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Fortnite announce 20% off V-Bucks for life with Mega Drop event, here is how you can get it and exclusive Pickaxe

Christmas has come early for fans of Fortnite with Epic announcing a permanent 20% off V-Bucks.
Epic is making another power move, already firmly planting their tanks on Valve's Steam lawn, now they are taking aim at Apple and Google giving mobile players the opportunity to bypass the App/Play store and purchase V-Bucks at a 20% discount.

And if you aren't purchasing your V-Bucks through the App Store - don't worry - as Epic is bringing down the price of V-Bucks across the board. That's right whether you are on Xbox, PlayStation, or PC you till will be able to purchase your V-Bucks 20% cheaper than ever before.

Epic is calling it the Fortnite "Mega Drop" and it is sure to go down a treat with fans of the game, under the new scheme 1000 V-Bucks will now cost $7.99 rather than $9.99. 

Epic is also gifting a exclusive Shooting Starstaff Pickaxe for free to all players. Expect to see it in your locker in the coming days.

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How to get 20% off V-Bucks on PC and Console

On PC or console and what your discount? You're in luck then! You don't need to do anything just head to the store and purchase V-Bucks at that sweet, cheap new rate.

How to get 20% off V-Bucks on Mobile

A mobile warrior? Follow these instructions and you can cut out the middle man and grab yourself a bargain.

The process is simple simply select the "Epic Direct Payment"

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In the Mega Drop announcement, Epic has laid out just how much Apple and Google take from each purchase, 30%, with Epic's direct payment option cutting them out of this share. This has allowed Epic to pass the savings directly onto the consumer, and they're going one further, if Apple or Google reduce the commission they take on each purchase they will pass this discount on too, meaning V-Bucks could feasibly end up even cheaper.

Epic have also thought of those that may have recently purchased V-Bucks and have just missed out on a discount, any V-Buck purchases between 14th July - 13th August will be granted a V-Bucks bonus by 17th of this month! The V-Bucks bonus will be 20% of the total purchase amount during that time frame.