Can I gift a skin I own in Fortnite?

Can I gift a skin I own in Fortnite?
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If you’ve been playing Fortnite for a while, it’s guaranteed that there are a few skins that you just don’t use anymore. Whether you earned them and never gelled with them, or have simply forgotten about them, I’m sure several skins could be used a whole lot more.

This has caused many players to ask, can I gift a skin I own in Fortnite? If you’re looking for answers to this question, then you’ve come to the right place. Our guide has everything you need to know regarding skin gifting in Fortnite, so keep reading to find out whether you can share your skins with your friends.

Can I gift Fortnite skins I own?

As of 2023, you cannot gift skins that you own in Fortnite. There is not yet a trading feature in the game, meaning you can’t gift items that you already own. In fact, the only way to gift items in Fortnite is to buy them as a gift in the first place.

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We’re unsure whether or not a trading feature will be implemented in Fortnite. On the one hand, it could help people recycle their skins and surprise their friends. However, it could drive people away from the Fortnite store, which is the last thing that Epic Games wants to do!

How to gift a skin in Fortnite

If you are looking to gift a skin in Fortnite, there is a way. You’ll need to buy it as a gift from the shop and subsequently send it to the desired friend. Gifting a skin in Fortnite is actually very simple. Simply head on over to Fortnite’s Item Shop and click on the skin that you’d like to gift. When you open the skin, interact with the “Gift to Friends” option.

Clicking this option will then allow you to choose who you want to send the item to. Once you’ve completed the purchase, your friend will receive the item and will be able to use it as soon as they log on. However, keep in mind that you will not be able to refund Fortnite gifts.

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Gifting a skin is the closest thing that we have to being able to trade skins in Fortnite. Sure, you won’t be able to get rid of your own skins in exchange for better ones, but you will be able to help your friends out by getting them something nice. They might deserve it after they save your life in a battle royale game!

✓ Asmir’s Advice

Be careful before gifting skins in Fortnite

Once you gift your friend a skin in Fortnite, you won’t be able to get a refund for it. Due to this, make sure to check that everything is correct before confirming a gift purchase.

Besides skins, you can also gift your friends bundles and the Battle Pass. Unfortunately, V-Bucks gifting has not been implemented yet.

Can I gift a skin I own in Fortnite – FAQ

Can I gift my own Fortnite skin to my friend?

Unfortunately, you cannot gift your own skins to your Fortnite friends. Once you purchase a skin from the Item Shop, it will stay in your account, and you cannot change its ownership.

Can I remove skins from my Fortnite account?

You cannot completely remove skins from your Fortnite account. However, if you have skins that you no longer want to use, you can use the Archive feature. By archiving skins, you will hide them from your Locker.

How can I gift a Fortnite skin to my friend?

While you cannot gift your own skin to your friend, you can still surprise them with a gift from the Item Shop. To send a gift in Fortnite, choose a cosmetic item you like in the shop and select the “Gift to Friends” option.