Fortnite Creators Could Finally Be Paid For Their Work In 2.0 Patch

According to a leak, players would get paid based on the number of engagements their islands receive.

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Nobody likes working for free. Fortunately, Fortnite Creative creators will be able to make money off their creations in the 2.0 patch, according to a leak, that is.

The description in the leaked image from a developer community page reads: "Introducing engagement payouts, a new way for island creators to earn based on what players enjoy.” This means Fortnite Creative creators would get paid based on the number of engagements their islands receive. Previously, content creators for Fortnite could only earn money by fans using their unique codes when buying stuff off the Item Shop. This change would therefore make a huge difference.

Epic Games is clearly using this new economic system to incentivize more fan-made experiences with the upcoming Unreal Engine 5 Editor. The PC application will allow players to design and develop things right inside Fortnite, then publish them directly. It will also work side-by-side with the current Fortnite Creative tools, so console players could get in on the action (a little, at least).

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 is already live, but Creative 2.0 along with the Unreal Editor launches March 22.

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Matthew D'Onofrio
Matthew D'Onofrio, News Editor

Matthew “dinofries” D'Onofrio is a writer, content creator, podcaster and — most importantly — a gamer. With such a strong passion for video games and a severe case of FOMO, it's no surprise he always has his finger on the pulse of the gaming world. On the rare occasion Matt's away from a screen, you'll find him strumming away on his acoustic guitar or taking care of his cat Totoro.

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