Robux (originally stylized as ROBUX, formerly R$, singular Robuk) is the sole universal currency on Roblox. Introduced on May 14, 2007, as a replacement of ROBLOX Points, Robux was formerly one of two currencies on the platform alongside Tix (which were removed on April 14, 2016).
Robux is known as Roblox's primary currency by the community and staff; all paid items created by ROBLOX within the avatar shop are sold for Robux, and user-created content like microtransactions and game passes also follow the same rule. The name 'Robux' is a portmanteau of Roblox and "bucks" (bux).On November 21, 2019, the icon was switched from R$ to a more generic hexagon shape (see here).
- 1 Earning Robux
- 2 Purchasing Robux
- 3 Spending Robux
- 4 Exchanging Robux
- 5 Robux Scams
- 6 Robux Value
- 7 Icon replacement
- 8 Gallery
- 9 Trivia
- 10 References
Roblox Premium, which replaced Builders Club, provides members with a lump sum of Robux each month instead of being spread out. Each tier is named after how much monthly Robux is given (BC Gave more on months with 31 days) :
- Roblox Premium 450
- Roblox Premium 1000
- Roblox Premium 2200
Sale of Goods
All users can sell T-Shirts, dev products and game-passes to earn a 70% profit after marketplace fees are deducted. Premium users can also create and sell Shirts and Pants as well as list their limited items and plugins for sale.
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. Group funds can also be used and distributed by other members, so long as they have admin permissions.
Only Premium players can trade items from catalog however are restricted to only trade limited items and Robux.
Prior to the release of the Tix and Builders Club, all users earned 5 Robux daily as a log-in reward and 1 Robux per place visit. Prior to mid-August 2019, players who purchased Builders Club, Turbo Builders Club or Outrageous Builders Club received a daily Robux stipend:
- Builders Club (BC) members earned 15 (formerly 5 before late 2016) Robux per day.
- Turbo Builders Club (TBC) members earned 35 Robux per day.
- Outrageous Builders Club (OBC) members earned 60 Robux per day.
Roblox released the ability to purchase Robux through its website on September 26, 2008, alongside the guest feature. The ability to purchase Robux through the Roblox Mobile App was released on December 11, 2012. 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, Coles and more. Users with an active premium membership will receive an additional Robux bonus if they purchase Robux. Users who did not own a credit card could use Rixty, which allows them to purchase gift cards and use Coinstar machines to change the spare change into Robux. However, this is not available anymore.
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).
'Red X' marks indicate that the set amount of Robux given is no longer purchasable or there is no existing membership bonus. Users with Roblox Premium receive a 10% Robux purchase bonus.
|Price (USD)||Price (GBP)||
|Membership Bonus||Available Platforms|
|40 Robux||$0.49||£0.49||€0.44||❌||Roblox Mobile App, Roblox Chromebook App|
|80 Robux||$0.99||£0.99||€1.09||8 Robux||
Roblox Mobile App, Roblox Windows 10 App
|160 Robux||$1.99||£1.57||€1.80||20 Robux||❌ (Previously on Roblox Website with Rixty)|
|240 Robux||$2.99||£2.36||€2.70||30 Robux||❌ (Previously on Roblox Website with Rixty)|
|320 Robux||$3.99||£3.14||€3.60||40 Robux||❌ (Previously on Roblox Website with Rixty)|
|400 Robux||$4.99||£4.59||€4.99||40 Robux||Roblox Website, Roblox Mobile App|
|800 Robux||$9.99||£8.99||€9.99||80 Robux||Roblox Website, Roblox Mobile App, Roblox Windows 10 App|
|1,700 Robux||$19.99||£18.49||€20.99||170 Robux||Roblox Website, Roblox Mobile App|
|2,000 Robux||$24.99||£22.99||€22.55||750 Robux||❌ (Previously on Roblox Website)|
|4,500 Robux||$49.99||£46.49||€49.99||450 Robux||Roblox Website, Roblox Mobile App|
|10,000 Robux||$99.99||£92.99||€99.99||1,000 Robux||Roblox Website, Roblox Mobile App|
|22,500 Robux||$199.99||£184.99||€180.43||12,500 Robux||Roblox Console App|
|75,000 Robux||$499.95||£399.95||€451.05||25,000 Robux||❌ (Previously on Roblox Website)|
- For 100 Robux, users can create groups.
- For 1,000 Robux, users can change their username.
- Previously, users could spend 10 Robux to upload a photo thumbnail for their game. This paywall was later removed.
- For 500 Robux, users can upload a video thumbnail to their game.
- For 100 Robux, users can create a badge for their game.
- 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 5 Robux.
- Users can pay to access certain games with varying prices set by the game developer.
- Users can purchase items in the catalog for varying amounts of Robux, excluding free items.
- Users can buy game passes 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.
The current exchange rate from Robux to USD is $0.0035 per Robuck, and the amount of Robux able to be purchased per $1 in USD is set at a base rate of 80. The following widget can be used to convert Robux to USD and vice versa, using the current exchange rate.
With the November 2008 release of the Robux currency exchange, players were given the ability to exchange Tix into Robux and vice-versa. 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.
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 to Premium, be a community member in good standing, 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.The current exchange rate is 0.0035 (USD) per Robuk.
Exchanging Credit Balance
As of October 2019, leftover credit acquired from Roblox game cards can be converted into Robux.
Robux is most often acquired by directly purchasing it on the Roblox website because most players cannot earn it or do not earn enough via developer products or other sellable goods to obtain the items or features they want on the platform. As a result of this, many players who have never spent any real money or have only spent a small amount on Roblox often resort to begging, and there are also malicious users who attempt to scam users in order to take their Robux or other valuable assets (including the account itself).
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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
These bots are programmed by an individual or group seeking account access to gain personal information such as passwords or to take items from the account like Robux or limiteds. 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!".
Some, however, may use the "/me" command after joining a game, which allows a username to become white in chat, and stand out, having only the name and no special characters ("USERNAME -Message-" instead of "[USERNAME]: -Message-"), for example: "
/me just got TONS of ROBUX! Visit (scamsite.) to generate
FREE ROBUX instantly!", where "/me" becomes the Username. However, the /me command has been removed due to spambots, bots now simply type them out without the /me command.
Those that join games generally look like the "Bacon Hair" style default avatar or wear-free clothes from the avatar shop. If you see the player tab has players such as "ROBLOX" or another admin, they are fake and there to trick you into thinking the game is legit and being used or being visited by a Roblox Employee.
Due to this, the /me command was disabled by default in all Roblox games on May 17, 2019.
These kind of bots follow and friend request a certain user with usernames like "Click", "DontClickme", "CheckMeOut", "Read/DontReadmyDesc", and "2838743829388"(random numbers). 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.
The value of Robux has decreased significantly since its initial release. With 3,297 Robux, a Roblox Blog article once declared Miked as the wealthiest Roblox player. Today, many users have much more than this without being considered as wealthy by the community. This is largely due to the fact that new Robux is generated every time a user earns a monthly stipend from their Premium membership or purchases it directly from Roblox, which in turn contributes to the currency's inflation as an ever-growing amount of players continue to desire goods or features that cost Robux.
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 Robux is equal to one penny.
On July 12, 2019, the BC bonus for each Robux purchase option was reduced to only 10% of the NBC Robux, the $24.95 option was replaced by a new $19.95 option for 1700 Robux (1870 with BC) and the $199.95 option was removed. It is speculated that this was in order to be able to pay developers more, however many players were disappointed with this change as it means they will have to pay even more to get the same amount of Robux as before.
Sometime in early 2019, an image of a new icon was found in the Roblox files. The file was called firstname.lastname@example.org. Many users started speculating that the Robux icon would be replaced, and some said the icon would not be replaced. Roblox accidentally leaked the new Robux icon at RDC 2019, in response to this they stated that they were not going to change Robux. This would obviously be later proven to be false.
Later on, during the month of November, the new icon was split into three colors: black, grey, and yellow/gold. In the same month, it began to appear for random users as part of A/B testing. By the end of the month, it was enabled for all users.
The new icon has received controversy from many users, some saying that the icon has no resemblance to Robux, while others say that it looks like a lug nut rather than any form of currency.
- Robux has been intertwined with meme culture as well, memes based on a virtual currency normally mock Robux (as well as other in-game currencies, such as V-bucks). It's normally used inside of Roblox culture, but also is used outside of Roblox culture due to it's iconic state of a in-game currency.
- "R$" was often used as an abbreviation for Robux, but this abbreviation's usage was discouraged by Roblox after the new Robux icon was released.
- This abbreviation was likely discouraged due to an actual currency, the Brazilian Real, having the same abbreviation.
- On April 12, 2007, the 1st place winner team of the Paintball Tournament on Ultimate Paintball got free Builders Club and Robux.
- Logging into a banned account or viewing a warning will show the former Robux icon. Some accounts have the new ban screen and the Robux sign has been changed to current and the balance will show: "?".
- There is however a way to get "?" Robux on a non banned account without inspect element and the steps are as followed: log onto Roblox then click on any game, duplicate that tab or open a new Roblox tab and click another game, log out on one tab then log into a different account on that same tab that was logged out on, your Robux will display as "?", although it is visual and once the page has been refreshed you won't be logged into your account.
- There was an update where a pop-up warning would show when someone attempts to buy Robux on Mobile. This pop-up warns the buyer that the purchase of Robux involves real life exchange. The warning was added due to young children buying Robux without a parent/guardian's permission, spending ludicrous amounts of money on the in-game currency without realizing.
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- John Shedletsky. Be Our Guest, Buy Our ROBUX. Roblox Blog. http://blog.roblox.com/2008/09/be-our-guest-buy-our-robux/
- 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/
- John Shedletsky. It's the Economy... Roblox Blog. http://blog.roblox.com/2008/11/its-the-economy-2/
- 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/