YouTube Drops give you free Fortnite stuff for watching Fortnite videos

If you ever wanted an easier way to get free items in Fortnite, Epic Games announced something great today. Now a new partnership between Fortnite and YouTube lets players earn free rewards. All you have to do is simply link your YouTube and Epic Games account. The new feature called “Drops” launched today and adds another reason to tune into live broadcasts and Fortnite specials being broadcast on YouTube. It begins with tuning in to watch Game Jam Hollywood, the first of many YouTube Drops.

What is Game Jam Hollywood?

Game Jam Hollywood tells the story of a secret Fortnite event in Hollywood, California. Sixteen of the best Creative community builders came together and combined their powers to create brand new Creative games for the Fortnite World Cup Finals.

You don’t need to watch the whole broadcast; just 20 minutes of it make you eligible for your Drop. You can view either Game Jam Hollywood or any of the World Cup broadcasts. Of course, a reliable internet connection also is needed while watching the broadcasts. What a neat way to increase viewership numbers and give back to players at the same time!

Here’s the full schedule from Epic Games’ blog as well as what you will get.

  • 7/25 – Game Jam Hollywood premiere.
  • 7/26 – Fortnite World Cup Finals Day 1 live broadcast.
  • 7/27 – Fortnite World Cup Finals Day 2 live broadcast.
  • 7/28 – Fortnite World Cup Finals Day 3 live broadcast.

Collect all three unique, World Cup-themed rewards:

  • 7/25 – Game Jam Spray
  • 7/26 – Game Jam Spray
  • 7/27 – World Cup Spray
  • 7/28 – World Cup Spray + Red Line Wrap

How to link your accounts

  1. Sign in to YouTube in a desktop browser.
  2. Go to Accounts and select Settings.
  3. Under the “Connected accounts” section, select your Epic Games account.
    1. If you do not already have an Epic Games account, create one then start at Step 2.
  4. Click or tap CONNECT.
  5. Sign in to your Epic Games account.

Epic announced that more YouTube Drops will be coming our way in the months after the Fortnite World Cup Finals. Hopefully, players will take advantage of something they probably already do on a daily basis anyway — watching YouTube. Let us know what you think of this new feature and stay tuned right here on Daily Esports for all your Fortnite World Cup Final coverage!


Tarah Bleier
Tarah Bleier is a freelance writer, editor and content creator from Toronto. Former Staff Writer Here on Daily Esports she is the News Gatherer, finding breaking stories, and doing research to get the site the most up to date content.She currently actively writes for, Flixist and Outright Geekery. As a graduate from Centennial College’s Journalism program, she has also written for Nintendo Enthusiast, PC Invasion,, and for Geek Enthusiast Magazine. In her free time, she loves gaming, travel cosplaying, prop making and attending as many conventions and geeky events as she can.

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