How to earn Gold Bars in Fortnite and hire NPC characters

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Gold Bars are a form of currency in Fortnite that can be used to purchase weapons, reroll Augments, or hire NPCs during matches. Here’s how you can get more of them in-game and use them to complete challenges. 

Fortnite’s gameplay is constantly changing with the release of each new chapter and season, with Epic Games routinely updating the game with new content for players to enjoy, from Reality Augments to the recently added Ranked mode.

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One thing that’s stayed the same throughout the seasons is Gold Bars. This is Fortnite’s in-game currency that players will need to stock up on in order to access specific features across the map like hiring NPCs or purchasing weapons from them.

Gold Bars, unlike V-Bucks, can’t be purchased with real money, therefore it might be challenging for inexperienced players to figure out how to acquire and use them on the island.

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Here’s a detailed guide on how you can earn Gold Bars in Fortnite Chapter 4 and how to use them to hire NPCs.


Fortnite Augment Reroll using Gold BarsEpic Games
Players need to use Gold Bars to reroll Reality Augments

What are Gold Bars in Fortnite?

On the Fortnite island, Gold Bars serve as a sort of in-game currency used during Battle Royale matches. You can use them to buy weapons, upgrade your existing weapons, reroll Reality Augments, or even hire NPCs to act as bodyguards.

It’s no secret that players have hired NPCs over the years, but everyone has their favorite one who gives them a significant edge in the game. Some of them even sell rare weapons that are hard to come by on the island and can be purchased if you have enough Gold Bars.

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These Gold Bars, unlike the game’s main currency V-Bucks, cannot be acquired with real money, which is excellent news for those who wish to avoid microtransactions.

Gold Bars are also saved between matches, so you may stock up and check your total by glancing at your weapons HUD or on the main menu under your account level.

Gold Bars in Vaults, Safes and Cash RegistersEpic Games
Players can earn Gold Bars from Vaults, Safes, and Cash Registers easily.

How do you earn Gold Bars in Fortnite Chapter 4?

The best way to earn Gold Bars right now is to complete Bounties by visiting Bounty Boards and taking out your targeted player. Not sure what to expect from Bounties, or how to complete them? We’ve got you covered in our Bounties guide.

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Another way to get Gold Bars is to eliminate other players; if they have any, they will drop some of them when they are eliminated. You can also acquire a few Gold Bars at a time by harvesting furnishings from houses.

In addition, players may find Vaults all across the island that, once unlocked with the proper keycard, will reward them with large quantities of Gold Bars. You can also find them in small quantities inside Safes, Cash Registers, and Treasure Chests, so it pays to keep an eye out for them.

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Hiring an NPC in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2Epic Games
Players can spend Gold Bars to purchase services or hire NPCs on the island.

How to hire Fortnite characters with Gold Bars

Using your Gold Bars, you can actually hire characters as a bodyguard in-game. This can be achieved by following these steps below:

  1. Load up Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Jump from the Battle Bus near one of the NPC locations.
  3. Approach a character, until a speech bubble appears.
  4. Interact and use your Gold Bars to purchase the character’s services.
  5. Now, they have been hired as your Bodyguard!

Fortnite NPC locations

Now you know how to hire characters in Fortnite using your Gold Bars, it’s all about tracking an NPC down. Luckily for you, we have a complete guide on where each of them can be found on the island.

These locations can be found on the map below, put together by Fortnite.GG:

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Locations of NPCs on the Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 map

That’s everything you need to know about how to earn Gold Bars and hire NPCs in Fortnite!

In the meantime, we’ve got plenty of tips and tricks available to help you out in the new season, so make sure to check out some of our other guide content:

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