Wired put out this article yesterday entitled Fortnite scams are even worse than you thought, and it made me sad that people are being tricked (that’s for tomorrow 🎃).
I made a simple browser extension as a helpful reminder of legitimate V-Buck sites. It will give you a green thumbs up on real V-Bucks websites, and a red thumbs down for sites where you can’t safely purchase V-Bucks. Check it out on GitHub.
If all else fails, to stay safe, remember: ONLY BUY V-BUCKS IN THE GAME.
Download the extension files by clicking “Clone or download > Download Zip” on Github
Follow steps 1, 2, and 3 here to install the extension
(Yes, enabling developer mode to sideload extensions is a similar security whole to what Epic is doing with Fortnite on Android. I’ll look into publishing the extension officially.)
Test out the extension!
V-Bucks for PlayStation:
V-Bucks for Xbox:
V-Bucks for PC/Switch/iOS/Android are only available in game, but here’s a link to Epic Games explaining that:
Don’t buy V-Bucks on eBay:
It’s all out the gifs
Other Fortnite Links and Security Tips
Here’s how to get Fortnite on Android:
How to protect your Epic account:
And a reminder from Wired:
I’ll wrap up by saying I don’t endorse actually purchasing these things, but for those of you who do buy, stay safe out there!