Fortnite is one of the most popular titles on the planet right now and a darling of game streamers on Twitch and YouTube. Epic Games wants more and more gamers to stream Fortnite which will only increase the game’s popularity so it has announced a new event called Support-A-Creator. It will be paying streamers on Twitch and YouTube whenever someone buys in-game gear.
During the Support-A-Creator Event, creators on platforms like Twitch and YouTube will earn money when supporters spend V-Bucks in-game to purchase gear. Players will be able to choose their favorite creator and Epic will handle the rest.
This event runs from the Fortnite update due next week through December 31st. Once the event starts, what players have to do is go to the Item Shop in Battle Royale or the Loot tab in Save the World and select Support a Creator.
They can then add the Epic tag of their favorite creator in the dialogue box. Once done, the selected creator will continue to share in the player’s spent V-Bucks for the duration of the event. Players can change the creator they support at any time with each commitment lasting 14 days.
Creators won’t be making a lot of money off of this, though, because if gamers supporting them spend 50,000 V-bucks which are worth around $500, the creators will get $25. This will only generate substantial funds for really popular streams such as Ninja.