How to get free Fortnite skins in February 2024

Daniel Megarry
Three Fortnite characters alongside the text 'Free Fortnite Skins'Epic Games

Are you looking for free Fortnite skins? We’ve got you covered! Here are all the Outfit freebies, and a few free cosmetics, you can claim without spending your V-Bucks or hard-earned cash in Chapter 5 Season 1 as of February 2024.

Epic Games’ hit battle royale Fortnite is known for its high-profile crossover skins as much as its fast-paced gunfights, but they can be quite expensive to buy — especially when it’s a well-known character like Wonder Woman or Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars.

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So naturally, any chance to get free skins is welcome in the world of Fortnite. But while free cosmetics like Gliders and Back Blings are actually fairly common, free skins are incredibly rare, so you’ll need to keep an eye out if you want to get one.

Below, you’ll find all the information you need on any free skins that are currently available to claim in Fortnite, as well as details on previous free skins that have now expired.

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Updated on February 1, 2024. No new skins were found.


Are there any free skins in Fortnite? (February 2024)

There are four free skins in Fortnite for players to redeem. These include various outfits, such as Explorer Emilie, Trailblazer Tai, Jackie, and Subzero Cryptic. They can all be claimed completely free in Chapter 5 Season 1.

Free Skin How to claim
Explorer Emilie outfit Link your LEGO and Fortnite accounts.
Trailblazer Tai outfit Complete LEGO Fortnite Quests
Jackie outfit Complete a Try Rocket Racing! Quest
Subzero Cryptic outfit
PlayStation Plus subscription

Explorer Emilie and Trailblazer Tai joined forces along with LEGO Fortnite in Chapter 5. You can get the Explorer Emilie skin by signing up for LEGO Insiders and then linking it to your Epic account, which you use for Fortnite. Trailblazer Tai can alternatively be obtained for free just by completing four easy quests in LEGO Fortnite.

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The Jackie skin was then added for free along with Rocket Racing, another new mode in Chapter 5. You can get the racing outfit for free by completing a particular Try Rocket Racing! Quest in the game.

PlayStation has collaborated with Fortnite once again, where added the free Subzero Cryptic outfit and related cosmetics to the game. To get the skin and related bundle, you need to have a PlayStation Plus subscription.

We’ll keep this page updated if any new skins are made available, so be sure to check back soon.

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Are there any free cosmetics in Fortnite? (February 2024)

Even if you aren’t searching for free cosmetics, it’s still nice to know what’s in rotation. Here’s a look at what’s up for grabs in February.

Free Cosmetic How to Claim
Drift Smoke Trail with alternative styles Complete “Season Zero Tune Up” quest in Rocket Racing
Dieselback Pack Back Bling Play 10 Rocket Racing matches
Crab Walkin’ Emote Collect 5 Wristbands in Fortnite Festival
Fiery Fog Aura Collect 12 Wristbands in Fortnite Festival
Orchestrina Keytar
Collect 15 Wristbands in Fortnite Festival
Ranking Backbling Raise your rank in ranked modes
High Society Ranked Umbrella Glider Score 75 points in the Ranked Cup for the season
Grim Emblem Back Bling (Ch 5 S2 hype quest)
Collect Mosaic Tiles (300)
Odyssey’s Origin Loading Screen (Ch 5 S2 hype quest) Complete The Mosaic (1)

How to get free skins in Fortnite

The free skins in Winterfest 2022 presentsEpic Games
Arctic Adeline and Sled Ready Guff were previously free during Winterfest 2022.

There are a few different methods for getting free skins in Fortnite, but it’ll require you to put in some effort:

  • Completing in-game events
    • Completing event-specific challenges will earn you free skins and cosmetics, such as opening a certain amount of presents during Winterfest. The Save the World mode also provides opportunities to earn free rewards, which may include a skin, V-Bucks, or other Fortnite-related items.
  • Competing in tournaments
    • Every now and then, Epic Games will host themed tournaments for crossover characters, like Beast Boy or The Flash, alongside ICON Series skins for streamers like Chica, where the highest-ranking players can earn the skin for free before it goes on sale in the shop.

The last option is via codes for free skins. However, it’s incredibly rare to get codes for free skins in Fortnite, and this usually only happens with giveaways on social media. Be wary of searching for free codes online, as there are a lot of potential scams out there.

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All expired free skins in Fortnite

Below you’ll find all of the expired free skins we know about in Fortnite and how they were obtained:

Skin How to claim Expiry date
Redcap outfit Refer a Friend 3.0 January 16, 2024
Winterfest Bushranger Winterfest 2023 Daily Gifts January 2, 2024
Holiday Boxy outfit Winterfest 2023 Daily Gifts January 2, 2024
Runway Racer  Complete Runway Racer Goals January 1, 2024
Vivi Chroma Outfit
Claim the PlayStation Plus-exclusive True Colors Pack September 1, 2023
Underworld Desdemona
Complete Coldest Circles Quests June 15, 2023
Clone Trooper skin Complete Find the Force Quests May 23, 2023
Jun-Hwan skin Claim the PlayStation Plus-exclusive Blue Phoenix Pack March 21, 2023
Gold Blooded Ace skin Earn 48,000 Infamy Points during the Most Wanted event February 28, 2023
Xander skin Sign up for the Refer A Friend scheme and complete all of the tasks February 19, 2023
Sled Ready Guff skin Open the Winterfest 2022 Presents January 3, 2023
Arctic Adeline skin Open the Winterfest 2022 Presents January 3, 2023
Blizzard Bomber skin Be a member of PlayStation Plus and download it for free from the PS Store September 21, 2022
Major Mancake Complete all of the Fortnite x Fall Guys Crown Clash Challenges July 11, 2022
Chica Rank high in the Chica Cup May 5, 2022
Chloe Kim Rank high in the Chloe Kim Cup March 24, 2022
Be a member of PS Plus on PS4 or PS5 March 14, 2022
Naomi Osaka Rank high in the Naomi Osaka Cup March 2, 2022
Bruno Mars Rank high in the Silk Sonic Cup February 7, 2022
Rainbow Racer Complete the Refer A Friend challenges January 10, 2022
Polar Peely Open a Winterfest 2021 present January 6, 2022
Krisabelle Open a Winterfest 2021 present January 6, 2022
Blizabelle Log in with the Epic Games Launcher January 6, 2022
Wonder Woman Rank high in the Wonder Woman Cup August 18, 2021
Ruby Shadows Log in with the Epic Games Launcher June 17, 2021
Beast Boy Rank high in the Teen Titans Cup May 12, 2021
Aloy Rank high in the Aloy Cup April 14, 2021
Webster Rank high in the Spring Breakout Cup April 2, 2021
The Flash Rank high in The Flash Cup February 10, 2021
Snowmando Complete Operation Snowdown challenges January 5, 2021
Frost Squad Complete Operation Snowdown challenges January 5, 2021

Are there any other ways to get free Fortnite skins?

It may not technically be free, but players who subscribe to Fortnite Crew will receive heaps of rewards including new skins and matching cosmetics every single month. It costs $11.99 (or £9.99) a month.

Subscribing to Fortnite Crew also gives you access to the Battle Pass, which includes loads of skins to unlock as you collect XP. For example, the Battle Pass for Chapter 5 Season 1 gives you access to earn eight skins for free, which include all the NPC bosses across the map, as well as Solid Snake himself.

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Aside from this, Fortnite Crew members also receive 1,000 V-Bucks, Legacy skin styles, and Rocket Pass premium for Rocket League each month.

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About The Author

Daniel graduated from university with a degree in Journalism and English Language, before spending five years at GAY TIMES covering LGBTQ+ news and entertainment. He then made the switch to video game journalism where he produces news, features, and guides for Pokemon, Fortnite, Nintendo, and PlayStation games. Daniel also has a passion for any games with queer representation.