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The current Robux icon represents a coin

Robux (formerly denoted by R$) is the virtual currency used across the Roblox platform. Robux was added on May 14, 2007. Robux was one of two currencies on the platform alongside Tix, which was removed on April 14, 2016. The Robux name was conceived by Shedletsky, being a portmanteau on "ROBLOX" and " BUX" (Bucks).[1]

Robux is known as Roblox's primary currency by the community and staff; currently, all paid items within the avatar shop are sold for Robux, including user-created content such as microtransactions and passes.

ROBUX

Visual representation of Robux (and former icon)

Robux has been intertwined with meme culture as well. Memes based on a virtual currency typically mock Robux (as well as other in-game currencies, such as Fortnite's V-Bucks and Minecraft's Minecoins.) It is used both inside and outside of Roblox culture due to its state as an iconic virtual currency. An example is the Bobux meme that had been famous back in late 2020.

On November 21, 2019, the Robux icon was replaced by the former R$ symbol with a rounded hexagonal shape and the color was changed to gold. The usage of the former "R$" abbreviation was discouraged by Roblox after the icon replacement, most likely because an actual currency, the Brazilian real, uses the same abbreviation.   

Before April 14, 2016, TIX (Also known as Tickets) was a secondary currency obtainable daily for free.   

Earning Robux[]

Roblox released the ability to purchase Robux through its website on September 26, 2008.[2] The ability to purchase Robux through the Roblox Mobile App was released on December 11, 2012.[3] Robux can also be purchased through a Roblox card, which can be purchased at many stores worldwide physically and online. 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 allowed them to purchase gift cards and use Coinstar machines to change the spare change into Robux. However, this option has been discontinued.

Roblox Premium[]

Roblox Premium provides members with an amount of Robux each month depending on the membership they purchased. It was originally called Builders Club, but that name proved to be confusing for players and it was changed. Each tier is named after how much monthly Robux is given:

  • Roblox Premium 450 (US$4.99 or £4.59/month)
  • Roblox Premium 1,000 (US$9.99 or £8.99/month)
  • Roblox Premium 2,200 (US$19.99 or £18.49/month)

Benefits[]

Being a premium member has many varieties of benefits:

  • 10% more Robux when purchasing Robux
  • Robux discount
  • Have the ability to sell items including limited items
  • Decreased prices for Premium UGC items.
  • Ability to purchase Roblox Premium exclusive UGC items.
  • Access to the Trade System
  • Benefits in some experiences are optionally added by developers; officially referred to as Premium Benefits.
  • “Popular Among Premium” sort-of Title.

Premium Payouts[]

Every user can earn Robux through Premium Payouts if Premium subscribers are playing their experience. The amount given depends on how many people play the experience and for how long.

Sale of Goods[]

Every user can sell developer products and passes to earn a revenue of 70% of the price after marketplace fees are deducted. Premium subscribers can also sell Classic shirts, Classic pants, and Classic T-shirts for a 10 Robux fee. Premium subscribers can list their limited items and plugins for sale.

Group Funds[]

A group can sell items on Roblox, however, all Robux earned is deposited into the group's Group Funds which can then be distributed among members. Group funds can only be given out by the owner of the group. Group Funds can only be given to users if they have been in the group for longer than 28 days.

Trading[]

Only Premium subscribers (and Builders Club subscribers before it was replaced) can trade limited items and Robux with other users.

Donation Experiences[]

It is possible to join donation experiences to get Robux, although this method requires donations from other users, and generally does not provide any benefit to the users who are donating.

Microsoft Rewards[]

Microsoft Rewards was introduced on December 28, 2020. It allows users to use points earned in Microsoft Rewards to exchange for Robux. Every 1500 points are worth 100 Robux.

Options[]

  • 1,500 points - 100 Robux
  • 3,000 points - 200 Robux
  • 6,000 points - 400 Robux
  • 12,000 points - 800 Robux
  • 15,000 points - 1,000 Robux
Robux Microsoft Rewards Redeeming Page

Robux Microsoft Rewards Redeeming Page

History[]
  • Users located in the United States, Canada or The UK with a valid phone number can create a Microsoft account and earn points to redeem Robux at a rate of 100 Robux per 1,500 points.[4]
  • The offer was initially introduced on December 28, 2020, and rewarded each new account in the U.S. 100 Robux for free.[5] However, this was discontinued a day later due to its high popularity which caused Microsoft to run out of Robux redeem codes.[6] The Robux offer was fully removed on July 25, 2021.
  • The offer was later reintroduced on January 12, 2021, allowing the player to trade 1,500 points for 100 Robux, 3,000 points for 200 Robux, and 6,000 points for 400 Robux.[7] A day later, the 200 and 400 Robux options were removed for unknown reasons, leaving only the 100 Robux option available.[8] The offer ended on January 15, 2021.
    • The offer was re-enabled on February 9, 2021. This offer initially had the same requirements as the prior offer in January.[9] On February 18, 2021, two more options were added, which required users to attain 12,000 Reward Points to claim a redeem code for 800 Robux and 15,000 Reward Points for 1,000 Robux.[10]
    • On April 21, 2021, the 200 Robux option was removed from the offer. However, on April 27, 2021, it was added back.
    • The Robux offer was removed on July 25, 2021, for all options.
    • On September 14, 2021, the Robux offer was reintroduced but only in the U.S. It was removed 10 days later on September 24, 2021.
    • On October 11, 2021, the Robux offer was reintroduced again.
    • On December 3, 2021, a sweepstake entry (only in the United States) in which if someone were to join it, they would acquire one million Robux. You can get entries by getting points. The sweepstakes ended on 1/15/22.
    • On December 7, 2021, an accessory Upside Down Elf, was added as a virtual item in Microsoft Rewards.
    • On January 13, 2021, the 200 and 400 were removed, leaving the 100 Robux option available (only in the United States). Eventually, the Robux offer was completely removed on January 15 at 12 PM PT in all countries.
    • As of January 31 2022, Roblox players are allowed to redeem codes with reward points.
    • On September 5, 2022, non-800 Robux options were removed from the offer, but all options were introduced again.
    • On February 7, 2023, the 100 Robux option was removed from the offer.
    • On February 11, 2023, non-200 Robux options were removed from the offer, but all options were introduced again.
    • On April 30, 2023, All other options under 800 Robux have been removed from the offer. The 800 Robux option was also removed a few days later, leaving 1000 Robux the only remaining option, but all options were introduced again after almost 2 months.
    • On June 30, 2023, after almost 2 weeks of the gift card re-introduced again, the 100 Robux option was removed from the offer permanently.
    • In October 2023, all Robux options (except 100 Robux, which was removed permanently) were added globally.

Former methods[]

All users earned 10 Tix daily as a log-in reward and 1 Ticket per place visit.[11]

Before August 2019, Builders Club, Turbo Builders Club and Outrageous Builders Club subscribers also received a daily Robux stipend:

  • Builders Club members earned 15 (19 cents USD) Robux per day.
  • Turbo Builders Club members earned 35 (44 cents USD) Robux per day.
  • Outrageous Builders Club members earned 60 (75 cents USD) Robux per day.
  • Users could also convert Tix into Robux using the trade menu. Contrary to popular belief, it was not at a fixed rate. 10 Tix was equal to 1 Robux initially and hovered around 14-17 Tix for 1 Robux toward the end of the Trade Currency app.

Refunds[]

Refund

The message a player receives from Roblox if an item they owned was moderated.

Refund2

Example of second message saying the amount of Robux received/type of accessory.

In September 2021, Roblox added a refund policy, which allows users to get refunds for Robux. If the user had an item that was moderated and deleted by Roblox from the original user who made that item, they would first get a message from Roblox that they have an item that was moderated. Then, they would give you an agreement if that user wanted a refund or not. If they agreed, they would wait 7-14 business days for the refund to go into effect.[12] After everything was confirmed, Roblox would message the user saying that they gave them the amount of Robux received from the moderated item.

Robux prices[]

For users located outside of the United States, 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-shaded options means they have been removed and cannot be used by any means. Users with Roblox Premium receive a 10% Robux purchase bonus.

Note: Different currencies have different values.

Amount
Price in USD Membership Bonus Platform(s)
40 Robux $0.49 0 Robux Roblox Mobile App
80 Robux $0.99 8 Robux Roblox Website, Roblox Mobile App, Roblox Microsoft Store App
160 Robux $1.99 20 Robux (Previously on Roblox Website with Rixty)
240 Robux $2.99 30 Robux
320 Robux $3.99 40 Robux
400 Robux $4.99 40 Robux Roblox Website, Roblox Mobile App
800 Robux $9.99 80 Robux Roblox Website, Roblox Mobile App, Roblox Microsoft Store App
1,700 Robux $19.99 170 Robux Roblox Website, Roblox Mobile App
2,000 Robux $24.99 750 Robux (Previously on Roblox Website)
4,500 Robux $49.99 450 Robux Roblox Website, Roblox Mobile App
10,000 Robux $99.99 1,000 Robux Roblox Website, Roblox Mobile App
22,500 Robux $199.99 2,500 Robux Roblox Website, Roblox Mobile App
75,000 Robux $399.95 25,000 Robux (Previously on Roblox Website)

Spending Robux[]

There are many items and features users can spend Robux on.

  • For 100 Robux, users can create a group.
    • For 25 Robux, group owners can create a new rank for their group.
    • For 25 Robux, one can buy the cheapest paid access experience (such as Bloxburg).
    • Before the new group layout, for 500 Robux, group owners could have created a clan for their group. Clans have since been removed.
    • Formerly, only Builders Club (replaced by Roblox Premium) members could create groups.
    • For 100 Robux, groups can be renamed.
  • For 2,000 Robux, users can upload a video to their inventory.
  • For 1,000 Robux, users can change their username.
  • For 500 Robux, users can upload a video thumbnail to their experience.
  • Users can bid on an advertisement for their experiences, clothing, groups, or models for a chosen amount of Robux. The value has to be a minimum of 5 Robux.
  • Users can pay to access certain experiences with varying prices set by the experience's developer.
  • Users can purchase items in the avatar shop for varying amounts of Robux from 0 to 999,999,999,999 Robux.
  • Users can purchase passes and developer products for specific experiences at varying prices set by the experience developer.
  • For 10 Robux, users can upload Shirts and Pants.
  • Some private server subscriptions require paying Robux, whose price varies with the chosen experience.
  • For 100 Robux, users could have created a badge for their experience.
    • As of February 24, 2022, you no longer need Robux to create a badge. You can create up to 10 badges per 30 days (200 per 30 days if the user is ID verified, every badge after will cost 100 Robux) on a single Experience.
  • Users can upload an audio file to the Creator Store, with costs ranging from 20 Robux to 350 Robux depending on the audio's length.
    • As of March 9, 2022, you no longer need to spend Robux to upload your audio file. Except, there are audio uploads ranging from 10 to 10,000 per month.

Exchanging Robux[]

Exchange Rate[]

The current exchange rate from Robux to USD is 0.0035 cents per 1 Robux, and the amount of Robux able to be purchased per one USD cent is set at a base rate of 0.8.

Currency Exchange[]

With the November 2008 release of the Robux currency exchange, players were given the ability to exchange Tix into Robux and vice-versa.[13] Roblox's exchange rate was based on user demand and typically hovered 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[]

The Developer's Exchange (shortened as DevEx) was released on October 1, 2016. This feature allows developers who meet specific qualifications to exchange Robux into real-life currency every month. To qualify for DevEx, you have to be a community member in good standing, having earned over 30,000 Robux, have a valid Devex Portal account, and be verified by email. Currently, developers earn US$105 per 30,000 Robux exchanged through DevEx.

  • On January 31, 2022, the minimum amount of Robux earned was lowered from 100,000 Robux to 50,000 Robux as well and as users now no longer need an active Premium subscription.[14]

Exchanging Credit[]

Since October 2019, leftover credit acquired from Roblox cards can be converted into Robux in the Billing tab under Settings on the Roblox website. The conversion uses the rate of US$1 note per 1 Robux.

Robux scams[]

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Warning
DO NOT click on or give login details to any 3rd party service, experience or user claiming to reward "free Robux", "free Avatar Shop (catalog) items", or "free Premium membership". Robux, paid-for Avatar Shop items, and a Premium membership must all be purchased with real cash (in the case of Robux and a Premium membership) or Robux. (in the case of paid-for Avatar Shop items)
While certain users have claimed to gain free Robux and/or other usually paid-for items, these are either advertisements which violate the Terms of Use, or bot/hijacked accounts promoting a scam. Report any scams encountered to Roblox moderation and NEVER click on any suspicious links on the Roblox website or enter any code into the inspect console.

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 goods to obtain the items they want on the platform. As a result of this, many players who have never spent any real-life currency or have only spent a small amount on Roblox often resort to begging. Some malicious users attempt to scam users to take their Robux or other valuable assets (including the account itself).

Scam bots[]

GREEN SCAMMER BOT

A stereotypical scam bot avatar.

Robloxcardmessagescam

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

Scam bots were bots programmed by an individual or group seeking account access to gain personal information such as passwords or to take assets from the account. Many of the bots have followed users all with similar bios and avatars. Most have been terminated but there are still more. They are most commonly found in experiences and the comment sections of items. Scam experiences have also been created by bots in an attempt to convince users to provide the scammer with their account passwords. These often include a fake player list with Roblox staff on the list to trick users into believing the experience is legitimate. They join an experience, with a non-Robux skin and a randomly generated username, examples are aBqqR157U or cL4iMBuXn0wfR33, etc. They type in their scam website in the chat and quickly leave afterwards. There is typically no use reporting them because there are too many. Most of these websites ask you for your username and password, or they ask you to perform a survey so the scammers can make money. Don't go to these websites or type in any information whatsoever. These websites are also unsecured, meaning that they could gain access to even more personal information without your knowledge.

Scam bots have also been known to formerly use the official "/me" chat command in Roblox experiences to convince users that they received Robux from a scam website. Due to this, the /me command was disabled by default in all Roblox experiences on May 17, 2019.[15]

They also used "{Server}:" at the beginning of their messages to convince users that the server was encouraging the use of the website.

As of now, the amount of scam bots has decreased, and Roblox has started to ban any experience and user that is programmed to scam.

Robux value[]

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 because 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 establishes the equilibrium price. For example, by selling most of their items in the avatar shop for Robux and incentivizing users to exchange Robux for real-life currency through the Developer's Exchange system, 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 system, 1 Robux equals US 0.35 cents, while the official Robux purchase system and the leftover currency exchange system say 1 Robux equals US 1.25 dollars.

As of March 2022, Robux is said to be worth more than the Russian ruble due to sanctions against Russia by the international community in response to the country's invasion of Ukraine.[16]

Purchase decreases[]

On July 12, 2019, the Builders Club bonus for each Robux purchase option was reduced to only 10% of the non-membership Robux, the $24.95 option replaced by a new $19.95 option for 1,700 Robux (1,870 with Builders Club) and the $199.95 option removed. It is speculated that this was to be able to pay developers more. However, many users were disappointed with this change as it means they will have to pay more real-life currency to receive the same amount of Robux as before.

Icon replacement[]

Robux 2019 white

White variant of the new icon

Robux Gold

Gold variant of the new icon

Sometime in early 2019, an image of a new icon was found in the Roblox files. The file was named robux@2x.png. Many users began to speculate that Robux would be replaced with another currency, while others believed only the icon would change. Roblox accidentally leaked the new Robux icon at the RDC 2019 event, and in response to a question regarding whether Robux would be replaced with another currency entirely, they stated that it would remain as Robux.[17]

Later on, in November, the new icon was split into three colours: black, grey, and a yellow to gold gradient.[18]

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.[19]

The new icon has received controversy from many users, some stating that the icon has no resemblance to Robux,[20][21][22] while others believe that it looks like a lug nut rather than any form of currency. Only a few stated that it was for the better, because the old Robux icon may be confused with the real-world currency, the Brazilian real, which uses the symbol R$.[23]

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

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  • On August 11 2019, cirtain user also noticed another different icon for Robux in Roblox Studio's files, which is clb_robux_20.png[24]. It is a Roblox icon in a circle, sadly these icons never managed to release.
  • Despite the icon change, as of January 2024, multiple old "R$" icons can still be found in the Roblox client files.
  • When viewing a banned account, or when the Roblox site is experiencing problems, the Robux icon will display "?".
  • In 2007, Robux was typically shortened down to RO$.[25]
  • On April 12, 2007, the first-place winner team of the Paintball Tournament on Ultimate Paintball received free Builders Club and Robux.
  • In early 2021, Roblox partially rolled out[26] a clothing fee, requiring users to pay a 50 Robux fee to upload a Shirt or pants or make their T-shirt go on sale, which was later lowered to 10 Robux.[27]
  • Robux had a term for one single unit, called a Robuk.
  • You could formerly get more Robux by redeeming a gift card instead of buying Robux straight from the website. This was patched after Roblox began denominating gift cards in the user's country of residence.
  • Since April 2023, Robux was no longer denominated in US Dollars, but in your local currency (eg: If you live in Europe, it will be in euros.)

References[]

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20120220091241/http://blog.roblox.com/2009/09/interview-with-telamon/
  2. Shedletsky, John (n.d.) . Be Our Guest; Buy Our ROBUX. Accessed March 15, 2021. Archived from the original on February 28, 2021.
  3. Bromley, Dylan (n.d.) . ROBLOX Mobile Is Out of Beta: Download and Play Today!. Accessed March 15, 2021. Archived from the original on February 15, 2021.
  4. Bloxy News [@Bloxy_News] (2021, February 9). "The @Microsoft Rewards Robux promotion is BACK! 💰 Earn points by joining the Rewards program (it's FREE!) and completing activities & puzzles to get yourself some Robux! 1,500 Pts. = 100 Robux 3,000 Pts. = 200 Robux 6,000 Pts. = 400 Robux Learn more: https://t.co/9VP0w4T1Mg https://t.co/lmtAItSpgn" [Tweet]. Twitter.
  5. Microsoft Bing. Twitter. https://twitter.com/bing/status/1343672431131635717
  6. Microsoft Bing. Twitter. https://twitter.com/bing/status/1344342508113960962
  7. Bloxy News [@Bloxy_News] (2021, January 12). "The Microsoft Rewards Robux promotion is back! 🥳💰 However, you must now earn Points to claim your Robux: - 1,500 Points earns you 100 Robux - 3,000 Points earns you 200 Robux - 6,000 Points earns you 400 Robux Redeem and learn more here: https://t.co/pHMTqCkPQO https://t.co/7iUZ8T2yHd" [Tweet]. Twitter.
  8. Bloxy News [@Bloxy_News] (2021, January 12). "The Microsoft Rewards Robux promotion is back! 🥳💰 However, you must now earn Points to claim your Robux: - 1,500 Points earns you 100 Robux - 3,000 Points earns you 200 Robux - 6,000 Points earns you 400 Robux Redeem and learn more here: https://t.co/pHMTqCkPQO https://t.co/7iUZ8T2yHd" [Tweet]. Twitter.
  9. Bloxy News [@Bloxy_News] (2021, February 9). "The @Microsoft Rewards Robux promotion is BACK! 💰 Earn points by joining the Rewards program (it's FREE!) and completing activities & puzzles to get yourself some Robux! 1,500 Pts. = 100 Robux 3,000 Pts. = 200 Robux 6,000 Pts. = 400 Robux Learn more: https://t.co/9VP0w4T1Mg https://t.co/lmtAItSpgn" [Tweet]. Twitter.
  10. Bloxy News [@Bloxy_News] (2021, February 9). "The @Microsoft Rewards Robux promotion is BACK! 💰 Earn points by joining the Rewards program (it's FREE!) and completing activities & puzzles to get yourself some Robux! 1,500 Pts. = 100 Robux 3,000 Pts. = 200 Robux 6,000 Pts. = 400 Robux Learn more: https://t.co/9VP0w4T1Mg https://t.co/lmtAItSpgn" [Tweet]. Twitter.
  11. Shedletsky, John (n.d.) . ROBLOX ROBUX. Accessed March 15, 2021. Archived from the original on January 13, 2021.
  12. https://web.archive.org/web/20210929062032/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XJJfAZis1c
  13. Shedletsky, John (n.d.) . It’s the Economy…. Accessed March 15, 2021. Archived from the original on September 29, 2020.
  14. Kairomatic (2022, January 31). "Developer Exchange Program Requirements Changes". From DevForum. Archived from the original on December 10th, 2022.
  15. Rototally (n.d.) . In-game Chat: /me. Accessed March 15, 2021. Archived from the original on November 8, 2020.
  16. https://gamerant.com/roblox-robux-russia-ruble-value-worth-ukraine/
  17. https://youtu.be/cW8Is-l49yc?t=712
  18. https://images.rbxcdn.com/f8669ed5cb8a275bf1aacfcfe51b0a18-economy_28x28_light.svg
  19. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/theres-a-new-robux-icon/391639
  20. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/theres-a-new-robux-icon/391639/6
  21. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/theres-a-new-robux-icon/391639/14
  22. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/theres-a-new-robux-icon/391639/25
  23. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/theres-a-new-robux-icon/391639/9
  24. https://www.reddit.com/r/roblox/comments/coode8/new_robux_icon_found_in_roblox_studios_files/
  25. https://web.archive.org/web/20220519085923/https://blog.roblox.com/2007/05/roblox-robux-redux/
  26. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/upcoming-changes-to-avatar-catalog-upload-requirements/915265/1240
  27. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/upcoming-changes-to-avatar-catalog-upload-requirements/915265
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