Galaxy S10+ pre-orders will come with an exclusive Fortnite skin
Samsung was the exclusive launch partner for Fortnite on Android. The company offered free V-bucks and ran Fortnite-focused marketing campaigns to sell the Galaxy Note 9 as the ultimate gaming smartphone. As part of the collaboration, Samsung users also received an exclusive Galaxy Skin for their Fortnite characters.
Samsung seems to be continuing its partnership with Epic Games, maker of Fortnite, for the Galaxy S10 as well. Customers who pre-order the Galaxy S10+ will receive an exclusive K-pop-themed Fortnite skin modeled after Jung Chan-woo or Chan from South Korean band iKon. Interestingly, the offer is applicable only for the Galaxy S10+ pre-orders, signaling Samsung’s positioning of the larger variant as the best in the S10 lineup for gaming.
Unlocking the Galaxy Skin required downloading the game from the Galaxy Store, creating or logging in to an Epic Games account, and completing specific in-game tasks such as three games of Battle Royale. We don’t know the exact process for unlocking the new K-pop skin, but it should be pretty similar to the Galaxy Skin.
Popular Fortnite player Ninja and the K-pop group iKon will be hosting an event on March 16 where we can expect more information about the new skin and other Fortnite promotions for the Galaxy S10. While it may not make any sense to pre-order the Galaxy S10+ only for the skin, Samsung is also offering a free pair of Galaxy Buds in select markets to sweeten the deal.