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Twitch Prime bots are harvesting Fortnite skins to sell on eBay

Last month, Twitch partnered up with Fortnite developers Epic Games to offer the Fortnite Twitch Prime Pack. This pack gives Twitch Prime subscribers, who play Fortnite, a bundle of legendary gear and skins.

Now, it seems bots are selling multiple Twitch Prime accounts on third-party sites (via Reddit), such as ebay, with the skins unlocked. 

Here’s everything we know about Fortnite mobile.

Each new Twitch Prime account gives you a free subscription to one streamer, and so the promotion has been part of the recent meteoric rise of one Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins - whether he likes it or not. And while Ninja and other Fortnite streamers are still getting paid, these bots are pretty disruptive to the Twitch community. They don't contribute to the chat, except to flood it with sub notifications.

Fellow Twitch broadcaster Shorty says he has experienced the same thing, and though streamers make more money from these bots, it’s “not right.”

Twitch’s community guidelines prohibit “reselling Twitch services or features”, and “selling or sharing user accounts.” So, once the streaming goliath have gotten a grip on these bots accounts, and their monthly subscriptions have expired, it’s likely we will see a drop in Fortnite subs across the board. 

In the meantime, there's also the impact on the wider Twitch ecosystem to consider. Streamers who aren't playing Fortnite right now are losing out, while Ninja is making $500,000 a month and smashing records for subs and viewership. In just ten days from February 22 to March 3, Ninja’s channel gained over 50,000 new subs. Since then, though, he's had a little help from Drake, which surely no-one can begrudge him.

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4 Months ago

What a stupid articles. There are no boots all accounts doing manual. there is no way to be able to prime accounts with bots. The clickbait is real fix that title.

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4 Months ago

Yes, all those new Twitch accounts are no doubt real people playing Fortnite and could by no means be thousands of hacked Amazon accounts that some streamers "bought" to get them a nice income. That's why this one eBay sale you have a screenshot of here has OVER THREE HUNDRED SOLD ACCOUNTS. Because someone manually makes three hundred Twitch accounts, all for their real family members of course, and signs up for an Amazon Prime trial, for each family member. Yep. Seems legit.