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Fortnite Has Made Epic Games’ CEO a Billionaire

Published: 26/Jul/2018 11:59 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:21

by Ross Deason


New analysis from Bloomberg suggests that Epic Games is now worth over $8.5 billion and Tim Sweeney, the company’s founder, is now a billionaire.

Fortnite Battle Royale might be free to play, but in-game purchases of various cosmetics, Battle Passes and V-Bucks have made it one of the most profitable games in history.

According to Bloomberg, Fortnite has been played by over 125 million people and is on track to generate around $2 billion this year.

For Sweeney, Fortnite has seen his company’s valuation skyrocket to around $8.5 billion, something that he could have never dreamed about when he created Epic Games in his parents’ basement in 1991.

Sweeney is still the majority shareholder at Epic and, according to Bloomberg, is now a billionaire in his own right. The article also suggests that the company would sell for around $14 billion if put on the market.

Fortnite has taken the gaming world by storm in 2018 and, according to recent data, made around $318 million across all platforms in May alone.

Available to play on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS and Nintendo Switch, Fortnite is one of the most accessible games on the planet and the money that it is making is a reflection of that fact.

With no signs of Fortnite mania ending anytime soon, it is likely that we will see the net worth of both Epic Games and Tim Sweeney continue to rise exponentially by the end of 2018.


Epic confirms long-awaited Fortnite pre-edit changes are coming soon

Published: 31/Oct/2020 4:43

by Andrew Amos


It’s been a long time coming, but now Fortnite players can be put at ease: Epic are working on pre-edit changes to make building easier after years of the community petitioning.

Pre-editing has been a contentious issue in the Fortnite community for years. They’re on for all players, and helps players quickly place a lot of edited builds.

However, most players don’t use pre-editing, so its existence ends up being a hindrance more than anything. It can leave players exposed due to a poor build, something they weren’t intending at the time.

Fortnite player editing build
Epic Games
Pre-edits have been the bane of Fortnite players across the world. Thankfully, Epic are working on disabling them.

A new rallying cry across the community comes across with every new season, pleading with Epic to at least give player the option to disable pre-edits. While they’ve been dodging the issue for quite some time, there’s finally been some solid news.

After a year of uncertainty with Epic stating they were “actively considering” it, they’ve now set their course on giving the community what they want.

“We don’t have an exact timetable, but we’re going to [add a disable pre-edit option],” community coordinator TheStevieT told players on Reddit.

It comes after more clips of players dying because of their pre-edited builds went viral across Reddit and other social media platforms. It’s quite the common occurrence, and with Epic now solidifying their stance, it’s got players excited.

That being said, it could be a little while before it’s added. They’ve started work, but without an exact timetable in mind, it could be seasons down the line. One can hope that it’ll be added in Chapter 2 Season 5 at the end of 2020 though.


Another Epic staffer, gstaffEpic, clarified that such a change isn’t in any of the Fortnite builds yet. However, it’s getting close, and it’s something they’re “working towards.”

It might not be the most explosive subject, but as far as quality of life changes go, this could completely transform the way Fortnite is played. We will update you once more information arises.