With over 350 million monthly active players, Fortnite is undoubtedly one of the most popular games in the world. What’s astonishing is as of the 1st quarter of 2021, over 389 million hours of Fortnite content was streamed on Twitch, YouTube Gaming, and other streaming platforms.
So it’s time to surf on its popularity and let other fellow gamers know of your Fortnite skills. No matter which platform you are streaming on, you must have some cool Fortnite skins to strike out from others. And the only way to do so is by cashing in on your V Bucks.
In this post, we will show you how to get free V Bucks on Fortnite. We will list all possible ways to earn free V Bucks from Fortnite gameplay, and other tricks that will increase your V Bucks stash.
What are V Bucks? What can you do with V Bucks?
V Bucks are a virtual in-game currency on Fortnite. It stands for VinderTech Bucks. You can use V Bucks to purchase masks and emote from their item store.
By purchasing masks you can change the aesthetics of your character, their weapons, and their overall look. While emote is used to communicate through expressions and emotions in the game.
Apart from purchasing goodies, V Bucks can also be used to buy Battle Pass which makes you eligible for even more rewards. We will learn more about Battle Pass in the upcoming sections.
How much V Bucks do I have? How to top-up V Bucks?
Once you start playing Fortnite and enter your game lobby, you will be able to see your accumulated V Bucks in the top right corner.
Simply click on the Plus sign beside your V Bucks and you will be taken to the Fortnite store where you can choose from various V Bucks bundles and offers.
All V Bucks offers in the store are paid purchases. However, in Fortnite, free Vbucks can also be earned by completing quests.
In the subsequent sections, we will list how to get v bucks for free. Let’s free the vbucks shall we?
How to get free V Bucks
Apart from purchasing V Bucks (which is pretty straightforward), you can also earn them for free. You can earn free V Bucks on completing certain tasks on Fortnite, participating in Battle Royal, and leveraging other offers.
How to get Vbucks in Fortnite?
Here are the different ways you can earn free V Bucks in Save the World.
1. Daily Quest
Daily Quests can earn you 50 to 100 V Bucks and 100 daily coins. To complete your Daily Quests, you have to successfully finish one or more missions.
Daily Quests are added every day after you log into your account and complete your tutorials. If a daily quest is too challenging you can replace it with another one once a day.
Here are some of the daily quests and their respective rewards.
- Exploration Party – Explore 3 different zones in successful missions: 50 V Bucks and 240 gold
- Mission Specialist – Complete any 3 missions: 50 V-Bucks and 240 gold
- Mission Veteran – Complete any 5 missions: 100 V-Bucks and 400 gold
- Playing It Safe – Successfully loot a safe in a mission: 50 V-Bucks and 240 gold
- Lost Treasures – Successfully loot 5 Treasure Chests in different missions: 50 V-Bucks and 240 gold
2. Login Rewards
In Fortnite Save the World, Daily Login Rewards include V Bucks for founders. On your 11th day, you get 50 V bucks, on the 28th you get 300 V Bucks, and so on. In total, you get 10000 free V Bucks in a year.
That’s roughly 30 free V Bucks per day. After a year, the cycle starts again.
3. Timed Missions/ Mini-Boss Missions
You can get bonus rewards like evolution materials, V Bucks, experience, heroes, defenders, schematics, survivors or perk resources on successfully completing timed missions. You can claim these rewards only once on completion.
These missions have a 24-hour expiration and can be seen on the map marked with a clock sign. There are different types of timed missions but only mini-boss missions will grant you free V Bucks rewards.
You can earn 25 to 40 V Bucks on each mini-boss mission per day.
4. Main Questline
In Fortnite Save the World, the main questline missions feature different Storm Shield defense missions. Completing every tenth of these defense missions will award you 100 V Bucks and skill points.
The main questline is divided into 4 areas. You will unlock a new area after you successfully complete a set of quests in your active area. In total there are 6 Storm Shield Defense quests in each of these areas.
So you can earn 600 free V Bucks by completing quests in each area’s questline. Here’s how the quests are arranged in different questline.
- Stonewood questline has 34 quests. The 1st, 9th, 16th, 23th, 28th, and 34th quests are Storm Shield Defenses missions.
- Plankerton questline has 51 quests. The Storm Shield Defense missions are not as frequent as Stonewood.
- Canny Valley questline has 81 quests. Storm Shield Defense missions are rarer than Stonewood or Plankerton.
- Twine Peaks questline has 98 quests. The Storm Shield Defense missions are the rarest here, occurring once every 15-20 quests.
5. Side Quests
Side Quests and challenges can get you bacon, experience, and free V Bucks. Side quests consist of Storm Shield Defenses up to level 10 and finding shielder data samples.
Check out these side quests that grant you vBucks –
- Lok’s Book of Monsters
During a successful mission, get sample data of a specific type of husk. There are chances of earning V Bucks this way. However, the yield is low.
- Lok’s Book of Monsters: Floating Freaks
During a successful mission, get 20 pieces of Shielder Data. 100 V Bucks reward.
- Stonewood/ Plankerton/ Canny Valley/ Twine Peaks Storm Shield Defense 7-10 (outside of Main Questline)
100 V-Bucks reward for each completion. 150 V Bucks reward on the 10th Storm Shield Defense of each area.
By completing side quests you can earn over 450 V Bucks in each area.
Challenges are quite repetitive and can be accessed as you progress through the main questline. Eventually, as you complete the challenges your stream V Bucks earning from challenges will be lost.
This is the list of challenges that reward V Bucks
- Mission Accomplished! – Complete X missions. 50 V Bucks for completion of each stage. Can be repeated 20 times.
- Hold The Door! – Complete X Storm Shield Defenses. 50 V Bucks for completion of each stage. Can be repeated 20 times.
- Toxic Treasures – Destroy X Mimics in successful missions. 30 V Bucks for completion of each stage. Can be repeated 20 times.
Over time you can earn a total of 2600 V Bucks from Save the World Challenges.
6. Participate in Battle Royale
Battle Royale is a seasonal event. You can either go for a paid pass or a free one. With the free pass, you can earn cool rewards as you level up and earn up to 300 free V Bucks.
7. Fortnite events
Fortnite events have their own questline and progression system. Earlier some events even let you double your V Bucks earnings from mini-boss missions. However, since their 2018 event Road Trip, no V Bucks are issued.
Still, you can keep an eye on events and check if they rewarding V Bucks.
8. Refund Tokens
Well, this isn’t actually a way of earning V Bucks, but using Refund Tokens you can get your previous V Bucks back in exchange for skins and various cosmetic enhancements to your avatar.
Every Fortnite player is granted 3 Refund Tokens. So you can refund your skins and earn your V Bucks back. Since the patch upgrade of 18.2 players is credited with one refund token every year.
But make sure you don’t use them up abruptly.
How to get free V Bucks on Switch?
You can earn free V Bucks on Nintendo Switch the same way as you do while playing on other consoles or a gaming PC. You have to go for login rewards, daily quests, and timed missions to earn your quota of V Bucks.
The easiest way is by collecting Login Rewards. All you need to do is log into your account every day and play a couple of missions. And by the end of the year, you will have around 10000 free V Bucks to your name.
Daily Quest and timed missions are yet another way to earn Fortnite free VBucks on Switch. Simply finish objectives and missions that are part of your quest, along with side missions to amass quite a lot of V Bucks.
Earning free V Bucks is a time-consuming affair and a fair share of experience and screen time is required.
Can I purchase V Bucks?
If you don’t want to spend hours earning free V Bucks and want the best skins and cosmetic upgrades in a jiffy, purchasing V Bucks is a better option. You can get V Bucks from the Fortnite store or earn it by purchasing a Battle Pass.
Let me walk you through them both –
1. Purchase V Bucks
To buy V Bucks log into your account and go to the purchase section. Go to the V Bucks section and you will be able to see the pricing structure.
- 1000 V-Bucks for $7.99
- 2800 V-Bucks for $19.99
- 5000 V-Bucks for $31.99
- 13500 V-Bucks for $79.99
Add the V Bucks to your cart and complete payment processing. On successful payment, V Bucks will be reflected in your account.
NOTE: V Bucks purchased on a medium are accessible on that medium. For example, if you purchase V Bucks on your Nintendo Switch, if you log in to your Fortnite account on PS4 or PC, you won’t be able to see your purchased V Bucks. It will only be accessible on Nintendo Switch.
However, if you purchase any skin or cosmetics using the V Bucks, it will be accessible across devices and platforms.
2. Purchasing Battle Pass
By purchasing a battle pass for Battle Royale you can get over 100 rewards and 1500 V Bucks per season. They even have a free battle pass, but it won’t grant you as many rewards and V Bucks.
The pass will cost you 950 V Bucks and each season you can earn 1500 V Bucks from it. That’s not all you can also level up beyond 100 to earn even more rewards. Free battle passes have a level cap of 100.
Can I transfer my V Bucks on a different platform?
V Bucks earned on a certain gaming platform can’t be transferred or utilized on another platform. Your V Bucks earned on X Box can’t be used on PS4 or Nintendo Switch, and vice versa.
How to send V Bucks to a friend?
Currently, Fortnite doesn’t have a mechanism to transfer V Bucks from one account to another. Neither do they have Fornite gift card options to buy V Bucks from.
The only option is to send skins and emotes as gifts. You can buy any skin or emote that you want to gift to a friend. Then navigate to the Gift option, specify the Fornite account or the recipient, and then select the items to send as gifts.
Your friend can either use your gifts or leverage the Refund tokens to convert your gifts to V Bucks. But remember you have limited tokes to spare.
Note: The sender account holder needs to be your Fortnite friend for at least 3 days before you can gift them skins/ emotes or battles pass.
Beware of V Bucks Scams
So far we have listed all legit sources for earning V Bucks in Fortnite. You can earn V Bucks for free, but you need to devote a considerable amount of time to amass substantial V Bucks.
The easier but rather expensive way is to purchase V Bucks right away from their store.
But you’ll notice we haven’t mentioned any free V Bucks codes or techniques to earn V Bucks from third-party sites. That’s because they are mostly scams!
You will find many websites like the one displayed above that promises free V Bucks on registration. All you need to do is sign-up or link your Fortnite credentials.
However, these are not a legit or secure way of earning free V Bucks. Most of these sites are not secure and are created as bait for phishing attacks.
You should also avoid scavenging for free v bucks codes or installing any third-party application on your system that claims to reward you with V Bucks.
How to get VBucks?
As you progress you will also encounter side missions that will also reward you, V Bucks. During Fortnite seasons you can participate in Battle Royales to further add on to your V Bucks.
If you are desperately in need of good skin and can’t wait for the daily quota of V Bucks, then go to the in-game Fortnite store and purchase V Bucks right away.