How to unlock the galaxy skin in Fortnite

Fortnite’s Galaxy skin is exclusive to two Samsung phones. Here’s how to get it

Earlier this month, Samsung announced that with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Epic Games would also be launching the Fortnite Beta for Android. People who preordered the new smartphone between August 10th and August 23rd were given a special offer that included the option to choose between a pair of AKG noise-canceling headphones or 15,000 V-bucks and an exclusive galaxy Fortnite skin. While that offer is no longer available, there is still another way that players can unlock and redeem this rare cosmetic item.

Unlock the Galaxy skin without a pre-order

First, you’ll need to own or buy a Galaxy Note 9 or Galaxy Tab S4. These are the only Samsung products eligible for the offer and pre-ordering them is not required. It’s important to know that Samsung has limited the offer to one skin per mobile device which means if your friend already redeemed the skin on their eligible phone or tablet, you won’t be able to use it again.

Next, you must download Fortnite from Galaxy Apps in your Samsung folder. You can presently find the banner for it under the tab labeled GAMES in the store. Tap the banner and select INSTALL & OPEN. Agree to the terms and conditions to finish installing the game. You will also need to have an Epic Games account to log in.

Once you have the game up and running, play three games of Fortnite on your phone. It doesn’t matter if you win or lose the game — just make sure that after you finish each round, you select “Return to Lobby”. This will ensure that each match counts toward your three-game total.

After you complete all that’s listed above, wait for one to two days and you’ll receive a gift box with the Fortnite Galaxy skin inside!

Yea, you’re going to need a Galaxy phone

At this time, it seems that owning a Galaxy Note 9 or Tab S4 is the only way you can get this psychedelic space-themed item. Who knew that players would have to spend upwards of $600 to get an exclusive skin? While this technically doesn’t count as a microtransaction, this poses the question — do players really like loot boxes, and other forms of buying in-game items?

Epic Games hasn’t mentioned if the availability of this skin will change over time but we do know that Samsung has encouraged players to redeem the offer by 12/31/18 or you may risk losing it. If you can’t get a hold of the galaxy skin, don’t sweat it too much! Exclusive cosmetic items are on the rise in Fortnite, especially with its release on various gaming platforms so there will be plenty of more opportunities to get a cool, rare skin for your collection.

Gaming

Fortnite patch 5.41 brings revamped Port-a-Fortress and the Soaring Solos mode

The Fortnite 5.41 patch notes are available right now for everyone across all platforms. This weekly content update brings with it a ton of new additions and changes including a revamped Port-a-Fortress, Soaring Solos mode, and more.
Gaming

The hottest Nintendo Switch games you can get right now

The Nintendo Switch's lineup started off small, but games have steadily released as the console continues through its second year. Here are the best Nintendo Switch games available now, from Super Mario Odyssey to Fortnite.
Deals

The best Nintendo Switch deals and bundles for September 2018

Looking to score Nintendo's latest hybrid console? We've smoked out the best Nintendo Switch deals right here, including some discounts on stand-alone consoles as well as a few bundles that feature games like Fortnite.
Gaming

Get a Double Helix set and 1000 V-Bucks with Nintendo Switch’s ‘Fortnite’ bundle

A new Nintendo Switch bundle launching in October includes free in-game V-Bucks currency for Fortnite, as well as additional digital goodies. The game supports crossplay with most other systems.
Computing

Here are all the games that support Nvidia’s RTX ray tracing

These are the upcoming games that support ray tracing rendered on Nvidia's RTX series graphics cards. They aren't many in number at this point, but thanks to the power of ray tracing, they are some of the best looking games ever made.
Gaming

PlayStation Classic arrives this December with ‘Final Fantasy VII’ in tow

Sony has announced the PlayStation Classic, its own plug-and-play system pre-loaded with 20 games from the original PlayStation's library. These include Tekken 3 and Final Fantasy VII.
Product Review

'FIFA 19' still nails soccer, but don’t expect any surprises

FIFA 19 is still a great way to play virtual soccer, but the changes made in this year’s game don’t push the series forward, and The Journey's story mode stumbles in its final installment.
Gaming

Leaked rating could point to ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ on PS4

A rating for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on PlayStation 4 has been spotted on the Korean Game Rating and Administrated Committee website. The game is currently only available on Xbox One and PC.
Gaming

‘Destiny 2' and the 'Fortnite' Celebration Pack are free right now with PS Plus

Free games, radically discounted hit titles, and exclusive DLC are all on the table with PlayStation Plus. We're here to make sure you don't miss out on any of the best PS4 game deals available this month.
Gaming

How to pre-order your PlayStation Classic before it's too late

Sony's PlayStation Classic comes with 20 pre-loaded games and two wired controllers for $100. While we don't know the full list of games yet, you can already pre-order the console. Here's how to snag one early.
Gaming

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ online mode gallops into open beta in November

Red Dead Redemption 2's online mode, Red Dead Online, won't be available when the game launches October 26, but you won't have to wait long. Red Dead Online, which takes cues from Grand Theft Auto Online, enters open beta in November.
Deals

Cyber Monday 2018: When it takes place and where to find the best deals

Cyber Monday is still a ways off, but it's never too early to start planning ahead. With so many different deals to choose from during one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year, going in with a little know-how makes all the…
Emerging Tech

An A.I. is designing retro video games — and they’re surprisingly good

Researchers from Georgia Tech have demonstrated how artificial intelligence can be used to create brand-new video games after being shown hours of classic 8-bit gaming action for inspiration.
Gaming

Gamers are already hacking the Nintendo Switch Online NES emulator

Players have already managed to hack the NES emulator included with the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service, allowing them to load the system up with additional ROMs of classic games.