Twitch Prime users are receiving free Fortnite outfits

Twitch Prime users are receiving free Fortnite outfits

Fans of colourful survival-wait-no-battle-royale game Fortnite are being given free character skins and other digital goodies if they link their Twitch and Epic accounts.

This is only applicable for those who subscribe to Twitch's premium Prime service. Per a post on Epic's site, those who decide to link the two will receive two exclusive outfits for the murder-em-up battle royale mode, as well as two characters for the save the world survive mode.

That's on top of four exclusive Twitch chat emotes.

It's unclear how long this promotion is going on for, but given the popularity of Epic's Fortnite, we wouldn't be surprised to see this continue for some time.

Twitch Prime is the streaming behemoth's premium service that sees bonus loot added each month for various games. Furthermore, you will not see ads on streams.

It's part of Amazon Prime in the UK at least, unsurprising given that the retail giant snapped Twitch up in 2014 for a cool $970m.

Fortnite launched in July 2017 as a crafting and survival-focused game. That all changed, however, with the addition of the free-to-play Battle Royale mode, which hit shelves in September. This has been massively successful for developer and publisher Epic Games, with more than 40m people playing the titlehitting an absurd peak of 3.4m concurrent players.

But it has also landed the software developer in hot water with one of its biggest clients, PUBG Corp, who uses the Unreal Engine for its own battle royale behemoth Playerunknown's Battlegrounds.

The firm was concerned that releasing Fortnite: Battle Royale constituted a conflict of interests.

Either way, both PUBG and Fortnite generated a huge $200m in digital revenue in January 2018 alone.

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