Gold bars are a new form of currency in Fortnite Season 5, which exist solely in the game.
Throughout each match in Season 5, you'll be able to earn gold bars by completing a variety of tasks, such as bounties. Once you've built up a small gold bar stockpile, you'll be able to spend them on services that will give you an advantage over other players!
Below you'll discover both how to earn and spend gold bars in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5.
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How to earn gold bars in Fortnite
There are three main ways to earn gold bars in Fortnite, with the most lucrative being completing bounties. This does have the risk of resulting in your own death though.
The second is by completing the quests that NPCs (friendly Non-Player Characters) offer you; exactly what these quests will be will differ from NPC to NPC, but they can range from searching supply drops to dealing a specific amount of damage to structure.
The third and final way is by opening chests that may, randomly, contain a certain number of gold bars.
It's important to note that, unlike every other resource in Fortnite, your gold bar stash will carry over from match to match. You can check exactly how many gold bars you currently have by looking at the map screen.
This means you can easily build up a stockpile as you play, without having to worry about spending them all in the final storm circle. It also means that you won't lose any of your gold bars when you die!
The new Season is here! Check out Season 5 Battle Pass skins, the new Fortnite map, Victory Umbrella, and where to find the Razor Crest location. There are also several new features this season - including bounties and the ability to earn gold bars.
What can you spend gold bars on in Fortnite?
Once you've collected a good amount of gold bars in Fortnite, you're going to want to spend them.
To do so you'll need to track down an NPC and see what services they have to offer. It's important to remember that different NPCs offer different services, so if you want to hire an NPC to fight alongside you, for example, you'll need to find an NPC which offers this service.
Thankfully, you can keep track of which NPCs you've met and where by looking at the Characters screen in the Collections menu.
Here are some of the services that you can spend your gold bars on:
- Buying new weapons
- Upgrade weapons
- Hiring NPCs
- Revealing the location of nearby treasure chests
- Revealing the location of nearby characters
Remember - as long as you don't spend them, your gold bars will carry over into every match, so don't feel like you have to spend them.