Fortnite Battle Royale players have been waiting for weapon skins to be released for a long time. Fortunately, it appears that Epic Games will release these skins soon. According to data mined game files, the game developer is preparing skins for different weapons, and this may be a new feature for season 6.
In the meantime, Fortnite players can get a few custom skins for assault rifles. While this is not an official modification, it does its job and it shows us what weapon skins will look like. In this guide, we will show you how to get these custom skins.
Custom weapon skins
At the moment, there are only two custom skins available, and both of them are for assault rifles. There is the Grave Digger skin for the M4 (Common, Uncommon, and Rare assault rifle), while the SCAR has a rainbow skin.
Twitter page FNBRLeaks has recently released these skins and they are available to everyone. However, in order to get these skins, Fortnite players have to modify their game files. While editing weapon skins is not a big issue, Epic Games may decide to suspend everyone who does this, so proceed at your own risk.
After downloading these files, it is important to put the .exe files in the Pak directory. The default directory is C:\Program Files\Fortnite\FortniteGame\Content\Paks, but it may be different if you installed the game on another disk or in another folder.
Once you copy the .exe files, all you need to do is to run them and press 1. If you decide to remove the skins, you can open the file again and press 2. The process is extremely simple and anyone can do it. However, if you get an error while applying these skins, make sure to verify game files. This process can be done through Epic Games Launcher.