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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.

Bars are reset at the start of each season.

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

Chapter 3: Season 2

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.
    • It is possible the gold itself was acquired from Midas prior to the I.O., as spoken by Marigold in her challenges.
    • It is unknown why the IO would make this but it could be so that they can pay for stuff and that it was never supposed to be used by the Loopers.

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