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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 logins, timed missions, quests and Battle Pass challenges.

To bag your cosmetic goodies in Fortnite: Battle Royale, you’ll need to exchange real world currency for the in-game currency, V-bucks. With these you’ll be able to purchase all sorts of new outfits for your character, new pickaxes, gliders and the like.

Right now, the only way to earn V-Bucks in bulk 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 suits your budget, and often, you’ll need to spend a fair amount to get that cosmetic you really want.

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.

Before we dive in, 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 - November 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.

How to get Free V-Bucks in Fortnite

Below we’ll take you through all the ways you can get free V-Bucks to spend in Fortnite: Battle Royale. For the most part, you’ll need to own its PvE component, Fortnite: Save the World. Owning the Battle Pass also helps. So, there’s no entirely free method, but fork out a bit of cash and you’ll be reaping the rewards for a very long time indeed.

Free V-Bucks from Save the World Daily Log-Ins

This is the easiest - albeit slowest - way to get your hands on an extra Bucks injection. Logging into the game each day will provide you with a small amount of the currency, and if you string together a large number of daily logins, you’ll hit reward milestones. These milestones grant you big V-Bucks rewards.

For example, if you login for 11 days straight, you’ll receive 50 V-Bucks. Keep this up until you hit your 28th daily login and you’ll receive 300 V-Bucks as a reward. This daily reward scheme keeps going, right up until you’ve hit day 336. Manage to login every single day for 336 days and you’ll receive a whopping 1000 V-Bucks.

All in all, if you manage to scoop up every single daily login bonus, you’ll be 10,000 V-Bucks richer. So, it’s well worth at least logging in even if you’re not planning on playing the game that day.

Free V-Bucks from Save the World Timed Missions

Fortnite: Save the World features Timed Missions which grant bonus rewards for a limited time. They appear on the map with a clock sign, and these missions rotate every 24 hours. There are many rewards to be had, but only Mini-Boss missions grant free V-Bucks.

Rewards for completing these Mini-Boss missions usually add up to 25-40 V-Bucks depending on how hard they are, and often there are three Timed Missions to complete per day.

Free V-Bucks from Battle Pass Challenges

Each week you'll gain access to three free Weekly Challenges. They usually involve 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.

If you own the premium Battle Pass, you’ll earn regular free V-Buck rewards as you level it up by earning XP.

Free V-Bucks from Save the World 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

  • 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 Discovery

  • Daily Discovery (Cities) - Discover 8 City Locations; Police Stations, Fire Stations, Hospitals, Parking Lots and Decks - 50 V-Bucks
  • Daily Discovery (Industrial Construction) - Discover 3 Industrial Construction Sites - 50 V-Bucks
  • Daily Discovery (Rural) - Discover 3 Rural Locations; Bunkers, Shacks and Ruined Houses (found in Forests and Grasslands) - 50 V-Bucks
  • Daily Discovery (Shelters) - Discover 4 Outdoor Survivor Shelters (found in all zones) - 50 V-Bucks

Husk Extermination

  • Husk Extermination (Any Hero) - Kill 500 Husks (Any Hero) in successful missions - 50 V-Bucks
  • Husk Exterminator (Constructor) - Kill 300 Husks in successful missions as a Constructor - 50 V-Bucks
  • Husk Exterminator (Ninja) - Kill 300 Husks in successful missions as a Ninja - 50 V-Bucks
  • Husk Exterminator (Outlander) - Kill 300 Husks in successful missions as a Outlander - 50 V-Bucks
  • Husk Exterminator (Soldier) - Kill 300 Husks in successful missions as a Soldier - 50 V-Bucks
  • Husk Exterminator (Assault Rifle) - Kill 300 Husks with assault rifles in successful missions - 50 V-Bucks
  • Husk Exterminator (Pistol) - Kill 300 Husks with pistols in successful missions - 50 V-Bucks
  • Husk Exterminator (Shotgun) - Kill 300 Husks with shotguns in successful missions - 50 V-Bucks
  • Husk Exterminator (SMG) - Kill 300 Husks with SMGs in successful missions - 50 V-Bucks
  • Husk Exterminator (Sniper) - Kill 300 Husks with snipers in successful missions - 50 V-Bucks
  • Husk Exterminator (Trap) - Kill 300 Husks with traps in successful missions - 50 V-Bucks
  • Husk Exterminator (Melee) - Kill 300 Husks with melee in successful missions - 50 V-Bucks

Mission Specialist

  • 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
  • Build the Radar Tower - Build 4 Radar Towers in successful 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 Save the World 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

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

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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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