Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 5 represents one of the wildest new seasons of Fortnite to date, especially with the introduction of Gold Bars. Intended to work similarly to Warzone’s cash system, Gold Bars in Fortnite allow you to locate chests more easily, buy healing items, and even unlock Exotic weapons. But how do you get Gold Bars in Fortnite?
The most obvious way of getting them in Season 5 is by eliminating other players, who will drop them alongside all their other loot. Simply walk over them to add them to your total. The IO Guards will also drop Gold Bars, 30 in total if you eliminate all three.
You can also find Gold Bars within chests and will earn roughly five Gold Bars per chest you open. You can expect to get quite a few a game if you land far away from others and have a location all to yourself.
There are also Safes that you can unlock to get yourself quite a lot of Gold Bars, up to 100. There are a load of these dotted around, but we found our very first one within Risky Reels. Simply search it as you would a chest or ammo box and you can get some Gold Bars.
The most interesting way of collecting Gold Bars by far, though, is by completing Bounties by chatting to NPCs across the map or by interacting with a Bounty Board.
Bounties range from all kinds of things, such as simply searching chests, eliminating other players, and even defeating the NPC in a duel, which is the only way that you can get certain weapons in the game. Once you have complete a Bounty, it will automatically reward you Gold Bars, no need to return to the NPC.
Once you have enough Gold Bars, you can then redeem them at an NPC to claim a reward. Prizes range from something as simple as a cabbage, all the way up to one of five Exotic weapons dotted around the Fortnite map that cost an eye-watering 1,225 Gold Bars. As you carry Gold Bars between matches and you don’t lose them after a match, you can grind your way towards unlocking the rarest and most expensive of rewards from NPCs over time.
This is one of the most interesting new additions to Fortnite in a long time. Some form of currency was expected to be added to the game at some point, so here’s looking forward to what Epic add in the future to make the most of this fascinating new system.
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