Epic has announced a new, time-limited “Support-A-Creator” event in Fortnite, during which people involved in producing stuff like videos, cosplay, art, and other relevant content on social media can bank something more substantial than exposure for their work. It’s the dream, you guys.
From this week’s update deployment until 31 December, you can choose a content creator from the Item Shop in Battle Royale mode or the Loot tab in Save the World mode, and that person will earn a percentage of your in-game V-Bucks buys. Just like that.
“This applies to free V-Bucks that you’ve earned (from gameplay, events, or contests) as well as any V-Bucks you’ve purchased,” Epic explains. “You can change the Creator you support at any time. Your support for a Creator lasts 14 days. After that, you can reselect your Creator or choose a new one.”
Or – and this is the real reason you clicked through, isn’t it? – you can apply to be one of the game’s featured creators and make some munnies for yourself. Not so fast, though, because there are some rules and your Fortnite dance conspiracies MySpace page might not be eligible (spoilers: it’s not eligible). According to the application FAQ, you’ll have to pass these criteria first:
- Has regularly created and released Fortnite content over the last 30 days
- Has 1,000+ followers on at least one major social platform
- Completes the Affiliate Agreement and abides by our Creator Code of Conduct
- Capable of receiving payment in a form that Epic supports