Fortnite boosts Epic Games' 2018 profits into the billions - Dexerto

Fortnite boosts Epic Games’ 2018 profits into the billions

Published: 27/Dec/2018 19:14 Updated: 27/Dec/2018 19:35

by Alan Bernal


Epic Games have been hard at work seemingly nonstop since Fortnite Battle Royale came out back in September 2017, and new rough estimates suggest that the hard work paid off big time as the company seemingly crossed into billions in profit.

Fortnite initially released as a PvE with its Save the World title in May 2017 but expanded into the battle royale craze soon after. Since then it has followed a strict regiment of cosmetic releases coupled with strategic changes to its gameplay that has kept the title lively and compelling, and Epic has basked in its success.

Epic Games is a private company, meaning they have no responsibility to publicize their revenue figures, yet a source close to TechCrunch gave an astonishing bit of info saying the game developer had made $3 billion in profit for 2018.

Nick Statt via The VergeEpic Games invested tons of money into its esports and competetions venture.

Although Epic’s other sources of income like their new digital store, its Unreal Engine and more factor in there, Fortnite seems to be far and away its biggest cash cow.

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Specifics to which region of the world has contributed the most or what facet of Epic Games has contributed the most/least to the figure is hard to surmise, yet there are telling numbers that give clues to how it breaks down.

Epic GamesEpic Games constantly release cosmetic items that reel in boat loads for the developer.

According to research firm Sensor Tower, iOS “players worldwide spent an average of $1.23 million per day” on Fortnite in November. The game hauled in $385 million from iOS alone from the months of April through November.

If Fortnite and the developer’s other projects grow steadily in 2019, then $3 billion in profit could be the new low for Epic Games.


How to unlock Terminator T-800 and Sarah Connor skins in Fortnite

Published: 22/Jan/2021 2:31 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 2:55

by Andrew Amos


The Fortnite Season 5 crossovers keep on coming. It’s been one hell of a ride so far, and it’s continuing with two iconic Terminator characters, T-800 and Sarah Connor, launching off the Battle Bus. Here’s how you can pick them up.

When will the crossovers end in Fortnite? Well, at this rate, maybe not even when Season 5 does.

Epic has really turned up the ante by working with a bunch of different franchises and dropping them on the island. From God of War to Star Wars to The Walking Dead, if you can think of a pop-culture franchise, it’s probably in Fortnite.

Now, Terminator can add itself to that list. You can now drop out of the Battle Bus as either T-800 or Sarah Connor. You can even live the movies out yourself, trying to chase Connor as a T-800, or save Earth.

Terminator T-800 and Sarah Connor Fornite skins cost

There’s nothing special you have to do to get the Fortnite x Terminator crossover skins. All you need is a little bit of cash to splash.

You can pick up each of the skins individually for 1,800 (Sarah Connor) or 1,500 (T-800) V-Bucks respectively in the Item Shop. However, if you want the whole bundle, it’ll set you back 2,800 ⁠— but it comes with some great savings if you do so!

  • Future War Bundle: 2,800 V-Bucks
  • Sarah Connor: 1,800 V-Bucks
  • T-800: 1,500 V-Bucks
  • Techno-Grip Axe: 800 V-Bucks
  • Cyberdyne Salute: 300 V-Bucks

You will also get the exclusive T-800 Endoskeleton Arm and HK Skynet Uplink backblings, as well as the Combat Knife pickaxe if you buy the Future War Bundle, so it’s definitely the best value for money out of the bunch.

It’s unclear when the crossover skins will depart the Item Shop, so get in quick. They may never “be back.”