5 ways to Get Free Skins in Fortnite

Fortnite has a lot of things going in its favour but arguably the most important of these is its wide range of skins and cosmetics. Fans flocked to the globally adored battle royale title for its unique building mechanics, tight controls, dynamic map and fun, intense gameplay. However, it is clear that a lot of the player base has stayed thanks to the constantly growing library of desirable skins that are equal parts wacky and stylish.

However, it can be difficult to get your hands on some of the finest skins in the game. Some of these skins are battle pass exclusives, others are very expensive and can only be purchased on the in-game market, some are only earnable through unique challenges and events and very rare skins are only available through purchasing expensive third party devices with exclusive codes. In short, skins are great but you often have to dig deep into your wallet to own a large collection of them.

However, there are some ways that you can beat the system and get your hands on some wonderful skins without having to spend a penny. It may seem too good to be true but we assure you, its the truth. We have put together a guide on how to get your hands on a load of these elusive skins all for free. So sit back and relax while we show you how to beat the system and get some Fortnite skins for free.

Utilise the Battle Pass

If you are an avid Fortnite player then you probably purchase the battle pass each season due to its great value for money and the motivation to keep playing that it provides. It offers plenty of XP bonuses and fantastic skins through its levelling system but at certain tiers, you will also be able to get your hands on V-bucks. You’ll often be able to earn 1000 V-bucks within each season. So you can approach this in two ways.

If you want to save your V-bucks and get a legendary skin on the market place, you’ll be able to do this in two seasons without investing any more money than you were going to anyway. Or alternatively, you can earn enough v-bucks to consistently buy a battle pass every season. This means that after the first purchase of a battle pass, everything else is a bonus and you’ll even have 50 V-bucks left over to save for another occasion. So if you have the time to earn all the battle pass tiers each season, it can be a very cost-effective way of earning the best skins.

Subscription Exclusives

This may not necessarily be free if you don’t already have the services we mention here but if you do, you may be able to pick up some exclusive goodies that would have passed you by.

Fortnite is often giving players who subscribe to third party services a plethora of skins and cosmetics that they can use to flex on their opponents when they drop in for a game. We have compiled a list of all the exclusive free skins and packs that are available right now and what services you’ll need to use to get them. Here they are down below.

  • PS Plus celebration Pack – Playstation plus
  • Twitch Prime Pack – Twitch Prime/Amazon Prime Video

There is also a number of skins that can be acquired by purchasing third party items such as Samsung phone and tablets, Dualshock4 controller and headset bundles or specific Nintendo Switch and Xbox One bundles. This is far from free but if you are in the market for one of these devices anyway, then why not get a little bonus skin with your purchase?

Attend the Events

While nothing happens at the time of writing, there are often opportunities to get yourself something fancy just by attending Fortnite events. So if you attend the physical events you may be given some free V-bucks or if you’re not geographically lucky enough to attend these events without a lot of expense and planning, you can always watch the streams. Those that watch the streams are often awarded spot prizes such as V-bucks, cosmetic items and skins just for watching their favourite pros battle it out. What could be better?

The physical competition you’ll have to attend is the Fortnite World Cup that often happens during the summer holidays, while the online event relates to the Fortnite Championship Series which happens once every season. So the bottom line is that free stuff is available to you at least once a season, so make sure you are an active part of the community and get your free rewards.

Limited-Time Events

Sometimes during the year, Fortnite will host a time-critical event that will ask the player to compete and complete a series of challenges to gain rewards. All of these events are completely free to all players and provided you can complete all the criteria in time, you can earn some seriously cool gear and skins. These skins usually look fantastic and after the event only grow in rarity as they are often never seen again.

The best examples of events where you could get great gear in the past were the Fortnite Cup where you could have earned the Tart Tycoon skin or the High Stakes event where you could have earned the Wildcard skin. These events even have ranked tournaments where if you place in the top 20,000 players, you receive a healthy injection of V-bucks so these events are a real gold mine if you commit a lot of time and effort to them.

Use Trading Sites

The final option on our list is to use trading sites to gain desired skins and Fortnite items. While there is no trading system within Fortnite, making it harder to buy and sell items, there are still a number of websites where you can list your applicable items and accounts. Here is a couple of great options that you could use below

#1 Game Flip

This website allows you to list and sell as well as buy Fortnite items. While this isn’t entirely possible with normal in-game items, you can sell exclusive codes that will grant players access to rare skins. For example, say you have access to the Galaxy skin after buying a Samsung product. You could list that code on Game Flip, making a tonne of cash and then reinvest that cash in V-bucks and that will allow you to purchase a wide variety of different skins all for one code. If you have one of these elusive codes laying around, you would be a fool to not utilize it.

#2 PlayerAuctions

Then alternatively, if you want to sell your whole account and start over with a massive purse full of V-bucks at your disposal, then you can do just that with the help of Playerauctions.com. This site allows you to post listings of your whole Fortnite account. Simply give an overview of all the items you have on your account and set a fair price for all your goodies. Then someone will hopefully come along and nab it off you, leaving you with a load of cash to reinvest in V-bucks. Its a bold move and you may lose a lot of older, rarer skins but its a matter of preference we suppose.

The Best Skins In Life Are Free

When it comes to rewards, goodies and stuff, its always better if you get it for free. Sure it’s great to earn your rewards but who has the time? With these hints and tips, you’ll have no wasted time earning your V-bucks and skins. You’ll simply have to follow these steps and claim what is rightfully yours. Why shouldn’t you have nice things? So get out there and get all that free loot before someone else does and be the envy of all your pals!