BY NICOLE KING: How much money does Fortnite earn for Epic Games and how does it make it?
Fortnite is cut into seasons. Each season has 10 weeks of challenges to complete before that season ends. Throughout the season you can gain tiers which give you rewards. To get exclusive rewards you need to buy the battle pass that I believe costs somewhere around 950 V-Bucks. This allows you to earn way more rewards and access more challenges.
Map locations season 6
- Dust Divot
- Retail Row
- Pleasant Part
- Tilted Towers
- Wailing Woods
- Fatal Fields
- Shifty Shafts
- Greasy Grove
- Snobby Shores
- Haunted Hill
- Flush Factory
- Lonely Lodge
- Paradise Palms
- Risky Reels
- Tomato Town
- …and other smaller unnamed places.
Every update these places get modified and show a sense of passing time. In season 4 when the meteorites fell and destroyed places around the map you could see changes through the updates. especially divot, you could see trees and grass growing.
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Fortnite Grew 10 Million Players in the First 2 Weeks
You can believe this really pisses PUBG off. Gaining that much traffic that fast is every game developers dream. PUBG fell under the shadow of Fortnite stealing half of their traffic, and after season 6 and the Android version come out it will get even worse. Developer Bluehole released a frankly surprising statement directly calling out Epic Games for reproducing the battle royale model for their own game.
How Fortnite makes its money
The currency in-game is called V-Bucks. You have to purchase these V-Bucks in order to buy other items in-game such as skins or other accessories. despite being free people spend a good amount on this in-game currency. They don’t offer benefit to the gameplay other than shotgunning someone in style. One of my favorite things in the game is the emotes and the dances. they allow you to slightly communicate with others, not on your team. whether that be in a sarcastic way by dancing on their dead body or in a group dance club in tilted towers.
How much does Fortnite really make?
Fortnite made an estimated $126 million in February 2018. That isn’t very surprising when you take in the amount of people that currently still play. 1 dollar a person would still be 10 million bucks. Considering that everything costs money. I believe this was genius. the game content as well. I was taken aback when I saw this game was free and thought it couldn’t be that good. Who would give out something so good for free right? But I didn’t take into account the in-game purchases. Fortnite has a really good team with really good ideas. I don’t know how long this will last until it either gets boring to everyone or somehow someone makes something better.