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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.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton


We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.


Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.


To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI.