Samsung Galaxy Note 9 pre-orders come with $150 worth of Fortnite in-game currency

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 pre-orders come with $150 worth of Fortnite in-game currency
Samsung plans a huge marketing campaign for the Galaxy Note 9 with lots of incentives for different types of customers. The South Korean company will advertise its flagship as the perfect phone for business and gaming.

The latter is covered by a surprising partnership with Epic Games studio, developer of the Fortnite smash hit. Apparently, the only way to play the Android version of the game will be to purchase the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, at least for the first four months.

After that, Epic Games plans to distribute the game directly through its official website in order to avoid Google's 30% cut. Obviously, that will require Android users some extra preparations that will allow them to install apps from third-party services.

Among the many promotions that Samsung plans to offer to those who pre-order the Galaxy Note 9, there's one aimed at gamers. The folks over at XDA Developers have just found a string within the Epic Games website that confirms Samsung Galaxy Note 9 pre-orders will come with 15,000 V-Bucks in tow.

What's interesting is that anyone playing Fortnite who would want to purchase 15,000 V-Bucks in-game currency will have to pay no less than $150. Naturally, there will be other options for those who pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, within the same value range.

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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. notfair

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Let's hope this is the incentive for the fortnite players because if that's all they give they can go to hell and I also hope you can uninstall it if it's preloaded....

2. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

It’s a perfect opportunity for people to use it as a loophole. Buy a phone, get the $150 to buy crap from fortnite using their epic accounts, then return the phone.

3. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

you think Samsung is dumb enough not to realize this will happen and prepare some plane for it ?!

4. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

I hope Samsung gives an option to install this app, first. Because I don't want it preloaded on the Note 9.

7. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Why? Because you need space for all the other bloatware that is already pre-installed by Samsung, Google and your carrier?

12. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

No, I don't trust what Epic is doing with their game. Especially when you have to enable sideloading of third party apps in the settings, just to install and run this game. It's a game for crying out loud, and it's a free to play game to boot with in app purchases (no less). Plus I don't believe Epic for one second that it was to get more of the funds, especially when they could have made it a free app on the Play store, and controlled all the monetization and licenses from Epics server to begin with. They didn't have to use Google Play services for any monetization what so ever. This isn't Apple that forces All monetization through them. Samsung could have done something like LG did with a free TV with your LG G7. That would be way better than this stupid game. Or earbuds or something else. But this stupid game. Give me a break.

6. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

It will happen, and Samsung will swallow the cost.

14. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

A plane for all the people leaving?

16. DarthJarJar

Posts: 67; Member since: Feb 01, 2018

They are that dumb. There is no retcon. They’ve been doing it for years with many games.

20. treboryug

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 04, 2018

They don't have to plan much since the exclusivity is for 4 months. Furthermore if the game is loaded/updated from the Galaxy App store, there isn't much of a loophole. In anycase if people actually do that Samsung benefits from advertising a larger amount of pre-orders and sales in the first months. Nowadays phones really sell in the first 3 months that they are introduced before being replaced by another hype.

21. ph00ny

Posts: 2069; Member since: May 26, 2011

Typically promotional games have to be installed by the user separately. At least that's how it was in other promotions

9. Rager722 unregistered

4 months is pushing it. Really 4 months?? I was fine with one month but 4 is ridiculous.. XDA will have this available after the first couple of days..

10. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

They’re really desperate when it comes to marketing. Why not bundle this phone with free ref, washing machine and tv, i guess they would sell hotcakes like iPhones.

11. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Nice move samsung.. Since executives and professionals on Note's target market will really appreciate it. /s

13. Y.S.L..

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 03, 2018

Why not a wireless charger and a $100 AKG earphone, than this crap fortnite.................?

15. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

Because no one buys Note devices, and they want to give incentive. Stupid question.

17. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

"AKG" headphones :-D

18. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

So if Fortnite doesn't want their game in the PlayStore because of Google's cut. Yet they want to partner with Samsung, why not put the app in the Galaxy App store on Samsung's devices. Also I wonder if they'll develop an Edge App to monitor your FN account Then release their APK through their website at a later date.

26. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"why not put the app in the Galaxy App store on Samsung's devices" I'm sure they will, since in the last article they said it will be exclusive to samsung's smartphones, not limited to Note 9.

19. Rigmaster

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

Marketing this as a "do everything" device and then focusing on Fortnite ... hmmmm? If S9/9+ was a big disappointment, Note 9 is going to be even more jaw-dropping. Seems that it might have been better to include peripherals or app store credits. Even more baffling is keeping Fortnite on this exclusively unless there are a lot of bugs still left to be found in the game.

22. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Who cares??

24. mr.joosue

Posts: 65; Member since: Nov 06, 2017

I don’t really think the people who buy the Note 9 will use it to frequently play Fortnite. I don’t really know how they expect to reel in new customers with the incentive considering they’re paying for such a high price phone, the money spent on the phone could’ve went to a console or gaming PC which would run Fortnite much better. Either way, it’s really odd Fortnite won’t be available to download from the Play Store.

25. nodes

Posts: 1163; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

wow are they really THIS desperate? Samsung you never went this low. Note isn't marketed as a professional phone anymore i guess.

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