Fortnite reportedly almost added a money-saving feature dubbed Battle Bucks that would have lessened the number of credit card charges and Pay-Pal transactions for V-Bucks. According to a new report, Epic Games nearly added Battle Bucks to Chapter 1 Season 1, which would have given players currency just for playing, something it doesn't currently do.
The report comes way of prominent Fortnite dataminer and content creator HypeX, who discovered word of the feature and what it does while searching through the game's files. As for what happened to Battle Bucks, HypeX doesn't say. The dataminer simply notes the mechanic was scrapped.
Of course, it's also unclear how generous the feature would have been. In other words, whether its payout for playing would have been appreciable or whether or not it would have driven up the prices for items.
Fun Fact: there was a scrapped "Battle Bucks" currency back in Chapter 1 Season 1, the description was: "Currency earned by playing the Battle Royale game mode."— HYPEX 🎃 (@HYPEX) October 8, 2020
As you may know, this type of play-to-earn-currency model is in other games, such as Fall Guys. However, for now, it's not in Fortnite and there's no word of it coming to Fortnite. As for this report specifically, take it with a grain of salt, like you would any report.
At the moment of publishing, Epic Games has not commented on the report and it's unlikely it will as the company has a pretty strict "no comment" policy when it comes to rumors, reports, and leaks.
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