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Players have been waiting for the Fortnite Galaxy scout to drop for days. The new items are in the shop today following many leaks and rumors about the same.

Skins in Fortnite have always been an exciting part of the game for many players. We saw the Aquaman skin come in shortly followed by that of his nemesis, Black Manta.

Captain America and his shield were available as well. And to add to that list, the new Galaxy scout by Samsung is debuting.

Background

Fortnite announced major news for all android users a few days back, with the Galaxy Cup. Players on Android devices were set to compete and stood a chance to win the very same Galaxy Scout bundle.

For those worried about missing out on the bundle, happy news followed. Epic Games made sure not to disappoint anyone by announcing that the bundle would later be available for purchase in the item shop. Players who participated in a minimum of five games were awarded the Star Scout wrap.

Fortnite – Galaxy Scout bundle

Initially, there were some false rumors that the Galaxy Cup was exclusive to Samsung Galaxy users, but those were soon put to rest.

The Galaxy Scout bundle costs 2800 V-Bucks. However, the wrap is not in the bundle. The bundle includes:

Galaxy Scout Skin

Described as “discover victory in stars”, the Galaxy Scout Skin is of legendary rarity.

Nucleus Back Bling

Coming alongside the Galaxy Scout Skin, the Nucleus Back Bling is of the same legendary rarity.

Stardust Strikers

It would have been a bit of a disappointment if the bundle did not include any special weapons. The Stardust Strikers are pickaxes which you can use to “Hit’ em with star stuff”.

Celestia glider

This glider makes the skin look much more authentic being such an eye-catchy addition.

The last from the Galaxy cup, the Star Scout, is not available in the bundle. The weapon skin defines the whole point behind the galaxy bundle. Donning the wrap around the weapon is very appealing to look at.

Those who missed out on the chance to take part in the Galaxy Cup can go ahead and purchase the bundle from the in-game item shop. Let us know your experience with the new bundle down in the comments.

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Spotify, Tinder owner support Fortnite’s fight against Apple ban

Tinder owner Match Group and music giant Spotify have made a public display of support for Epic Games, whose mega-popular “Fortnite” was booted from Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store after it introduced a new payment system that allowed it to circumvent the shops’ steep 30 percent fees.

The dating juggernaut, which also owns popular dating apps like Hinge and OkCupid, said in a statement that it stood behind Epic, which on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Apple following its ban, and “supports all efforts to ensure everybody is able to enjoy the benefits of a fair app ecosystem.”

Apple charges developers a 30-percent commission for in-app purchases and restricts them from telling users about cheaper purchasing options. Tinder, one of the iPhone’s most popular apps, offers customers a cheaper rate for its Tinder Gold subscription plan if they sign up via its website rather than in-app.

Google also takes a sizable cut of in-app purchases.

“We fully support Epic Games’ efforts today to show how Apple uses its dominant position and unfair policies to hurt consumers, app developers and entrepreneurs,” a Match spokesperson told The Post. “Regulators across the globe have expressed similar concerns and are examining Apple’s arbitrary practices.

Spotify said in a statement that it “applaud[s] Epic Games’ decision to take a stand against Apple and shed further light on Apple’s abuse of its dominant position.”

Apple banned the battleroyale-style video game after Epic rolled out a new direct payment system. Users who opted to pay Epic directly, rather than through the App Store, would receive a 20 percent discount on their purchase.

Fortnite has now filed lawsuits against both Apple and Google, citing the tech companies’ “oppressive” tax on the sale of every app, and likened Apple to a “behemoth seeking to control markets, block competition, and stifle innovation,” saying that it is “more powerful, more entrenched, and more pernicious than the monopolists of yesteryear.”

The lawsuits don’t seek any monetary damages, but instead “injunctive relief to allow fair competition in these two key markets that directly affect hundreds of millions of consumers and tens of thousands, if not more, of third-party app developers.”

Apple and Google both said that they look forward to working with Epic to resolve the violations and restore the game to their app stores.

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney has in the past complained about the large cuts that Apple takes from in-app purchases, saying that simply selling hardware doesn’t entitle the company to a large cut of developer revenue.

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