Fortnite features Timed Missions which grant bonus rewards like evolution materials, experience, schematics, heroes, defenders, survivors, perk resources or V-Bucks. Each Timed Mission’s bonus reward can be claimed once on completion. Timed Missions are marked on the map with a clock sign and the missions rotate every 24 hours. There are a few types of Timed Missions but only Mini-Boss missions can reward Free V Bucks. Mini-Boss missions are also known as Mini-Boss Mission Alerts or just Mission Alerts. You can view the current Mini-Boss Mission Alerts in Fortnite above!
V-Bucks as a Mini-Boss mission reward is pretty common and not possible as regular mission rewards. The rewards are 25-40 V-Bucks on a single mission and the missions change once every day. Completing the same mission again will not grant you the bonus reward. Other types of Timed Missions like Storm missions can only reward evolution materials as the bonus reward. Elemental Storm missions reward elemental perk resources for their respective elements. Events have also featured their own types of Timed Missions.
Looking for other mission types? View all current missions tracking page for Mega Alert, Group, Storm and other missions!
Only Mini-Boss missions may reward V-Bucks and the missions change every 24 hours!
Unlocking new areas and Timed Missions in Fortnite
Progressing on your main questline will eventually unlock new areas with more missions to play. Each Storm Shield Defense on your questline will reveal more mission spots on that area. You begin the game from Stonewood and need to complete the questline of 34 quests to unlock Plankerton. You will gain access to Canny Valley after completing Plankerton questline. The final area you unlock is Twine Peaks. Each area is significantly harder than the last one and more quests are needed for the next area. High V-Buck rewards are more often found from harder areas. In addition to the new mission spots, you will also unlock different types of missions, materials and daily quests as you progress.
Mini-Boss mission rewards include evolution materials, experience, schematics, heroes, perk resources and V-Bucks.
On top of the page you can see the current Mini-Boss Mission Alerts including the rewards without launching the game, fetched directly from Save the World servers every 15 minutes. No matter where the V-Buck reward mission is, there will be a lot of people completing it for the free V-Bucks.
History of Mission Alerts
The amount of Mission Alerts available past Stonewood was doubled to six and Mini-Bosses were added to all of them in patch v2.3 and so the name changed to Mini-Boss Mission Alerts. Patch v3.4 refocused Mini-Boss Mission Alerts towards Transform Keys and high-rarity items and removed crafting ingredients from the reward list. These changes seem to raise the V-Bucks mission reward amount from 15-30 to 25-40 V-Bucks. After patch v3.5 Mini-Boss Mission Alerts can no longer be selected in Stonewood and Plankerton if you have not unlocked the mission the alert is attached to but can still access it with a higher-level party. Perk resources were added to the reward pool in patch v4.2. Some events have more than doubled the amount of missions for the duration of the event. Patch v9.00 removed the daily cap of 3 mission alerts and changed the rotation schedule from 6 hours to every 24 hours.