Fortnite and YouTube exist hand-in-hand, and now Epic Games is rolling out a new feature that gives players free cosmetics for watching matches on YouTube.
The new initiative is called “Drops,” and allows players to receive special Fortnite cosmetics when they link their YouTube and Epic Games account to watch certain Fortnite events. Epic has done similar things in the past on Twitch. Considering how popular Fortnite content is on YouTube, the partnership makes a lot of sense — especially ahead of the Fortnite World Cup next week. The event is expected to draw millions of viewers as top players compete for a collected prize pool of $30 million — solo players will compete for a top prize of $3 million alone.
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