Here is a collection of the rarest Fortnite skins. Some might say these are the best Fortnite skins, considering how rare they are. Some of these skins are unobtainable at this point in the game, and others have not surfaced in months. Real bummer, right?
Keep in mind, though, that any of these skins could always rear their heads and return to the game. Which one of these are you lucky enough to have? This post was updated on October 2018!
Rarest Fortnite Skins
1) Sgt. Green Clover
The Sgt. Green Clover was released as on St Patrick’s Day and was only available for a limited time afterwards. This skin was 800 V-Bucks in the Item Shop and is now one of the rarest Fortnite skins you can get.
The Ragnarok skin is the current Tier 100 skin for the Season 5 Battle Pass. Similar to Drift this skin on its own is not rare, but this one requires 500,000 experience to collect the full set. A player with a full Ragnarok set is not to be messed with, and it’s one of the best skins you can get in the game.
The Drift skin on its own is not rare since anyone who plays today can own it by purchasing the Battle Pass, however, to get the full skin players must accumulate 200,000 experience. This is no easy feat and currently a rare find among players of the game.
4) Sparkle Specialist
Another one of the rarest Fortnite skins was The Sparkle Specialist. This one was a Season 2 Battle Pass exclusive skin. It is part of the Fever set and has never been seen again making it a rarity for anyone who joined the fight after Season 2.
5) Royale Bomber
The Royale Bomber is a highly coveted skin by the community and rightfully so. Currently the only way to obtain this skin is through the PlayStation 4 bundle that has only been confirmed for Europe. No word on a North American release or if this skin will be available in the Item Shop.
Crackshot was only available during December 2017 through January 2018 as part of the Holiday event. This makes it an extremely sought after skin. It has yet to return to the game, and no word has been given if it ever will.
7) Black Knight
The Black Knight skin was a reward for completing the Season 2 Battle Pass. Not only is this skin never returning, but it was extremely difficult to obtain, because Weekly Challenges were not in Season 2, which made gaining Battle Pass Tiers much more tedious.
8) Purple Skull Trooper
Skull Trooper was part of the Halloween event in 2017, and has not been seen in the shop since. It returned in 2018, making it less rare, but those who owned the original Skull Trooper skin from 2017 now have a purple glow. The Purple Skull Trooper is now one of the rarest Fortnite skins you can get your hands on.
9) The Raven
The Raven is a shop exclusive skin that was extremely popular among players when it first arrived a few months ago. Since it’s first appearance it has only been in the shop one other time, and Epic has not said when the next time this elusive skin will make another appearance.
10) Blue Squire
Blue Squire is another Season 2 skin that was given to players for buying the Battle Pass. While it just required the purchase of the Battle pass this skin is no longer available moving forward.
The Leviathan skin is in the same boat as the Raven. Both are shop exclusive skins that have only appeared twice with no word on if or when they will return and until we do, it’s one of the rarest Fortnite skins.
The Reaper was an award for beating the Season 3 Battle Pass. This skin is no longer available to players to be earned or purchased.
13) Ghoul Trooper
The Ghoul Trooper was also part of the Halloween event in Battle Royale, and is considered the rarest skin in the game currently. It appeared once and than never again, and only a small percentage of Battle Royale users own it.
14) Red Knight
The Red Knight first appeared back in in late December 2017, and has only appeared one other time since then. It is a season 2 themed skin, and is likely to not make anymore appearances.
15) Moisty Merman
Meanwhile, this skin just appeared for the first time in May 2018, but if it is anything like the Raven or Leviathan we will not see it for a long stretch of time. It could be months before this skin resurfaces if at all.
16) Renegade Raider
The Renegade Raider skin is in the same situation as the Assault Aerial Trooper. Both were Season 1 skins, therefore making them highly sought after. There is no current way to obtain these and thus they are among the rarest Fortnite skins.
17) Aerial Assault Trooper
Don’t let this blue rarity skin fool you. Aerial Assault Trooper was a season 1 skin that was around long before the game gained the traction is has today. Only those early players had a chance at this skin.
18) Merry Marauder
The Merry Marauder skin was available in the Item Shop back in December of 2017 for 1,500 V-Bucks. It made one return in February 2018 but has not been around since. It may return for the next holiday season, but there is no confirmation on that. Until then, it is among the rarest Fortnite skins because of this.
19) Recon Expert
The Recon Expert was available in the Item Shop in November of 2017 for 1,200 V-Bucks and has not reappeared since. The game was still climbing in popularity at that time. It didn’t have a player base close to what it has now. This skin is a true showing of players who have been around since the early days and is one of the rarest Fortnite skins.
20) Yuletide Ranger
The Yuletide Ranger is another Christmas skin that has not seen a release since December of 2017. This uncommon Skin was purchasable from the Item Shop for 800 V-bucks. If you see it pop back up it is worth grabbing, because who knows if it will ever return.
21) Blue Team Leader
The blue team leader skin is not rare because it disappeared from the shop at any point, but rather because it’s not available to everyone in the first place. It is given to Fortnite players who are subscribed to PlayStation Plus and linked their account to the game. You have to head to the PlayStation Store itself and download it from there, alongside the matching glider. It’s not expensive, but it’s limited to a certain group of players.
The Omega skin set was the rarest Fortnite skin available from Season 4. It is now no longer available in the game at all. Good luck getting it!
23) Love Ranger
The Love Ranger was added to the game as part of the Valentine’s Day event, before being removed. You’ll likely sees the wings more than the full skin now, but it has been known to return to the store for short periods of time.
The Deadfire skin rocked up in Fortnite during Season 6 and is one of the game’s reactive skins that glows green once the player has eliminated a certain amount of players from the game. Unfortunately, the skin hasn’t returned to the store since and many players are clamoring to get their hands on this cool Wild West-style skin once more.
An epic rarity skin released towards the beginning of Season 6, Hollowhead, as you may have guessed, was one of Halloween skins in 2018. Hollowhead also came with the Mouldering Cloak backbling that many players are huge fans of. However, its glowing blue eyes are the star of the show here.
26) Codename E.L.F
A skin that we haven’t seen since Fortnite Season 3, and perhaps we’ll never see again. Codename E.L.F. appeared in the Item Shop, however, has seldom been seen there again. Your best chance of getting it is during the holiday season, but even then, it’s still one of Fortnite’s rarest skins all the same.
27) Star Spangled Ranger & Trooper
Ignore the cuddle leader in the center of the image, it’s the Star Spangled Ranger and Trooper skins we’re interested in here. Released as celebratory skins for the 4th of July in Season 4 into the Item Shop, these skins simply give the default skins a quick America-styled redesign.
Though they’re only Uncommon rarity, they’re hardly seen in games of Fortnite and rarely pop back up in the Item Shop.
28) Galaxy Skin
The Galaxy Skin is another skin that’s tied into a purchase away from Fortnite itself. If you purchase a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or Galaxy Tab S4, you’re given the ability to unlock this exclusive skin in-game. In a roundabout way, it’s the most expensive Fortnite skin, asking you to commit the price of the phone to get it.
The Tier 100 Season 6 skin is called Dire. Since it’s a Tier 100 skin, it’s pretty rare, and there are six variants to unlock. To unlock the last and rarest Fortnite skins out of all of them, you’ll need 250,000 XP. You’re no longer required to get all the XP by the end of Season 6, so Dire might get less and less rare over time, but it’s certainly rare no long after it was released.
Ahh Grimbles. This Rare rarity skin was last seen in the Item Shop during the Christmas period of 2018, but once again has not been seen since. Taking after the look of the gnomes we’ve had to collect for challenges in past seasons, this skin also has a ‘Red Eyes’ style that make him look pretty evil when equipped.
Again, this is a Fortnite skin you almost never see running around in games.
Sgt Green Clover
Purple Glow Skull Trooper
Aerial Assault Trooper
Blue Team Leader
Unfortunately, the skin hasn't returned to the store since and many players are clamoring to get their hands on this cool Wild West-style skin once more.
Hollowhead also came with the Mouldering Cloak backbling that many players are huge fans of. However, its glowing blue eyes are the star of the show here.
Your best chance of getting it is during the holiday season, but even then, it's still one of Fortnite's rarest skins all the same.
Star Spangled Ranger
Released as celebratory skins for the 4th of July in Season 4 into the Item Shop, these skins simply give the default skins a quick America-styled redesign.
br> Though they're only Uncommon rarity, they're hardly seen in games of Fortnite and rarely pop back up in the Item Shop.
Taking after the look of the gnomes we've had to collect for challenges in past seasons, this skin also has a 'Red Eyes' style that make him look pretty evil when equipped.
Again, this is a Fortnite skin you almost never see running around in games.