Fortnite players mad as Battle Pass V-Bucks locked at insane level

Rishabh Sabarwal
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Fortnite players are furious over Battle Pass V-Bucks being locked behind an insane level that is unachievable to many.

The most precious asset in Fortnite is the virtual currency known as V-Bucks, which players can spend to buy cosmetic skins, the Battle Pass, and access to higher tiers of the pass. Players are continuously looking for new ways to earn V-Bucks, whether through seasonal Battle Pass incentives, in-game competitions, or giveaways.

Free V-Bucks have been available to Fortnite Battle Pass members as a component of both paid and unpaid tiers since the pass’ debut in Chapter 1. For example, without paying for a Battle Pass, leveling up across your account will earn you about 400 V-Bucks.

Having said that, if you complete all levels, you will receive 1500 V-Bucks if you hold a Battle Pass that is worth 950 V-Bucks.

Fortnite Battle Pass Super Level Skins Chapter 5
The current Battle Pass includes seven skins, Rocket Racing decals, and much more.

There was a period when players could get all the V-Bucks in the Battle Pass before level 100. It was a convenience and provided them more time to accomplish the Bonus Rewards tier easily. The current Chapter 5 Season 1 does not, however, follow that trajectory. Since Epic has locked V-Bucks beyond an insane level 144 until players can unlock all the V-Bucks, many are upset.

Fortnite players furious over locked V-Bucks in Battle Pass

In the FortniteBR subreddit, a user revealed that getting all the V-Bucks in the current Battle Pass requires a player to reach level 144. They even went so far as to say, “Whoever thought this was a good idea should be fired.”

These V-Bucks are locked in the Bonus Rewards section rather than the main Battle Pass screen which has upset many players across the community. Some believe the grind is not worth it and Epic is purposely forcing players to stay logged in for a longer period of time.

One such user said, “They have been slowly, sneakily doing this, hoping no one notices. Last season, with the OG battle pass, they already started giving back fewer V-Bucks with the excuse of a shorter season, while selling the BP at full price.”

Another chimed in, “They have also slowly increased the amount of XP you need to level up, increasing the amount of time needed to grind. I’m pretty sure it was 70k before and even lower further back, but they’ve increased it by 10k each season. Now it’s 80k for leveling up once.”

A third player added, “I played this season more than the last 2 seasons combined and I’m only level 76. It seems to me that they are pushing the car and music stuff way too hard. Don’t force it on us. It’s clear the XP this season was built with that in mind.”

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Rishabh is a Games Writer at Dexerto. He's our Fortnite expert and knows all there is about the Looped Island and the Zero Point. He comes with an experience in films and storytelling in India and has past experience covering Roblox, Fortnite and PlayStation titles for reputed publications. You can contact Rishabh at: