V-BUCKS Gift Cards have been the ultimate giveaway for Fortnite fans around the world as gamers look to expand their experience.
With new skins and dance moves – as well as the ability to play for new items in the Battle Pass – up for grabs, birthdays and Christmases are made much easier for loved ones with in-game gift cards.
Where to buy Fortnite V-Bucks gift cards?
You can buy a Fortnite V-Bucks at several online points of sale.
The majority will offer you the selection of 1,000, 2,800, 5,000 or 135,000 V-Bucks.
Online retailers selling virtual currency include:
- Epic games
- Xbox Store
- Playstation store
- Best buy
Elsewhere, Epic Games has confirmed that Fortnite Crew memberships can be purchased directly from the Item Shop or the Battle Pass purchase screen.
Crew packs contain a new outfit and at least one accessory.
Which stores sell V-Bucks gift cards?
GAME is one of the few retailers that sells in-store V-Bucks gift cards.
You can check if your local GAME store has them in stock through the GAME website.
Other retailers that offer in-store gift cards include:
- Smyths toy superstore
What are the dangers of gift cards?
There are many dangers in buying a gift card for a loved one, especially if it has an expiration date – which could prevent those who receive it from collecting the V-Bucks.
Meanwhile, if Fortnite or Epic Games collapsed, you might lose your V-Bucks gift card and be unable to get a refund, especially if it’s a non-refundable gift card.
Additionally, gift cards are prime targets for crooks and fraudsters, and gift card fraud can make merchants vulnerable to damaging chargebacks from the credit cards originally used to purchase them.
And because online shopping has increased due to the coronavirus pandemic, it looks like card fraud is only getting worse.
Are there any V-Bucks gift card scams to watch out for?
Gift card scams are common, so it’s understandable to be concerned.
Historically, the most common type of gift card scams involve an unsolicited call from someone claiming to be a member of the gift card company.
But as cards and in-game digital purchases, such as Battle Packs, are now easier to access online, players are reminded to exercise caution.
In 2018, police warned that Fortnite crooks were preying on gamers with bogus V-Bucks offers.
“Do you or your kids play Fortnite? Beware of scammers who offer free V-Bucks,” said law enforcement, including Cheshire Police and Cambridgeshire Police.
“They’ll try to access your account and create a fee or may ask for your phone number and sign up for premium subscriptions.
“Be careful with your personal data.”