The Fortnite World Cup has finally arrived, and Epic Games are celebrating it by giving away free cosmetic items to viewers, one of which is the Game Jam Spray.
Thanks to Epic Games’ new collaboration with YouTube, players can now earn free cosmetics by simply watching Fortnite events on the platform.
One such item is an in-game spray that has the words ‘Game Jam’ in graffiti-like writing over a red spray background, which players can spray around on the Fortnite map.
In order to earn this item for free, you must first link your Epic and YouTube accounts (directions below), and then simply go to Fortnite’s official YouTube page and watch at least 20 minutes of live action.
Once the 20-minute mark has been reached, the Spray will be added to your account the next time you log into Fortnite, and will remain in your inventory permanently.
However, it’s important to note that there is not a lot of time to take advantage of this offer before it becomes unavailable.
While there will be other cosmetic items awarded throughout the World Cup weekend, July 26 will be the final day that the Game Jam Spray can be earned, after which Epic will not offer it again.
That means the only way to get your hands on the item is to watch at least 20 minutes of the Celebrity Pro-Am, which is the final live event left on the schedule for today.
The competition started at around 3:45 PM PT / 6:45 PM ET and is expected to last about three to four hours, which should be more than enough time to hit the minimum watch-time requirement.
How to link your Epic Games and YouTube accounts
In order to fulfill the requirements necessary to earn the Game Jam Spray, you must first make sure that your Epic and YouTube accounts are linked.
To do this, you must sign into your YouTube account on a desktop browser and then go to the ‘Accounts and Settings’ menu.
From there, navigate to the ‘Connected Accounts’ screen and select the option to link your Epic Games account, prompting you to click ‘Connect’ and sign into your Epic account.
Once these steps are complete, your accounts will be successfully linked, and you will then be able to use your YouTube to earn free in-game rewards on Fortnite.