new Fortnite Battle Royale cosmetic called the Galaxy skin
Epic Games unveiled an impressive new Fortnite Battle Royale cosmetic called the Galaxy skin. The new cosmetic gives characters a cosmic makeover, complete with glowing, galactic bodies, and a halo of orbiting space bits. Many were eager to get their hands on it, but there was just one catch: unlocking the Galaxy skin requires fans to play the game on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or Samsung Galaxy Tab S4.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 are two brand new, high-end handsets, and so unless players are in the market for a new device specifically, that would be one pricey purchase just to unlock a Fortnite skin. As such, some players have come up with a sneaky way of unlocking it for their accounts.
On social media, players have explained that they have been going into electronics retailers such as Best Buy and have been downloading
free v bucks generator on the company’s demo units of the Note 9 and Tab S4. Unlocking the skin requires players to play three rounds of Fortnite on the device, and so players have to distract store employees, sometimes convincing them they’re in the market for an upgrade, so they can be left alone to play the game.
Throwing a spanner in the works is the fact that the Fortnite Galaxy skin can only be unlocked once from each device. This means that players will have to find a Note 9 or Tab S4
that hasn’t previously been used to unlock the Galaxy skin, which is something that takes a reasonable amount of difficulty to do given how popular the method is.
There’s also the fact that some demo units are restricted to retail mode, which means that by default, no additional apps can be installed. As such, Fortnite players have detailed workarounds including disabling retail mode and connecting the unit to the data on their actual phone (as a hotspot).