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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' still one of the biggest free to play titles around and it's managed to draw quite the profit (a very, very big understatement) thanks to its in-game Item Shop. Players who want to kit their characters out in fancy threads can purchase cosmetics with real world currency, and Epic Games constantly refreshes the coat hangers every day, so there's always something there to entice potential buyers.

To bag your cosmetic goodies, you'll need to exchange real world currency for Fortnite's in-game currency, V-Bucks. With these, you'll be able to purchase new outfits for your character, new pickaxes, gliders and the like. Oh, and it's the only way you'll be able to get hold of each season's Battle Pass too.

Right now, the only way to earn V-Bucks is through tapping into your bank account and forking out real world money. It's a case of choosing a bundle of V-Bucks which fits your budget and often, you'll need to spend a fair amount if you want something of real value.

It's not all doom and gloom, though. Thankfully there are ways of getting yourselves V-Bucks for free.

For those of you who've got more time than cash at your disposal, then there are some surprisingly efficient methods for getting hold of V-Bucks without whipping out your credit card. There's just one small drawback, though - you'll need to buy the single-player Save The World PVE component of Fortnite. Sometimes it's available at a drastically reduced price, but it's a case of keeping 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 we dive in though, we'll repeat Epic Games' own warning that you should never click on any links promising free V-Bucks. This includes free V-Bucks dedicated websites. Getting caught up in these scams will likely mean you have your account stolen, sensitive details stolen and all sorts of viruses sliding into your system. Be vigilant out there.

UPDATE - May 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

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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.

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  • ksantibossi #1 7 months ago
    HELLO! HI! WATS UP!
    SO... IM KSANTI AND I AM 12 YEARS OLD IM A GAMER AND A PLAY TO MANY GAMES AND I LIKE THE FORTNITE BATTLE ROYALE
    SO... HAVING A NICE DAY! XD
  • Justin-Mars #2 10 months ago
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  • Cs-Demon-SRT #3 A year ago
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  • demensiongaming #5 A year ago
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