Good news, Fortnite fans, you’ll be able to support your favorite streamers with money now! A small amount of money. Starting with the next update and running through December 31st, Epic will be running a special “Support-a-Creator” campaign in which you can toss the game’s V-Buck currency at your favorite creator. Once 10,000 V-Bucks have been donated to a given creator, the company will offer $5 to the creator in question!
If you’re thinking that 10,000 V-Bucks costs about $100 to buy directly, you may have noticed a slight disconnect there, but we suppose it’s best not to think about it. The system is quite clearly based off of the same setup used by Twitch for cheering on specific streamers on the platform; it remains to be seen if this version of the system will prove popular among Fortnite players for similar reasons. Still, if you don’t want to buy something in the game and you have the V-Bucks just burning a hole in your pocket, there are worse uses.