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Fortnite V-Bucks - how to get them and avoid scams

Free Fortnite V-Bucks
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Free Fortnite V-Bucks are something that players are often looking for, but as the old adage tells us there's no such thing as a free lunch and that absolutely applies to this situation. There are ways and means to add more of them to your existing supply, but actual completely free Fortnite V-Bucks aren't a thing, and you need to be very wary of any offers making promises to provide them.

It's obviously tempting to look for free Fortnite V-Bucks, due to the sheer number of skins, emotes, and more you can unlock using them in Fortnite. Unfortunately, we've got some bad news for you, as any site that offers "free Fortnite V-Bucks" is a scam, so do not give them any of your account details or personal information. The fastest way to get Fortnite V-Bucks is still to spend real money on them via the in-game store but with that said, all is not lost; you can still earn "free" V-Bucks in Fortnite, and we've got all of the details on how to do this below, including Fortnite Save The World.

Getting paid for progression

Free Fortnite V-Bucks Battle Pass

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The most straightforward way to unlock free Fortnite V-Bucks is to level up with experience points through completing Fortnite quests. As you level up you’ll reach new tiers in the Battle Pass system (both the free and paid version) and a handful of these tiers will give you 100 V-Bucks each time to spend in the Fortnite store.

Levelling up comes best from playing aggressively and getting kills, surviving longer, and getting an experience bonus. All these accomplishments will give you experience points that level you up, so it pays to play more and that’s exactly what Epic wants you to do. 

V-Bucks through Fortnite: Save the World

Getting V-Bucks in Fortnite Save the World

Fortnite’s original and less popular horde mode offers daily login bonuses, daily quests, and rewards for Storm Shield Defense missions. They are quick and easy ways to get a small amount of currency each day, although you’ll need to actually purchase this mode first.

Save The World is currently priced at $15.99/£12.99 and is available by purchasing the Machinist Mina Pack. You can earn thousands of Fortnite V-Bucks by simply playing the game each day and completing the missions, but if you don't like the core gameplay then it can be a drag because it's vastly different to the battle royale mode. 

Steer clear of V-Buck scams

Avoid Fortnite V-Buck scams

Now that Fortnite is a global sensation, many dishonest players are trying to take advantage of players that are looking to buy some new in-game gear. There are dozens of unofficial sites, YouTube videos, and posts on social media that promise free Fortnite V-Bucks. Every single one of these are fake. 

Whatever happens do not provide account, personal, or credit card information to any site or person even if they say they are from Epic Games (they will never request personal information for something like this). Be extra cautious around any offer like that since no legitimate way to earn free Fortnite V-Bucks outside the game or through glitches exists. 

Earning V-Bucks naturally is a tough ask, since you’ll need to play for dozens of hours before you’re able to afford a 1,500 V-Buck item. Don’t get discouraged if you see that as a big roadblock ahead of you, as earning that flashy glider will feel far better than throwing down $10 for it will.

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