Fortnite Creative Mode Officially Announced, Launching Tomorrow for Battle Pass Owners

Fortnite Creative mode

Epic Games to undercut Valve with own PC games store

Epic Games is looking to shake up the industry - and possibly loosen Steam's control - by offering developers a much better deal than they'd get elsewhere.

Those with the latest Fortnite Battle Pass can jump into this Creative mode tomorrow for some early public testing.

Those who own a Season 7 Battle Pass will gain early access to their private island from tomorrow, December 6. If you'd rather play without spending money, free players will have access to it from 13th December. Steam, by comparison, takes 70 percent, and made headlines this past Friday by introducing a new system in which best-selling games would improve their revenue share to 75 or 80 percent upon reaching sales thresholds of $10 million or more. The first is for Season 7 Battle Pass owners.

Now you: do you use online game stores? Another teaser image was posted to the Fortnite Twitter account today. On their announcement page, they also have a bundle of links to YouTubers who have been poking around Fortnite Creative early, giving some tips for the first wave of creators. Fortnite players can purchase the dance - which is called "Swipe It" in the game - for their characters. Epic basically serves as the middleman between streamers and YouTubers, helping developers to get the word out about their games and creators to get a revenue share.

"As a developer ourselves, we have always wanted a platform with great economics that connects us directly with our players", said Epic Games founder and CEO, Tim Sweeney.

It's easy to forget, but Fortnite actually has two different modes, of which Battle Royale is only one.

The store will initially launch on PC and Mac and will eventually also be available on Android and other "open platforms" in 2019. This won't be the first project that Epic Games has pivoted away from this year though, the studio also shut down Paragon back in April in order to double down its focus on Fortnite.

Once created you can save your map onto a server and invite friends in to play on your creations.

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