How much money can you earn by playing Fortnite Battle Royale? 

Fortnite is undoubtedly one of the biggest games out there, with several esports events, collaborations for skins, mindblowing concerts, and many more features. Players have spent thousands of dollars on the game and have tried to make it big in the Fortnite scene.  

You may wonder if it’s worth putting in the hours to become a professional player in the battle royale. To answer your question, there are several ways you can earn money by participating in tournaments held by Epic Games or if you’re good enough, joining an esports organization. 

Before you dive into the arena to improve your building skills, you may wonder how much an average Fortnite player earns by playing the game. We’ve taken in aspects like tournament winning, salaries, and more to determine this figure.  

The average annual salary of a Fortnite player is around $40,000. In other words, you might earn up to $3,000 to $4,000 every month by taking down other opponents and being one of the tops in the battle royale.  

However, several players end up investing a lot of money into the game, so this figure may vary. To go more in-depth, I’ll answer the most common questions about spending and earning money through Fortnite.  

How much money does the average Fortnite player spend in-game? 

How much money can you earn by playing Fortnite Battle Royale?
Spend In-Game

In a survey for Fortnite games in the United States, players have spent around $70 on in-game transactions. It should also be noted that around 70 percent of Fortnite players have spent some amount of money on the free-to-play battle royale.   

A large majority of these purchases come from the game’s skins on players, weapons, and other items you can use in-game. The most popular purchase is the season battle pass, where you will earn additional cosmetics and in-game currency called V-bucks.  

It encourages you to play the game and spend some money to get more value from your transaction. Fortnite continues to collaborate with big names like Marvel, DC, and other pop culture franchises to create skins featuring beloved characters in-game. 

Who is the highest-paid player in Fortnite? 

How much money can you earn by playing Fortnite Battle Royale?
Highest-Paid Player in Fortnite

The highest-paid player by quite a mile in Fortnite is Bugha. A large majority of these earnings come from winning $3 million from Fortnite World Cup in 2019. In total, he’s earned around $3.43 million from winning tournaments in the battle royale game.  

The Fortnite World Cup was the largest tournament Epic Games has ever held for their popular third-person shooter. Unfortunately, due to COVID issues, they haven’t organized another major event but continue to throw in great cash pools for their FNCS series.  

It should be noted that the amount Bugha has earned above is only through tournament winnings. If you consider his sponsorships and salary, he has probably earned around $5 million over his gaming career.  

Is Fortnite pay to win? 

How much money can you earn by playing Fortnite Battle Royale?

Fortnite doesn’t pay to win in any way. You can’t spend money to gain an obvious advantage over other opponents in-game. The only transaction you can make on the free-to-play battle royale is on skins, gliders, emotes, and other cosmetics.  

However, there are still several talks about skins providing you with small advantages during a fight. For instance, certain skins blend in well with the environment making it harder for other enemies to spot you in the open.  

This means you can purchase certain skins that may give you some advantage, but with maps changing constantly, it isn’t right to say that Fortnite is a pay-to-win game. Otherwise, the main reason that players purchase cosmetics is that it looks attractive and are fun to use while playing matches.  

On top of that, you can technically purchase skins without spending money as you receive V-Bucks, the in-game currency from the battle pass for free. But, it requires a lot of patience, as you’d have to wait for the new season to arrive to get more V-Bucks in your account.  

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About Fortnite

Fortnite is an online video game developed by Epic Games and released in 2017. It is available in three distinct game mode versions that otherwise share the same general gameplay and game engine: Fortnite Battle Royale, a free-to-play battle royale game in which up to 100 players fight to be the last person standing;

Fortnite: Save the World, a cooperative hybrid tower defense-shooter and survival game in which up to four players fight off zombie-like creatures and defend objects with traps and fortifications they can build; and Fortnite Creative, in which players are given complete freedom to create worlds and battle arenas.

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