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Small YouTuber makes over $25K as fans use wrong FaZe Sway creator code

Published: 20/Oct/2019 15:02 Updated: 20/Oct/2019 15:28

by Andy Williams

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Fortnite YouTuber, ‘Sway’, has earned over $26,000 from Epic Games’ creator code program, as fans trying to support FaZe Clan’s Sway appear to have continually used an incorrect code. 

Epic’s ‘Support-a-Creator’ scheme allows content creators to earn money when their fanbase use their unique ‘creator code’ in the Epic Games store. 

When players choose to support a specific creator by entering their tag or code in the store, Epic Games give an equivalent of $5 USD for every 10,000 V-Bucks spent in-game to the player’s elected creator.

Epic GamesAnyone can apply for a creator code, providing they meet the eligibility requirements.

The process of obtaining a code is relatively straightforward, meaning that anyone with an Epic Games account and an associated channel that produces content and meets the criteria can qualify.

However, given the lack of a ‘verification process’, fans often confuse creator codes and use incorrect tags which leaves others benefiting while the intended creator is left without a dime. 

Such is the case for Fortnite Youtuber, Sway. Having amassed just shy of 3,600 subscribers (at the time of writing), the content creator acquired the creator code “Sway” before FaZe Clan’s Sway rise to fame — who currently uses code “YoSway”.

The Fortnite Guy (YouTube)The Fortnite YouTuber has earned more than $26,000 USD from his creator code.

Sway’s earnings from the creator code were revealed in a YouTube video from The Fortnite Guy, with a sharp increase when the other Sway joined FaZe.

Since securing the “Sway” tag, the YouTuber has reaped the rewards, having reportedly earned over $26,000 USD to-date.

It’s worth noting that there has been no foul play here, in regards to the use of this tag; the YouTuber simply managed to stumble upon the creator code before FaZe Sway, which (by a stroke of luck) has yielded a sizable financial gain.

However, there are more kinks to the story than initially meets the eye. A fellow Fortnite content creator who goes by the alias ‘OrangeGuy’, attempted to obtain an Epic Games creator code, but to no avail. 

Enter Sway (not to be confused with FaZe Sway). At the time, the pair were friends, so naturally, the YouTuber offered to help OrangeGuy by reportedly requesting a code on his behalf. Successful in his attempt, Sway allegedly profited from OrangeGuy’s code without sharing any of the gains.

Keen to defend his standpoint, Sway appeared in a video posted by The Fortnite Guy, where he is quizzed on how the events unfolded. 

Of course, the story is subject to interpretation and with both creators arguments unable to be verified at this time.

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Relive the Fortnite Galactus live event: full replay, HD images, recap

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:20 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 23:51

by Tanner Pierce

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Fortnite’s Galactus Nexus War finale event is finally over and it was packed full of a ton of Marvel-themed content. Here’s what went down during the insanely hyped event that closed off Season 4 of the popular game.

For a while now, Epic Games, Marvel, and the Fortnite community have been hyping up a brand new event to close out Chapter 2, Season 4 of Fortnite. Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, had been slowly inching his way towards the island all season and on December 1, 2020, he finally arrived.

But what happened once he finally showed up to the Fortnite island? Did players have to fight him like we originally thought? Here’s what you need to know about what went down during the Nexus War finale event in case you missed it.

Fortnite Galactus Nexus War finale event recap

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Galactus wasted no time in destroying the Helicarrier at the start of the event.

All in all, the event itself was pretty short, clocking in at a little over 10 minutes when all was said and done. Still, there was a ton that happened during that span.

Once the in-game timer reached zero, the giant Galactus made his final push to the island. After declaring that he hungered, he destroyed the Helicarrier starting location with ease, sending you and all the other players flying across the sky.

Fortunately, Iron Man-himself flew in as you got close to hitting the ground, handing you a jetpack and telling you that it’s time to stop Galactus. Before you had a chance to do anything, however, the massive villain started consuming Zero Point, which started a “full reality collapse”.

After being transported by Iron Man, you reappeared, in first-person, inside of a Battle Bus decked out in weaponry and explosives. From that point on, your goal was to fly the Buses into Galactus and have him consume them, which ultimately sent him back to “where he came from.”

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In order to defeat Galactus, players had to drive Battle Buses decked out in weaponry and explosives towards the villain so that he would consume it.

A few Marvel characters even made small appearances, including Thor himself (who was one of the main characters this season) and even Wolverine, who helped you in the fight against Galactus.

After finally destroying a plethora of drones and getting close enough, Galactus got sent back to where he came from, you were teleported away to safety, and the event ended.

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Players were joined by both Thor and Wolverine during the event, who helped in taking down Galactus.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Marvel if there wasn’t a “post-credits scene.” After the event was over and Galactus got taken care of, players got a shot of Jonesy in his office, who wakes up suddenly before the screen says that the story is to be continued in Season 5.

Re-watch the entire Fortnite Galactus event

Unfortunately, if you were hoping to catch a re-run of the event inside of Fortnite itself, it seems like that’s not going to be possible. Epic Games has confirmed that it was a “one-time-only” event so if you missed out, you won’t be able to experience it again in-game.

However, we did record the entire experience, so can rewatch it as many times as you want:

What’s next?

Now that the Galactus event is over, Epic Games have confirmed that the Season 5 update will be released at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, with the downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans will get to see what the devs have in store for them to enjoy!