How to gift Fortnite V-bucks ahead of the holidays and Black Friday - Dexerto

How to gift Fortnite V-bucks ahead of the holidays and Black Friday

Published: 27/Nov/2019 0:20

by Eli Becht


For a limited time, Epic Games will be selling Fortnite V-Bucks at physical retailers so parents looking to pick up gifts this holiday season will be able to easily do so.

Going into the 2019 holiday season, Fortnite remains a hot commodity among players of all ages. V-Bucks are the currency that makes the world go round in Fortnite, so players will always need a way to get their hands on some.

Certain brick-and-mortar stores will be selling V-Bucks in-store and online so it’ll be easier than ever to pick them up. If you’re looking for something to pick up for Black Friday or as a future gift, this is for you.

V-Bucks are becoming physical.

With new skins and other cosmetics coming out daily, there’s no shortage of the amount of V-Bucks players will need. As for what stores will be carrying the V-Bucks, here’s the list Epic Games says will be in the United States.

  • GameStop
  • Best Buy
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • CVS

Keep in mind that even if you don’t find any in-store, you will be able to purchase some online. These will make an excellent stocking stuffer for any Fortnite fan, so keep that in mind while shopping around.

Epic say more retailers are being added in the future, so we can expect to see this list expanded in the coming weeks. Buyers might be wondering about the elusive Merry Mint Pickaxe, and Epic said they will continue to restock retailers with codes for that.

There’s a high demand for the rare pickaxe and players will go through a lot of hurdles to get their hands on one. Here’s the list of every retailer around the world who offer codes for this pickaxe.

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United States

  • GameStop
  • Amazon 4-star/Amazon Books retail stores
  • Target


  • EB Games/GameStop

United Kingdom 

  • GAME
  • Hamleys
  • Smyths
  • GameStop


  • Smyths
  • GameStop


  • Micromania/Zing
  • C&A


  • GameStop
  • Smyths
  • C&A


  • GameStop

Australia/New Zealand

  • GameStop/EB Games

Outside of that list, Epic have no plans to expand to other stores or countries for the pickaxe so this it for that. The code will be provided with the purchase of any licensed Fortnite product according to Epic.

If you aren’t able to snag a physical card of V-Bucks, you can also go into the in-game client and purchase them the usual way.

You can check out Epic Games’ blog post for more information on the Merry Mint Pickaxe and physical V-Bucks cards.


Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.