Fortnite has fast become the world’s most popular video game, with thousands of players worldwide. Fornite may be free to play but the experience is not entirely free, encouraging players to purchase everything from outfits to vehicles. This micro-transaction method of monetisation has seen Fortnite developer Epic Games earn an astonishing £252million ($318million) in revenue in May 2018 alone.
Fortnite uses the V-Bucks in-game currency, with one V-Buck roughly worth $0.01.
Too cool: the Fortnite merch store lets you pay in monero
Monero founder Riccardo Spagni
V-Bucks can be used to purchase purely cosmetic items like outfits, gliders and tools.
Epic Games also sells several versions of the Battle Pass package of various cosmetic items all based on a specific theme.
Other than that, Fortnite is 100 percent free as purchased items are only cosmetic do not impact on gameplay at all.
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Fortnite: Fans can now shop for skins and other merch using monero (Image: Epic Games)
Fortnite: The popular game uses the V-Bucks in-game currency (Image: Epic Games)
Fortnite gamers can now buy branded merchandise from the Fortnite merch store with monero.
The news was announced by monero’s founder Riccardo Spagni via Twitter yesterday.
He wrote: “Too cool: the Fortnite merch store lets you pay in monero, so now you can purchase that sweet Durrr Burger onesie without your friends / family / coworkers judging you.”
Payments made with monero will be processed using the crypto payment processor Globee, used by many of cryptocurrencies.
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