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A partnership with Disney produced Fortnite’s first sponsored content when Thanos dropped into the game in 2018, long before we had become accustomed to a steady drumbeat of licensed characters. That’s only ballooned from there, from the massive Star Wars event last year to this entire Marvel-themed season. This was, I suppose, the next logical step: a more straightforward corporate sponsorship. Disney and Epic Games are currently offering two free months of Disney+ through Fortnite, and here’s how you to snag it.
This offer will be available starting November 10 at 7:00 PM Eastern time, but you can start laying the groundwork for it now. You’ll get the free two months from any real-money purchase inside of Fortnite starting November 6 at 10:00 AM Eastern, so if you make a purchase inside the game right now, you’ll be able to use it to redeem your subscription when it goes live on November 10.
Once the offer goes live, you’ll have to go to fortnite.com/disneyplus to redeem. The site is not live right now, however. If you make any purchases now, I would also hang onto the receipt emailed to you just to make sure you’ve got everything you need.
Note that only real-money purchases are eligible, so you won’t be able to redeem this by spending V-bucks. You will, however, be able to redeem this by buying V-bucks, so if you’re not a big spender but are planning on snagging the next battle pass, you could just purchase some V-bucks so that you’re ready for it when you come.
At the moment, the cheapest real-money purchase in the item shop is the $3.99 Street Serpent Pack with 600 b-bucks, which Epic specifically says is eligible.
We’ll have more detailed instructions available once this goes live, but I doubt it will be all that complicated. I wonder if we’ll get a skin for the Mandalorian? That seems pretty likely at this point.
It’s worth noting, too, that Epic Games is deeply involved in The Mandalorian beyond subscription-selling partnerships. The show makes extensive use of the Unreal Engine for making digital sets, something that’s becoming more common in the film industry. We’ll have more once this offer goes live.