All free Fortnite skins and how to get them

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Free Fortnite skins
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There are several ways to get skins and items in Fortnite: they can be purchased through V-Bucks in the item shop, but there are also special versions that you can get for free.

Epic Games always comes up with something: Live events, crossovers, items and skins. Yes, they beat their own advertising drum again and again – and always with success. This is especially true when it comes to skins, as the community gets pointy-eared. We know, of course, that your performance in-game does not improve if you own certain or rare skins. Despite that, it is often more fun to walk around with them. Sometimes, players spend hundreds of Euro in the item shop just to expand their own collection.

The question is: Can you get certain skins for free? Actually, there are many possibilities to reduce your expenses at least in the item shop. Here is how it is done:

Battle Pass

First of all, players who choose to invest in the Battle Pass system can make progress and unlock some very special outfits by simply playing the game. Nothing easier than that, right? When XP is won with this system, you will reach new ranks that offer new rewards.

Not only that, but each new season of competitive play also brings new items to unlock, so there's always something new to discover. In addition, during the Battle Pass, you'll receive V-Bucks at various levels which you can then put back into the Battle Pass. This means that it is theoretically possible to unlock an infinite number of skins and items with a single purchase.

Battlepass Chapter 2, Season 2.
Battlepass Chapter 2, Season 2. (Image credit: Epic games)

Twitch Prime Skins

Through Twitch Prime, you used to have the opportunity to get exclusive skins. This is what the last bundle offered:

  • Battle Royale "Trailblazer" outfit: Victory in the front line.
  • Battle Royale "True North" back accessory: Find your way.
  • Battle Royale "Tenderizer" Pickaxe: Make a good first impression.
  • Battle Royale "Freestylin" emote: Make the dance floor shake.
Twitch Prime Skin "Trailblazer"
Twitch Prime Skin "Trailblazer". (Image credit: Epic Games)

It was also enough to redeem the free 30-day trial to be able to keep this bundle in your locker. Unfortunately, this Twitch Prime Loot is currently not available. However, we are sure that a new package will be released soon.

PlayStation Plus

As long as you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber for PS4, you can purchase a PlayStation Plus skin. It is always available for a period of time before it is exchanged for a new skin.

Console bundles

The major console manufacturers are also convinced of Fortnite's success. The game can now be played on almost any platform and manufacturers went one step further by offering special Fortnite bundles of their products. These usually contain skins and V-Bucks, but sometimes also additional items. So if you plan on buying some of these products anyway, you should make sure to take the free loot with you. Here are all the console bundles:

PlayStation 4 bundle

  • Royale Bomber (Skin)
  • 500 V-Bucks (in-game currency)

PlayStation 4 DualShock Controller bundle

  • Royale Bomber (Skin)
  • 500 V-Bucks (in-game currency)
Royale Bomber Bundle
Royale Bomber Bundle (Image credit: PS4)

Xbox One S bundle

  • Eon skin
  • Aurora glider (hang glider)
  • Resonator (harvesting tool)
  • 2000 V-Bucks (in-game currency)

Xbox One Wireless Controller bundle

  • Eon skin
  • 500 V-Bucks (Fortnite in-game currency)
Eon Bundle
Eon Bundle. (Image credit: Epic Games)

Xbox One S 1TB (Fortnite Special Edition bundle)

  • Dark Vertex Cosmetic Set (Legendary Outfit, Epic Harvesting Tool, Epic Glider)
  • 2,000 V-Bucks (Fortnite in-game currency)
Dark Vertex Bundle
Dark Vertex Bundle. (Image credit: Xbox)

Nintendo Switch bundle

  • Double helix (skin)
  • Telemetry (backpack)
  • Rotor (hang glider)
  • Precisely targeted (harvesting tool)
  • 1000 V-Bucks (in-game currency)
Double Helix Bundle.
Double Helix Bundle. (Image credit: Epic Games)

Other bundles

Fortnite is not only playable on consoles, but also on mobile phones. Just recently, the Fortnite app was also launched in the Google Play Store and next season, it will be the first that will be fully playable on Android for the first time. But not only are there special skins for the purchase of a mobile phone, there is also a free skin when buying a certain graphics card.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or Tab S4 Promo

With the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or Tablet S4 you get the rare and popular Galaxy Skin.

Galaxy Skin
Galaxy Skin. (Image credit: Epic Games)

Honor V20 bundle

If you want to buy a new smartphone, you should take a look at the Honor V20. It comes with a bundle that consists of a skin, a backpack and 2000 V-Bucks.

Honor Guard Bundle.
Honor Guard Bundle. (Image credit: Epic Games)

Nvidia Graphics Card bundle

For those who want to upgrade their gaming PC, Nvidia is currently offering a bundle with selected graphics cards. When buying a GeForce GTX of the 16 or 10 series (1660 Ti; 1660; 1650; 1070 Ti 1070; 1060; 1050 Ti or 1050), you get the Fortnite Counterattack bundle and 2000 V-bucks.

Counterattack Bundle.
Counterattack Bundle. (Image credit: Epic Games)

Free V-Bucks in Save the World

There is one last way to get free skins and that is by paying V-Bucks to exchange them for skins in the shop. In the Save the World PvE campaign, you can earn V-Bucks completely free of charge. However, you have to pay a price of at least €40 for the PvE section of the game.

But if you are an eager Battle Pass buyer, it can still be worth it. After all, the purchase price is already cheaper than two Battle Pass packages and you get a full game in addition. In the future, Fortnite: Save the World, just like Fortnite: Battle Royale, will also be playable for free. It remains to be seen whether V-Bucks can still be earned in this mode.

However, most free styles can usually be unlocked through challenges. One such example is the current Ghost and Shadow version of Midas. Sometimes simply appearing at an event is enough to unlock certain items like the Neon Wings Back Bling in the last Party Royale event.

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