If you’ve found yourself scrolling through TikTok recently, you may have stumbled upon videos claiming that Epic Games, Fortnite‘s publisher, has teamed up with the survey company AttaPoll to provide players with free V-Bucks as compensation for its recent FTC lawsuit.
These TikTok videos often receive thousands of likes and claim that using a particular referral code in the AttaPoll app will grant the user free V-Bucks, Fortnite’s virtual currency, and even exclusive in-game items. The majority contain “screenshots” of tweets that appear to be legitimate statements from Fortnite’s Twitter account.
While this apparent offer may be tempting — especially for those excited to purchase their favorite skin or the current Season’s Battle Pass — is the claim that you can earn free V-Bucks in this alleged partnership true?
Is the AttaPoll Fortnite Collaboration a Scam?
We provided Epic Games with the relevant information and received the following response:
“The screenshots and links provided are fake, and we are working on taking down the content in question. We encourage all players to follow the steps outlined on our Account Security page and to report fake content like this to our Player Support team.“
While AttaPoll itself is a legitimate business, no such partnership exists — or has ever existed — with Epic Games. These videos are produced for the sole purpose of misleading the viewer so that their creators can benefit from the use of their AttaPoll referral code.
The referral terms on AttaPoll’s website denounce the use of false information to promote referral codes, claiming that “using misleading information or false advertising about the app or the referral program will result in the removal of any incentives [they] may have been awarded.”
How to Earn Free V-Bucks
Currently, the only official way to receive free V-Bucks in Fortnite is via the Battle Pass, which still requires an initial purchase of 950 V-Bucks. Those that purchased Fortnite: Save The World prior to June 29, 2020, can also earn V-Bucks via the game’s daily quests and occasional “V-Buck missions.”
Our Fortnite Guides are handy for those looking to quickly advance the Battle Pass and save up those precious V-Bucks.
Fortnite is available to play for free on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android, and PC.
- This article was updated on January 26th, 2023