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Epic Games announce ‘Support-A-Creator’ event in Fortnite, allowing fans to support favorite content creators

Published: 5/Oct/2018 21:49 Updated: 5/Oct/2018 22:05

by Wyatt Donigan

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Epic Games has provided details on a brand-new program that will allow content creators to gain unprecedented support from their followers.

The ‘Support-A-Creator’ program is a brand-new initiative that Epic Games has cooked up to give content creators on all platforms a chance to earn a bit of extra money.

Fortnite users will be able to select creators they wish to support from within the Item Shop in Battle Royale or the Loot tab in Save the World, which will allow the creator to receive a share of every V-Buck spent from their accounts.

Whether the supporters buy the V-Bucks themselves or earn them from various sources in game, the creators will receive the same share of the V-Bucks over the course of the event.

‘Support-A-Creator’ will kick off on October 8 and run through December 31. You can find the full FAQ on the event and details on how to sign up as a creator below:


WHAT IS THE FORTNITE SUPPORT-A-CREATOR EVENT?

This is a limited time event where 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.

Players can choose to support a different Creator at any time. Support for a Creator lasts 14 days. After that, players can reselect the Creator or choose a new one.

WHY IS EPIC DOING THIS?

To celebrate Fortnite’s first year, Epic is giving thanks to Creators during the Holiday Season.

HOW DO CREATORS EARN MONEY?

Fans declare their support for a Creator 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.

By default, a Creator’s Epic tag is their Epic ID (display name). Creators will have the ability to change it after acceptance into the program.

HOW LONG DOES THIS EVENT RUN?

The event runs from the Fortnite update coming the week of October 8th through December 31st, 2018.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?

Creators (video makers, streamers, storytellers, artists, cosplayers, musicians, and community builders) who meet the following criteria:

  • Has regularly created and released Fortnite content over the last 30 days
  • Has 1,000+ followers on at least one major social platform
  • Completes the Affiliate Agreement and abides by our Creator Code of Conduct
  • Capable of receiving payment in a form that Epic supports

We’re looking at all regions, languages, audience sizes and types of content. We’re looking for Creators that focus on the quality of the moments they make and share.

WHO ISN’T ELIGIBLE?

This program is not available to residents in China, Iran, North Korea, or any other country where disallowed by US law or as otherwise prohibited by the Affiliate Agreement or Fortnite EULA.

Epic will reject applications from Creators who engage in toxic, discriminatory, illegal, pornographic, or fraudulent behavior, or who promote gambling, spam, or harassment.

WHAT COULD GO WRONG?

We’ve never run a program of this scale before, so we apologize in advance for challenges along the way. Some examples could include:

  • There could be a delay in processing applications due to volume.
  • Payments could be delayed as we scale our payment processing systems or due to volume.
  • We may be required to limit enrollment based on overwhelming demand. In that case, applicants will be evaluated on a first come, first served basis.
WILL THIS EVENT MAKE CREATORS RICH?

Please expect modest results. The amount you earn scales with the number of players who choose to support you in-game. For example: If your in-game Supporters spend 50,000 V-Bucks in-game, then you would earn $25 USD.

DOES THIS MEAN THAT CREATORS SHOULD MAKE CLICKBAIT INFOMERCIALS?

No. Please be authentic. The most successful creators build audiences over the long term by being genuine and entertaining.

Source – Epic Games

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Relive the Fortnite Galactus live event: full replay, HD images, recap

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:20 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 23:51

by Tanner Pierce

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Fortnite’s Galactus Nexus War finale event is finally over and it was packed full of a ton of Marvel-themed content. Here’s what went down during the insanely hyped event that closed off Season 4 of the popular game.

For a while now, Epic Games, Marvel, and the Fortnite community have been hyping up a brand new event to close out Chapter 2, Season 4 of Fortnite. Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, had been slowly inching his way towards the island all season and on December 1, 2020, he finally arrived.

But what happened once he finally showed up to the Fortnite island? Did players have to fight him like we originally thought? Here’s what you need to know about what went down during the Nexus War finale event in case you missed it.

Fortnite Galactus Nexus War finale event recap

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Galactus wasted no time in destroying the Helicarrier at the start of the event.

All in all, the event itself was pretty short, clocking in at a little over 10 minutes when all was said and done. Still, there was a ton that happened during that span.

Once the in-game timer reached zero, the giant Galactus made his final push to the island. After declaring that he hungered, he destroyed the Helicarrier starting location with ease, sending you and all the other players flying across the sky.

Fortunately, Iron Man-himself flew in as you got close to hitting the ground, handing you a jetpack and telling you that it’s time to stop Galactus. Before you had a chance to do anything, however, the massive villain started consuming Zero Point, which started a “full reality collapse”.

After being transported by Iron Man, you reappeared, in first-person, inside of a Battle Bus decked out in weaponry and explosives. From that point on, your goal was to fly the Buses into Galactus and have him consume them, which ultimately sent him back to “where he came from.”

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In order to defeat Galactus, players had to drive Battle Buses decked out in weaponry and explosives towards the villain so that he would consume it.

A few Marvel characters even made small appearances, including Thor himself (who was one of the main characters this season) and even Wolverine, who helped you in the fight against Galactus.

After finally destroying a plethora of drones and getting close enough, Galactus got sent back to where he came from, you were teleported away to safety, and the event ended.

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Players were joined by both Thor and Wolverine during the event, who helped in taking down Galactus.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Marvel if there wasn’t a “post-credits scene.” After the event was over and Galactus got taken care of, players got a shot of Jonesy in his office, who wakes up suddenly before the screen says that the story is to be continued in Season 5.

Re-watch the entire Fortnite Galactus event

Unfortunately, if you were hoping to catch a re-run of the event inside of Fortnite itself, it seems like that’s not going to be possible. Epic Games has confirmed that it was a “one-time-only” event so if you missed out, you won’t be able to experience it again in-game.

However, we did record the entire experience, so can rewatch it as many times as you want:

What’s next?

Now that the Galactus event is over, Epic Games have confirmed that the Season 5 update will be released at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, with the downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans will get to see what the devs have in store for them to enjoy!