Epic lets Youtuber, Streamer and Co. profit from ingame purchases of their fans in Fortnite during an event.
Epic’s latest Event Support a Creator focuses on the content creators around Fortnite. These include Youtuber, Streamer and Cosplayer. Anyone who creates content around Fortnite will receive a share of the event’s profits when fans buy V bucks in-game for the real money currency.
The developer wants to honor and support everyone who creates content around Fortnite. The event starts next week on Monday, October 8th with the next Fortnite update and runs until December 31st.
In order to participate, fans only need to select Support a Creator when buying in the shop or via the Loot tab in “Save the World”. Then simply enter the Epic tag (the username) of your favorite creator. This remains selected for the rest of the event. Every time you spend V-Bucks (bought or earned in the game), you get a part of the revenue. You have to support a creator for at least 14 days, but you can change after that without any problems.
How to participate as Creator
If you are a Streamer, Youtuber, Cosplayer, Artist, Musician or you create content for Fortnite via another platform, you can apply for the event. Information on how to apply for the “Support a Creator” event can be found on the official website.
You must regularly create Fortnite content and have at least 1,000 followers on any platform. In addition, you must complete the Business Partner Agreement with Epic, follow the Creators Code of Conduct, and accept payments in the form offered. The financial contribution is five dollars or the equivalent of the local currency per 10,000 V bucks.
Google has announced in a blog entry that the independent but less popular “YouTube Gaming” app will soon be discontinued. In the future, the gaming content from the app will all be focused on YouTube itself.
Since 2015, YouTube has offered gamers an independent app to view game content such as Let’s Play streams or Walkthroughs. The aim was to ensure that gaming specific content could be found “all in one place”.
Google has now announced that the app and thus also the “YouTube Gaming” service will be discontinued in March 2019. Instead, all content on the topic will in future be available at youtube.com/gaming.
In its blog post, YouTube cites the fact that it is possible to reach significantly more users with the same content on YouTube itself, although the app also has a “strong and dynamic community”. Last year, YouTube counted 200 million daily users in the gaming channels on its website alone.
YouTube Gaming: Features Remain Preserved
However, users of the YouTube gaming app will not have to do without the popular features of this app in the future. Super Chat, Dark Theme and Channel Memberships will remain available in the future.
In addition, overview pages will be created for individual games, but also for publishers or developers, under which any content on the topic complexes can be found. YouTube hopes that this will make it easy to find content on lesser-known games.
In addition, YouTuber, whose content is very popular at a certain point in time, is to be found under the sub-item “On The Rise”. The weekly presentation of a new Creator is also planned.