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Roblox Robux - What do they do in Roblox?

How to get and use Roblox Robux

Roblox Robux - What do they do in Roblox?
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Original article by Jupiter Hadley, updated by PocketGamer staff.

In this guide, we are going to talk about Roblox Robux; what exactly they are, how to get them, what to do with them, and why you might need them... Or why that one kid keeps joining a server you are in begging for Robux...

When it comes to the world of Roblox, so many people are playing, but there is also so much going on. Roblox, for a start, is a platform full of games. Users can create games within the Studio, which are then published onto the platform. This means that there are tons and tons of games, many of which are in active development, that all can be played on. These games work on PC, phones, tablets and Xbox One, giving players a lot of options in the way they play.

It’s sort of like Minecraft in the way that the marketplace itself is full of user-created games, that work within Minecraft, and can be purchased with MineCoins. But if you’ve not explored that part of the game, you probably are lost yourself.

Most of these games are free and many have in-app purchases, through the game’s own currency, which is what we are going to be talking about today.

What is Roblox Robux?

As previously mentioned, Robux is a premium currency within the world of Roblox that you can use to buy new games, private servers and some other goodies.

How do you get Robux?

Getting Robux can happen in two ways: you can earn the currency or purchase it. The easiest way to get robux is by purchasing it. There are gift cards in most major supermarkets that give you a Roblox code to redeem online. You can also purchase them on the Buy Robux page on Roblox. There are a few Roblox games that gives Robux for free.

This page will show the price for each of the different sets. If you want to purchase Robux at a cheaper price or find yourself regularly needing it, you can become a Roblox Premium Member. There 

Can you earn Robux for free?

You can also earn free Robux, but this is much more challenging. There are a few options  - you can create a game or sell clothing items in a group. Creating an entire game in Roblox does take a lot of effort - you will need to implement in-game purchases, which players can choose to purchase using Robux, and you will then earn a percentage. You can also make your game a pay-to-play game, charging people to play it. 

It’s easier to create clothing within Roblox and earn Robux this way, as the platform already has templates for t-shirts and pants. You can then design your own and add them to your Roblox Group, setting them up for a Robux price. If your designs gain traction in the Avatar Store, you can find yourself making a profit as people purchase more of your designs.

roblox robux and a bunch of titles

What is a Roblox Premium Member?

Roblox Premium is a subscription to Roblox every month. There are a few different tiers, with the cheapest being £4.59 a month and the most expensive being £18/49 a month. Each month, you will get a handful of Robux depending on your subscription, as well as access to Premium-only items and discounts within the Avatar shop.

When it comes to purchasing the currency, in case you need a top-up, you will have a 10% discount on your online purchase. You can also trade items with other members, an ability that isn’t normally available for those who are not premium.

Games themselves are encouraged to offer Premium-only levels and discounts within their games too, which you will be able to access as a Premium member.

Premium membership is billed monthly, refreshing your Robux stack and allowing you to continue to reap the benefits.

How to Redeem a gift card or promo code in Roblox?

If you purchase Robux on Roblox itself, it will automatically be added to your account. If you have a gift card or promo code, you can redeem it through the redeem area of their website

Often, purchasing gift cards on Roblox will come with limited-time items as well, so if you don’t have a premium discount or want to give Robux to a friend, you should look into purchasing the gift card code online at the link above.

Where to use Roblox Robux - online shop

What Can You Purchase with Roblox Robux?

There is a lot you can buy with Robux. You can purchase games within Roblox to play, purchase premium servers for just you and your friends to play in, within specific games, and purchase in-game bonuses and items to help you play. Each game has its own in-game purchases, set by the developer, who gets to decide how much this costs and what they do.

Some games offer speed boosts while others offer premium object skins or access to more ways to play. Possibilities are endless really. If you are purchasing something in-game for Robux, there will be a pop-up confirming that you are using your Robux, and it will tell you how much you have left at the end.

You can spend Robux on avatars!

If you are interested in making your avatar look cooler, there are tons and tons of premium clothing and accessories that you can purchase with your Robux, from hoodies to swirls that stay around your character, to shoulder pets. Customisation does not stop at what your avatar looks like, you can also purchase emotes, which allow your avatar to dance or do motions with a game, using your currency.

Maybe, you are looking to promote your group or game within Roblox itself. You can use your Robux to put banner ads on the site, advertising one of these places. It is also used in development to add more badges to your game and add videos to the game’s page. Your game or group's Robux count can be managed in your Roblox Group.

Jupiter Hadley
Jupiter Hadley
Jupiter is a prolific indie game journalist with a focus on smaller indie gems. She covers thousands of game jams and indie games on her YouTube channel, letting every game have a moment in the spotlight. She runs, a calendar of all of the game jams going on in the world, and judges many jams and events. You can find her on Twitter as @Jupiter_Hadley