The Battle Pass and Item Shop aren't the only ways to get new skins on Fortnite! One of the best aspects of Fortnite is the sheer number of creative and unique skins, usually costing money with V-Bucks in the Item Shop or Battle Pass. However, Epic Games is in the business of treating their fanbase, often releasing fresh drip and free skins for players to flex their individual Fortnite style.
If you want to claim some free Fortnite skins, you'd better be quick! These are usually only available for a short time. If you wish to change your look in Fortnite without splashing the cash, here are the available free skins for January 2024.
As of January 2024, there are four free Fortnite skins currently available to claim. Don't hang around; they won't be available for long. Some free skins have a limited time to claim, while others can only be redeemed a certain amount of times before expiring.
Scroll down for our step-by-step guide to claiming all the skins below - for free!
DISCLAIMER: Please be aware that while we do our best to keep this list updated, the above Fortnite skins may have already expired without our knowledge. We cannot guarantee that claiming a free Fortnite skin will work, but there's no harm in trying!
The Explorer Emilie outfit is a rare Fortnite skin that launched alongside the start of Fortnite Chapter 5. She became available on December 7, when LEGO Fortnite first launched. With this free skin, you also get the LEGO Fortnite Explorer Emilie - two for the price of one, without spending any V-Bucks!
To unlock this free Fortnite skin, follow the steps below:
If you don't know how to link your Epic account, all you need to do is log onto Epic Games in your web browser, head to your Account in the top-right corner, select Apps and Accounts, and hit Connect under Lego Account, and allow the two to be linked. It's that simple!
Jackie is another one of the free character skins dropped alongside Fortnite Chapter 5 with the all-new Rocket Racing game mode. To add Jackie to your Fortnite skin Locker, you only need to reach the Gold rank in Rocket Racing. Easier said than done!
There is currently a known bug that the Jackie skin only unlocks once players reach Gold 2 instead of Gold 1. Epic Games are working on a fix for this.
PlayStation Plus gamers are in luck, as they often get access to exclusive skins, this time with the Subzero Cryptic skin. All they need to do to claim this free skin is open the PlayStation Store, add the Chilling Mystery pack to their cart, and check out.
The free items below will be available on Fortnite the next time they log in:
Claiming the Trailblazer Tai skin requires more effort than inputting a code or linking accounts. Players will need to dive into the blocky world of LEGO Fortnite, but before they do that, they must head to the Fortnite Item Shop and grab the True Explorers Quest Pack.
Once they've claimed the free quest pack, they'll need to complete ALL the below quests before the Trailblazer Tai skin becomes theirs to keep.
Once these quests have been completed, players will receive Trailblazer Tai in their Locker. They will also get additional rewards, like Battle Pass XP. This skin, of course, also comes with a LEGO Fortnite counterpart.
Free skins are the best reward for Fortnite players or avid skin collectors. Aside from the above claimable skins, there are other ways to obtain free Fortnite skins and deck out your Fortnite Locker, although these aren't guaranteed.
Those were all the different ways you could claim free skins and other cosmetics in Fortnite; we hope you've found it helpful. If you want to claim other freebies in this battle royale, check out our Fortnite redeem codes article for free V-Bucks and other items.
Epic Games has released many free Fortnite skins in the past, with some now expired with the possibility of not returning to the game, unless its through the Item Shop for V-Bucks. If you have any of these rare Fortnite skins below, count yourself lucky!
Here is a list of some of the free skins that were previously available and can no longer be claimed.
We will keep this expired free skins list updated for your convenience, so keep checking back!