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How Much Does the Average Fortnite Player Spend on In-Game Purchases?

Published: 4/Jul/2018 17:20 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Calum Patterson


New research shows just how Epic Games is generating those eye-watering revenue figures every month, with their innovative in-game purchases model driving engagement.

Fortnite Battle Royale is an entirely free-to-play game. It is free to download, every weapon is free and you don’t even need to pay for PlayStation Plus to play with friends online on the console – but Epic Games are still raking in record breaking amounts of money.

In May alone, estimates place the total revenue from Fortnite to be $318 million – a staggering amount for any game, let alone a completely free one.

Fortnite makes its money in a similar way to many of its contemporaries, with ‘in-game’ purchases. Items like character skins, back bling, gliders and emotes all cost real money in the form of ‘V-bucks’ to purchase.

But how Fortnite differs from many of its rivals, is that paying customers do not rely on chance. There are no ‘loot boxes’ or ‘supply drops’, buzzwords associated with the increasing monetization of gaming. 

Instead, players can simply select the item they want to buy, pay for it and it is theirs, with no lucky dip involved. Players are incentivized to purchase items as soon as they become available due to the ‘daily items’ system, with items up for sale changing each day.

Couple this with players always wanting to have the newest skin or emote, and fans are going wild for every new item added. Research done by LendEDU shows that a Fortnite player will spend an average of $84.67.


  • 68.8% of Fortnite players have spent money on in-game purchases
  • Amongst Fortnite spenders, the average amount of money they spent was $84.67
  • For 36.78% of Fortnite spenders, this game is the first time they have made in-game purchases
  • 25.3% of Fortnite players pay for subscriptions on Twitch, a streaming service that enables them to subscribe to watch other people play Fortnite

You can view the full survey results in more detail from LendEDU here.


How to get Hop Rock Dualies exotic weapon in Fortnite: new location

Published: 24/Feb/2021 19:34 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 19:38

by Daniel Megarry


Epic Games has thrown Fortnite players for a bit of a loop and changed the location of one of the most coveted Exotic weapons in the game right now: the Hop Rock Dualies. Here’s where you can find it after February 24, 2021.

The Hop Rock Dualies are one of the most powerful Exotic-rarity weapons in the game right now and for good reason. Not only are they incredibly powerful pistols that, essentially, fire in a two-round burst, but they also give the player a low gravity effect, allowing them to glide through the air like an action star.

While they were previously available via the NPC named Cole, who was found near Retail Row and Catty Corner, Epic Games has now switched up who sells the Hop Rock Dualies, just a few weeks before Season 6 launches.

Hop Rock Dualies location in Fortnite

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The Hop Rock Dualies can now be found with Deadfire, near the center of the map.

This time around, the Hop Rock Dualies can be found with the NPC named Deadfire, the cowboy-type character added during the game’s Season 5 launch back in December.

Luckily, Deadfire can only spawn on one place on the map as of the time as of this writing: in the Sheriff’s office near the center of the map. This means that, unlike last time, players don’t have to roll the dice landing at one spot, hoping the NPC will spawn there.

Interestingly, he hasn’t moved locations since his inclusion at the start of the season, meaning if you know where he was located before, you’ll already know where to find the Hop Rock Dualies.

That being said, if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies in Fortnite, here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Head to the Sheriff’s Office near the center of the map (it’ll be the old run down building between Colossal Coliseum and the Zero Point portal).
  2. Once there, head to the first floor and find Deadfire.
  3. Speak to them and select the Hop Rock Dualies option.
  4. Click again to confirm the purchase.
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Like before, the Hop Rock Dualies will cost players 500 Gold.

How much do the Hop Rock Dualies cost?

Just like before, you’ll need to make sure you’re loaded with 500 Gold Bars if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies. That’s not an easy amount to come by, so check out our guide for making money in Fortnite if you’re short.

The Hop Rock Dualies weapon includes two pistols, making it the perfect choice for gunslingers. They use medium bullets, deal 43 damage to players, and have a magazine size of 18 with a reload time of 2.7 seconds.

If you want to get your hands on any of the other Exotic-class weapons like the Boom Sniper Rifle or the Shadow Tracker Pistol, check out our complete guide to finding Exotic weapons in Fortnite Season 5.