A few piles of V-Buck coins with "Fortnite" written above them
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How to gift V-Bucks in Fortnite

Gift a player the currency of Fortnite

V-Bucks are the in-game currency Epic Games gives players the opportunity to earn and spend in the shop. You can get them in various ways, namely by purchasing them with real-life money or earning them through a season’s battle pass.

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Given how essentially all of the cosmetics in Fortnite are purchasable with V-Bucks, players have naturally questioned if there are other ways to obtain them. Specifically, players are curious if a friend or some random stranger could gift them V-Bucks in Fortnite. Perhaps a streamer wants to give some V-Bucks to a loyal subscriber, or one friend wants to ensure that their friend can purchase the skin they want.

If you want to see if you can gift V-Bucks to another player in Fortnite, check out the guide below.

Can you gift V-Bucks in Fortnite?

You can’t gift V-Bucks in Fortnite by directly transferring them to another player, but there are other ways to do it. Epic Games has made it clear it doesn’t want players to obtain the in-game currency via direct transfer to avoid scams.

How to gift V-Bucks to your Fortnite friends

To gift V-Bucks to your Fortnite friends may not be possible from one account to another, but you can do it by buying a real-life gift card that includes a certain amount of the Fortnite currency. These gift cards can be found at major retailers like Target, Wal-Mart, etc. The gift cards are marked with the same icon they have in Fortnite and how many V-Bucks each contains. 

Fortnite V-bucks cards in $10, $25, $40, $100 options
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V-Bucks gift card conversion rates

Let’s take a look at V-Bucks gift card conversion rates in more detail:

V-Bucks gift cardPriceConversion rate
1000 V-Bucks$10100 V-Bucks per dollar
2800 V-Bucks$25112 V-Bucks per dollar
5000 V-Bucks$40125 V-Bucks per dollar
13500 V-Bucks$100135 V-Bucks per dollar

If a player receives one of these gift cards, they can redeem the specific amount of V-Bucks the card contains on their Fortnite account. This instantly adds the given amount to the player’s account, enabling them to purchase cosmetics, the battle pass, etc. Of course, these gift cards are only found outside the game, so there’s no actual gifting system related to the gift cards. But this is the only way to gift another player with V-Bucks. 

How to send a gift in Fortnite

To send a gift in Fortnite, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Open the Item Shop
  2. Choose the item you want to send as a gift
  3. Click on the Buy as a Gift option
  4. Select one or more recipients for the gift
  5. Confirm the purchase

While gifting V-Bucks isn’t possible, other forms of gifting are. Players can purchase a cosmetic as a gift from the Item Shop and send it to a person on their friend’s list. Players must be level two and have two-factor authentication enabled to get this to work, though. Players also have a limit of five gifts per day. However, keep in mind that cosmetics purchased with actual money and not V-Bucks cannot be gifted.


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