The most sought after cosmetics in Fortnite are skins and they usually have some of the highest V-Buck prices. Fortunately, there are some free skins in Fortnite, on PS4 or not, that you can get without paying a dime.
Fortnite: Battle Royale is a free game. This means you can play and enjoy the main game without spending a dime of your hard-earned money. However, that also means that there are a lot of monetization elements in the game that ultimately come down to cosmetics.
Most of the things that allow you to customize your avatar and express yourself are behind this monetization paywall, which is fine considering they’re for game development and server maintenance.
V-Bucks and the Item Shop
The place where you can get cosmetic items is the Fortnite in-game store called Item Shop.
To give you an idea of the prizes at stake here, the two featured items that rotate weekly cost between 1,500 and 2,000 V-Bucks. 1000 V-Bucks cost $9.99. If you don’t want to pay that amount, you have a few options.
The Battle Pass is Fortnite’s progression system that has two paths, one free and one paid. You improve your Battle Pass by playing to earn XP. Each level you acquire will reward you with an item. Unsurprisingly, the free trail is pretty stingy, but it rewards you with free V-Bucks.
You can save these free V-Bucks to buy a skin of your choice. However, the smartest option is to use those V-Bucks to collect the paid Battle Pass. Inside its more than 65 levels, the latest Fortnite chapter includes 7 free skins and a total of 1500 V-Bucks, among other perks. This is one of the safest ways to get free skins in Fortnite on PS4 and beyond.
Playstation Plus Skins
If you are a Fortnite player and a Playstation Plus subscriber, you will have access to an exclusive free skin.
This skin can only be unlocked on PS4 via a PS Plus subscription, but can then be used on other platforms thanks to Fortnite’s cross-save system. Playstation Plus members also regularly receive discounts on V-Bucks, as well as bundles of cosmetics and V-Bucks at discount prices.
The PS5 has been on the market since November 2020 and has proven to be popular. Read more about PS4 vs PS5 and their differences.
Twitch Prime Skins
If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, you’re also a Twitch Prime member.
All you need to do is link your Amazon account to your Twitch account and you’re good to go.
The platform rewards a regular stream of free content for a variety of games, including Fortnite.
There are three free skins that you can get as a Twitch Prime member by linking your Epic Games account, which are Havoc, Trailblazer and Sub Commander.
As you probably realize, the selection of completely free skins in Fortnite is quite small.
- The best way to get free skins is to choose the skin you like and earn free V-Bucks through the Battle Pass.
- This doesn’t make it easy to get temporary skins, but the game is constantly updated so there are always great skins to choose from.
- And the great thing is that all players can have fun with one of Fortnite’s many dances. Free.