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Fortnite skins January 2022: All the skins coming to Fortnite and how to get them

Fortnite Chapter 3 featuring Spider-Man and other Fortnite skins
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Fortnite has just entered Chapter 3 Season 1 and as it's December so we're also headed into Winterfest 2021 -that means we'll be seeing not only a new map and mechanics but plenty of new Fortnite skins for us to wear into battle.

Chapter 3 will finally give us the chance to play as The Foundation - a mysterious member of the group called The Seven voiced by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson - and we can also swing into action as Spider-Man. We can also get into the festive spirit with brand new Winterfest skins like the Polar Peely - as well as returning classics from previous Winterfests.

As there are a bunch of new cosmetics to explore we’ve rounded up every Fortnite skin we expect to land in the battle royale in December 2021, with not only skins confirmed by Epic Games but leaks and rumors for upcoming collaborations. We'll tell you how to unlock them all so you can look fashionable while racking up the eliminations.

Officially unveiled Fortnite skins

Hawkeye and Kate Bishop

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Hawkeye and his partner Kate Bishop - the stars of the recent Hawkeye show on Disney Plus - have shot into Fortnite Battle Royale with their own skins being added to the game.

You can grab them from the Item Shop for 1,500 V-Bucks each, or in a bundle for both with some added cosmetics – including an awesome new glider – for 2,400 V-Bucks.

Chapter 3 Season 1 Battle Pass Skins

The Chapter 3 Season 1 Battle Pass is here and includes some pretty rad skins.

We've got a cyberpunk-inspired samurai with Ronin, a buff llama called Lt. John Llama, and the Island-raised battler Haven to name just a few you'll see in the trailer above.

Players who make it through the Battle Pass can also unlock Spider-Man - the iconic web-slinger from Marvel's comics. For this season players are also able to find his web-shooters as an in-game item so they can swing around the battlefield.

You can unlock the Battle pass by paying 950 V-Bucks or by signing up to Fortnite Crew for $11.99 / £9.99 / AU$15.99/ per month.

The Foundation – Leader of the Seven

The Foundation Fortnite Skin

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The Foundation, a character that first appeared in the epic Fortnite Season 5 event, is finally becoming a Fortnite skin. He's the (not-so) Secret Skin of Chapter 3 Season 1 - and players who own the Battle Pass will be able to unlock them when the challenges go live in just a few weeks.

With the Foundation's mask-off variant players will be able to run around as Dwayne Johson himself - so if you're a fan of the Rock we'd recommend snatching up the Battle Pass while you can.

Rumored Fortnite skins

Green Goblin

Green Goblin Fortnite Skin next to Vi, Hawkeye and Kat Bishop

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Green Goblin was discovered in Fortnite's game files by leakers suggesting he'll get a Fortnite skin soon.

Given that Spider-Man (his arch-enemy) has recently joined the battle royale and given that Hawkeye and Kate Bishop were both added (and look just like they do in the image above) we're fairly confident this leak could be legit – but as always we'll have to wait for official info to know for sure.

Peacemaker

The Suicide Squad still

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Twitter user, and leaker @ShiinaBR has suggested that Peacemaker could follow on from Bloodsport as yet another The Suicide Squad tie-in. The same person who leaked Bloodsport suggested John Cena's character could appear too, meaning we might see the character show up soon.

We don't have anything more concrete to go off, like in-game files, so take this with a pinch of salt but we could see Peacemaker arrive soon now that his new show has dropped on HBO Max

Samus Aran – Nintendo's bounty hunter

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In Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 many fans were calling for Nintendo to be represented by an in-game skin after both Xbox and PlayStation got their mascots in the Battle Royale. The obvious choice was bounty hunter Samus from the Metroid series – but she never showed up.

Leaked documents shared on Twitter from the Epic Games vs Apple court battle indicate that Samus is/was planned to appear in the game (alongside multiple other characters like Naruto and Ariana Grande). The above panel from issue three of the Batman Zero Point series adds to the speculation that the character could still be coming after fans spotted a silhouette that looks a lot like Samus.

Take this rumor with an unhealthy amount of salt, but it could mean that Samus might soon arrive as a Fortnite skin.

Leaked survey skins

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Here's a leak to take with an extra pinch of salt: multiple Fortnite leakers on Twitter have shared images from a recent Epic survey showing off several new skin designs. In it the company detailed potential Fortnite skins and included images of ones we might eventually see added to the game.

You can see all of the in the tweet above but some of our favorites are Cartoon Bushranger, a Vampire Drift, and Guff dressed as a Christmas tree. We have no clue if any of these skins will ever be added to the game, but be on the lookout in future seasons.

Hamish is a Staff Writer for TechRadar (@Hamish_Hector on Twitter) and has been writing about tech for almost five years. He now lends his experience to cover news and reviews across everything on TechRadar (from Computing to Audio to Gaming and the rest). In his free time, you’ll likely find Hamish humming show tunes while building Lego or playing D&D with his mates.