How to redeem a V-Bucks card in Fortnite

Oh, you shouldn't have.

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Skins and cosmetic items in Fortnite don’t grow on trees. Players need to use V-Bucks to purchase items from the in-game shop. V-Bucks can be found in the Epic Games Store, and players can add them to their accounts in exchange for real money.

V-Bucks also make an excellent gift for Fortnite players when they’re purchased in the form of cards. If you receive a V-Bucks card as a gift, you’ll need to activate the card in Fortnite to add the amount into your account.

Considering there aren’t that many redeemable codes in Fortnite, most players aren’t familiar with the redemption system in the game. If you have a V-Bucks card and you’re looking to redeem, here’s what you can do.

How to redeem a V-Bucks

  • Get your card ready and head over Fortnite’s official website
  • Log into your account on the website with your preferred login method
  • After logging in, your account name will appear on the top right corner
  • Hover on your name and click on Redeem Code
  • Once you click Redeem Code, you’ll be forwarded to a new page where you’ll be able to activate your V-Bucks card
    • Epic may also ask you to choose the platform that you want to receive your V-Bucks in. The process will automatically end after you pick your go-to platform to play Fortnite

The method above can also be used to redeem promotion codes that Epic may hand out during events and collaborations. Such codes can contain cosmetic items, skins, or even discount codes that players can use while purchasing games from the Epic Games Store.


Gökhan Çakır
Strategical Content Writer and Fortnite Lead for Dot Esports. Gökhan Çakır graduated as an industrial engineer in 2020 and has since applied his analytical and strategic thinking to many endeavors. As a natural-born gamer, he honed his skills to a professional level in Dota 2. Upon giving up on the Aegis of Champions in 2019, Gökhan started his writing career, covering all things gaming while his heart remains a lifetime defender of the Ancients.

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