How to unlock the exclusive Honor Guard skin in Fortnite

Fortnite fans can still get their hands on the Honor Guard skin in 2021. Epic Games has been partnering with every company under the sun since Fortnite released in 2017. Since then, we’ve seen characters from Star Wars, Marvel, and The Walking Dead added to the game. Fortnite skins are highly sought after and can normally be obtained with V-Bucks. However, the Honor Guard skin is tied directly to the purchase of the Honor View 20 Android Smartphone. Here’s everything you need to know about obtaining the Honor Guard Skin in Fortnite.

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You do need to buy the phone first

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Unfortunately, the Honor Guard skin is one of the most expensive Fortnite skins out there. That’s because you need to purchase the Honor View 20 in order to unlock it. On top of that big caveat, the Honor View 20 currently isn’t available in North America. It’s available in multiple regions throughout the world, including the United Kingdom, where it goes for 500 British pounds (roughly $650). Your best bet is to order an Honor View 20 through any online merchant such as Amazon or eBay.

To see if the Honor View 20 is available in your region, click Buy Now on Honor’s site.

How to get your skin

Though the Honor View 20 launched in late January 2019, the Fortnite skin promotion didn’t go live until February 25. To unlock the Honor Guard skin, visit the promotion page and click Get Outfit. You’ll first have to sign in to your Huawei account (or create one).

After signing in, you’ll be asked for three pieces of information to verify your purchase: IMEI 1, IMEI 2, and the serial number of your phone. Then you’ll receive your code for the Honor Guard skin.

This isn’t the first Fortnite skin exclusive to a phone purchase

You may be wondering: Why? Why did Epic Games partner with Honor for an exclusive, admittedly cool-looking, skin? Well, the Honor View 20 has been marketed as the first Android phone capable of running Fortnite at a stable 60 frames per second. That may not be a big deal for everyone, but during our review process, we did notice the Honor View 20 is a very capable machine for gaming on the go.

And Epic Games has done this before. To commemorate the launch of Fortnite on Android in 2018, Epic partnered with Samsung for an exclusive Galaxy skin. To get the Galaxy skin, users had to purchase either the Galaxy Note 9 or Tab S4. Just recently, Fortnite and Samsung partnered again with the Galaxy S10 Plus and the K-pop skin. Looks like Huawei wants in on the action.

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