How to get the Magneto skin in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3

How to get the Magneto skin in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3

Magneto, the X-Men character whose awesome powers are balanced out by history’s goofiest helmet, is coming to Fortnite at the mid-season point of Chapter 5 Season 3, Wrecked.

Like Korra, Solid Snake, Geralt of Rivia, and Wolverine from seasons past, the Magneto skin is exclusive to a battle pass purchase. When it arrives, you’ll need to complete a series of challenges to unlock Magneto.

Here’s when you’ll be able to get Magneto in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3.

Magneto skin release date in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3

To get Magneto in Fortnite, you first need to have the Chapter 5 Season 3 battle pass. The skin itself will become available at the mid-season point in July.

According to Fortnite’s in-game calendar, Magneto should release on Tuesday, July 2. However, based on previous mid-season skins, this date can shift a week or so either side based on when developer Epic Games updates the game, meaning we should know the final release date closer to the time. Either way — pencil in early July.

The first known style for Magneto is Wastelander Magneto, which is available in both Fortnite Battle Royale and Lego Fortnite:

Magneto floats in front of a blue background in a screenshot for Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3. Image: Epic Games via Polygon

As of this writing, we don’t know what the other cosmetics for Magneto will be, nor what specific challenges you’ll need to complete to unlock him. We’ll update this guide with details on how to get Magneto when more information becomes available at the mid-season point.

In the meantime, here’s the full Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 battle pass skins and all map and loot pool changes. We also have guides on Medallion locations and vehicle mods.