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How to redeem a Fortnite gift card

Start adding V-Bucks to your account with Fortnite gift cards.
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Published onFebruary 22, 2023

Epic Games’ Fortnite is one of the most popular multiplayer online games of the modern era. It’s a free-to-play battle royale game with a premium currency called V-Bucks. These V-Bucks are available for purchase in-game, or you can use a gift card to add them to your account immediately. Let’s review how to redeem a Fortnite gift card.

QUICK ANSWER

To redeem a Fortnite gift card, go to the official Fortnite website. Log into your Epic Games account, then hover your cursor over your username. Click V-BUCKS CARD > GET STARTED. Enter your code in the Enter Your code (PIN) field, then click NEXT. Choose your platform under WHERE DO YOU WANT TO USE YOUR V-BUCKS, then click Next > Confirm.


JUMP TO KEY SECTIONS

How to redeem a Fortnite gift card

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Fortnite gift cards add the premium currency “V-Bucks” to your account. These are purchasable digitally or in-person at retail shops.

These V-Bucks gift cards are only redeemable on the official Fortnite website.

Fortnite website

Go to the official Fortnite website in a browser. Log into your Epic Games account, then hover your cursor over your username in the top right.

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From the following options, select V-BUCKS CARD.

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Under REDEEM YOUR V-BUCKS CARD, select GET STARTED.

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Enter your gift card code in the following field, then click NEXT. If it’s a physical card, you must scratch off the coating on the back to reveal the code.

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Select the device you play Fortnite on. This is where your V-Bucks will become available.

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Click NEXT, then CONFIRM.

From within the game (PC or Mac)

This is not possible. The only way to redeem a V-Bucks gift card is on the website.

When you go to purchase V-Bucks in-game, you are taken to a checkout screen. Here, you can see your funds in your Epic Games Wallet and payment methods, including PayPal and Credit Card. You are given no option to add a V-Bucks gift card code.

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Follow all of the steps from the Fortnite website section on your computer. On the last step, WHERE DO YOU WANT TO USE YOUR V-BUCKS, select PC/Mac.

Fortnite mobile app

This is not possible. The only way to redeem a V-Bucks gift card is on the website.

When you go to purchase V-Bucks in-game, you are taken to a checkout screen. Here, you can see your funds in your Epic Games Wallet and payment methods, including PayPal and Credit Card. You are given no option to add a V-Bucks gift card code.

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Follow all of the steps from the Fortnite website section on your computer. On the last step, WHERE DO YOU WANT TO USE YOUR V-BUCKS, select Mobile (iPhone, iPad, Android).

PlayStation

This is not possible. The only way to redeem a V-Bucks gift card is on the website.

When you go to purchase V-Bucks in-game, you are taken to a checkout screen. Here, you can see your funds in your Epic Games Wallet and payment methods, including PayPal and Credit Card. You are given no option to add a V-Bucks gift card code.

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Follow all of the steps from the Fortnite website section on your computer. On the last step, WHERE DO YOU WANT TO USE YOUR V-BUCKS, select PlayStation 4.

Selecting Xbox or PlayStation will generate a second code. This code will be either 12 or 25 characters long and must be redeemed to your Microsoft or Sony account for the V-Bucks to appear.

Nintendo Switch

This is not possible. The only way to redeem a V-Bucks gift card is on the website.

When you go to purchase V-Bucks in-game, you are taken to a checkout screen. Here, you can see your funds in your Epic Games Wallet and payment methods, including PayPal and Credit Card. You are given no option to add a V-Bucks gift card code.

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Follow all of the steps from the Fortnite website section on your computer. On the last step, WHERE DO YOU WANT TO USE YOUR V-BUCKS, select Nintendo Switch.

Xbox

This is not possible. The only way to redeem a V-Bucks gift card is on the website.

When you go to purchase V-Bucks in-game, you are taken to a checkout screen. Here, you can see your funds in your Epic Games Wallet and payment methods, including PayPal and Credit Card. You are given no option to add a V-Bucks gift card code.

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Follow all of the steps from the Fortnite website section on your computer. On the last step, WHERE DO YOU WANT TO USE YOUR V-BUCKS, select Xbox One.

Selecting Xbox or PlayStation will generate a second code. This code will be either 12 or 25 characters long, and must be redeemed to your Microsoft or Sony account for the V-Bucks to appear.


FAQs

Fortnite gift cards are available digitally or physically from retailers.

No. The gift cards (and the V-Bucks they unlock) do not expire.

Yes. Go to the Nintendo eShop and use your Nintendo gift card to add funds to your account. After doing so, you can launch Fortnite on your Switch and use your Nintendo eShop funds to purchase V-Bucks.

Yes. Use your Xbox gift card to add funds to your account. After doing so, you can launch Fortnite on your Xbox and use those funds to purchase V-Bucks.

Visa gift cards act as debit cards. However, you should be able to use a prepaid gift card in-game if you select the Credit Card option as your method of payment.