Patrick ‘TheSmithPlays’ Smith is a popular member of the gaming community, regularly uploading videos stating his opinion on the current state of Fortnite, Apex Legends and Call of Duty’s Zombie modes.
He is also not afraid of sharing his opinion on what he perceives to be issues within the gaming community, recently criticising hypocrisy from Fortnite streamers. Now, he has shared his selfless opinion on how he thinks creator codes should be used.
Epic Games made a change to in-game purchases a number of months ago, so that players can input a code that enables creators to receive money when players use their code. For every 10,000 V-Bucks spent in-game by players using their code, creators receive $5 - or their local currency equivalent.
The Canadian YouTuber, who has over 2.5 million subscribers, recently addressed the topic in a video, stating that he would prefer his subscribers to use the codes of creators who have less than 500,000 subscribers, rather than his.
He argues that smaller creators will benefit more from the money, as they could use it to improve their content. This is opposed to using codes to support larger content creators, such as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins or Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, who are already more than financially secure.
Some larger creators have already encouraged this, such as Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott. Ninja has also previously encouraged his followers to use creator codes belonging to smaller creators, at the start of some of his YouTube videos.
It follows wider community discussion about the topic, and doubts over whether larger creators need the support. Smith is clearly an advocate of this view, reflected in his selfless attitude.