How to get free skins in Fortnite for your character

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Although Fortnite is inherently Free to Play (f2p), its cosmetics, like other f2p games, make them the most money. As such, totally free skins are only gotten on accident. This doesn’t mean it’s entirely impossible to get a free skin, though. It only means that they are very far and few in-between, or you have to subscribe to a pre-existing service to get them. Regardless, if you want to learn how to get free skins in Fortnite, you’ll learn how to here – just keep in mind that the easiest way is to purchase the Battle Pass.

Of course, if you don’t want the Battle Pass, there are numerous to get free skins in game. Read below to find out more.


Glitches, the gamer’s favorite friend. Oh how we love you. Regardless of our predisposition towards glitches to circumvent pay-walls, even f2p games can be exploited through the achieving certain things. Of course, the videos provided above detail how to get free skins in Fortnite through glitches, so we won’t go through step-by-step instructions here.

This is because each skin has a different set of actions to follow so that they unlock. Some, even, don’t have them at all. But if they don’t, you could always just wait for the creators of Fortnite themselves to mess up like they did with the Scientist skin way back when. That’s right. They made a skin free for days on accident—and even made an entire Battle Pass free, back in Chapter One.

How to get free skins in Fortnite

Playstation Plus & Twitch Prime

As mentioned earlier: being subscribed to certain platforms can reward you in a cosmetic item. It just so happens that Playstation Plus and Twitch Prime each come with their very own skins, thus making them “free” if you’ve already subscribed to their services. If not, then this isn’t free at all, and this section is actually a waste of time. So please continue down the list so that we may guide you on how to get free skins in Fortnite.


Winterfest, like other in-game events, holds quests that go with the thematic of aforementioned event. As this is based on Winter – thus Christmas, or the Spirit of Giving – you can bet that just logging in for two weeks straight (not even having to play) can net you a handful of free, snow-themed skins you can flaunt off to your friends. This is the most surefire way to get free skins in Fortnite.


Tournaments, where skill dictates the outcome, are by far the most entertaining ways to get awarded skins. Typically Fortnite itself will reward you for your competence in-game. However, certain Content Creators, and even In-Game Events, could trigger within these matches to provide you with bonus skins – thus doubling your earnings. And if you stream these you may even get donated skins by random viewers, which is always nice.

You would join one of the many people to win a skin. Usually a great skin, too, on par with the best, even memetic, skins that money could buy. Now, most tournaments are interesting to hardcore competitive players – and the same goes for Fortnite, with people fighting for a delicious Thanos skin. Professional “loopers” (players of the Loop; the island / map that we land on, after thanking the bus driver) make it very, very clear that they are willingly waiting to participate so that they may fare well in these tournaments to increase their valuation and get their hands on great loot.

How to get free skins in Fortnite

These Fortnite tournaments are also popular due to another reason – that loot mentioned earlier; why some Loopers try their hardest here. Whether it be getting a job in real life, or streaming, or being good at the same. Gamers who rank in the top ten percent essentially get rewarded early access accessories and cosmetics. Some of the free Fortnite skins that loopers have been able to achieve through scoring well in the aforementioned tournaments are Lachlan, then Thanos, then Venom, with Thanos in particular gaining a ton of popularity due to the timing of the event.

Content Creators

Content Creators, sometimes, have their own skins that they can reward you with for subscribing to them or raffled out. Of course, anyone could do this. It would be the equivalent of someone buying the skin for you, although this person is getting paid to do that and actually gains notoriety for being nice, and rewarding, while giving you a skin. So, consider this option a two-way street where the road goes both ways.

However, you might not want to build your house in this camp alone. Typically Content Creators give away gifts of cosmetics in giveaways, raffles, or to their close friends. Now, I’m not telling you to not be friendly. I’m just advising you to not be friendly or watch their streams solely in hope of getting their in-game flesh. If you want to support them, then by all means – just don’t mooch.

In-Game Events

In-Game Events, like Winterfest, are the best to attend if you want skins for your Looper. Of course! Just play the game and they’ll reward you. You have many chances, especially because there are some in-game events for Christmas, Easter, or even features with another property that give away free “swag” for our in-game avatars to flaunt. Players were allowed to participate in the competition, which awarded them a Teen-Titans themed skin and accessory merely for playing, due to the Teen Titans Cup event that was published a while ago. This was one of many events, and one of the more recent ones. As such, keep in mind that more will come. Just make sure you don’t miss your chance next time a free skin or in-game event is available.

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