Can you transfer skins in Fortnite? Exploring skin sharing methods

Can you transfer skins in Fortnite? Exploring skin sharing methods
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Fortnite skins are the most popular type of cosmetic items in the game. Some accounts are worth thousands of dollars since they have rare skins that are no longer available. Due to this, many players are wondering if it’s possible to transfer skins in Fortnite.

Skins also happen to be one of the most expensive aspects of the game, and if you suddenly need to open a new account on another platform, you might be wondering whether you can transfer skins in Fortnite.

How to transfer skins in Fortnite?

To many players’ surprise, Epic Games does allow players to transfer Fortnite skins between accounts, but with certain limitations. This means that you can transfer your skins to a PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo account if you’re a PC player. If you’re on a console, you can also transfer skins, but not to another account on the same gaming platform.

If you’re looking to transfer your skins in Fortnite, follow these simple steps:

  • Head over to the Epic Games official website on your browser
  • Log in with your Epic Games account
  • Open Account settings
  • Select Apps and Accounts from the left-side menu
  • Choose the platform you want to transfer your skins to (Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo)
  • Click the Connect button
  • Enter your platform’s login info to complete the process
Can you transfer skins in Fortnite: A screen showing every account linked to an Epic Games account.
You can link your different platform accounts on the Epic Games website. Image taken by VideoGamer

The screenshot above shows what your account will look like once you transfer Fortnite skins. If you are a PlayStation player, you can connect your Xbox or Nintendo account, and your skins will be automatically transferred to it. The procedure is identical for every system.

Platform skins

Some skins are available for free via different platforms, especially via subscriptions such as PlayStation Plus.

Naturally, you can use all of your skins on your PC by simply logging in with the Epic Games account. However, it’s important to note that you cannot transfer skins between Fortnite accounts on the same system. This means that PlayStation players cannot transfer skins to other PlayStation accounts. The same goes for Xbox and Nintendo players.

Can you transfer skins in Fortnite: The confirmation window asking if you want to remove a linked account from your Epic Games account.
Once you remove an account, you can’t add another account from that platform. Image taken by VideoGamer

Once you link your console’s account to your Epic Games account, it will become permanently bound. You will be able to remove it in the future, but doing this won’t allow you to link another account from the same system. Due to this, please double-check everything before linking your accounts.

Of course, these methods are mostly going to be useful to transfer skins that you had to buy in-game. For most free Fortnite skins, it’s probably easier to just get the skin on your different accounts than to transfer them over.

Fortnite transfer skins – FAQ

Can I transfer all my Fortnite skins to another account?

Yes, you can transfer all of your Fortnite skins and cosmetic items to another account. However, you can only do this once you are linking another platform to your Epic Games account.

Will I lose my skins with this process?

You will not lose your skins by transferring them to another Fortnite account. In fact, they will be usable on several accounts at the same time. However, if you disconnect your platform’s account, you won’t have access to your cosmetic items anymore.

Can I gift my Fortnite skins?

You cannot gift your Fortnite skins. The only way to send gifts to your friends is by using the gifting feature in the Item Shop.

How can I remove Fortnite skins I no longer use?

It is not possible to permanently remove Fortnite skins from your account. However, if you have too many skins and don’t want to see them anymore, you can archive them. Archived items will be put in a separate section and won’t be visible in your locker.

Can you send skins on Fortnite?

You can only send codes for skins in Fortnite. If you already have a skin in your locker, you cannot send it to your friends.