Fortnite is giving out a completely free Xander skin to a ton of players – here’s what you need to know about the outfit.

If you’ve found yourself with a free Xander skin in Fortnite, or you’ve just seen that others are receiving it and you’re curious as to why, you’re in the right place.

Over the last 24 hours, players have been logging on to Fortnite only to discover a free cosmetic waiting for them. Here’s why:

Why Did I Get a Free Xandar Skin in Fortnite?

The free Xander skin was initially given out as part of the Refer a Friend 2022 event, which took place last year.

In this event, players who referred another user and then completed 60 Battle Pass levels each would get the Xander skin for free.

Xander Free Refer a Friend Fortnite

However, it appears that the Refer a Friend page actually went down for more than a month while it was active.

It appears that Epic Games is therefore giving affected players the Xander skin out for free, as an apology. Either that, or some mistake on the company’s part is granting select players the item, free of charge!

UPDATE: Epic Games has now confirmed that those who participated in the Refer a Friend 2022 event have been awarded any previously unearned rewards. However, this doesn’t explain some players receiving the skin despite having not taken part.

How to Get the Free Xander Skin in Fortnite

The only way to get the Xander skin for free in Fortnite is to wait and see if you’re one of the lucky fans who are given it by Epic Games.

Right now, many players who did not take part in the Refer a Friend event are still finding themselves receiving the cosmetic. Unfortunately, there’s no way to trigger the free drop.

Free Xander Skin in Fortnite

An exact reason has yet to be found, but if we had to guess we’d say that Fortnite players who logged in on specific dates will be receiving the outfit, alongside Xander’s Back Bling, Pickaxe, and Wrap.

Either that or every player might eventually receive Xander for free. But if so, we’re yet to receive ours at the time of writing.

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