"Fortnite’s brief foray into crypto was accidental," says game developer

06 Jan, 2019 | Updated: 06 Jan, 2019
by Will Heasman
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Fortnite’s brief foray into crypto was accidental, says game developer

According to the founder of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney,  the company responsible for the creation of the popular online multiplayer game, Fortnite, has announced that the company’s recent adoption of Monero for the games online merchandise shop was, “accidental”.

In a tweet, the developer addressed the rumors circulating of a partnership with the privacy coin Monero (XMR):

Once and for all putting the Monero partnership rumors to sleep, Sweeney also hints that this may change in the future: 

Sweeny goes on to praise cryptocurrencies “decentralized” tech, before caveating that they are in need of volatility and fraud-proofing “before bringing it to such a broad audience that includes younger gamers.”

This came as a shock to many Monero (and possible Fortnite) fans who thought a legitimate partnership was in the works: 

It appears that, as of writing, the merchandising website has stopped accepting XMR as payment:

Read more: Fortnite merchandising store allows payments using Monero

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