Fortnite Mobile for Android was a Samsung exclusive for a short period of time, and access to the Galaxy skin was one of the perks for buying the Galaxy Note 9 or Galaxy Tab S4. Unfortunately, gamers are resorting to a shady method to acquire the unique Fortnite skin.
How To Get Samsung Galaxy Skin For 'Fortnite Mobile'
To unlock the exclusive Galaxy skin, Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Tab S4 owners will first need to download Fortnite Mobile. The game is included in the Samsung folder under Galaxy Apps.
Once the Fortnite installer launches and completes the installation of Fortnite Mobile on the Galaxy Note 9 or Galaxy Tab S4, players will need to log in with their Fortnite accounts.
Players will need to play three Fortnite Mobile matches on the Samsung device. After each match, whether it ends with a win or a loss, players will need to tap on the Return to Lobby button to have it count toward the three matches required.
After the three matches are completed, a gift box will be sent to the player's Fortnite account within 24 to 48 hours. The gift box contains the Galaxy skin, which is exclusive to the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Tab S4.
Players Getting 'Fortnite' Skin From Samsung Demo Units
There have been reports that players are sneakily acquiring the exclusive Galaxy skin from demo units in retail locations, bypassing the need to purchase the Galaxy Note 9 or Galaxy Tab S4.
The players download Fortnite Mobile on the demo units, log in to the app with their account, and play the required three matches. They will then only have to wait for the Galaxy skin to arrive to their accounts.
A Reddit thread is accumulating all the stories related to grabbing the Galaxy skin from Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Tab S4 units. Some players connect the demo unit to their smartphone's hotspot to initiate the download, while others are finding more creative ways to not get caught by retail store staff.
'Fortnite Mobile' For Android Security Issue
Epic Games, meanwhile, is dealing with something much more serious than players acquiring the Galaxy skin from Samsung demo units.
Google discovered that the Fortnite Mobile for Android installer, which Epic Games launched to bypass the Google Play Store and its 30 percent commission, came with an exploit. The vulnerability would have allowed hackers to infect smartphones with malware.
Epic Games has since issued the patch, so Fortnite Mobile for Android players will need to update their launcher app as soon as they can. The developer, meanwhile, is not happy with how Google dealt with the security issue.