Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 introduced a new system of in-game currency using gold bars. Unfortunately, players cannot buy these gold bars using real world money but instead work to earn them. There are plenty of ways to farm gold in Fortnite.
Once players have enough bars, they can spent by interacting with the NPCs that Fortnite has added this season. It can be used to hire NPCs or upgrade/purchase weapons. But farming gold in Fortnite is easier said than done.
The methods to earn gold include completing side quests, looting from furniture and boxes, picking up from enemy loot and others. However, the most effective way to farm gold is by completing bounties.
What are bounties in Fortnite?
Bounties are not so common in Battle Royales, but anyone who has played a bit of Warzone has a general idea. Essentially, it involves hunting down a particular enemy in a nearby area to collect rewards. In Warzone, the reward is cash that can be spent at buy stations for upgrades.
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In Fortnite, bounties are the best ways to farm gold. Once you demand a bounty, the nearest player becomes your target. A yellow ring will appear in the approximate position they are in. Players have five minutes to find and eliminate that player to earn the bounty gold. Failing to do that will give the targeted player a gold bar.
In squads, players have to protect a teammate with a bounty on their head. If successful, they will receive a gold bar as a reward. 70 gold bars is the reward for completing a bounty.
NPC locations for bounty boards
Here are some popular locations players can go to find NPCs waiting and demand bounties. Remember, even other players are farming gold, so don’t drop your guard while interacting with the NPCs.
- Razor Crest Northwest of Holly Hedges Catty Corner Durr Burger food truck Hunter’s Haven Dirty Docks Shipwreck Cove Misty Meadows Pizza Pit Camp Cod Hydro 16 Craggy Cliffs Flushed factory Crashed Cargo Steamy Stacks Sweaty Sands Fort Crumpet The Orchard Steel Farm east of ColiseumUnremarkable shack Pristine Point Hilltop House Slurpy Swamp Weeping Woods North of Retail Row Viking ship Salty Towers Pleasant Park Lazy Lake Lazy Lake island
All the gold that players farm are persistent. This means they will retain the extra gold if any from every match and it will get added to their gold purse. Check out the video by SypherPK below to learn quick tricks for completing bounties.