Fortnite Creators Claim Epic Games Owes Them Over $50,000

Published 04/15/2021, 5:37 AM EDT


Epic Games took the gaming industry when it released Fortnite in 2018. The Battle Royale title revolutionized the FPS genre with its unique meta that comprised building and editing structures alongside the classic gunfights. The biggest names across Twitch and YouTube like Ninja and Tfue actively played the game, making it the most popular in the world.

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Peaks and valleys are inevitable for any game that makes it big, and Fortnite is no exception. Both Ninja and Tfue have quit the game now, leading to a downfall in the number of casual players as well. To worsen the situation, seasons 5 and 6 have also received a mixed response from the community.

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Regardless of the noticeable decrease in Fortnite’s user base over the years, Epic Games is still making a fortune. The company recently revealed that its value hit a staggering $28 billion in 2021. This announcement came soon after the latest round of funding amounting to $1 billion, including a strategic $200 million investment from Sony Group Corporation.

However, Epic Games’ rising value hasn’t been welcomed by many prominent Fortnite creators. They have accused the developers of stealing their money and not giving them adequate compensation for the same.

Fortnite creators angry after Epic Games disabled their ‘support a creator’ code

It all started when popular Fortnite YouTuber Plalism ranted about Epic Games robbing him. Apparently, the company disabled his ‘support a creator’ code abruptly, due to which he did not receive a $12,000 payment. Even after e-mailing Epic Games, Plalism got no clarity on the matter.

As per Plalism, it is high time that other creators in the community spoke against Epic Games.

It is worth noting that Plalism used to play a lot of wagers in Fortnite, and it was one of his major sources of earning from the game. Epic Games had recently banned wagers permanently, and it is safe to assume that this decision further aggravated the YouTuber’s rage against the developers.

The Fortnite Guy covered the incident and talked about his experience as a creator in a recent video.

As soon as Plalism opened up on Twitter, several Fortnite creators talked about their similar experiences. Epic Games had banned their creator codes just before the payout day, and they had lost thousands of dollars.

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As for now, Epic Games hasn’t responded to the allegations, and it is too early to assume if it is actually at fault here. The company has always been strict about its community guidelines, and many creators/streamers break them unknowingly.

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Aakrit Sharma

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

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