Fortnite is a phenomenon that even the non-game world is aware of and with millions of people around the world playing the game every day, it only gets stronger. Another well-known feature of the game – for better or for worse – is its in-game currency, V-Bucks.
For those of you new to Fortnite or just not sure, here’s everything you need to know about V-Bucks, what they’re used for, and how to buy them.
What are V-Bucks?
V-Bucks are the premium virtual currency used in Fortnite. With the increase of microtransactions and DLC content in games, they are the primary way the game makes money.
They give you access to premium in-game content, like skins and the Seasonal Battle Pass. V-Bucks are not needed to play the game in any way, but can be seen as an essential purchase to get the most out of it.
How much do they cost?
There are two main ways to buy V-Bucks. Either in Fortnite directly / via the store platform (PS Store, Microsoft Store, Epic Store). You can also purchase digital codes at retail to avoid putting your payment information on a digital platform.
There are a few denominations of V-Bucks that you can purchase both digitally and physically. You can spend as little as Â£ / $ 7 or up to Â£ / $ 70 depending on how many you need.
You can also purchase V-bucks through Amazon, depending on the region.
V-Bucks Battle Pass
V-Bucks can also be used to purchase the Monthly Battle Pass. It costs 950 V-Bucks and you can purchase 25 additional levels for 1,850 V-Bucks.
During each Battle Pass duration, up to 1,500 V-Bucks can be collected through progression. This means that by completing the Seasonal Battle Pass, you’ll earn enough V-Bucks to pay for the next season with a few to spare!