Fortnite V-Bucks now 20% Cheaper, Plus Free ‘Shooting Star’ PickAxe

With the latest Fortnite season coming to an and, Epic Games has decided to reward players with the ‘Shooting Star’ pickaxe, which is available in-game for free. But this isn’t the biggest news as Fortnite V-Bucks is 20% cheaper now. Epic Games goes into further details about ‘The Fortnite Mega Drop’ in a recent blog post.

Fortnite V-Bucks 20% Cheaper

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. – Epic Games

In this process, Epic has created a Direct Payment option on mobile. In that same blog post, Epic claims “when using Apple and Google payment options, Apple and Google collect a 30% fee, and the up to 20% price drop does not apply.” This means that for $7.99 you can get 1,000 V-Bucks, compared to $9.99 through Apple or Google.

V-Bucks Pricing

  • 1000 V-Bucks: $7.99
  • 2800 V-Bucks: $19.99
  • 5000 V-Bucks: $31.99
  • 13,500 V-Bucks: $79.99

More Good News

Epic isn’t done yet, they also announced that if you’ve purchased V-Bucks in the past 30 days (July 14, 2020 – August 13, 2020), you will be rewarded 20% of those purchases back in V-Bucks., according to IGN.

It’s clear Epic can go toe-to-toe with Apple and Google, a luxury that not very many brands have. Will we see some form of agreement between Epic, Apple, and Google in the near future regarding mobile sales? I wouldn’t be surprised, but at this point, I’m are glad to see Epic take a strong stance against these corporate giants.


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