Fortnite is still a sensation; there are no two ways about it. The current king of the battle royale genre just entered its competitive season five, and that has brought in considerable profits for developer Epic Games. Luckily, Epic isn’t just keeping those sweet V-Bucks for themselves; they recently announced they are sharing the love with a lot of fans who have been creating content for the game.
The Unreal Engine Marketplace is a place where people can create digital content and sell it to developers. In the past, the creator kept 70% of the sale, and Epic nabbed 30%. Because Fortnite has been bringing in so much money – PC Gamer reports that the game made $318 million in the month of May – Epic games is changing that split to 88-12 in favor of the content creators.
The best part of this change is that is retroactive, so those who have been making content in the Unreal Engine Marketplace for a few years could find a big chunk of change in their pocket with no extra work completed. The Marketplace has been around since 2014, and the change will apply to all sales that have been made in the history of the platform.
This change means that, if you’re a content creator, you can’t do much better than the Unreal Marketplace. That split is a powerful incentive to draw creators away from the juggernaut of Steam and into the house that Fortnite built. If you are not interested in the content creation side, you can still play Fortnite nearly every which way: it recently released on the Nintendo Switch, and it is also jumping into potential huge payouts in the world of eSports. Start practicing your dance moves, Fortnite isn’t going anywhere. We’ll have more information on the game and the Unreal Marketplace as it becomes available.