Gold Bars were first introduced in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5. They can be spent on various upgrades, weapons, and other items or services during a match. Players can carry a maximum of 5,000 Gold Bars at one time, and are reset at the start of every new season. Check out our guide on this Fortnite in-game currency including the best places and ways to get Gold Bars, and what you can spend them on.
All About Gold Bars in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2
Gold Bars can be spent on various items and services:
- Vending Machine purchases
- Donating to a Donation Station
- Hiring NPCs
- Upgrading weapons or fishing rods
- Purchasing exotic weapons from NPCs
- Purchasing items, ammo, weapons from NPCs
- Purchasing services such as rift activation from NPCs
How to Get Gold Bars
There are various ways to get Gold Bars, with many of these only giving a few bars at a time. However, if you use these methods consistently it is easy to rack up hundreds, if not thousands, of Gold Bars in a few matches. Here is a list of every way to gain Gold Bars, from least to most number of bars obtained:
|No. Gold Bars||Method|
|5||Open or Destroy a Cash Register|
|7||Destroy a Sofa|
|7||Destroy a Washing Machine|
|7||Eliminate an Opponent|
|9||Open or Destroy a Chest|
|18||Destroy a Double Bed|
|26||Open or Destroy a Rare Chest|
|75||Compete a Bounty|
|131||Open or Destroy a Safe|
Although sofas and washing machines only give a handful of Gold Bars it is worth going to specific areas where there are a bunch of them to destroy. There are 17 sofas at Camp Cuddle, for instance giving a total of 119 Gold Bars, while at Coney Crossroads one room contains 12 washing machines each dropping 7 Gold Bars, giving a total of 84 gold Bars. Easy money for a few pickaxe hits.
Completing a Bounty is the most lucrative and consistent way to earn Gold Bars in Fortnite, but it does hold some risk for your reward. Players must complete the bounty within 6 minutes, and only in that match. If your target is poached by another player you still receive Gold Bars, just a fraction of what you would get if you had tracked them down and eliminated them yourself. Find every Bounty Board location in our guide here.