Fortnite fans are stealing the Galaxy skin from Note 9 demo units, and Samsung is not impressed

Those brave early adopters that used the Note 9 to venture into the world of thousand-dollar phones were rewarded by Samsung with a Fortnite Game Bundle, worth $150, which includes 15,000 V-Bucks and an exclusive skin.

To receive said Galaxy Fortnite skin, you had to register with the Shop Samsung app and pick the Game Bundle option, then redeem it by signing in to your Samsung Account on your shiny new Note 9 or Tab S4.

Enterprising Fortnite fans, however, apparently started skipping all that pesky $999 phone purchase requirement by playing the game on demo phones in retail locations or carrier shops. 

They download Fortnite on the Galaxy Note 9 or Tab S4 in the stores, log with their game accounts, played the required three matches, and went on their merry way. In a day or two, a Fortnite gift box lands in their account, and they snatch the coveted Galaxy Skin for the joy of everyone involved in the scheme.

Everyone but Samsung, as apparently the phone maker is not impressed by randos trying to steal its Note 9 thunder, and have started putting the warning you see here in some shops. There is a whole thread dedicated to the steps you need to take to snatch it, but the experience of hustling for the Galaxy Skin is increasingly sounding like this one below:

via Reddit

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Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)



1. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Poor Sammy again!

2. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

how much of an addicted loser do you have to be to go and do this...

3. bucknassty

Posts: 1365; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

It must be pretty serious... had a guy shoot up a madden tournament the other day... people put a lot of money in to games you know... almost like drugs

13. luis.aag90

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Agreed. Delusional people indeed

4. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Tried Fortnite out last night for the first time and I wasn't overly impressed. The game controls seemed finicky and for some reason I didn't get a character creation screen I just had some random Avatar. I have had a better experience with PUBG, hell I had a better experience with Rules of Survival before PUBG even came out.

5. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1095; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Fortnite uses skins, which can be unlocked through their seasonal battle passes or purchased through Microtransactions. PUBG uses a limited character creator and rewards players with clothing options. On mobile PUBG is definitel better because 50% of Fortnite is building and relying on the touch screen exclusively to switch weapons and building material makes for a poor experience

6. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

fortnite sucks trust me on that

14. luis.aag90

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

I just installed but haven't played it yet. I heard it's not that good on touchscreen devices and no BT peripherals are supported yet.

7. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Samsung fans. Good stuff.

8. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1095; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

fortnite fans, not specifically Samsung users

9. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1095; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

What I don't understand is they require proof of purchase to get the rewards, so how are users showing they own the demo phones? I've been waiting since Friday for my preorder approval

10. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

The skin is not even good looking IMHO

11. cmdacos

Posts: 4302; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Most of the skins aren't.

12. Avieshek unregistered

The Note 9 has a SD Card Slot ;D

15. japkoslav

Posts: 1539; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I find it really funny, that nobody expected this to happen :-D

16. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1339; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I'm pretty sure that Samsung can have Epic revoke the gifts since it's basically stolen.

17. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

It's actually hilarious. Saw some kids huddled around an S9 at my local BestBuy and just when they were about to log in the display phones reset. The gag is it wouldnt have worked has to be a Note 9

18. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

There’s too many games out all wanna be fortinte and some actullay more fun than fortinte.

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