Fortnite Battle Royale is a free to play online game from Epic Games. V-Bucks are an in game currency, which can be used to buy cosmetic items and skins within the game. A lot of websites and Youtube videos are claiming to provide free V-Bucks, Is it possible?
V-Bucks can only be purchased legally from official sites, or you can earn it through completing different tasks in the game. All the claims to Free V-Bucks are a big scam, there is no such thing as V-Bucks
Why do players want free V-Bucks?
Fortnite game is totally free to play, it only asks for money if you want to buy virtual currency called V-Bucks. We can spend V-Bucks to purchase cosmetic items, Battle pass, weapons, outfits skins, and other items. All of these things don’t affect the game-play, it just makes our character look cooler.
We can earn V-Bucks by finishing daily tasks, completing daily missions, earn daily rewards and progressing through the game. All these activities require skill and a lot of time. Hence users don’t want to wait, and they purchase V-bucks. Some of them even fall to those free V-Bucks scams.
Free Fortnite V-Bucks offers: How are they Scamming players?
There are a lot of shady websites and clickbait Youtube videos, where the users are asked to complete certain tasks to get free V-Bucks. It usually involves completing surveys, downloading Android and iOS applications, inviting friends and such.
The scammers earn their revenue from third-party apps by boosting their sales and gathering user preference for them. While some collect the personal data of users, and people have lost thousands of dollars due to Fortnite scams.
Kids playing Fortnite are falling to this Scam
Kids are naive, they easily fall prey to such scams. Fortnite is not suitable for kids under 12, yet many kids are playing the game. The scammers specifically prey on these younger kids.
The biggest reason is the trend of looking cool on social media. Many times a Fortnite challenge is generated, flaunting such as skins and items. To complete the challenge, users need V-Bucks, which leads them to such scamming sites.
Say No to Scams!
Fortnite official Twitter released a statement, where it is advising users to stay away from scam. V-Bucks should be brought from only official websites.
It is also the duty of the parents to check up on their kids and makes sure they don’t become the victim of such frauds. Stay tuned to Hiptoro for further Fortnite updates and other news.