Fortnite Merchandise: Monero removed from payment methods
Fortnite Merchandise: Monero removed from payment methods

Fortnite Merchandise: Monero removed from payment methods

By Fabio Lugano - 7 Jan 2019

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Epic Games recently announced that the inclusion of the Monero cryptocurrency as a payment method in the item shop of the famous Fortnite game would have been just a random error.

There was a lot of excitement last week when Retail Row, the official store of the game, had also included XMR among the accepted payment methods through the GloBee payment platform.

The addition had amazed Fortnite players because it wasn’t announced by the community of Monero nor by Epic Games, even if it would have been a fundamental choice, worthy of an announcement.

At the same time, the fact that Monero was accepted and not bitcoin had raised several allegations, including those of the guru Riccardo Spagni who, via a tweet, had suggested a preference for a cryptocurrency that would protect privacy in a better way compared to BTC.

The new Epic Games statement, shared on Twitter by the CEO Tim Sweeney, clarifies the randomness and the exceptionality of the fact.

Therefore, Monero was immediately removed from the Fortnite item shop.

Already last Saturday, January 5th, Retail Row no longer showed GloBee among the different payment options.

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The mistake would have been part of an update of the shop, with unexpected results. So, for now, Fortnite is not amongst the other video games that accept cryptocurrencies.

Other online games, such as Lordmancer 2 and Vibe or Die, allow using and earning cryptocurrencies within the game, facilitating trading between players, often young and without credit cards.

Fabio Lugano
Fabio Lugano

Graduated with honors from Bocconi University, Fabio is a consultant for companies and wounded shareholders of the Banche Venete. He is also the author of "Scenari Economici", and lecturer and analyst of cryptocurrencies since 2016.

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