How to get free Fortnite V-Bucks

Getting paid for progression

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.

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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Epic Games Brings Another Discounted V-Bucks and Cosmetics Pack to ‘Fortnite’

Epic Games isn’t a stranger to offering discounted cosmetics packs in Fortnite (Free) to celebrate various occasions or even just to entice players to drop some real money to get V-Bucks and cosmetics. Today’s bundle is the Ace Pack. This nets you V-Bucks, an outfit, and back bling. The bundle is available for $4.99 and is listed in the V-Bucks portion of the game menu. If you’ve been holding off on buying V-Bucks for either a discount or a better deal, now is the time to spend.

In addition to that pack, the featured deals also have themed item sets that are available for a few hours more. The Royale Hearts pack is love themed and the Space Explorers Gear set gets you some space themed gear for use in Battle Royale. As with everything you can buy for Fortnite, these are all cosmetic only and do not affect gameplay. If you’ve not played in a while, the 5.30 content update dropped adding new Limited Time Modes and the Shockwave Grenade.

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Fortnite V-Bucks And A Skin Make The New Ace Pack A Good Deal

Like many other free-to-play games, Fortnite features a variety of options for spending real-world money if you so choose, between its seasonal Battle Pass and various V-Buck bundles. Epic has introduced yet another bundle to Fortnite’s in-game store, and it’s a particularly good deal if you’re looking to get more V-Bucks.

The new Fortnite Ace Pack is now available to purchase on all platforms–PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile. The pack costs $5 and includes two new cosmetics: the Ace Outfit and the Swag Bag Back Bling, both of which can be seen below.

In addition to the customization items, the Ace Pack comes with 600 V-Bucks, which can be spent on other cosmetics for Battle Royale or put toward your Battle Pass. V-Bucks can typically only be acquired by playing Fortnite’s paid Save the World mode or purchasing them directly with real-money, and the cheapest tier nets you 1,000 for $10, making this pack a very good value, even if you aren’t interested in its cosmetics. However, the pack can only be purchased once per account.

The Ace Pack replaces the similar Starter Pack that Epic introduced to Fortnite: Battle Royale earlier this year. That likewise cost $5 and included 600 V-Bucks, along with a different pair of cosmetics–the Rogue Agent outfit and the Catalyst Back Bling–but it is no longer available for purchase.

In addition to the Ace Pack, Epic recently rolled out Fortnite’s 5.30 content update. That brought a new weapon to Battle Royale called the Shockwave Grenade and marked the start of the game’s latest limited-time mode, the returning Solid Gold. Save the World, meanwhile, received a new hero and another weekly Horde Challenge.