Epic Lowers V-Bucks Costs In Fortnite To Counter Mobile Fees

Epic Games has recently launched its ‘Fortnite Mega Drop’ update, which permanently lowers the price of V-Bucks within the game by 20%. This will take effect across all platforms and comes along with a new “direct payment” feature for mobile platforms that allows players to make in-game purchase without having to go through the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

This new payment method comes as a response to the royalty fees set by Apple and Google when players make purchases on the mobile versions of Fortnite. Both platforms currently receive 30% of any transactions made within the game when using their own respective payment methods. Therefore, Epic implemented a more direct form of payment in order to avoid said fees, while also charging players less as a result. As of now, players can choose which payment option they would like to use. However, those who pay through their respective mobile platform will not receive the 20% discount. Epic has stated that it will alter pricing accordingly should Google and Apple decide to make future changes.

Source: [ign.com]
Furthermore, Epic Games will provide anyone who has already purchased V-Bucks from July 14, 2020 – August 13, 2020 will receive 20% off those orders to compensate for the new discount. Active players will also be gifted the Shooting Starstaff Pickaxe to celebrate the new adjusted prices.

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Oscar Navarro

Oscar is a writer for Culture of Gaming. He is an aspiring video game journalist that follows anything and everything Nintendo. His favorite franchises consist of Pokemon and Kingdom Hearts.

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