Epic Games has posted a blog post on its new partnership with YouTube, which offers players free rewards for Fortnite cosmetics.
Epic Games has just posted a post stating that they've partnered with Youtube to reach a higher level "Your live viewing experience on Fortnite live specials and live competitions. Fortnite fans: Drops is the debut of a new feature.
Fortnite players can receive special Fortnite cosmetics products by linking their YouTube and Epic Games accounts and viewing the content published by Fortnite on YouTube. If you link your YouTube and Epic accounts and watch 20 minutes of Game Jam Hollywood or the World Cup show airing later this month, you can re-enter rewards.
NOTE: Global Head of Gaming on YouTube Ryan Wyatt announced that the link will be released the next day or so. We'll keep you up to date on when you can link your Epic and YouTube accounts.
We will deploy this feature in the next 48 hours. Stay up to date. I just wanted to hold my head up, it's coming this weekend so you can connect!
̵1; Ryan Wyatt (@Fwiz) July 18, 2019
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We partner with YouTube to deliver your live viewing experience in Fortnite specials and competitive live broadcasts improve. A new and exciting feature for Fortnite fans: Drops!
Starting today, you'll receive Fortnite specialty cosmetics when you link your YouTube and Epic Games accounts and watch Fortnite content on YouTube. Link your account (see details below) and enjoy the premiere of Game Jam Hollywood for our first YouTube Drop.
Game Jam Hollywood tells the story of a secret Fortnite event in Hollywood, California. 16 of the best Creative Community Builders have joined forces to pool brand new Creative Games for the Fortnite World Cup Final.
Join us on July 25, 12:30 pm ET, for the premiere full-length video! Check out youtube.com/fortnite/live[19659014CDROPINFORTHEDROPS
Connect your Epic + YouTube accounts to qualify for rewards! All you have to do is watch 20 minutes of Game Jam Hollywood or the World Cup broadcasts to get a drop. If you want to link your account, see the instructions below to link accounts. Check in the game to see if you have received your reward.
There are many ways to stop by:
- 7/25 – Premiere of Game Jam Hollywood.
- 7/26 – Fortnite World Cup Finals Day 1 live broadcast.
- 7/27 – Fortnite World Cup Finals Day 2 live broadcast.
- 7/28 – Fortnite World Cup Finals Day 3 live broadcast.
Collect all three unique World Championship rewards:
To make sure you get the drop, set up a reliable Internet connection when viewing. In the months following the Fortnite World Cup final, we will also add new YouTube drops. Thank you for watching!
LINK IT UP
Anyone can be eligible for YouTube Drops by linking their account. Follow these steps to start the setup:
- Log in to YouTube on a desktop browser.
- Go to Accounts and select Settings.
- In the Connected Accounts section, select your Epic Games account.
- If you do not have an Epic Games account yet, create an account and start with step 2.  Click or touch CONNECT.
- Sign in to your Epic Games account.
You can also link your Epic Games account here from the Watch page of a suitable Fortnite live stream here: http://www.youtube.com/fortnite/life. Click or tap "Rewards" in the description and follow the instructions on your Epic Games account.
Learn more about linking your YouTube account here in the YouTube support article.