Fortnite UEFN creators can earn up to $500k from Epic for development
Fortnite made news in March 2023 when it completely revamped the Creative experience, introducing many of the capabilities of Unreal Engine into the program through UEFN. Now developer Epic Games has begun taking applications for monetary support for levels up to $500,000.
According to a post on Epic’s beta for the Creator Portal, you can find an announcement from the developer at GDC this year stating that it was extending the Epic MegaGrant to Fortnite Creators. Epic is hoping to support creators, whether they hope to “introduce a new game genre, experiment with new mechanics, or something else entirely.”
Those interested in applying will need to meet the minimum requirements before they apply, which include:
- You must be 18 years old
- Be eligible to publish a project following Fortnite‘s rules
- The eligible project must be created using UEFN
- It will have to be published on Fortnite
Players should submit some form of visual representation of their project, whether that be writing, direct uploads, or Google Drive links. The more effort that you put into your project demonstration, the more it is likely to stand out to the judges at Epic Games.
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The basic grants will range from $5,000 to $250,000, with the more exemplary projects getting up to $500,000. Even if they receive money, the developer stresses that creators will still own their IPs and can publish them how they wish outside of this established Fortnite project. This payment is also separate from engagement payouts, so players can still earn the same amount from people playing their levels.
If you want to apply for the grant, you’ll need to go to the Epic MegaGrants website where you can look at some examples of past projects before you scroll to the bottom to apply. Epic is likely actively reviewing submissions, so players should expect to hear back on their project sometime within the next m