As part of Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3: Wrecked, things have been pretty metal to say the least, with it only set to get more so as the Masters of Puppets enter the game - and we’ve got how to get the Metallica Fortnite skins explained so you don’t miss out.


You will have to complete some quests in Fortnite Festival if you want to unlock them all, however, so be prepared to jam out.

We’re getting a bunch of content, though, so check out the Fortnite Metallica event update so you’re all up to speed.

We can’t say their introduction has come as much of a surprise, as one of the skins in the battle pass wears a Metallica T-shirt.

But they’re certainly a welcome addition and very theme-appropriate given the post-apocalyptic setting of Wrecked.

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However, Nothing Else Matters other than getting those skins - and though Sad but True, we must allow this intro to Fade to Black and get on with it.

How to get Metallica Fortnite skins explained

Video game versions of the band members from Metallica, against a gold and black background, in an official promo image for Fortnite Festival season 4.
Metallica in Fortnite Festival form. Epic Games

To get the Metallica Fortnite Skins, you have to purchase the Premium Reward Track for 1,800 V-Bucks as part Fortnite Festival Season 4 Pass and then earn Festival Points to unlock the whole band.

Initially, only drummer Lars Ulrich will be available, but the rest can be quickly unlocked by completing quests:

  • Lars Ulrich – Unlocked when you buy the Premium Reward Track
  • Robert Trujillo – Earn 2,000 Festival Points and own the Premium Reward Track
  • Kirk Hammett – Earn 9,000 Festival Points and own the Premium Reward Track
  • James Hetfield – Earn 11,000 Festival Points and own the Premium Reward Track

You can also buy the Puppet Master variants from the Item Shop for 1,500 V-Bucks each or as part of the Metallica Bundle for 3,400 V-Bucks.

  • Puppet Master James skin – 1,500 V-Bucks in Item Shop
  • Puppet Master Lars skin – 1,500 V-Bucks in Item Shop
  • Puppet Master Kirk skin – 1,500 V-Bucks in Item Shop
  • Puppet Master Robert skin – 1,500 V-Bucks in Item Shop

These come with corresponding LEGO Fortnite skins to boot too!

If you buy the bundle, you can also unlock the following:

  • Chitin Titan Back Bling
  • Skull of the Storm Back Bling
  • Muffler Monster Back Bling
  • Surfstrummer Back Bling
  • Lightning Dropper Contrail
  • Eighteen Wrap

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