How much do Fortnite pros make per hour? Bugha, Chap, more - Dexerto

How much do Fortnite pros make per hour? Bugha, Chap, more

Published: 2/Apr/2020 12:44

by Jacob Hale


Fortnite became famed for earning young kids a lot of money, especially thanks to the $30m Fortnite World Cup event – but now we know how much that would equate to in hourly earnings.

While the rest of us try to make ends meet on a standard salary, some of these players – from as young as 13 or 14 years old – were making hundreds of thousands from Fortnite, be it through salary, stream earnings to tournament winnings.

But tournament winnings are what really counts, separating the best in the world to those on their way up, and it’s what all competitors aspire to when they first start out.

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Without question, Fortnite has completely changed some people’s lives.

That’s where Fortnite Tracker stepped in, offering to break down players’ earnings into a simple hourly earning calculation, and some of the results are interesting.

These results only include time spent in matchmaking – not waiting in the lobby, in Creative or Playground modes or anything else, so is purely a breakdown of in-game time.

To calculate, they simply divided the player’s online earnings by the number of hours played. This does mean that for the most part, unless specified, figures do not include earnings from the likes of World Cup, DreamHack events or any other LAN.

Fortnite pros hourly earnings

  • Ryan ‘Chap‘ Chaplo – $62.11/hr
  • Kyle ‘Bugha‘ Giersdorf – $94.93/hr ($3,846.07/hr including World Cup)
  • Evan ‘cented‘ Barron – $97.79/hr
  • Rocco ‘Saf‘ Morales – $120.77/hr
  • Dominick ‘UnknownxArmy1x‘ Green – $138.21/hr
  • Jonathan ‘yung calculator’ Weber – $180.88/hr
  • Dmitri ‘Mitr0‘ Van de Vrie – $188.36/hr
  • Anthony ‘ZexRow‘ Colandro – $248.70/hr

These are some of the more interesting results, though you can see every response in the original Tweet thread below:

It would be interesting to have seen results for the likes of Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff or Kyle ‘Mongraal’Jackson, who are arguably some of the biggest names to come out of the competitive Fortnite scene and each will have made some decent earnings along the way.

Other streamers, such as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, may not have as high earnings as their peers listed above, but likely aren’t too concerned considering how much they make from content creation.

Even players like Bugha and Chap will have much higher earnings if you included revenue from their streams and YouTube, which is really the main income source, even for those who play competitively.


Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun


Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

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Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.