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Rarest Fortnite Skins in 2020

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Rarest Fortnite Skins in 2020

It’s the start of a new year, and those still playing the iconic battle royale game are likely wondering what the rarest Fortnite skins in 2020 are. Well, we’ve put together this list of the rarest skins we could find and compiled them all into one handy list.

Rarest Fortnite Skins 2020

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38. Double Helix

The Double Helix is one of the rarest Fortnite skins. It comes as part of a Nintendo Switch hardware bundle, so only players who shelled out the cash on picking up this specific Switch SKU will be able to get it.

37. Mothmando

Mothmando is the Fortnite skin for those who want to take on a more beastly look on the battlefield. Sadly, Mothmando is a pretty rare skin, namely because it’s only been on sale in the Item Shop about seven times.

36. Bunny Brawler

Festive skins are always very rare in Fortnite, and the Bunny Brawler skin to celebrate Easter is no different. It seldom shows up in the Item Shop due to its festive look, and is rarely seen on the island as a result.

35. Eon

The Eon skin is another platform-exclusive look. For this one specifically, players had to pick up an Xbox One S hardware bundle. There was also an Xbox One Controller + Eon + V-Bucks bundle, but that’s so rare now the real-life price borders on insanity for a cosmetic.

34. Fusion

This skin is currently still available to those who manage to grind out all 100 Tiers in the Chapter 2 Season 1 Battle Pass. Simply make your way to Tier 100 in the current season and the Fusion skin is all yours.

It even comes with additional, unlockable styles, which will separate the boys from the men.

33. Mission Specialist

The Mission Specialist skin wasn’t all that difficult to get back when it first released, but that was a long, long time ago. Mission Specialist was a Tier 1 skin in the Season 3 Battle Pass. That was all the way back in 2018!

If you picked up the paid Battle Pass back then, you should have this in your Locker already. Those who didn’t, you’ve likely missed out on this one forever.

32. Jack Gourdon

A skin with a pumpkin for a head. We’re all about this one, and that’s why Jack Gourdon is our favorite rare skin in Fortnite.

Releasing back in October 2018 for the Halloween period, Jack Gourdon has only returned to the Item Shop five more times since then. Your best bet to get this rare Fortnite skin now is to keep your eyes peeled on the Item Shop around Halloween going forward. Even then, there’s no guarantee it’ll return.

31. Midnight Ops

Part of the Stealth Syndicate set and a blue rarity skin, Midnight Ops is another of those cosmetics that just doesn’t do the rounds in the Item Shop all that much.

In fact, all 10 of its appearances in the Item Shop were between its initial release in April 2018, and October of that year. It’s not been seen since. What a sneaky, sneaky skin.

30. Grimbles

Ma boi Grimbles! Who doesn’t want to dress up as a cheeky gnome and cause mischief across the Fortnite Battle Royale island? Nobody, that’s who!

Grimbles has only ever been on sale twice in the Item Shop, once in 2018, and once last year. This Fortnite skin seems to appear for sale every December, though, so keep your eyes peeled during the holiday season.

29. Star-Spangled Ranger

Another bunch of festive skins, the Star Spangled Ranger are Epic’s cosmetics to help celebrate the Fourth of July. They only ever appear in the Item Shop around this massive American holiday, too.

If you ask us, they’re pretty bland skins. But those looking to build their collection of rare Fortnite skins, this is one you’ll want to add to your Locker.

28. Codename E.L.F

Obvious festive Fortnite skin is festive… and rare! Codename E.L.F is one of the rarest skins in Fortnite due to the fact that it can only be purchased from the Item Shop, and it’s hardly ever in there.

Originally releasing in Dec. 2017, the skin was only in the Item Shop twice, once then, and once at the end of Jan. 2018… for some weird reason.

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27. Hollowhead

Hollowhead is like the aforementioned Jack Gourdon skin but on steroids that make his head glow ominously. Originally released via the Item Shop back in Oct. 18, the skin has only shown up four more times since then.

Three times in the buildup to Halloween 2018, and twice in 2019 around late October. Its lack of appearances in the Item Shop make it a very rare Fortnite skin indeed.

26. Deadfire

The Deadfire skin released alongside the Fortnitemares event back in 2018. It’s a reactive skin, with Deadfire glowing and changing its appearance the more eliminations a player racks up in a game.

It was only available in October back in 2018, but made one-off appearances in August, September, and October in 2019. Even so, with a 2,000 V-Bucks price tag, it’s still pretty rare.

25. Dire

The Dire skin was the Tier 100 reward back in Season 6. In its Stage 1 form, it’s pretty basic and fairly common. However, to go full werewolf with this skin, players had to rack up 250,000 XP in order to get Stage 6.

It’s this Stage 6 Dire skin that makes it onto our list of rarest Fortnite skins in 2020. With the skin not coming back to the Item Shop, if you don’t already have it, you’re fresh out of luck.

24. Galaxy

You guessed it, it’s another one of the platform-exclusive Fortnite skins. The Galaxy skin was obtainable for those that picked up either the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, or the Galaxy Tab S4. Once you had either of these devices, you simply had to download Fortnite and log-in with your account to add it to your Locker.

Alas, the Galaxy skin was discontinued after the release of these two devices, meaning if you didn’t get one back then, you’ll never be able to get the Galaxy skin again.

23. Love Ranger

While many would immediately think that Love Ranger is, in fact, a Fortnite skin to help celebrate Valentine’s Day, it actually originally released back in April 2018.

Since then, it’s only appeared another handful of times in the Item Shop, and at a whopping 2,000 V-Bucks each time. Toss in the fact it’s not been on-sale for over four months and you’ve got one mighty rare Fortnite skin.

22. Omega

Fortnite’s Omega skin was the Tier 100 reward for the Season 4 Battle Pass. Complete all those challenges and grind out enough games and it could have been yours.

The Omega skin had a number of additional parts and unlockable styles that players could earn by focusing on their Season Level back in Season 4. Therefore, if you spot anyone with a fully-decked-out Omega with red, green, purple or yellow accents, you know you’re messing with a pro.

21. Blue Team Leader

The Blue Team Leader wasn’t some Tier 100 skin. Nor does it rarely appear in the Item Shop. Instead, this skin is rare because it’s exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers.

The PS Plus Fortnite Battle Royale: PlayStation Plus Celebration Pack is a free download from the PlayStation Store for PS Plus subscribers and contains the Blue Team Leader skin. Even then, it’s such a tiny portion of players, and not everyone eligible has downloaded it. This is an easy way to get one of the rarest Fortnite skins in 2020.

20. Yuletide Ranger

Yuletide Ranger is a festive skin, as you might have guessed by its name. While only costing 800 V-Bucks when it shows up in the Item Shop, it’s still fairly rare due to its limited time on-sale.

It did make multiple appearances during 2019’s festive season, but still remains one of the least-featured skins in Fortnite’s Item Shop.

19. Recon Expert

Recon Expert stands as arguably the rarest skin in Fortnite in 2020. The reason? A perfect storm of factors.

First, Recon Expert isn’t the most exciting skin you can get in Fortnite. It also released back when Fortnite was still growing in popularity back in Oct. 2017.

The skin hasn’t returned to the Item Shop since. As such, it didn’t sell massively well when it first released due to lower player numbers and being fairly uninteresting. Now it’s sought-after simply because of how rare it is.

18. Merry Marauder

If you want to play Fortnite as an angry gingerbread man, then look no further than the Merry Marauder.

This skin is, once again, a festive skin and has only appeared a handful of times in the Item Shop. It also released back when Fortnite wasn’t massively popular, which certainly helped make it one of the rarest Fortnite skins in 2020.

17. Renegade Raider

Now we’re getting into some of the seriously hardcore rare Fortnite skins. The Renegade Raider was only available to those who played Battle Royale back in Season 1. You had to reach Level 20 to even have the choice to purchase it for 1200 V-Bucks from what was then known as the Season Shop.

The Renegade Raider has never appeared in the Item Shop since.

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16. Aerial Assault Trooper

The Aerial Assault Trooper is another of the incredibly rare Fortnite skins in 2020 for a similar reason to the Renegade Raider.

This skin was only available during Season 1, and required players to reach Level 15 before they had the choice to purchase it from the ‘Season Shop’ as it was called back then for 1200 V-Bucks. Considering hardly anyone was playing Fortnite back then, these are stupidly rare.

15. Moisty Merman

The Moisty Merman is a reminder of times gone by in Fortnite Battle Royale. A bastion of the Moisty Mire era. Anyway, now we’re done reminiscing, we should probably explain why it’s so rare.

With a hefty 2000 V-Buck price tag, and having only appeared in the Item Shop about 10 times since its release back in May ‘18, it’s no surprise players haven’t flocked to buy it.

14. Red Knight

Part of the Fort Knights set that was released back in Season 2, the Red Knight has remained one of the rarest Fortnite skins since its release all those years ago.

The Red Knight has appeared in the Item Shop, but this is an incredibly rare occurrence. If you do want to nab it when it next appears, you’ll have to cough up 2000 V-Bucks for the privilege.

13. Ghoul Trooper

The Ghoul Trooper is one of Fortnite’s spooky Halloween skins, and is one of the OG skins sought after by so many. Releasing back in Oct. ‘17 for Halloween, the Ghoul Trooper skin has only returned to the Item Shop once since then, in Oct. ‘19.

Whether or not it’ll return this year for Halloween remains to be seen, but it’s without a doubt one of the rarest skins you can get.

12. The Reaper

Before the officially-licensed John Wick skin released last year, Epic Games were kinda sneaky and had The Reaper. Despite now claiming it’s not supposed to be John Wick since its release (it totally is, though), The Reaper was so sought-after because everyone wanted to be the Boogyman of the Battle Royale island.

Getting the skin required players to reach Tier 100 back in Season 3. It was totally possible, but with significantly fewer players back then and a tougher grind up to Tier 100 back then compared to now, it’s still incredibly rare.

11. Leviathan

The Leviathan skin is one that simply doesn’t get as much time in the Item Shop as it probably should. It’s a Legendary-rarity skin costing 2000 V-Bucks to pick up, but it’s also a fish floating around in a fish bowl head. We love it, you should love it. But alas, we cannot buy it.

This skin does tend to surface on the Item Shop more frequently now, but thanks to its price tag and the fact it’s still only a few times a year that it appears, it’s fairly rare all the same.

10. Blue Squire

The Blue Squire is another of the skins that can be tracked all the way back to Fortnite Season 2. This one wasn’t quite as tricky to get as the Renegade Raider or Aerial Assault Trooper, though. All you needed to do to get the Blue Squire was buy the Season 2 Battle Pass.

Despite how simple it was to get, people just weren’t really playing Fortnite back then, and those who did were more sceptical about spending money on skins or Battle Passes for a game that hadn’t yet proven itself.

9. Raven

The Raven skin is without a doubt one of the rarest Fortnite skins in 2020. Once again, this isn’t a skin that was locked behind challenges or a Tier on the Battle Pass.

It was available via the Item Shop, but has only been seen five times since its release back in April ‘18.

8. Purple Glow Skull Trooper

For a while, the original Skull Trooper was considered one of the rarest Fortnite skins. Having released as part of the Halloween even in 2017, it had not been seen in the shop for a year.

In 2018, however, it returned, making it more common among the masses. However, those who owned the original Skull Trooper from 2017 were given the Purple Glow style. The Purple Glow Skull Trooper now steals its crown as one of the rarest Fortnite skins in 2020.

7. Crackshot

Crackshot is definitely one of the creepier festive skins to make its way to Fortnite, so it’s no surprise that everyone wants it. Unfortunately, Crackshot can only be obtained from the Item Shop during the months of December and January.

Even then, there’s no guarantee it’ll appear and its 2000 V-Bucks price tag makes it a fairly hefty investment.

6. Black Knight

The Black Knight was one of the original rewards for reaching the top tier of the Battle Pass. Specifically, if players reached Tier 70 in the Season 2 Battle Pass, they’d net themselves the Black Knight skin.

The skin has never been made available in the Item Shop, making it near impossible to now get.

5. Royale Bomber

Yet another platform-exclusive skin, the Royale Bomber could only be obtained by either purchasing a PS4 hardware bundle, or by picking up a DualShock 4 controller with promotional packaging.

Either of these would net you a code that could be used to redeem the Royale Bomber skin, alongside other cosmetics. It’s never come to the Item Shop or been made available any other way and likely never will.

4. Drift

Let’s get one thing right out of the way. The basic Drift skin isn’t what’s rare here. This could be unlocked by simply purchasing the Battle Pass in Season 5.

Instead, what’s rare is its Style 6 look, that requires players to earn 200,000 XP to unlock. Drift cannot be purchased, so if you missed out on it then it’s a lost cause.

3. Ragnarok

Also in Season 5 was the Ragnarok skin. This was earned by reaching Tier 100 on the Battle Pass. Just like Drift, though, Ragnarok had a number of additional styles that could be unlocked. To unlock its final stage requires 500,000 XP. Only the most hardcore Fortnite players have Ragnarok’s full set, making it one of the rarest Fortnite skins in 2020.

2. Sgt. Green Clover

Released to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day back in 2018, the Sgt. Green Clover skin has only appeared in the Item Shop another three times since its debut.

1. Sparkle Specialist

Rounding out our list is yet another Season 2 skin. To earn the Sparkle Specialist, players needed to reach Tier 56 on the Battle Pass. It has never featured on the Item Shop and likely never will. A true rarity in the world of Fortnite.

For more tips, tricks, and guides, be sure to check out our Chapter 2 Season guide wiki.

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