Last week, Epic Game’s Fortnite started accepting Monero (XMR), a cryptocurrency, as a payment option for their online store “Fortnite Retail Row”.
Monero was excited about the addition of their currency on Fortnite’s merchandise store.
— Monero || #xmr (@monero) January 1, 2019
However, the CEO of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, explained that the company had worked with a partner to launch a merchandise store and Monero was added accidentally.
Actually, Fortnite’s brief foray into crypto was accidental. We worked with a partner to open a merchandise store, and somewhere along the way Monero payment was enabled.https://t.co/vzmSCMey3T
— Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) January 6, 2019
The other accepted payment options for Fortnite’s “Retail Row” includes Paypal and major credit cards.