Some Fortnite Players are Paying for Security Guards11 months ago by Staff Writer in Games
Words by Kristen Paradisis
As Epic Games continues to set records in the battle royale video game genre with its flagship title Fortnite, yet another money making scheme has presented itself amongst players. Since its rise to popularity in early 2018, the game has become available across several platforms including PC, mobile, XBOX and PlayStation. Fortnite’s lasting impression on the gaming scene has allowed for the free-to-play, multiplayer game to rake in $223 million in the month of March alone.
With more and more players entering the world of Fornite each day for the first time, newbies as well as some more experienced players, are beginning to welcome the idea of paid-for assistance by an in-game ‘security guard’.
In a BBC News interview with successful Fortnite player, Aaron Hobson, the game coach explains that he earns over $20.00 an hour to team up with players and guide them through all things Fortnite. Other player coaches are also taking time to assure that gamers under the age of 18 are not attempting to pay for these in-game security guard services.
Increasing presence of the Fortnite title in mainstream media, as well as growing appeal to the gaming giant means novices are joining the game’s servers each and every day. Assistance from gaming coaches like Hobson enables beginners with a chance for immediate success. After all, multiplayer games often demand a certain skill set, and even experience level from players who want to see some victory.
This online money-making opportunity is a perfect win-win situation for Fornite gamers, as coaches are paid for doing what they love and new gamers get to experience some wins.