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How to Gift Battle Pass in Fortnite

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Be a good gamer friend by figuring out how to gift Battle Pass easily.

Continue to show your undying love for Fortnite by purchasing a battle pass. It’s an additional (and optional) paid service that allows players the chance to explore exclusive content, including items required to advance a level. But the question remains…just how do you purchase a battle pass?

We’ve deciphered the details of getting a battle pass and gifting one to other players. Our clear and concise guide will give you step-by-step instructions. Keep up with other gamers by fully understanding how to gift Battle Pass the right way.


What is a Gift Battle Pass?

Battle Pass is a way for Fortnite players to purchase extra content that includes in-game items through a multi-tiered system.

Players of the Epic Games product can get access to rewards, characters, updates, and “skins” which change a character’s appearance. It uses the idea of “season tickets” to offer die-hard players chances to achieve more while playing their favorite game.

Fortnite has several chapters and seasons (about 22 in total). Chapter 3 ended with season 4 on Dec 3, 2022, so it has no season 5, season 6, or season 7 (1). Chapter 4 began with season 1 on Dec 3, 2022, and ends on March 10, 2023 (2).

Whether you play Fortnite Battle Royale on Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo, PC, Mac, or Android/Mobile doesn’t matter.

How to Gift Battle Pass in Fortnite

These easy-to-follow instructions teach you how to gift Battle Pass to friends and help you every step of the way.

  1. Open Fortnite and select the Battle Pass Tab on the top toolbar, second in from the left (next to “Play”).
  2. If you already have the Battle Pass for the new season, select the “Gift The Battle Pass” button. If you don’t own the Battle Pass for the current season, the button will read the “Get The Battle Pass” button.
  3. Now, click on the “Gift The Battle Pass” button in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  4. Search through your list of Fortnite friends on the left side of the screen. If you click on each individual name, you’ll see if they already have the Battle Pass or not. The “item owned” counter beneath their name should tell you this.
  5. Once you’ve clicked on their name, click “continue.” You can then enter your payment details to confirm the purchase. When your friend next logs into Fortnite, they’ll see the gift of the current season’s Battle Pass, just for them!

Other Factors To Consider

You’ll appreciate these extra tips on how to gift Battle Pass in Fortnite to prevent hassles or delays (3).

  • You must currently be at level two or above to send a gift like Battle Pass.
  • You can’t gift special offers, like a Battle Pass Level gift bundle, Level Up Quest Packs, or Fortnite Crew.
  • You’re allowed to send up to five gifts per day. If you exceed five gifts in 24 hours, your attempt will fail. Just wait another 24 hours, and you’ll be able to send another gift.
  • If a friend already has Battle Pass, your gift attempt will result in an error message.
  • If you and your fellow gamer have been friends for less than two days, the gift cannot be sent. You both must be friends for at least two days before sending or receiving gifts.

How to Gift Battle Pass Without 2FA

Two-factor authentication (known as 2FA) adds additional security by requiring your login credentials via two methods. Most people set this up to receive a code from their smart devices. You won’t be able to send the Battle Pass without 2FA.

Though it might seem unnecessary, 2FA prevents unauthorized users from accessing your game. Epic Games allows you to use email, SMS, and an app to pass the 2FA test and securely gift Battle Pass to a friend.

How to Accept Gifts on Fortnite

It’s super easy to accept a gift in Fortnite. The moment you turn on or log into your game, a notification will pop up reading, “You Received a Gift!” You’ll also see a present icon you can’t miss. Just click “Open” and claim the gift.

Extra Tip

If you are unable to accept gifts, make sure your ability to accept them hasn’t been disabled in your settings:

  1. Open the “Account and Privacy” tab.
  2. Under “Content,” look for the words “Can Receive Gifts.”
  3. Click the arrow to select “Yes,” so your account can now receive gifts.

How Much Does a Battle Pass Cost?

In 2023, the cost for the Fortnite Battle Pass is 950 V-Bucks, the same as in 2022. V-bucks are the in-game currency that Fortnite uses. You can purchase your own Battle Pass with V-Bucks, but you cannot gift a Battle Pass with V-Bucks. You can also earn up to 1500 V-Bucks by playing (4).


FAQs

Why Can’t I Gift the Battle Pass?

If you attempt to gift an item to a player who already has it, you won’t be able to gift Battle Pass. Likewise, if you have only been friends with another player for less than two days, gifting a Battle Pass also won’t work. If you’ve sent gifts to someone already, you need to wait twenty-four hours before you can send additional gifts.

Can You Gift a Battle Pass With V-Bucks?

You cannot gift a Battle Pass using V-Bucks, which are the in-game currency used in Fortnite. When gifting Battle Pass, you have to use real money for the transaction. It would cost 950 V-Bucks, but you must use real-world money to make the purchase go through.

Can You Gift a Battle Pass if You Don’t Have Fortnite?

You need to have Fortnite yourself to give a Battle Pass. If you already have a Battle Pass, the option to gift a Battle Pass will be in the Battle Pass tab, but not in the Item Shop. You need to be logged in to Fortnite to see your list of friends and choose who to send the Battle Pass gift to.

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Maryana Vestic

Maryana Vestic is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor, and food photographer with a background in entertainment Business Affairs. She studied film at NYU, Irish Theatre Studies at Trinity College Dublin, and has an MFA in Creative Writing Nonfiction from The New School. She loves cooking, baking, hiking, and horror films, as well as running a local baking business in Brooklyn with her boyfriend.