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Fortnite: Battle Royale - How to get V-Bucks for free

How to get your hands on more currency for cosmetics in Fortnite: Battle Royale.

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On this page we explain how to get more V-Bucks for free in Fortnite: Battle Royale, with a breakdown of how to earn V-Bucks from daily log-ins and quests.

Fortnite: Battle Royale is a free to play game, and so it should come as no surprise to learn that it funds its ongoing maintenance and fresh content using a premium currency. This in turn is used by players to purchase any number of cosmetic enhancements which don't upset the game balance, but do make you look awesome

In Fortnite, this currency goes by the name of V-Bucks, and you can use it to buy new outfits for your playable character, new gliders and new harvesting tools - to name just a few. You can also buy something called the Battle Pass, which levels up as you play the game and rewards you with other cosmetic gear.

Right now the only way to get your hands on a big fat stash of V-Bucks quickly is to go to the shop section of the game and choose a bundle of Bucks that suits your pockets. It's not all doom and gloom for those of you with lighter pockets, however.

If you have more time than cash at your disposal, then there are some useful methods for getting hold of more V-Bucks, and do so without spending a single penny. There's just one small snag though, which is that you need to buy the single-player Save The World component of Fortnite. Fortunately, and as we explain in this guide, the game is currently available at a discount price, so there's never been a better time to jump in.

In this article we've broken down all of the methods for getting free V-Bucks that are currently available to the playerbase. Before we do so though, we'll repeat Epic Game's own warning that you should never click on links promising free V-Bucks, or install any hacks on your device. There's an excellent chance you'll have your account stolen from you, or lose any money you hand over to an unknown third-party.

UPDATE - July 2018

We've taken the opportunity to overhaul our free V-Bucks guide with all the latest information. Most notable of that new information is that Save The World is currently available at a 50% discount.

If you want to pick up a copy of the PVE side of Fortnite, you can now purchase it for $19.99 rather than $39.99. Most of the techniques for earning free V-Bucks depend on owning Save The World, and it likely won't be this cheap again for some time to come.

Free V-Bucks from Daily Log-Ins

This is pretty much the easiest - albeit slowest - way to get your hands on a little extra free cash. Logging into the game each day will provide you with a small amount of the currency, and the bonus resets every day.

Just remember to fire the game up every single day and start banking those free V-Bucks - it's not the fastest route towards tricking out your character, but it all adds up over time and it remains the most dependable ongoing route towards fattening up your wallet.

Free V-Bucks from Daily Quests

When you log in to the core Fortnite game you'll be offered rotating missions from the Daily Quest system. Once you've completed each one, you'll get your free V-Bucks and you'll be able to spend them on items for the Battle Royale mode.

Here's the complete breakdown of each Daily Quest, with details of how to complete each one and the rewards you'll receive for doing so:

  • Daily Destroy (Arcade Machines) - Destroy 6 Arcade Machines in successful missions (often found in City zones) - 50 V-Bucks
  • Daily Destroy (Fire Trucks) - Destroy 3 Fire Trucks in successful missions (often found in City zones) - 50 V-Bucks
  • Daily Destroy (Garden Gnomes) - Destroy 3 Garden Gnomes in successful missions (often found hidden in every zone) - 50 V-Bucks
  • Daily Destroy (Park Seesaws) - Destroy 8 Park Seesaws in successful missions (often found in Suburban zones) - 50 V-Bucks
  • Daily Destroy (Propane Tanks) - Destroy 10 Propane Tanks in successful missions (often found in Industrial zones) - 50 V-Bucks
  • Daily Destroy (Server Racks) - Destroy 4 Server Racks in successful missions (often found in Bunkers and Shelters) - 50 V-Bucks
  • Daily Destroy (Teddy Bears) - Destroy 8 Teddy Bears in successful missions (often found in Suburban zones) - 50 V-Bucks
  • Daily Destroy (TVs) - Destroy 20 TVs in successful missions (often found in Suburban zones) - 50 V-Bucks
  • Daily Scouting Cities - Discover 10 City Locations; Police Stations, Fire Stations, Hospitals, Parking Lots and Decks - 50 V-Bucks
  • Daily Scouting Industrial Construction - Discover 5 Industrial Construction Sites - 50 V-Bucks
  • Daily Scouting Rural - Discover 6 Rural Locations; Bunkers, Shacks and Ruined Houses (found in Forests and Grasslands) - 50 V-Bucks
  • Daily Scouting Shelters - Discover 8 Outdoor Survivor Shelters (found in all zones) - 50 V-Bucks
  • Husk Extermination (Any Hero) - Kill 500 Husks (Any Hero) in successful missions - 50 V-Bucks
  • Husk Exterminator (Constructor) - Kill 500 Husks in successful missions as a Constructor - 50 V-Bucks
  • Husk Exterminator (Ninja) - Kill 500 Husks in successful missions as a Ninja - 50 V-Bucks
  • Husk Exterminator (Outlander) - Kill 500 Husks in successful missions as a Outlander - 50 V-Bucks
  • Husk Exterminator (Soldier) - Kill 500 Husks in successful missions as a Soldier - 50 V-Bucks
  • Mission Specialist (Constructor) - Complete 3 missions as a Constructor 50 V-Bucks
  • Mission Specialist (Ninja) - Complete 3 missions as a Ninja - 50 V-Bucks
  • Mission Specialist (Outlander) - Complete 3 missions as an Outlander - 50 V-Bucks
  • Mission Specialist (Soldier) - Complete 3 missions as a Soldier - 50 V-Bucks
  • Mission Specialist (Stonewood) - Complete 3 missions in Stonewood - 50 V-Bucks
  • Mission Specialist (Plankerton) - Complete 3 missions in Plankerton - 60 V-Bucks
  • Mission Specialist (Canny Valley) - Complete 3 missions in Canny Valley - 75 V-Bucks
  • Mission Specialist (Twine Peaks) - Complete 3 missions in Twine Peaks - 100 V-Bucks
  • A Little Van That Could! - Complete 3 Ride the Lightning missions - 50 V-Bucks
  • Data Retrieval - Complete 3 Retrieve the Data missions - 50 V-Bucks
  • Storm Chaser - Complete 3 Fight the Storm missions - 50 V-Bucks
  • All Together Now - Complete 3 Play with Others missions - 50 V-Bucks
  • Party Of 25 - Save 25 Survivors in successful missions - 50 V-Bucks

Free V-Bucks from Storm Shield Defense Missions

There's another method for getting your hands on free V-Bucks, and that's by completing Storm Shield Defense tasks in a number of locations dotted around the map. Here's the breakdown of what you need to do to get your free rewards, and just how juicy those rewards are!

Note that certain areas will prove impossible unless you're at a certain level. New players should start with the StoneWood content.

StoneWood

  • Homebase Storm Shield Defense 1 - Establish Your Storm Shield / Defend Your Storm Shield - 100 V-Bucks
  • Homebase Storm Shield Defense 2 - Complete Homebase Storm Shield Defense 2 - 100 V-Bucks
  • Homebase Storm Shield Defense 3 - Complete Homebase Storm Shield Defense 3 - 100 V-Bucks
  • Homebase Storm Shield Defense 4 - Complete Homebase Storm Shield Defense 4 - 100 V-Bucks
  • Homebase Storm Shield Defense 5 - Complete Homebase Storm Shield Defense 5 - 100 V-Bucks
  • Homebase Storm Shield Defense 6 - Complete Homebase Storm Shield Defense 6 - 100 V-Bucks

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Canny Valley

  • Canny Valley Storm Shield Defense 1 - Complete Plankerton Storm Shield Defense 1 - 100 V-Bucks
  • Canny Valley Storm Shield Defense 2 - Complete Plankerton Storm Shield Defense 2 - 100 V-Bucks
  • Canny Valley Storm Shield Defense 3 - Complete Plankerton Storm Shield Defense 3 - 100 V-Bucks
  • Canny Valley Storm Shield Defense 4 - Complete Plankerton Storm Shield Defense 4 - 100 V-Bucks
  • Canny Valley Storm Shield Defense 5 - Complete Plankerton Storm Shield Defense 5 - 100 V-Bucks
  • Canny Valley Storm Shield Defense 6 - Complete Plankerton Storm Shield Defense 6 - 100 V-Bucks

Plankerton

  • Plankerton Storm Shield Defense 1 - Complete Plankerton Storm Shield Defense 1 - 100 V-Bucks
  • Plankerton Storm Shield Defense 2 - Complete Plankerton Storm Shield Defense 2 - 100 V-Bucks
  • Plankerton Storm Shield Defense 3 - Complete Plankerton Storm Shield Defense 3 - 100 V-Bucks
  • Plankerton Storm Shield Defense 4 - Complete Plankerton Storm Shield Defense 4 - 100 V-Bucks
  • Plankerton Storm Shield Defense 5 - Complete Plankerton Storm Shield Defense 5 - 100 V-Bucks
  • Plankerton Storm Shield Defense 6 - Complete Plankerton Storm Shield Defense 6 - 100 V-Bucks

Twine Peaks

  • Twine Peaks - Storm Shield Defense 1 - 100 V-Bucks
  • Twine Peaks - Storm Shield Defense 2 - 100 V-Bucks
  • Twine Peaks - Storm Shield Defense 3 - 100 V-Bucks
  • Twine Peaks - Storm Shield Defense 4 - 100 V-Bucks
  • Twine Peaks - Storm Shield Defense 5 - 100 V-Bucks

Avoiding V-Bucks Scams

Those are all of the legitimate methods that are currently known for increasing your tally of V-Bucks. Anyone promising you a faster shortcut is trying to trick you into either passing over your account information, or simply farming your enthusiasm for clicks.

Epic Games recently announced that it was in the process of starting legal action against some of the more problematic sites, and if you have used one of them in the past then you are highly encouraged to update your password on a different device to the one you signed up with.

That concludes the second edition of our guide on how to get more V-Bucks for free in Fortnite: Battle Royale! If you know of any other methods, please let us know in the comments.

We'll also be keeping our eyes peeled for any other money-making opportunities that exist out there, and will add the details into this article.

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