Earning Free V-Bucks in Fortnite

V-Bucks is the main form of currency in Fortnite. It’s used in both PvE (Save the world) and PvP (Battle Royale).  In the Save the World mode, it’s used to purchase & open pinata Llamas, which offer some great rewards. However in Fortnite’s Battle Royale game mode, it can be used to unlock cosmetics such as new outfits, weapons or gliders.

If you are a Battle Royale player only, meaning you don’t play the PvE Campaign, then you can’t earn V-Bucks by playing currently. It would make sense for Epic Games to reward V-Bucks depending on how well you place at the end of the match, or if you win. However this isn’t in the game yet.

If you are currently taking part in the paid PvE Campaign (which is great fun might I add), then they can be earned pretty easily. You can earn V-Bucks in many ways. They can then be spent on Llamas for rewards, or used in Battle Royale to unlock cosmetics.

If you aren’t currently playing the PvE Campaign, then you’re a bit out of luck right now. You’re only choice is to buy them, wait for a future update where it’s possible to earn V-Bucks in Battle Royale, or wait until the PvE Campaign becomes free in early 2018. I do highly recommend the PvE mode though, you can play with friends, solo or join online lobbies.

V-Bucks in Fortnite for free
The current pricing of V-Bucks as seen in the Fortnite game

Daily login rewards

Each consecutive day that you login to Fortnite, you earn rewards! Quite a few of these days will earn you some free V-Bucks, and an awful lot of them too. Below, you can see how many days you need to log-in for, and on what day you will receive some free V-Bucks as a reward. If you log in for 12 days in a row, you’ll automatically get 800 Free V-Bucks, which is enough for 8 Standard Llamas or some major cosmetic items in Battle Royale.

Day Amount of V-Bucks
12 800 V-Bucks
26 300 V-Bucks
35 150 V-Bucks
49 150 V-Bucks
56 300 V-Bucks
70 150 V-Bucks<
77 150 V-Bucks<
112 800 V-Bucks<

Completing Daily Quests for V-Bucks

One of the more reliable ways of earning V-Bucks in Fortnite is by doing daily quests. You can expect them to reset each day (obviously). Each daily quest will usually give you 50 V-Bucks a day, meaning you can usually expect at least 100 V-Bucks a day.

The quests that are given aren’t too difficult, however they might feel a bit repetitive!

How to get free V-Bucks in Fortnite daily quests
Daily quests in Fortnite offer 50 V-Bucks upon completion

Earn V-Bucks by completing challenges in Fortnite

You will also find Challenges under your quests area. Just like the daily quests, these offer up to 50 V-Bucks each. Challenges are simple tasks such as completing a various amount of missions. You’ll get these rewards just for progressing through the campaign.

How to get free V-Bucks in challenges
Challenges also provide a way to earn V-Bucks

Add items to the Collection Box

Another easy method for getting some free V-Bucks in Fortnite is by adding items to your collection box. You will learn more about the collection box as you progress through the campaign. You basically you input items such as schematics, heroes and survivors into the collection book.

Once these items are placed inside, you will receive experience which allows you to level up your collection book. You also won’t be able to use or take the items back out. Therefor make sure to only add duplicates or items you don’t want or need.

Once you hit Level 6, 26 and 91, you will receive 500 V-Bucks each time.