Epic Games is granting 950 V-Bucks to Fortnite players

Epic Games is granting 950 V-Bucks to Fortnite players
Asmir Pekmic Updated on by

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If you’d like to get free V-Bucks in Fortnite, you should launch the game. Chances are that Epic Games sent you 950 V-Bucks, which is enough to buy the new Battle Pass. Shortly after the downtime for the v29.10 update ended, many players noticed this gift by Epic. However, no one really knows why this happened yet.

Besides V-Bucks, you can also unlock a couple of free skins in Fortnite. Considering that many of these skins will stay in the game for a few more weeks, you don’t have to hurry up. However, if you’d like to level up your Battle Pass, we recommend you check our list of the best Fortnite XP maps, as they will give you a quick boost.

Why did Fortnite give you free V-Bucks?

The downtime for the latest Fortnite update ended at approximately 6 AM Eastern Time. As soon as servers returned online, many players rushed to try new content out. However, they shortly found out a pleasant surprise that wasn’t covered by Fortnite patch notes. Immediately after logging in, many players received free V-Bucks from Epic Games.

At the moment, it’s unknown why Epic sent this gift to players. Considering that the game developer provided no explanation, it’s hard to pinpoint the reason. However, some players theorize that this could be Epic’s way of making up for an extended server downtime at the launch of Chapter 5 Season 2, as the servers were down for more than 19 hours.

A screen showing virtual items acquired in the Auto Draft game Fortnite, including 950 v-bucks and various icons.
Image via Epic Games

Others, however, believe that this is simply a refund for some older purchases. Considering that the Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks, players who received this gift will be able to obtain it for free. Since many players are confused regarding these free V-Bucks, we are hoping that Epic Games will soon reveal the reason behind them.

We will update this story with more information later on.