One of the main draws surrounding Fortnite is Skins. These offer players a way to stand out on the battlefield, to showcase more individuality and to show their dedication to the game by going through the means to get the one that they have chosen. Whilst a lot of these skins may be harder to acquire from the Fortnite shop such as Playerauctions than others, there are ways in which you can get them for free.
Some skins go as far as requiring you to buy console bundles, mobile devices and more just to get a certain rendition. Others either cost you a lot of your hard-earned V-bucks, or some are so rare that they aren’t even available in the game anymore. If you are strapped for cash, however, then fear not. There are ways in which you can get skins without even having to pay for them. This is a method which has become more popular in recent times, especially with the introduction of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2.
The arrival of the new season brought about a lot of new features, including new areas of the map, gameplay features, and a wealth of new cosmetics. If you have been looking around for ways to get new skins for your character, you may have come across a lot of online tutorials that don’t offer the best nor the most effective ways of getting them. Listed below are a few ways in which you can earn new skins without having to part with your in-game cash.
The idea of Twitch Prime is something that appeals to many in gaming. For those who have an Amazon Prime subscription, you can use the Twitch Prime feature to gain free content for a number of games. This rings true for Fortnite, as the service gives you access to a lot of free content.
So if you do happen to have a Prime membership, you can expect to find the likes of skins, as well as gliders and much more as a reward. Twitch Prime is always adding items too periodically, so be sure to keep checking back for when new content is added. You don’t want to miss out on anything new, after all.
LTE – Limited-Time Events
Like with Twitch Prime, Limited-Time Events are something that you will want to keep your ear to the ground for. As the name suggests, they aren’t around forever, but they do provide you with an opportunity to get some new skins.
You can do this by simply logging into the game at specific times. The Limited-Time Events have a habit of not only changing up the gameplay in fresh and exciting ways, but also hand out free skins to those who participate. For example, you may remember the seasonal Winterfest 2019 event, which gave out a whole bunch of gifts to players (including skins) as well as additional challenges to participate in.
We mentioned earlier that you could get exclusive skins based on different consoles and devices that you currently own, or are willing to invest in. If you are a PS4 owner and have a PlayStation Plus subscription, then you are in luck.
With PS Plus, Sony offers players a Celebration pack, which is available to subscribers completely for free. Included in the pack is a free skin and back bling, with the blue colors often representing the PS brand. This is probably a much more common skin since that a lot of Fortnite players are likely to own the console than having to pay out for an obscure mobile phone handset, but its still an eye-catching cosmetic nevertheless, and who can argue with free?
Fortnite World Cup
The Fortnite World Cup is a massive event within the gaming community. Last year, the first World Cup event saw first prize winning a whopping $3 million, and brought about a few changes here and there with it coinciding with the new season.
The Fortnite World Cup 2023 is expected to take place in the summer of this year, though the location has yet to be confirmed. For those who are able to attend, you can get your hands on some free V-bucks to spend on skins. There was even battle passes given away at the event, which brings us on to our next point.
This method is entirely free, but it is well worth your investment. This is because if you reach the end of the Battle Pass, you can expect to receive a ton of new skins that you may not have been able to afford individually.
What the Battle Pass provides is not only skins, but you can also be earning V-bucks in the process. So if you are able to invest some cash into the Battle Pass now, you are bound to receive a whole load of new cosmetics to keep your character looking fresh when dropping off the battle bus.
This is another method which will require some initial investment, but it will lead to you getting free skins. The new season introduced something called the Iris Pack, which brought in a few new features to get you started.
In fact, not only does it contain 600 V-bucks to spend on skins, but it also includes the new “Iris” outfit to add to your colllection. Players who purchase the Iris Pack can also get a “Roundabout” Back Bling, and a “Pop Axe” Pickaxe to go with it.
So some of these methods do require a bit of investment here and there, but ultimately they are a gateway to you getting free Fortnite items. Those that are subscription based services have the potential to allow you to keep reaping free rewards from them, and the Battle Pass is worth the price alone for the items you’ll receive in the Fortnite shop. Whatever method you decide to go for, they are all viable ways for you to gain new cosmetics for yourself and letting you show off who you really are in Epic Games’ Fortnite Battle Royale.
Have you used any of these methods to get skins? Let us know in the comments section below!