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ROBUX

Robux visualized as a physical currency, as seen on the Xbox One platform.

ROBUX

Current Robux logo.

Robux (singular Robuk[1]), stylized as R$, is the sole universal currency on Roblox. Introduced on May 14, 2007, as a replacement of ROBLOX Points, Robux was formerly one of two currencies on the platform alongside Tix (which were removed on April 14, 2016). 

Robux is known as Roblox's primary currency by the community and staff; all paid items created by ROBLOX within the catalog are sold for Robux, and user-created content like microtransactions and gamepasses also follow the same rule. The name 'Robux' is a portmanteau of Roblox and "bucks" (bux).

Earning Robux

Prior to the release of Tix and Builders Club, all users earned 5 Robux daily as a log-in reward and 1 Robux per place visit.[2]

Builders Club

Players who purchase Builders Club, Turbo Builders Club or Outrageous Builders Club receive a daily Robux stipend:

  • Builders Club members earn 15 Robux per day.
  • Turbo Builders Club members earn 35 Robux per day.
  • Outrageous Builders Club members earn 60 Robux per day.

Note: Players also receive a 100 Robux bonus for their first-time purchase of a premium membership.

Catalog Sales

BC, TBC and OBC users can sell T-shirts, Shirts, and Pants to earn a profit after Marketplace fees are calculated. Users can earn 70% of the item price (30% marketplace fee). This also applies to selling gamepasses, developer products and Limited items. NBC users are only able to sell gamepasses and developer products, and will earn 10% of the price (90% marketplace fee).

Game Development

Players can sell Gamepasses and Developer Products to earn Robux in the same manner as Catalog items. Additionally, they can include gear on the game page, which will pay a commission to the developer every time a gear is purchased on that page.

Group Earnings

A group can sell virtual items in the Catalog like an individual user. However, all the Robux earned is deposited into the "Group Funds" which can then be distributed among members.

Purchasing Robux

Roblox released the ability to purchase Robux through their website on September 26, 2008, alongside the guest feature.[3] The ability to purchase Robux through the Roblox Mobile App was released on December 11, 2012.[4] Robux can also be purchased through a Roblox Card, which can be purchased at many stores in the US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand, such as GameStop, Walmart, FYE, and more. Users with an active premium membership will receive an additional Robux bonus if they purchase Robux. Users who do not own a credit card can use Rixty, which allows them to purchase gift cards and use CoinStar machines to change the spare change into Robux. Currently, Rixty does not work outside of the USA.

Robux Prices

For players outside of the US, prices are displayed as their country's currency equivalents (however exchange rates are not fully taken into account by Roblox when buying directly from the website).

Robux Amount Selling Price (USD) Robux Bonus (BC Exclusive) Additional Notes
40 Robux $0.49 No or Unknown Only available through the Roblox Chromebook app.
80 Robux $0.99 10 Robux Only available through the Roblox Mobile App and Roblox Windows 10 App.
160 Robux $1.99 Unknown Only available through Rixty.
240 Robux $2.99 Unknown Only available through Rixty.
320 Robux $3.99 Unknown Only available through Rixty.
400 Robux $4.99 50 Robux Not available through the Roblox Windows 10 App.
800 Robux $9.99 200 Robux Available through the PC and Roblox Mobile App.
1,700 Robux $19.99 None Only available through the Roblox Xbox One App.
2,000 Robux $24.99 750 Robux Not available through the Roblox Xbox One App.

4,500 Robux

$49.99 1,500 Robux Not available through some mobile devices.
10,000 Robux $99.99 5,000 Robux Not available through some mobile devices.
22,500 Robux $199.99 12,500 Robux Not available through some mobile devices.
75,000 Robux $499.95 25,000 Robux Discontinued shortly after being introduced in early 2015.

Spending Robux

  • For 100 Robux, users in a premium membership can create groups.
    • For 25 Robux, group owners can create a new rank for their group.
    • For 500 Robux, group owners can create a clan for their group.
  • For 1,000 Robux, users can change their username.
  • Users can upload thumbnails for their places. An image thumbnail costs 10 Robux while a video thumbnail costs 500 Robux.
  • Users can create a Badge for their game at a price of 100 Robux each.
  • Users can bid on an advertisement for their games, clothing, groups or models for different amounts of Robux the value has to at least be 10 R$.
  • Users can purchase paid access to certain games with varying prices.
  • Users can purchase items in the catalog for varying amounts of Robux, excluding free items.
  • Users can buy gamepasses and developer products for specific games.
  • Users can upload an audio file to the Library, with costs ranging from 20 Robux to 350 Robux depending on how long the length of the audio is.

Exchanging Robux

Currency Exchange

Main article: RoblEX

With the November 2008 release of the RoblEX currency exchange, players were given the ability to exchange Tix into Robux and vice-versa.[5] The Roblox's exchange rate is based on user demand and typically hovers around 1 Robux for about 20 tickets for market orders. However, on April 14, 2016, the currency exchange was shut down following the removal of tickets.

Developer's Exchange

Main article: DevEx

The Developer's Exchange (DevEx) was released on October 1, 2013. This feature allows developers who meet specific qualifications to exchange Robux into real-life currency (USD) on a monthly basis. In order to qualify for DevEx, users must be currently subscribed in Outrageous Builders Club, have earned over 100,000 Robux, have a valid PayPal account, and be verified. Currently, developers earn $350 per 100,000 Robux exchanged through DevEx.

Robux Scams

Main article: Scam

Due to the fact that Robux is often acquired by spending real money, as well as how most items on the website can only be acquired using the currency, it is commonly used as the focal point of scams which are made with the intent for the scammer to steal the Robux or other valuable assets from the victim's account such as personal information.

Examples:

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  • 👉Simply go to the following link: 👉 (SCAMSITE) 👈 Unlock every Game Pass and get thousands of ROBUX. This is in appreciation of being an active player. Roblox thanks you for joining this group. 😍 Redeem your code Instantly. 👉Simply go to the following link: 👉 (SCAMSITE)
  • "Hello. As appreciation for playing (RANDOMGAME), you have been qualified to receive a Roblox game card code for thousands of Robux instantly for free. Redeem your game card instantly, simply go to (WEBSITE). No information or download is required!
  • Hi There, You are eligible to receive thousands of Robux immediately. Your code: [RANDOM CODE]. Get your redemption codes before its too late! Go to [WEBSITE]!
  • That's right THOUSANDS of Robux for free, no account information, NO DOWNLOAD, simply fill your username.
  • Do you want ROBUX absolutely FREE? Tired of scams?No login info or downloads! Simply go to the following link: [WEBSITE]
  • 🍀I got thousands of ROBUX and access to EVERY Game Pass just by getting a code.🍀Tired of scams?💚No login info or downloads!💚👉Simply go to the following link👉: [SCAMSITE]
  • 😎ROBLOX is giving access to ALL Game Passes and Thousands of ROBUX throughout the entire summer to everyone! This is an official event so no info needed. Go to the following link for your code 👉: [SCAMSITE]
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  • Here is how to get free Robux. First, go to [ROBUXSCAMSITE] and then enter your username and select how much Robux you want. We will then attempt to connect to Roblox's servers. Due to our site being commonly used by spambots, you might have to complete human verification. Simply select an offer and then complete the survey, and then the Robux will be awarded to your account!
  • 💚Redeem ROBUX & Game Passes Instantly💚

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  • 🍀Want ROBUX?🍀💚Access to Every Game Pass Too?💚🍀Tired of scams?🍀💚No info or downloads!💚🍀Instant redemption!🍀💚 Redeem NOW for FREE!💚👉Get your code at the following link and yes its a link👉: [SCAMSITE]
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The bots are often the default player model when you make a new account, showing that they were made specifically to send spam messages. Additionally, many bots share similar basic avatars. Roblox encourages players to click the Report Abuse button and report these bot accounts. If there is a scam website, players can email the link to info@roblox.com.

Scam Bots

Robloxcardmessagescam

An example of a private message scam given by a bot.

These bots are programmed by an individual or group seeking account access to gain personal information. They are most commonly found in comment sections of games and items. They will usually say things along the lines of "THATS RIGHT, I received 25k Robux INSTANTLY from (scamsite.suffix) and no information is needed!".

GREEN SCAMMER BOT

An example of a scam bot.

Friend/Follow Bots

This species of Bots Follow and friend request a certain user with usernames like "Clickme", "DontClickme", "CheckMeOut" and "Read/DontReadmyDesc". The Friend Server update has lowered the chance of getting these bots, but by now most of these bots have been terminated. If an account like this attempts to gain contact with you, report it at once.

Robux Value

The value of Robux has decreased since its initial release. With 3,297 Robux, a Roblox Blog article once declared Miked as the wealthiest Roblox player. Today, many users have upwards of 40,000 Robux in their accounts without being considered as wealthy by the community, and this is largely due to the fact that new Robux is generated every time a user earns a daily stipend from their Builders Club membership or purchases it directly from Roblox, which in turn contributes to the currency's inflation.

Current theories about the dramatic shift in Robux value are embedded in the idea of supply and demand. Supply and demand are typically inversely related, and the balance of both establish the equilibrium price. For example, by selling most of their items in the catalog for Robux and incentivizing users to exchange Robux for real-life currency through the Developer's Exchange, the demand for Robux has increased. This increase in demand compared to a minimal increase in the supply of Robux creates a deficit of Robux.

According to the Developer's Exchange, 400 Robux is equal to $1, while a 2013 blog post announced that one Robuk is equal to one penny.[6]

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Trivia

This section is a trivia section. Please relocate any relevant information into other sections of the article.

  • Instead of R$, RO$ was the previous shortened term for Robux.[citation needed]
  • R$ is also the symbol for an actual currency, the Brazilian Real.

References

  1. Alan "JacksSmirkingRevenge" Fackler. ROBLOX Currency Exchange: The Deep End. Roblox Blog. http://blog.roblox.com/2012/10/roblox-currency-exchange-the-deep-end/
  2. Shedletsky. ROBLOX ROBUX. Roblox Blog. http://blog.roblox.com/2007/05/roblox-robux/
  3. John Shedletsky. Be Our Guest, Buy Our ROBUX. Roblox Blog. http://blog.roblox.com/2008/09/be-our-guest-buy-our-robux/
  4. Dylan Bromley. Roblox Mobile is Out Of Beta: Download and Play Today!. Roblox Blog. http://blog.roblox.com/2012/12/roblox-mobile-is-out-of-beta-download-and-play-today/
  5. John Shedletsky. It's the Economy... Roblox Blog. http://blog.roblox.com/2008/11/its-the-economy-2/
  6. Andrew "Blockhaak" Hakk. The Definitive Statistical Guide to Roblox's High-Growth in 2012. Roblox Blog. http://blog.roblox.com/2013/01/the-definitive-statistical-guide-to-robloxs-high-growth-2012/

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