13 August 2020 20:36
Epic Games has dropped new discount offers for Fortnite players today. It comes as a bit of a surprise, Epic Games announcement of Mega Drop on Fortnite. The Mega Drop offers allow players to avail 20% savings on both V-Bucks and real-money offers. This offer can be availed on PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Nintendo, and MAC. The purchase method for mobile is a bit different.
Android and iOS users can avail of the discount only if they pay from the Epic Direct payment option. If the V-bucks are purchased via Google Store or the Apple counterpart, the price will be regular. Otherwise, Epic Direct payment will offer a $2 discount on the purchase of 1000 V-bucks. Here are the prices as listed on the site: 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 The Mega Drop was announced in Epic Games' blog today. Players who made any purchases in the last 30 days (July 14, 2020 – August 13, 2020) will receive a V-Buck Bonus on 17th August 2020. The Bonus will be 20% of the amount purchased. Furthermore, this offer also works for people who bought real-money offers like the recent Summer Legends. In the 'celebration' of this Mega Drop event, Fortnite is also giving away the Shooting Starstaff Pickaxe absolutely free. To avail it, just log in. Read more- Fortnite: Pros Get Competitive Warning For Teaming Accusations Why a sudden discount on Fortnite? Have you seen the recent hype with Fall Guys? Or Animal Crossings: New Horizons? Streamers are going gaga over these new titles. Fortnite has gone to the background in a priority list for many players. This is highly concerning for Epic considering Fortnite has been their most successful title for so many years now. This move looks like a desperate one to make players spend more money on the game and have creators come back. According to their blog, creators will earn more from Support-A-creator tags due to this discount offer. Epic has also announced they are working to support more currencies in Epic Direct payment. It is also news now that Epic has openly challenged Apple and Google for the 30% cut they take as revenues from mobile app stores. It is a bold move that CEO Tim Sweeney is ready to take. He is practically inviting a fight from two of the biggest monopolies on the market. It is expected that this option to 'direct pay' Epic, will be shut down but at the moment we don't know exactly how. Previously, Epic had done the same thing with Steam, by rejecting their store and creating their own. This time around the fight seems a lot bigger and we have got to wait to see how Apple or Google choose to respond. Till then rush to buy the cheaper V-Bucks. Here's the new #Fortnite Mega Drop VBuck discount prices in various currencies: pic.twitter.com/hm7SkuTrqa — FNAssist – News & Leaks (@FN_Assist) August 13, 2020 Honestly, it is sad that it literally takes another game to compete with them for Fortnite to gear up and make the game a more pleasurable experience for their players. Meanwhile, SypherPK is busy playing Fall Guys. I'm #1 choke artist on the hexagon stage of fall guys — SypherPK (@SypherPK) August 13, 2020 Image credits: Epicgames