Epic Games have expanded the reach of their Support-A-Creator program for Fortnite, which will now look to encompass many more titles for fans to support their favorite content while adding more incentives to the list.
The company first released the Support-A-Creator program in October 2018 as a temporary event but soon became permanent on December 5. But the early success coupled with a stronger initiative to get the Epic Games Store off the ground will now see the project grow.
In a video, Epic Games revealed that the program will no longer be exclusive to Fortnite projects, meaning creators can now get supported through any other game in the Epic Games Store.
Epic Games is making Support-A-Creator a permanent program and extending it beyond Fortnite to cover all games on the Epic Games Store.— Epic Games (@EpicGames) February 5, 2019
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The expansions comes at the heels of the incredible reception the program got from streamer’s big and small, as it’s given many a new opportunity to not only get a small profit from their work but also grow their communities along the way.
In the announcement, it was also revealed that developers can also choose to give free games to active creators, as well as allow early game access as they see fit.
To become a part of the program, someone with at least 1,000 followers “on any major social media platform” can apply if they also agree to follow the Affiliate Agreement and the Creator Code of Conduct.
Once accepted, creators will be able to give their unique link to anyone. If the link is used in a purchase, creators will get a small piece of the transaction.
The wider selection of games to create content for will surely open up the opportunity for more streamers and content creators to build on their personal channels or brands, while Epic Games enjoys the increase use of their store.