Wondering how to get free skins in Fortnite, or if there even are any free skins? We’ve got all the details you need about the current free skins that you can claim in July 2022.
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 Street Fighter’s Blanka, Sakura, and Chun-Li.
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.
Updated on July 25 to add a free skin from the Refer A Friend scheme.
- All current free skins in Fortnite
- How to get free skins in Fortnite
- All expired free skins in Fortnite
There are currently two free skins that players can claim in Fortnite, which we’ve listed below, along with the steps required needed to unlock them.
|Skin||How to claim|
|Blizzard Bomber skin||Be a member of PlayStation Plus and download it for free from the PS Store|
|Xander skin||Sign up for the Refer A Friend scheme and complete all of the tasks|
It’s very rare for Epic Games to give away free skins in Fortnite, so if there’s a skin that you’d like to unlock above, make sure to get it while you can.
We’ll keep this page updated if any new skins are made available, so be sure to check back soon.
There are different methods for getting free skins in Fortnite, but most of the time you’ll need to put some effort in, such as opening a certain amount of presents during Winterfest or completing event challenges.
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.
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.
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|
|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|
|Sultura||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?
While it may not technically be free, players who subscribe to Fortnite Crew will receive loads of rewards including a new skin and matching cosmetics each 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. The current Battle Pass includes Doctor Strange and several other skins.
This is definitely the most efficient and reliable way of getting new skins in Fortnite each month, although there is the cost of subscribing which means it’s not quite ‘free’ in reality.
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