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Epic to launch "Support-A-Creator" Fortnite initiative

Creators will receive $5 for every 10k in-game currency spent by individual players until the end of the year

Epic Games is offering financial support to select Fortnite YouTube and Twitch streamers through a limited-time "Support-A-Creator" event.

From the next Fortnite update until December 31, Fortnite players will be able to support their favourite creators by spending V-Bucks, the in-game currency. When a creator has been selected, they will receive some financial benefit from all the V-Bucks that player spends within 14 days, when a new creator can be selected.

Selected creators will receive $5 for every 10,000 V-Bucks spent. At the time of writing, 10,000 V-Bucks could be purchased for $99.99 on the Microsoft store, and both purchased and earned V-Bucks will contribute to the financial reward.

Epic is currently inviting applications from "communities large and small that make Fortnite content" to sign up for the promotion. Among the minimum requirements for applicants are that the creator must have created some Fortnite content within the last 30 days, and must have at least 1,000 followers on a single major social platform.

While this is a limited promotion for Fortnite, Epic's system is similar to the one employed on Twitch, which allows viewers to purchase a soft currency called "Bits", and use them to "Cheer" their favourite streamers - with the streamer receiving a financial reward as a result.

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