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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's easily one of the biggest free to play games on the planet, so it should come as no surprise to learn that the majority of its income pivots on the in-game Item Shop where players can purchase cosmetics with real world currency. Of course these don't offer an advantages, but they're purely for fashions sake and looking absolutely fabulous.

To bag your cosmetic goodies, you'll be spending real world currency in exchange for V-Bucks. With these you'll be able to buy new outfits for your character, new gliders, new harvesting tools, backblings and more (the list is exhaustive!). There's also a little something called a Battle Pass, which adds a unique form of progression to your matches. It'll level up as you play the game and complete its challenges, rewarding you with exclusive cosmetic gear that can't be found in the Item Shop. As you can tell, there's a lot on offer if splash a bit of cash.

Currently, the only way to get your mitts on a stack of V-Bucks is to fork out cash and choose a bundle of Bucks that fits your budget. If you're a little strapped for money at the moment, it's not all doom and gloom, however.

If you've got more time than cash at your disposal, then there are some surprisingly efficient methods for getting hold of more V-Bucks, and do so without whipping out your credit card too. There's just one small drawback though, which is that you'll need to buy the single-player Save The World PVE component of Fortnite. Sometimes you'll find it at a discount, so do keep an eye on the store to save yourself a bit of cash.

Just below we've broken down all of the methods for getting free V-Bucks that are currently available to the playerbase. Before you get going though, we'll repeat Epic Game's own warning that you should never click on any links promising free V-Bucks, or install any hacks on your device. It's guaranteed that you'll have your account stolen from you, sensitive details stolen or viruses of some nasty sort sliding into your system. Be careful.

UPDATE - January 2019

We've taken the opportunity to overhaul our free V-Bucks guide with all the latest information. .

It's also worth highlighting the importance of owning Fortnite's PVE component, Save The World. It's pretty pricey at $39.99, but it often goes on seasonal sales for a $19.99 so make sure you keep an eye out.

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 Battle Pass Challenges

Each week you'll gain access to three free Weekly Challenges. They usually involves finding specific items across the map, eliminating enemies, destroying structures and the like. It's essentially all stuff you can accomplish simply by investing some time in the game.

Complete these challenges and you'll earn Battle Stars for your efforts. In turn, you'll begin levelling up your free Battle Pass and start climbing up the rankings. Many of the rewards you'll earn for reaching certain tiers of the battle pass will be cosmetic (Gliders, Pickaxes etc.), but a handful of tiers grant you a 100 V-Bucks a piece.

We cover the Battle Pass Challenges every week, so make sure you head on over to our Weekly Challenges List for all the advice you could possibly need on how to get them done quickly!

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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