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Fortnite goes next-level petty with new mobile discounts

Fortnite on Android
Fortnite on Android (Image credit: Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Fortnite is introducing new permanent discounts in its store.
  • It is offering 20% savings on V-Bucks and more across all platforms.
  • It has also introduced a new direct payment for iOS and Android, and had some choice words for Apple and Google during the announcement.

Fortnite has today announced new permanent discounts in its Fortnite store, but couldn't resist taking shots at Apple and Google as it introduced a new direct payment scheme for mobile.

In a new announcement Epic Games stated:

The Fortnite Mega Drop is here! Get up to 20% savings on V-Bucks and real-money offers for every purchase on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Mac, and on mobile when using select payment methods.This isn't a sale… these are new discount prices available anytime! We're excited to pass along these savings to you and will continue to look for additional ways to bring value to all Fortnite players. Here's how to snag your savings.

The new discount will apply universally and automatically on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Mac. On mobile, things are a little different:

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.

But Epic Games couldn't resist the opportunity to take shots at both Apple and Google. As the announcement notes, if you pay for your items using Apple's App Store or Google Play Store, you won't get the 20% discount, the discounted price is only available when you select Epic direct payment.

Epic Discount

Source: Epic Games (Image credit: Source: Epic Games)

With shots fired at both platforms, Epic Games said:

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.

The discounts are also available on Android if you don't use the Google Play Store, and anyone who has purchased V-Bucks or real-money offers in the last 30 days will receive a bonus by August 17.

You can read the full report here.

6 Comments
  • Petty? I'm all on Epics side on this one! Extortionist fees from the duopoly! I just wonder how long until they'll have to drop it, considering how that same model worked for Hey...
  • I'm not saying I support the fees as they stand. But, Epic originally didn't put Fortnite on the Google Play store because of the fees. They caved and added it to the store later. They knew what they were getting into.
  • Indeed. And now they're challenging the system from the inside.
  • Well, that didn't take long...
  • Good for them. Way to put the power of your player base to use.
  • Dead By Daylight just went cross platform 10 minutes ago. PS4, Xbox, PC and switch