What are the Rarest Skins in Fortnite? (December 2021)

If you are looking for Fortnite's Rarest Skins then we've got all the rarest outfits, back bling, pickaxes, emotes, gliders, and items in this post. We're including the top 50 rarest skin based on how long ago they've been seen in the item shop. This isn't a perfect methodology, but it's as close to a scientific-method as we can get for this kind of list.

Rare skins in Fortnite has been a controversial subject. Players that have them don't want them to return because they want the reward of being around in the beginning of the game (OGs). Newer players obviously want to get a chance to grab all the skins they like.

Epic has made an interesting compromise for the Skull Trooper skin. This was a very rare skin and hadn't been in the shop for a year. When they brought it back, they gave OG owners of the skin a style that will not be available for people who buy the skin new. This is a nice way to reward older players, while not keeping popular skins away from people who just got into the game.

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What is the rarest Fortnite skin in 2020?

The rarest skin in Fortnite is probably Aerial Assault Trooper! Why do I think that? Well, because it's just not that great of a skin. While most people would put Renegade Raider at the #1 spot, but if you played back when it came out, you most likely picked it up. It's just an overall better skin, so it's way less likely that people bought Aerial Assault Trooper because it's a pretty bland outfit.

The fact of the matter is that we have no idea which skin is the rarest. There's no official way to tell! Epic would have to release the numbers or just outright tell us what skin is least owned across all accounts. It's unlikely that this will ever happen.

What is the rarest item shop skin?

To me it's Hacivat. It isn't a well-liked skin, they don't really fit any particular type of skin that I see people buy very often. It's only been in the shop a few times, and it hasn't been back in a very long time.

What are the top 5 rarest skins in Fortnite?

This is very tough, so I'm going to try to compile a list out of all the skins by age and how hard they were to get at the time. Here's the top 5 rarest skins in my opinion:

  1. Aerial Assault Trooper
  2. Renegade Raider
  3. Black Knight
  4. Sparkle Specialist
  5. Double Helix

I think the first four are pretty obvious, these are really old skins when the game had just really come out. Fortnite wasn't a smash hit straight out of the gate, and it did take some time to really get going. So, I think those early battle pass skins are pretty rare. Double Helix is on the list because I'm not convinced people bought a Nintendo Switch to get a Fortnite skin. You likely already had a Switch, and I don't think a skin was going to encourage you to get one. When it comes to promotional skins, it's very hard to know how popular they are.

What are the rarest item shop skins?

The way we're determining the list of the rarest item shop skins is by looking at the skins that haven't been seen in the longest period of time. However, we're leaving out skins that were exclusive to special events or promotional material. It wouldn't be fair to include them since most of them were supposed to be in the shop only one time! The following list represents the five outfits that have been missing from the item shop longer than any other outfit.

Most of these skins haven't been in the shop for over 900 days, and we're currently not sure when they'll make it back. The Reflex skin made it to the shop for Fresh's streamer bundle during 2021, but it has not been in the shop by itself in quite some time.

Rarest Fortnite Skins & Cosmetics

These are skins you CANNOT get anymore. They won't be back again unless Epic changes their policy completely. I'm only including the skins from the very first season of Fortnite because we know for sure these are rare. Trying to determine whether or not certain Battle Pass Seasons are rare is impossible. These skins were available for purchase if you got your Season level to a certain point. You could then purchase them with V-Bucks.




Rarest Fortnite Item Shop Cosmetics

Now, these skins are ones you might actually have a chance to get. These are being determined automatically based on the last time they were seen in the item shop. Do NOT ask if a certain skin is rare, there's no way to tell in any real practical sense. Do let me know if one of the dates is wrong on the list so I can correct it!

I've also removed Rogue Agent, because him being in the Item Shop seemed like a mistake.

  • 6/1/20: Excluding World Warrior skin due to it reportedly not returning to the shop.
  • 3/7/21: Excluding Reflex skin due to it reportedly not returning to the shop.
  • 3/8/21: Excluding The Paradigm skin due to it reportedly not returning to the shop.

Related: See the full list of the Best Skins in Fortnite Battle Royale.

Be sure to check out all of the skins in the game in our Fortnite Skins Gallery! We've also got a list of the Best Fortnite Skins in the game!

We're no longer including Holiday Skins, since they all seem to return to the Item Shop around their respective holiday.

Top 50 Rarest Skins

#1. Special Forces

Last Seen: 1043 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 2.7K votes.
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#2. Black Widow Outfit

Last Seen: 941 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 10.7K votes.
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#3. Sash Sergeant

Last Seen: 926 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 2.7K votes.
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#4. Infiltrator

Last Seen: 854 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 3.2K votes.
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#5. Vector

Last Seen: 820 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 1.5K votes.
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#6. Sledge

Last Seen: 820 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 1.2K votes.
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#7. Munitions Major

Last Seen: 818 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 3.6K votes.
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#8. Sureshot

Last Seen: 798 Days
Rating: 2.2/5. From 1.0K votes.
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#9. Deadfall

Last Seen: 792 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 1.4K votes.
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#10. Freestyle

Last Seen: 784 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 1.8K votes.
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#11. Demogorgon

Last Seen: 757 Days
Rating: 3.7/5. From 3.9K votes.
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#12. Chief Hopper

Last Seen: 757 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 3.2K votes.
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#13. Dominator

Last Seen: 755 Days
Rating: 2.2/5. From 4.1K votes.
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#14. Tracker

Last Seen: 743 Days
Rating: 2.2/5. From 2.3K votes.
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#15. Aeronaut

Last Seen: 742 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 4.7K votes.
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#16. Ranger

Last Seen: 738 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 2.6K votes.
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#17. Shaman

Last Seen: 731 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 1.9K votes.
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#18. Shade

Last Seen: 729 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 2.4K votes.
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#19. Cole

Last Seen: 725 Days
Rating: 2.3/5. From 3.2K votes.
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#20. Circuit Breaker

Last Seen: 716 Days
Rating: 2.3/5. From 4.6K votes.
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#21. Hazard Agent

Last Seen: 715 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 3.1K votes.
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#22. Zorii Bliss

Last Seen: 709 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 1.3K votes.
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#23. Finn

Last Seen: 700 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 1.6K votes.
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#24. Toxic Tagger

Last Seen: 687 Days
Rating: 3.4/5. From 988 votes.
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#25. Trench Raider

Last Seen: 684 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 658 votes.
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#26. Jaeger

Last Seen: 679 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 3.2K votes.
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#27. Match Point

Last Seen: 670 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 2.3K votes.
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#28. Scout

Last Seen: 667 Days
Rating: 2.3/5. From 2.4K votes.
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#29. Limelight

Last Seen: 667 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 1.3K votes.
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#30. Hotwire

Last Seen: 667 Days
Rating: 3.3/5. From 1.2K votes.
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#31. Riot

Last Seen: 662 Days
Rating: 1.8/5. From 3.5K votes.
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#32. Trooper

Last Seen: 661 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 2.2K votes.
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#33. Clash

Last Seen: 659 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 3.2K votes.
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#34. Depth Dealer

Last Seen: 653 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 1.1K votes.
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#35. Wrangler

Last Seen: 652 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 702 votes.
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#36. Dare

Last Seen: 641 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 2.7K votes.
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#37. Stingray

Last Seen: 638 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 999 votes.
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#38. Maximilian

Last Seen: 629 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 2.8K votes.
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#39. Caution

Last Seen: 625 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 1.5K votes.
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#40. Fortune

Last Seen: 617 Days
Rating: 2.6/5. From 3.6K votes.
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#41. Tango

Last Seen: 584 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 615 votes.
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#42. Travis Scott

Last Seen: 584 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 2.9K votes.
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#43. Astro Jack

Last Seen: 584 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 7.8K votes.
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#44. Blockade Runner

Last Seen: 582 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 1.5K votes.
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#45. Sith Trooper

Last Seen: 576 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 2.0K votes.
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#46. Rey

Last Seen: 576 Days
Rating: 3.7/5. From 1.8K votes.
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#47. Kylo Ren

Last Seen: 576 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 3.0K votes.
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#48. First Strike Specialist

Last Seen: 574 Days
Rating: 2.3/5. From 3.2K votes.
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#49. Wiretap

Last Seen: 562 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 461 votes.
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#50. Grit

Last Seen: 554 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 1.7K votes.
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Rarest Back Blings

Be sure to check out all of the back blings in the game in our Fortnite Back Bling Gallery!

#1. Rift Rock

Last Seen: 790 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 532 votes.
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#2. Contender

Last Seen: 661 Days
Rating: 3.4/5. From 162 votes.
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#3. Hurricane

Last Seen: 649 Days
Rating: 3.4/5. From 82 votes.
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#4. Backchannel

Last Seen: 555 Days
Rating: 3.4/5. From 110 votes.
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Rarest Emotes

Be sure to check out all of the emotes in the game in our Fortnite Emotes Gallery!

#1. Rambunctious

Last Seen: 1116 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 1.5K votes.
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#2. Fresh

Last Seen: 1107 Days
Rating: 4.1/5. From 2.4K votes.
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#3. Tidy

Last Seen: 1086 Days
Rating: 4.1/5. From 980 votes.
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#4. Widow’s Pirouette

Last Seen: 941 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 728 votes.
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#5. Fanciful

Last Seen: 847 Days
Rating: 3.3/5. From 429 votes.
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#6. Rawr

Last Seen: 815 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 376 votes.
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#7. Lavish

Last Seen: 813 Days
Rating: 3.6/5. From 450 votes.
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#8. Very Sneaky

Last Seen: 801 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 263 votes.
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#9. Jitterbug

Last Seen: 799 Days
Rating: 4.1/5. From 335 votes.
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#10. Flapper

Last Seen: 792 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 938 votes.
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#11. Flippin’ Sexy

Last Seen: 791 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 506 votes.
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#12. Punched Up

Last Seen: 786 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 216 votes.
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#13. Breezy

Last Seen: 765 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 496 votes.
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#14. Tsssss

Last Seen: 760 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 152 votes.
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#15. Crazy Feet

Last Seen: 743 Days
Rating: 3.6/5. From 432 votes.
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#16. Vivacious

Last Seen: 737 Days
Rating: 3.8/5. From 385 votes.
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#17. Spyglass

Last Seen: 734 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 233 votes.
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#18. Pick It Up

Last Seen: 731 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 270 votes.
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#19. Disc Spinner

Last Seen: 728 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 223 votes.
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#20. Chicken

Last Seen: 694 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 586 votes.
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Rarest Gliders

Be sure to check out all of the gliders in the game in our Fortnite Gliders Gallery!

#1. Raptor

Last Seen: 1219 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 443 votes.
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#2. Fighter Kite

Last Seen: 1153 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 404 votes.
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#3. Mainframe

Last Seen: 1062 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 316 votes.
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#4. Rhinestone Rider

Last Seen: 1053 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 300 votes.
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#5. Zephyr

Last Seen: 1044 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 283 votes.
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#6. Fossil Flyer

Last Seen: 1040 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 292 votes.
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#7. Jolly Roger

Last Seen: 1038 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 334 votes.
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#8. Solid Strider

Last Seen: 1037 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 291 votes.
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#9. Snow Squall

Last Seen: 1029 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 293 votes.
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#10. Tie-dye Flyer

Last Seen: 1008 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 261 votes.
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#11. Pivot

Last Seen: 1004 Days
Rating: 3.6/5. From 261 votes.
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#12. Roadtrip

Last Seen: 995 Days
Rating: 2.6/5. From 249 votes.
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#13. Windbreaker

Last Seen: 977 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 244 votes.
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#14. Tusk

Last Seen: 966 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 212 votes.
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#15. Warthog

Last Seen: 947 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 180 votes.
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#16. Voyager

Last Seen: 946 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 205 votes.
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#17. Diverge

Last Seen: 932 Days
Rating: 3.7/5. From 344 votes.
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#18. Hot Rod

Last Seen: 924 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 189 votes.
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#19. Cloud Strike

Last Seen: 915 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 505 votes.
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#20. Googly

Last Seen: 912 Days
Rating: 3.6/5. From 247 votes.
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Rarest Pickaxes

Be sure to check out all of the pickaxes in the game in our Fortnite Pickaxe Gallery!

Rarest Wraps

Be sure to check out all of the wraps in the game in our Fortnite Wraps Gallery!

#1. Converge

Last Seen: 857 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 222 votes.
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#2. Square Stream

Last Seen: 827 Days
Rating: 2.6/5. From 85 votes.
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#3. Essence

Last Seen: 826 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 218 votes.
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#4. Taffy

Last Seen: 824 Days
Rating: 3.3/5. From 83 votes.
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#5. Fingerprint

Last Seen: 819 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 108 votes.
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#6. Angular Flow

Last Seen: 816 Days
Rating: 3.7/5. From 186 votes.
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#7. Clockwork

Last Seen: 803 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 187 votes.
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#8. Modern Hex

Last Seen: 791 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 75 votes.
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#9. White Dragon

Last Seen: 786 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 111 votes.
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#10. Tendrils

Last Seen: 757 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 218 votes.
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Rarest Music

Be sure to check out all of the music in the game in our Fortnite Music Gallery!

#1. Get Funky

Last Seen: 848 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 378 votes.
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#2. 8-bit Beat

Last Seen: 693 Days
Rating: 3.7/5. From 157 votes.
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#3. Best Buds

Last Seen: 688 Days
Rating: 3.8/5. From 293 votes.
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#4. Sunny Samba

Last Seen: 646 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 66 votes.
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#5. Fortnitemares 2020

Last Seen: 397 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 52 votes.
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#6. The Device

Last Seen: 388 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 96 votes.
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#7. Herald’s Warning

Last Seen: 366 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 24 votes.
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#8. Space Groove

Last Seen: 348 Days
Rating: 3.8/5. From 125 votes.
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#9. Frosty Serenade

Last Seen: 333 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 21 votes.
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#10. OG (Future Remix)

Last Seen: 317 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 199 votes.
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Rarest Bundle

#1. Wukong Bundle

Last Seen: 1104 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 374 votes.
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#2. Rex Bundle

Last Seen: 1103 Days
Rating: 3.4/5. From 418 votes.
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#3. Buckled Bundle

Last Seen: 1102 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 533 votes.
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#4. Leviathan Bundle

Last Seen: 1087 Days
Rating: 3.3/5. From 461 votes.
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#5. Funk Ops Bundle

Last Seen: 1067 Days
Rating: 3.3/5. From 487 votes.
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#6. Beastmode Wrap Bundle

Last Seen: 814 Days
Rating: 2.2/5. From 421 votes.
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#7. Archetype Bundle

Last Seen: 749 Days
Rating: 3.6/5. From 315 votes.
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#8. Vertex Bundle

Last Seen: 733 Days
Rating: 3.4/5. From 153 votes.
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#9. Harbinger Bundle

Last Seen: 731 Days
Rating: 3.4/5. From 214 votes.
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#10. Rise of Skywalker Pack

Last Seen: 713 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 194 votes.
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  1. HACIVAT came back

  2. The Aerobic Assassin skin has returned to the item shop. Her set are rare.

  3. Aerobic assassin came back

  4. What about cliffhanger the pickaxe is that rare

  5. I’m pretty sure Wiggle Wild was recently released…

  6. isnt lynx also somewhere in that top 50?

  7. Wouldn’t the rarest skin in the game technically be Indigo Kuno because only 6,000 of them were given out to the winners of the Playstation Generations Cup.

  8. Uh, just asking out, but when is the top 3 thing being updated? Axiom and Psion returned some days ago so they’re not the rarest anymore

    1. We’re updating it today 🙂

  9. Hello admins I don’t know how to contact yall but I don’t see the top 50 rare skins it has the title but none of the skins but it shows everything else it could be because I was at school when I was trying to look and due to the restrictions on the internet with school it said my ip was blocked from the web but now I’m not on the same ip address so I don’t know if u guys could maybe update the webpage or create a dupe web cos it’s annoying thank u

    1. I just checked the page. It seems to be working for me, but I have a few theories. Due to the size of the data being loaded, it may actually take that frame a while to load the webpage. It took me about 30 seconds to load the top 50, but the slower your internet, the longer it will take to load. If you have slow speeds, it might take a long time. Or, if you have really fast internet, you might have to clear the cache in your browser to get it to load properly. Hope this helps!

  10. Hey just wondering why the section that has the wraps hex wave and hex form came out recently around 11 days ago and its till up there wondering why it hasnt changed yet

    1. Scourge wasn’t on the list but she has not been in the item shop for 598 days.

    2. Strange, they are not there for me!

  11. Hello, I’d like to report something to update. Funk ops bundle, if I’m calling it right, was in the shop few days ago.

  12. Where is Stingray? he was last seen 565 days ago. he should be number 44 on the list.

  13. Where is renagade raider

    1. Renegade Raider was in the Season Shop, and the list is Rarest Item Shop Skins.

  14. I like the flutter skin. Any update as to when it is coming back or if??

  15. The NFL skins are outdated, so they shouldn’t be here

  16. I dont think the NFL skina should be there because we got new ones and the old ones probably wont return

  17. Cloudbreaker and Wingtip returned

  18. I have a question what is the ranking of the blue team leader on Fortnite: Battle Royale?
    It’s a skin that I own and I feel like it is a rare skin and that I never see anybody else wearing it in-game. I think it deserves a top 50 spot

    1. Blue team leader is a playstation exclusive.

  19. Out of curiosity, Why is scourge and Plague not listed between Jaeger and fyra? just checked out on normal list and was wondering the reason

  20. mime time and cheer up came back

    1. nvm the page wouldn’t refresh for me

      1. The rarest skin has to be the galaxy skin, you could only get it by purchasing a note9 or galaxy tab s4, back in 2017, the game was fresh out the door and not many adults were into it or willing to buy a note 9 to get it

  21. galaxy skin?

    1. This list exclusively holds item shop cosmetics

  22. Just saw now, but I believe Psycho bandit shouldn’t be added to the list, as it was confirmed to not come back bc of the game buying thing and such, just like World warrior or similars

    1. He was also available in the item shop though, not just from buying the game.

      1. Yeah, but it is confirmed to not return, just like World warrior skin, I don’t think its fair for WW to be excluded bc its not gonna return and Psycho not

  23. Switch Up music returned from June 26. Please update it. Thank you

  24. Shouldn’t the Psycho Bandit skin be on the list? It has been over 600 days. There was a promotion to get it when buying borderlands but that is over now and now it is only a available from the shop.

    1. Good question. I believe the Gaming Legends rarity hasn’t been added to the system. I’ll have a look into it. Appreciate you bringing this to my attention!

      Edit: It’s fixed!

  25. Why is the Star Wars skins and the marvel skins on there they will only come back if an Event happens

  26. Confused is back

  27. Masked fury and the rarest shop pickaxe returned a few days ago

    1. Only masked fury, the piledrives is already removed from the list.

  28. For me it takes a couple of days to update

    1. Thanks for telling me this. I know it takes a day for the page to change due to the Item Shop reset, but it shouldn’t take that long to change. I’ll look into it!

  29. Why did you remove reflex and marshmallow from top 50 when they are coming back marshmallow came back today not tying to Hate I’ve been on this website since December 2020

    1. Marshmallow is Icon. That’s why he was removed. We try and make the page as fair as possible without the top 50 being the same cosmetics. Reflex I’ve heard from multiple sources that it’s not coming back. If a cosmetic is not coming back, like above, it’s unfair to the ranking system. It’s not perfect, but it allows change to happen.

      1. Will you ever make a top 100 rarest ?

      2. Thanks! But reflex is on the leak sheet so it will be coming back any time soon?

  30. The storm sigil glider is missing from the rare glider list it says it was last seen 815 days ago.