Epic Games announced on July 18 that they have teamed up with YouTube to help “level up” user’s live viewing experience with special ‘drops’.
Fortnite fans will soon be able to earn exclusive YouTube-themed in-game cosmetics by simply tuning in to special Fortnite broadcasts along with the Fortnite World Cup according to Epic’s new blog post.
Players can start earning rewards as soon as July 25 by checking out Fortnite’s Game Jam Hollywood premiere.
Epic Games held a special Game Jam in Hollywood where they hosted the best Fortnite Creative creators to build special content for next weekend’s $30 million World Cup.
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It is expected that the maps created at the Game Jam will be used in the $10 million Fortnite Creative event during the weekend of July 28 – July 28.
Here is the full schedule of when fans can collect their World Cup-themed items:
- July 25 – Game Jam Hollywood – Game Jam Spray
- July 26 – Fortnite World Cup Finals Day 1 – Game Jam Spray
- July 27 – Fortnite World Cup Finals Day 2 – World Cup Spray
- July 28 – Fortnite World Cup Finals Day 3 – Red Line Wrap
Players will have to watch 20 minutes of the World Cup Finals of Game Jam Hollywood video on YouTube each day in order to qualify for the free item. Of course, people must make sure their YouTube and Epic accounts are linked.
Here is how to link your Fortnite account with YouTube:
- Sign into YouTube on a desktop.
- Go to your YouTube account settings.
- Select the “Connected accounts” setting.
- Find and choose “Epic Games account”.
- Select “Connect”.
- Enter your details.
If you are one of those players who love to collect any and all Fortnite cosmetics, then you will most certainly want to tune into the World Cup via YouTube.
With each item being themed after YouTube’s Red color or the World Cup we expect players to swoon over these items, especially the slick-looking Red Line Weapon Wrap.
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We are excited to grab each Spray and the Weapon Wrap next week and proudly show them off.