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Bars are a currency in Fortnite: Battle Royale. They were introduced in Chapter 2: Season 5.


Functionality

Bars are a currency that persist across matches. They are used to purchase items or services from different Characters or Vending Machines at differing prices. They can be used for:

Any of these purchases will deduct Bars from your account. Bars will also be deducted upon being eliminated in much smaller numbers.

A player can have a maximum of 5,000 Bars at a time. Bars do not carry across competitive game modes, but do carry across LTMs.

Obtained

Bars can be obtained in two different ways. These are by finding them as a currency, or getting them as a reward for completing a Quest or Bounty.

Bars are dropped as an item by:

Bars are deposited straight into the player's inventory by:

History

Chapter 2: Season 5

Chapter 2: Season 6

  • Update v16.00: Bars have been reset to 0 for every player. The amount of maximum bars a player can hold has been changed to 5,000.

Chapter 2: Season 7

Chapter 2: Season 8

  • Update v18.00: Bars have been reset to 0 for every player.
    • Completing quests for characters now give bars for each stage, meaning bars can be earned up to 5 times per questline.

Chapter 3: Season 1

Trivia

  • During Operation: Snowdown, playing a match in the Snowdown Shuffle playlist would reset players bars to 0. On December 22nd, 2020, users with 2K + Bars had their bars restored to their account and Epic Games promised that the bug should occur less.
  • Bars seem to be made out of gold and made by the Imagined Order, as noted by the Logo printed on them.

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