Thanks to the new YouTube drop initiative, Fortnite players can receive free rewards simply by watching selected video content related to the battle royale. In this mini-guide we explain how to do it, showing you how to connect your Epic account to YouTube.
The basic idea is very simple: by watching selected Fortnite videos on YouTube, you can get free cosmetic items (called YouTube drops) as a reward. To do this, however, you will first need to link your Epic Games account to YouTube.
How to connect the Epic Games account to YouTube
To link your Epic Games account to YouTube, just follow these steps:
- Access YouTube using a desktop browser
- Open the “Account” entry and select “Settings”
- In the “Related accounts” section, select your Epic Games account (if you don’t have one, you can create it on the official Epic Games website )
- Click on “Connect”
- Log in to your Epic Games account
How to get rewards by watching videos on YouTube
Once you have linked your Epic Games account to YouTube, to get the rewards just watch the videos selected by the developer. In the coming days, the videos in question coincide with two Fortnite events scheduled by the second half of July. We are talking about the Game Jam Hollywood, during which sixteen of the best community creators will gather to team up and create new games, and the Fortnite World Cup finals. Here is the complete schedule of scheduled transmissions:
- 25/07 – Before Game Jam Hollywood
- 26/07 – Fortnite World Cup Finals (first day)
- 27/07 – Fortnite World Cup Finals (second day)
- 28/07 – Fortnite World Cup Finals (third day)
To receive the rewards, just watch 20 minutes of Game Jam Hollywood or World Cup broadcasts. These are the aesthetic objects provided:
- 25/07 – Spray Game Jam
- 26/07 – Spray Game Jam
- 27/07 – Spray World Cup
- 28/07 – Red line coverage
We, therefore, advise you to link your Epic Games account to YouTube, in order to take advantage of this new initiative to get free rewards in the game, also in view of upcoming events.
On this occasion, we recall that the new Fortnite Season 10 will start next August 1st, with many new features coming up for the Epic Games battle royale.