How to get free skins in Fortnite as of Chapter 5 Season 2

How to get free skins in Fortnite as of Chapter 5 Season 2
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Written by 

Daniel Megarry

Last updated 

26th Mar 2024 15:25


Skins and outfits are a great way to show off your personal style in Fortnite, and while most of them need to be paid for, there are a couple of free skins you can pick up as well.

We all love free items. Whether you already have dozens of rare skins and crossover outfits to choose from, or you're just starting out and need some new looks, here are all of the skins you can unlock in the game without spending a penny.

Free skins & how to get them

There are currently three free skins available in Fortnite following the expiry of the quest needed to unlock the Jackie skin on March 26, 2024:

Skin How to get it What it looks like
Trailblazer Tai Complete all Trailblazer Tai Quests in LEGO Fortnite
Trailblazer Tai skin in Fortnite
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Explorer Emilie Connect your Epic Games and LEGO Insiders account
Explorer Emilie skin
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Lina Scorch Free on the PlayStation Store for PlayStation Plus members
Lina Scorch skin in Fortnite
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Epic has said the Trailblazer Tai skin will be available during the "launch window" of LEGO Fortnite, although no specific date has been provided on this as of yet.

The Lina Scorch skin is part of the Blazin' Wheels Pack on the PlayStation Store. This pack is free for anyone with a PlayStation Plus subscription.

How to get the Emilie Explorer skin

You can unlock the free Emilie Explorer skin by connecting your Epic Games account and your LEGO Insider account. We've got a guide explaining how to do this in more detail right here.

Explorer Emilie skin in Fortnite
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How to get more free skins

While the skins listed above are the only ones you can claim for free right now, the game occasionally throws out more freebies for players to claim via other methods so it's always worth keeping an eye out.

The biggest chance to get free skins is the Winterfest event that happens every December. During 2023's event, for example, players could get the Holiday Boxy and Winterfest Bushranger skins by opening free presents every day.

Aside from the Winterfest event, Epic Games occasionally hosts limited-time tournaments in Fortnite to celebrate collaborations, where the top-performing players will get the skin or matching cosmetics for free. You'll need skill to get them, but it's always worth trying!

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That's everything you need to know about free skins in Fortnite. While you're here, check out our roundup of the rarest skins of all time, the best landing spots, weapon bunkers and how to open them, how to get the Thunderbolt of Zeus, and how you will be able to get the Korra skin.

Daniel Megarry
About the author
Daniel Megarry
Daniel is GGRecon’s Deputy Guides Editor. He graduated from university with a degree in Journalism & English Language before covering video games and LGBTQ+ culture at publications including Gay Times and Dexerto. His favourite games include Pokemon, Kingdom Hearts, Resident Evil, and anything Nintendo. You can reach him on [email protected].
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