Does gold carry over in Fortnite? Explained

Gold bars are in-match currency (Image via Epic Games)
Gold bars are in-match currency (Image via Epic Games)

Gold was introduced in Fortnite a few seasons ago and quickly became a popular addition. It is the only form of in-match currency (not to be confused with in-game currencies like V-Bucks) and can be extremely useful for players.

Since it is so useful, many players may wonder whether or not their gold will carry over from match to match or season to season. The currency is valuable, so players don't necessarily want to see it go to waste.


Gold certainly carries over in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4

Gold bars can be found in a lot of places (Image via Fortnite Wiki)
Gold bars can be found in a lot of places (Image via Fortnite Wiki)

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As of now, gold carries over in every sense of the phrase. As long as they don't spend them, players will have the same amount of gold from match to match. When they open a chest and add nine gold bars to their total, the new amount will stay the same when they die and start the next match.

Additionally, in a new change, gold also carries over from season to season. This was previously not the case. In Chapter 3 Season 2, players had to spend their gold before the season ended, or else it would be lost.

However, going into Chapter 3 Season 4, many loopers have noticed that their gold totals have stayed the same. Instead of letting it expire, Epic Games allowed it to be renewed over a season.

Gold is technically referred to as "bars" in Fortnite.


How to get gold in Fortnite

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There are several ways to get gold in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4. The easiest way is to open a chest. When one opens a chest, there's a chance that it will drop nine gold bars.

Gold can also be found in cash registers in small amounts, so players should open these devices when they see them.

Safes are arguably the best source of gold in the game, often having over 100 gold bars. These are rare, but they can be found in vaults that require keys to open.

Eliminating players also awards a bit of gold, so that's another easy way to increase one's gold totals.


What to spend gold on

Players can carry up to 5,000 gold bars at a time before it stops counting. To avoid this, and to make the gold worthwhile, they should spend it. There are a lot of options to spend gold on in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4.

Vending machines often have good weapons or ammo available for gold bars. Mending machines have healing items in the same fashion. They will run out, but players can buy plenty with gold bars before that happens.

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NPCs sell items, sometimes even Exotic weapons, for gold bars. A few of them can also be hired to help players out during a match for a sum of gold.

Upgrade stations can be found in various POIs on the island. They require gold to upgrade weapons. Players can spend a lot of gold bars and level up a Common weapon all the way to Legendary rarity.

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Edited by Rachel Syiemlieh
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