Fortnite: How to unlock all Metallica skins and items

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Fortnite Metallica skins

  • The base Metallica skins are unlocked through the Premium Reward Track of the Festival Pass
  • These skins will be available in the Item Shop at a later date in case you miss them
  • ‘Puppet Master’ variants can be bought from the Item Shop throughout Season 4 of Fortnite Festival

Fortnite Festival has brought a bunch of iconic musicians to Fortnite, but none of them are as surprising an addition as Metallica, who make their debut in the game with the start of the latest season.

And along with the Metallica concert that will take place as part of the season, and all the new additions to the Jam Stage, players will be able to get skins of the four members of the legendary band to use in-game. So if you want to get your hands on them, we’ve put together this guide to tell you what you need to know.

Fortnite how to unlock Metallica skins: The 'Puppet Master' skins for the four members of Metallica.
The Puppet Master skins will be available in the Item Shop. Image provided by Epic Games

How to unlock all Metallica items in Fortnite Festival Season 4

As part of the Season 4 update, there are two sets of skins for each member of Metallica, as well as a variety of emotes, Jam Tracks and bundles. Here is how to unlock all the Metallica items in Fortnite:

ItemHow to unlock
Lars Ulrich OutfitPurchase the Premium Reward Track of the Season 4 Festival Pass for 1,800 V-Bucks
Robert Trujillo OutfitEarn 2,000 Festival Points while owning the Premium Reward Track of the Season 4 Festival Pass
Kirk Hammett OutfitEarn 9,000 Festival Points while owning the Premium Reward Track of the Season 4 Festival Pass
James Hetfield OutfitEarn 11,000 Festival Points while owning the Premium Reward Track of the Season 4 Festival Pass
Puppet Master James OutfitBuy from the Item Shop for 1,500 V-Bucks
Puppet Master Lars OutfitBuy from the Item Shop for 1,500 V-Bucks
Puppet Master Kirk OutfitBuy from the Item Shop for 1,500 V-Bucks
Puppet Master Robert OutfitBuy from the Item Shop for 1,500 V-Bucks
Metalli-Skull Loading ScreenEarn 1,000 Festival Points while owning the Premium Reward Track of the Season 4 Festival Pass
Metallica Live EmoteEarn 3,000 Festival Points while owning the Premium Reward Track of the Season 4 Festival Pass
Fully Charged AuraEarn 4,000 Festival Points while owning the Premium Reward Track of the Season 4 Festival Pass
Lightning Six-String EmoteEarn 5,000 Festival Points while owning the Premium Reward Track of the Season 4 Festival Pass
Lars’s TAMA KitEarn 6,000 Festival Points while owning the Premium Reward Track of the Season 4 Festival Pass
Jam TrackEarn 7,000 Festival Points while owning the Premium Reward Track of the Season 4 Festival Pass
Homebase Banner IconEarn 8,000 Festival Points while owning the Premium Reward Track of the Season 4 Festival Pass
Kirk’s Gibson ‘Greeny’ Les PaulEarn 10,000 Festival Points while owning the Premium Reward Track of the Season 4 Festival Pass
Lightning Dropper ContrailBuy from the Item Shop for 600 V-Bucks
Metallica BundleBuy from the Item Shop for 3,400 V-Bucks
Master of Puppets EmoteBuy from the Item Shop for 500 V-Bucks
Nitro Fuelled EmoteBuy from the Item Shop for 500 V-Bucks
Enter Sandman Jam TrackBuy from the Item Shop for 500 V-Bucks
Fuel Jam TrackBuy from the Item Shop for 500 V-Bucks
Master of Puppets Jam TrackBuy from the Item Shop for 500 V-Bucks
Ride the Lightning Jam TrackBuy from the Item Shop for 500 V-Bucks
The Unforgiven Jam TrackBuy from the Item Shop for 500 V-Bucks
Wherever I May Roam Jam TrackBuy from the Item Shop for 500 V-Bucks
Lightning Ride WheelBuy from the Item Shop for 400 V-Bucks
Metallica Jager 619 Car BodyBuy from the Item Shop for 1,500 V-Bucks

To unlock the base skins, you’re going to have to purchase and make your way through the Premium Reward Track of the Fortnite Festival Pass. This will set you back 1,800 V-Bucks, but gives you the chance to unlock all of these skins as well as a variety of other cool rewards like Lars’ TAMA drum kit and Kirk’s Les Paul guitar.

As well as these skins, there are four alternate ‘Puppet Master’ skins that will be available in the Item Shop throughout the entirety of Season 4. These skins feature the same band members, but this time feature yellow, glowing eyes and a growing skull on each of their chests. These are also included as part of the Metallica Bundle, alongside their LEGO skin variants, four types of Back Bling, the Lightning Dropper Contrail and Eighteen Wrap.

Epic Games have also confirmed that the items on both the Premium and Free Reward Tracks will not be exclusive to the Pass, meaning you’ll have the chance to purchase the skins from the Item Shop in the future if you miss them this time around.

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Fortnite

  • Release Date: September 26, 2017
    • - 01 January 2018 (iOS, iOS)
    • - 25 July 2017 (Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4)
    • - 12 June 2018 (Nintendo Switch)
  • Platform(s): Android, iOS, macOS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X
  • Genre(s): Action, Massively Multiplayer, Shooter
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