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Fortnite Season 5 Gold Bars: How to get and what they are used for

With Fortnite Season 5, Epic Games has introduced a new currency called Gold Bars. Here's how you can get more, and what you can use them for.
In Fortnite Season 5, Epic Games didn't just introduce a new Battle Pass, make several changes, added new weapons, challenges and items. No, the developer went much further, adding NPCs, quests, bounties and a new currency, Gold Bars. If you are looking to earn more Gold Bars in Fortnite Season 5, or if you are simply wondering what they are used for, we've got you covered.

How to get Gold Bars in Fortnite Season 5

There are a variety of ways you can get your hands on some Gold Bars in a Fortnite Season 5 match. These Gold Bars are closely linked to NPCs, bounties and quests.

Arguably the simplest way of earning more Gold Bars in Fortnite Season 5 is by killing other players or finding one of the hidden stashes across the map.

There are other ways to earn Gold Bars in Fortnite Season 5 as well. You can talk to an NPC, which will provide you with a random quest, such as collecting certain materials or finding a certain weapon.

Fortnite gold bars how to get bounty npc Season 5

These quests from NPCs can be found in various POI across the map. You will spot an NPC with a quest via a chat bubble. NPCs can generally be found in buildings which will also have an indication there is an NPC inside.

There's also bounties where NPCs will task you to eliminate a certain number of players in a tight time frame. Once you've completed NPC quests or bounties in a Fortnite Season 5 match, you will get some Gold Bars for your troubles.

Simply put, there are many sources of Gold Bars in Fortnite Season 5 but interacting with NPCs and following their instructions is probably your best bet. 

 

Fortnite Gold Bars: Rewards and uses

After you've found some Gold Bars in a Fortnite Season 5 match, you can spend these gold bars at NPCs spread across the map.

For example, you can spend your Gold Bars on a shiny new weapon. As you can see in the image below, an Epic Pistol costs 48 Gold Bars. 

Fortnite gold bars how to get bounty npc Season 5

(Picture: FortniteInsider)

It is still early days in Fortnite Season 5, so not all uses of Gold Bars might be known just yet. We also know you can hire an NPC to act as your bodyguard by giving them their requested number of Gold Bars.