Fans of Fortnite’s content creators will be able to support them in a whole new way thanks to Epic Games. With the announcement of their “Support-A-Creator” initiative, creators will earn money for V-Bucks spent in the game.
Fortnite players will be able to choose a content creator from within the Item Shop in the Battle Royale version and the Loot Tab in the Save the World variant. The selected creator will earn $5 for every 10,000 V-Bucks spent in support of them. Whether or not the items are earned through in-game progression or purchased does not matter for the event.
The event will begin on October 8 and run for over a month until December 31.
You can a list of FAQ provided by Epic Games below:
WHAT IS THE FORTNITE SUPPORT-A-CREATOR EVENT?
This is a limited time event where accepted Creators will receive $5 USD (or the local currency equivalent) for every 10,000 V-Bucks spent by players who elect to support them in-game. This applies to free V-Bucks that players have earned as well as any V-Bucks they’ve purchased.
Players can choose to support a different Creator at any time. Support for a Creator lasts 14 days. After that, players can reselect the Creator or choose a new one.
WHY IS EPIC DOING THIS?
To celebrate Fortnite’s first year, Epic is giving thanks to Creators during the Holiday Season.
HOW DO CREATORS EARN MONEY?
Fans declare their support for a Creator by entering the Creator’s Epic tag via the “Support a Creator” button, found in the Item Shop in Battle Royale, or the Loot tab in Save the World.
By default, a Creator’s Epic tag is their Epic ID (display name). Creators will have the ability to change it after acceptance into the program.
HOW LONG DOES THIS EVENT RUN?
The event runs from the Fortnite update coming the week of October 8th through December 31st, 2018.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
Creators (video makers, streamers, storytellers, artists, cosplayers, musicians, and community builders) who meet the following criteria:
- 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
We’re looking at all regions, languages, audience sizes and types of content. We’re looking for Creators that focus on the quality of the moments they make and share.
WHO ISN’T ELIGIBLE?
This program is not available to residents in China, Iran, North Korea, or any other country where disallowed by US law or as otherwise prohibited by the Affiliate Agreement or Fortnite EULA.
Epic will reject applications from Creators who engage in toxic, discriminatory, illegal, pornographic, or fraudulent behavior, or who promote gambling, spam, or harassment.
WHAT COULD GO WRONG?
We’ve never run a program of this scale before, so we apologize in advance for challenges along the way. Some examples could include:
- There could be a delay in processing applications due to volume.
- Payments could be delayed as we scale our payment processing systems or due to volume.
- We may be required to limit enrollment based on overwhelming demand. In that case, applicants will be evaluated on a first come, first served basis.
WILL THIS EVENT MAKE CREATORS RICH?
Please expect modest results. The amount you earn scales with the number of players who choose to support you in-game. For example: If your in-game Supporters spend 50,000 V-Bucks in-game, then you would earn $25 USD.
DOES THIS MEAN THAT CREATORS SHOULD MAKE CLICKBAIT INFOMERCIALS?
No. Please be authentic. The most successful creators build audiences over the long term by being genuine and entertaining.