The V-Bucks bonus will be 20% of the total purchase amount during that time frame.
What does the Fortnite Mega Drop mean for Support-A-Creator payments?
Players can now purchase more V-Bucks for less, but your Support-A-Creator rates will remain the same. For every 2,000 V-Bucks spent, you’ll still receive $1.00 USD.
So when players spend the same amount of money in Fortnite as they have previously, creators can now earn even more when those additional V-Bucks are spent!
What if my currency is NOT supported with Epic direct payment?
As we begin to support more currencies for Epic direct payment, we will update players.
Does Save the World receive Mega Drop savings?
Yes. Mega Drop savings apply to Save the World.
Are you discounting the price of V-Bucks cards at physical stores too?
Yes. We’re issuing new V-Bucks cards to reflect the discount prices wherever they are sold. In the meantime, previously issued V-Bucks cards will receive a V-Bucks bonus of 20% upon redemption.
Get more details in our Epic Direct Payments Blog, or check out our Fortnite Mega Drop Press FAQ.