How to Get Free V Bucks in Fortnite: Best Tips and Legit Hacks; And What Not to Do

Human beings like hierarchy. We look for symbols of status. It’s why huge pauldrons and gigantic swords are ubiquitous across fantasy art. It’s why John Wick-style one-man-army characters are so alluring. It’s why we like fast cars, hyped sneakers or expensive watches. It’s also why we like fancy Fortnite skins.

In a game without character levels, cosmetics and emotes communicate to others that you are no mere casual. It’s fashion. The same part of your brain tickled by items of luxury is lit up by a slick skin. You want it when you see it.

But you need V-Bucks for those things.

Maybe you’re strapped for cash. Or you don’t have a credit card. Or you’re just the kind of player that likes to keep free-to-play games free. Whatever your deal, we ran through a few surefire ways to get your hands on some V-Bucks for free. 

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The bad promises: Best Fornite Hacks 2020, Glitches and V bucks Generators

Looking for the kind of stuff given below?

  • Best Fornite Hacks 2020
  • Working Glitches
  • 100% Real V-Bucks Generators With No Human Verification!

Well, you may read somewhere that there are a couple of ways to get free V-Bucks without coughing up a dime. All you would need to do is like a video in the next 5 seconds; Or download this completely malware-free app; Or, you know, click the link below, enter all of your account details, and sit back (while all of your personal info is stolen and your account disappeared forever).

Well, truth be told, there are no real Fortnite Hacks. No glitches will get you free V-Bucks. No generators that can “trick” the game into thinking you have hundreds of dollars worth of premium currency. Anyone promising that might just be trying to get their hands on your account information.

Why a V-Bucks Generator is Impossible?

A V-Bucks “generator” would need access to the account database of Epic Games. With that, however, one could just steal credit card information and all sorts of other goodies that would make a crappy, publicly-promoted generator pale in comparison. Besides, if you did hypothetically have something that could generate free V-Bucks, wouldn’t it be easier to just sell accounts with tons of V-Bucks already in them?

Even if a working V-Bucks generator did exist, it would certainly be noticed and patched out by Epic Games immediately. You’d be going after their money, and any game worth over a billion dollars can certainly afford more than a few top-dollar security professionals.

How to Get Free V-Bucks legally (the Honest Way)

Now that we’ve cleared that up, and you’ve given up on your thieving ways, let’s walk you through actual, real ways to get free V-Bucks.

#1. Leveling Up the Battle Pass

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This one takes a bit, and the payout is pretty low. But that’s because of course, it is. Epic Games wants you to buy V-Bucks. And they deserve to be compensated — Fortnite is one of the most played games of all time and it’s free-to-play. Couple this with the fact that they don’t constantly harangue you to get out your wallet with P2W mechanics, and you’ve got a few reasons to be thankful. The free battle pass track will shell out a total of 300 V-Bucks, which might not sound like a lot. That’s because it isn’t. Luckily, we have a few more ways to ramp up the free V-Bucks.

#2. Playing Save the World

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Someone might not even be aware that Fortnite doesn’t actually refer to the original game — that the battle royale mode perched at the top of the free-to-play gaming totem pole is actually a spinoff of a pay-to-play game.

The original Fortnite, now known as Fortnite: Save the World, is a co-op PvE tower defense game that has players scrambling to put together a fortress and stave off hordes of zombie-like monsters. And it’s probably your best long term source of substantial amounts of V-Bucks.

This is because Save the World regularly rewards you with V-Bucks that can be spent in Battle Royale, just for logging in — as well as completing missions. You get 50 V-Bucks per day, with a larger bonus for consecutive days at a week, a month, and several months, meaning that the absolute minimum is 350 free V-Bucks per week without investing any game time.

But… you do have to buy Save the World. But… with the game currently priced at $14.99 on the epic games store, that means it takes only a month to get your fifteen bucks back in the form of V bucks — from there on out it’s nothing but profit.

You can get much, much more V-Bucks if you work to complete the missions that come with V-Bucks rewards. But you don’t have to. You could just log in once a day and steadily amass V-Bucks without ever switching away from Battle Royale.

#3. Buying the Premium Battle Pass

Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 3 | Battle Pass Gameplay Trailer

Bear with us, we know you came here for free V bucks — but watch this: if you shell out 950 bucks for a premium battle pass, you’ll actually get all of those V bucks back and then some. Only do you get yourself a bunch of exclusive skins and other cool stuff, you also get a total of 1500 V-bucks.

Not only does this produce a 550 V-Buck profit, not including all the other freebies, it also leaves you with enough to buy next season’s pass as well! That means you’ll never have to buy another Premium Battle Pass again! Couple this with Save the World’s regular V-Buck stream, and you can easily get yourself a constant source of reliable freebies and V-Bucks that will reap you many thousands of free V-Bucks in the long run.

So yes, free V-Bucks is a thing. It just doesn’t come in the form of hacks, exploits, or V-Buck generators. It comes in the way of a little generosity on Epic Games’ account and some smart financial planning on your when it comes to V-Buck sources. If you want to go it completely free, you can save up for your first premium pass through the V-bucks you get off the free track over the course of a couple seasons, or you can wisely shell out for either the Save the World or your first Premium Pass to enjoy the rest of your free V bucks in perpetuity. Either way, those are your options, plain and simple.

So stop looking for V Bucks hacks!

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Will Heydecker is a writer, screenwriter and illustrator who still likes dragons. As part of his bitter war against adulthood, he likes to distill art, gaming, technology, and entertainment info into digestible topics people actually enjoy reading.