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Fortnite Players Getting 1000 Free V-Bucks

You may be eligible to receive 1000 free V-Bucks from Epic.

Epic Games is very stingy when it comes to giving out free costumes and V-Bucks. It makes sense, the only way they make money with Fortnite is by charging players for cosmetics. A lot of players just want to gather a bunch of skins on their Fortnite accounts to use. Whatever the case may be, Epic Games never gives out free V-Bucks.


However, it looks like that policy may have changed a bit. Epic Games has given out various amounts of V-Bucks to Fortnite players. But the minimum seems to be 1000. There are reports that some are receiving up to 10,000 V-Bucks added to their account. That is a massive amount. A lot of people are wondering why some are getting it and others are not. Well, there is a simple reason, and it coincides with the Save the World mode.

Let’s go over everything and explain why some people are receiving in-game currency.

Why Are Players Getting 1000 V-Bucks?

If you or a friend of yours have gotten 1000 V-Bucks, you may be wondering if it is a glitch. Fortunately, it is not. These V-Bucks were sent to your Fortnite account, courtesy of Epic Games. But why are you receiving them? Well, it goes back a few years ago actually and has to deal with Save the World mode and Loot Llamas.

Loot Llamas were similar to loot boxes in other games. Buying these allowed you to receive rewards, mostly cosmetics, but were random. Players weren’t necessarily happy with this decision. They eventually introduced X-Ray Llamas as well. However, Epic Games was met with a lawsuit. Allegedly, they “violated state consumer protection laws, prevented minors from exercising their contractual disaffirmation rights, and negligently misrepresented the value of its in-game items in Fortnite item shop.”

So if you participated in this claim, or played Fortnite’s Save the World mode, you were eligible to receive V-Bucks. However, if you wanted to submit a claim, you would have to show proof of purchase.

Funny enough, this lawsuit affected Rocket League players as well. Either way, if you opened up your game and saw a message saying you were gifted 1000 V-Bucks, then this is why. You don’t need to do anything, it will just appear on your Fortnite account.

Can I Still Get V-Bucks On My Account?

There is no possible way to get these V-Bucks added to your account anymore. First of all, you had to play Fortnite’s Save the World mode back in 2015, bought a loot llama, and also participated in the class action lawsuit. You don’t have to submit a claim to receive the V-Bucks. But if you had, you would likely get more along with it.

Also, the deadline to submit a claim form was April 26, 2021. So if you didn’t submit one by then you won’t be getting any additional cash back or V-Bucks.

Are There Other Ways To Receive V-Bucks?

If you missed the class action lawsuit, you might now be wondering if there are other ways to earn or receive V-Bucks. There are only two sure ways to earn more V-Bucks and one requires spending V-Bucks.

The first way to earn V-Bucks is by getting the battle pass. If you plan on playing Fortnite for a long time, then the battle pass is a good investment. You will have to initially spend some of your in-game currency on it, but the battle pass rewards more V-Bucks than what you paid for it. So if you keep buying and completing the battle pass, you will gradually stack up on V-Bucks.

The second option is to play Fortnite’s Save the World mode. This mode focuses on cooperative play. This is what Fortnite was going to be before the battle royale mode gained so much popularity. Anyway, this mode offers plenty of daily and weekly quests that you can complete to earn V-Bucks. It is a great way to consistently earn this in-game currency. However, some challenges and quests might be a bit tedious and it takes time away from playing battle royale. But, if you want those new skins, then doing these is a reliable way to save real-world money.


That’s everything you need to know on why you received those V-Bucks on your Fortnite account. It is because you participated in the class action lawsuit against Epic Games, that you got some extra V-Bucks. You can use these however you please. Buy any cosmetic that suits your fancy. Or you can save it for one of the upcoming battle passes. The choice is yours, you now have extra V-Bucks to spend.

Did you participate in the class action lawsuit? Were there any V-Bucks added to your account? Let us know in the comment section.


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