Epic Games has often pushed the boundaries of what does and doesn’t happen in video games. And right now, they’re on top of the world with the success of Fortnite. Yet, with a new fresh rival in Apex Legends, there is a worry that fans will go and ditch the game for them in order to have more fun. So, the team is going to give fans more freedom by expanding their Support-A-Creator program beyond their battle royale title.
Don’t remember what the program was about? Here’s a breakdown of it:
“In Fortnite 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. Fans declare their support for a Creator in-game 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.”
“For games on the Epic Games store accepted Creators can share referral Links on their content channels or promote their Creator tag to their supporters to get credit for sales of games on the Epic Games store. Supporters follow Creator links or enter Creator Tags during checkout on the Epic Games store. Each game has a different revenue share for attributed sales set by the Developer but with a minimum rate of 5%.”
As noted on Twitter, Epic Games is now going to take this program and put it to use on all other Epic Games titles. Which is perfect because of the launch of their online store.
Whether this will attract fans, or whether it’ll help them get more support from their biggest players remains to be seen. But like always, Epic is making moves, and we should take notice of that.