If you’ve been eyeing a certain skin or are trying to save up to get some new gear you’ll know all about Fortnite V-Bucks. They’re the in-game currency that allow you to pick up new items like skins and gliders for your Fortnite character and load-out.
While it’s possible to simply purchase some in-game currency through the game's store there are a few ways to get free Fortnite V-Bucks. It will take much longer since earning V-Bucks is very much a grind and could take you tens of hours to get enough to purchase a rare skin, but if you're looking to save a buck or two, then here's how to get yourself some free Fortnite V-Bucks.
Getting paid for progression
The most straightforward way to unlock free Fortnite V-Bucks for free is to level up with both experience points and battle stars through completing daily and Fortnite Battle Pass Challenges. As you level up you’ll reach new tiers in the games battle pass system (both the free and $10 version) and a handful of tiers will give you various amounts of V-Bucks to spend in the games store.
Levelling up comes best from playing aggressively and getting kills, surviving longer and getting an experience bonus, and completing various challenges like getting kills with a certain weapon. All these accomplishments will give you experience points that level you up and battle starts that help you reach new battle pass tiers. It pays to play more and that’s exactly what Epic wants you to do.
V-Bucks through Fortnite: Save the World
Fortnite’s original and less popular horde mode offers daily login bonuses, daily challenges, 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 the mode.
Save the World is currently priced at $40, although on sale often, and is not free to play like the battle royale mode. It’s a more cost efficient way to get V-Bucks then buying them from the store but still comes with a higher cost of entry.
Steer clear of 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 V-Bucks. It’s likely that every single one of these are fake.
Whatever happens do not provide account, personal, or credit card info 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 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, earning that flashy glider will feel far better than throwing down $10 for it will.
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