Fortnite V-Bucks bought from the Microsoft Store were never received

by Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
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  • Some Fortnite PC players that bought V-Bucks from the Microsoft Store haven't received anything.
  • Strange, considering that it usually takes only a few seconds for them to show up on your account.
  • However, purchased addons can take up to 72 hours to be applied, but its still annoying players.
  • V-Bucks can only be used on the platform you purchased them on, they are not at all transferable. 
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Fancy a little competition with your friends in Fortnite? Then you will surely need to acquire some supplies for the upcoming battle.

And if you are short on V-Bucks, you can always head to the Microsoft Store or the Epic Games Store and get some more, depending on your needs.

A simple enough process, however, there are reports that in-game currency purchased from the Microsoft Store still hasn’t appeared on the player’s account even after more than 12 hours, on the PC version.

Fortnite player bought V-Bucks and received nothing

Indeed, it is true that when it comes to content or addons you can buy for a specific online game, it can take those add-ons up to 72 hours to appear on our accounts.

But, as many of you will surely agree, this is actually a bit of an anomaly, considering that, once purchased, the new content, gear, or currency is transferred almost instantly to the targetted account.

Even though customer support can be contacted, such issues are extremely annoying to some people, as they involve real money.

Again, it could just be a matter of waiting, considering that literally millions of these microtransactions are happening at any given time.

What you also need to keep in mind is that V-Bucks you purchase from the Microsoft Store can be used on Xbox, PC or mobile, but can’t be transferred to or used on other consoles

Basically, how this generally works, is, after purchased, V-Bucks can be used on PC, but you have to first launch the game on Xbox, in order to sync them to the Epic account.

This being said, if you don’t have an Xbox console on which to play Fortnite, you have to purchase the currency either in-game or via the Epic Gamesa Store.

Another important thing to keep in mind when dealing with the Fortnite in-game currency is that it is not transferable between platforms.

If you find yourself in a similar situation, make sure you first wait the required 72 hours. If you still don’t receive it, we encourage you to contact customer support and get it straightened out.

Have you also been experiencing such problems? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.