Fortnite Battle Royale has become one of the most popular games on YouTube when it comes to viewership. From videos to live streams, there are always plenty of eyes on YouTube with their attention towards Fortnite. To take advantage of this success that Fortnite has seen on the video-sharing platform, Epic Games and YouTube have announced a new drop system that will reward players with cosmetic items for watching specific content related to the battle royale game. 

Beginning on Thursday, July 18th, viewers who have linked their YouTube account with their Epic Games account and watch Fortnite premiered content on YouTube will acquire some brand new cosmetic items for their collection. 

The first opportunity that players will have to receive some of these Fortnite YouTube drops will be the Hollywood Game jam premiere. This YouTube show will be broadcasting on July 25th and will tell the story of when 16 of the best Creative builders in the community of the battle royale game came together to create new Creative games for the Fortnite World Cup Finals. Players will then have three more opportunities to earn the new Fortnite YouTube drops by tuning into all three days of the Fortnite World Cup Finals broadcast from July 26th to the 28th.

7/25: Hollywood Game Jam Premiere - Game Jam Spray

7/26: Fortnite World Cup Finals Day 1 Live Broadcast - Game Jam Spray

7/27: Fortnite World Cup Finals Day 2 Live Broadcast - World Cup Spray

7/28: Fortnite World Cup Finals Day 3 Live Broadcast - World Cup Spray and Red Line Wrap

More opportunities for players to receive YouTube drops will arise in the future following the conclusion of the Fortnite World Cup Finals. 

You can link your YouTube and Epic Games accounts by following the steps below:

  • Sign in to YouTube in a desktop browser. 
  • Go to Accounts and select Settings.
  • Under the "Connected accounts" section, select your Epic Games account.
  • If you do not already have an Epic Games account, create one then start at Step 2.
  • Click or tap CONNECT.
  • Sign in to your Epic Games account.

With a brand new incentive for viewers now available, there are sure to be plenty of individuals tuning in to watch all of the upcoming action from the Hollywood Game Jam premiere and the Fortnite World Cup Finals on YouTube.