Fortnite Ruin skin: how to unlock the season 8 Discovery skin

Want to get your hands on Ruin? Here’s what you’ll need to do to unlock the Fortnite Discovery skin

how to get fortnite ruin skin

How do you get your hands on the nightmarish Fortnite Ruin skin? If you’ve been playing Fortnite and completing all your weekly challenges, you’ll have access to the Ruin skin, and rumour has it he has a big part to play in the future of the game alongside the inimitable Prisoner.

Of course many rumours abound about the mysterious character in a lore context, but at least we finally know how to unlock the Ruin skin. After you’ve completed the necessary eight weeks of quests it will be yours, but this is only the beginning when it comes to the future of Fortnite.

If this all sounds familiar, that’s because it wasn’t long ago that we were detailing how to get your hands on the Fortnite Prisoner skin, which was the reward for Fortnite’s Snowfall challenges. The process has been similar when it comes to season 8 so far, but we’re hoping to see plenty of unlockable styles come to Fortnite’s Ruin skin just like season 7’s Prisoner. So, how do you unlock Ruin and when does the Discovery skin release? Keep reading for everything we know about the new skin.

How to unlock the Fortnite Ruin skin

To get this skin you’ll need to complete 55 weekly challenges – you can check your progress in the challenges tab of the main menu to see how far along you are. Every week we get seven new weekly challenges, four of which are free to all players while the remaining three are exclusive to Battle Pass owners.

If you run the numbers, that means Battle Pass owners can already unlock the Ruin skin, as week 8 has been and gone. That means you also have Ruin skin challenges to tackle, and they’ll certainly turn you into a player worthy of the name of this skin:

  • Destroy trees (50)
  • Destroy rocks (35)
  • Destroy cars, trucks, and RVs (20)
  • Deal damage to opponent structures (10000)
  • Outlast opponents (1000)
  • Complete daily challenges (5)

Completing the above challenges will award you with Dying Light Back Bling and the Dread Pickaxe. But, when it comes to the emerging metanarrative behind Ruin, check out the week 8 loading screen below.

Fortnite ruin skin loading screen

While the image above doesn’t give much away, it certainly suggests that something important is going to take place inside the fiery belly of Fortnite’s volcano. It could mean any number of things, so we’ll be keeping you updates with all the necessary lore updates before things kick off around the approaching Fortnite season 9 release date.

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For Fortnite players who don’t have the season 8 Battle Pass it takes 14 weeks of challenges to hit the 55 weekly challenge requirement, so unfortunately the cosmetic is for Battle Pass players only. But, as ever, it’s worth keeping on top of your challenges this season if you do have the Battle Pass as you can only unlock the skin while season 8 is still active.