Apex Legends: How to Switch Weapon Skins In-Game

If you loot guns from a fallen enemy or ally in Apex Legends, you end up with whatever skin they had on their weapons. It may not always bother you, but for the few times it does, you may want to replace the skin with your own. Not all skins are created equal. Some of the more unique ones, especially those from the game’s “Legendary” collection, can obstruct more of your field of view while aiming down sights or simply be more distracting by virtue of their appearance. At times, you just don’t want all that time and/or money you spent building your own collection of skins to go to waste.

If any of this holds true for you, you’ll be pleased to know that there is a very simple and easy way to switch a weapon to your selected skin during a match. Here’s what you need to do.

  1. After you’ve looted a weapon from a fallen enemy or ally, or picked one dropped by another player, hop into your inventory (Tab on PC by default).
  2. Click the brush icon in the top-left corner of the gun that you want to reskin. The icon reads Apply Loadout when you hover over it, also showing the name of the skin that will be applied to the gun. As the name implies, clicking it will swap out the gun’s current skin (and charm) for the one you’ve selected for it in the Loadout screen.

That’s all there is to it! You won’t obviously be able to switch to any skin mid-game – just the one you’ve assigned to each gun. At the time of writing, assigned skins can only be changed from the Loadout tab on the game’s main (matchmaking) screen.

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Sameed Khan

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