Fortnite is a third-person videogame, developed by Epic games. It was released in the year 2017. This is a multiplayer zombie survival game. This game can be played in computers as well as in mobiles. Players can play as an individual as well as in teams of 2 and 4.This game is played by millions and millions of gamers across 40 plus countries of the world. Fortnite generated $1.2 billion dollars revenue between July 2017 and May 2018. This game is not only played by the gamers but also watched or viewed by millions of fans at the same time. Fortnite is one of the most popular games in today’s world.
Process of making money by Fortnite
Though the game is free to play, it generates a huge amount of revenue. The main source of revenue made by this game is by selling a virtual currency, known as “V bucks”. This V bucks are bought by the gamers by using real money. The minimum amount of V bucks one can buy is 1000 V bucks, which cost $10. 2500 V bucks costs $ 25, 6000 V bucks costs $ 60 and the maximum amount of V bucks one can buy is 10,000, price of which is $100. This V bucks are used by the players to buy in-game premium items. By using this in-game currency, you can buy cosmetic items for your character, emotes that is dance moves, skins, outfits and accessories.
Another strategy used by Fortnite is that some accessories are available in the virtual store of the game for a limited time, which results in more sales of the accessories within a short time period. Another strategy used by the manufacturers for making money is by selling the battle passes. The battle passes helps the players to unlock various in-game rewards. These battle passes are offered to the players according to their ranks and leagues. Each battle pass has it own objectives and rewards. Apart from the free passes, one can also buy the premium passes using the V bucks. This enables them to unlock various in-game rewards throughout the season.
You can also buy the different loot boxes using the V bucks. This loot boxes contains different types of rewards such as bonus boosts, characters, different accessories, etc. Another main source of money is the selling of outfits to the players. You can unlock different skins and outfits by increasing your rank but there are certain premium outfits which are only available in exchange of V bucks. You can also buy different weapons by using the V bucks.
According to the research conducted by SuperData, Fortnite has gained $ 2.5 billion dollars revenue in 2018.