Epic Games has made billions of dollars off of its free-to-play Fortnite: Battle Royale game which remains one of the most popular games in the world.
The company has also done some good things in the world of video games, creating a PC game store with much better revenue sharing for developers, and starting a very pro-developer publishing arm.
But it’s lagging behind companies like Activision-Blizzard when it comes to using in-game items to help raise money for charity.
I recently wrote about the new Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Fearless Pack, which gamers can purchase fortnite v bucks generator in order to help support the Call Of Duty Endowment, a charity Activision runs to help place veterans into good careers.
Blizzard sold the Pink Mercy Overwatch skin (pictured above) to raise money for the fight against breast cancer.
So I have to ask where are the charity skins in Fortnite? I ask this, not because I’m championing any sort of specific cause or feel that I’m some sort of armchair activist, but because I’m genuinely puzzled that there haven’t been any for sale in the game’s Item Shop.Most Popular In: Games
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I’m not suggesting Epic have a charity skin in the Item Shop 24/7 or that they’re some morally bankrupt monster for not offering charity skins, but I think it would be not only a nice gesture, but the right thing to do to offer, from time to time, skins that are sold to help raise money for important causes.
I realize that companies like Epic can donate in other ways, but offering these kinds of items raises awareness and gets the gaming community involved. There are certainly no shortages of need at the moment, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic and economic fallout from said pandemic.
So this is my hope and my suggestion. Epic Games should start offering charity skins or bundles which players would purchase with real money (not V-Bucks) to help make the world a little bit better. I’d buy them. Lord knows I’ve bought enough stupid Fortnite skins.