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Best Fortnite Skins – Outfits, Gliders, and Pickaxes!

We're taking a look at the best Fortnite skins that the game has to offer!

Fortnite has a lot of great skins, and narrowing them down to the best of the best is a difficult task. This is largely a subjective undertaking, so many of you might disagree with this list. However, these are highlights of what could be considered the best, they aren't going to be ranked in any order.

Battle Royale is now an almost infamous video game genre. Fortnite has had the benefit of getting to learn from some large games, it has set itself apart from the others largely with its ability to monetize and create unique skins for the game. They have kept the game entirely free, while still being able to turn a huge profit with cosmetics.

We're going to be looking at the Best Fortnite Skins, and while not every skin will be represented here, you can let us know which your favorite skins are in the comments and make your case for why they should be here. It should be noted that I don't consider RARITY a factor in making a skin the best. I find that a lot of players seem to think that makes a skin better, but in my eyes a skin can be the best regardless of how many people have it! I'm including Outfits, Gliders, and Pickaxes which are all things you can find in the shop, although some are from battle pass seasons.

Fortnite Best Skins

I will be breaking these down by rarity and across all of the store, battle pass, promotional, and holiday skins!

Best Uncommon Skins


Most uncommon outfit skins are fairly plain, but a few of them standout. Lite Show & Nitelite are two of the most unique skins and the game. You can't argue with that low cost either. Nog Ops is an awesome Christmas skin that gets across the holiday theme without beating you over the head with it. Whiplash is also fairly unique, and has a nice clean look.


There are a fair amount of mundane uncommon gliders, but Glow Rider and Meltdown standout among the rest. They both make a strong statement, while still looking good. Jolly Roger is just a classic design with a very clean and mean style. Storm Sigil is a holiday skin, but it has a pretty unique design with the Celtic patterns.


Best Rare Skins


I've included Aerial Threat, but it really just represents all of the soccer/football skins. These are great because of how customization there is, and the many different colors you can rock. Blue Team Leader is a PS+ exclusive skin, it's super clean with the contrasting colors and the bright blue really pops. Circuit Breaker is a pretty detailed skin, and has a lot of unique features.

Codename E.L.F. also finds the balance of being festive and while not being too over the top. Snorkel Ops has that unique teal color on the pants that really goes great with the orange highlights. Survival Specialist is just a classic clean look that would look great with the Jolly Roger glider. Finally, there's Triple Threat which is a great basketball themed look and has a unique hairstyle.


Feathered Flyer stands out to me as a rare glider. It's a really unique style with some great animation. Forerunner is also incredibly unique and sleek for a rare glider. Zephyr might seem like an odd choice, but with that unique color style and abstract pattern, it's kind of amazing that they pulled it off.


While the uncommon pickaxes left a lot to be desired, they've turned it around with the rare ones! Anarchy Axe is a great looking pickaxe with that punk rock theme. Forebearer is reminiscent of God of War, and just a great looking piece of the old world.

Plunja is unique looking, but the story behind it is the best part. Back when new skins weren't coming out all of the time, Ninja was talking on stream about wanting any new skins, even being willing to wield a plunger as a pickaxe. This then led to Epic putting in the Plunja the next day as a reference to his comment.

Tendril not only looks super different, but when you use it you get the vine animation which adds to the appeal! Tooth Pick is just a great overall pickaxe, and has a great look if you are into the caveman style.

Best Epic Skins


I'm not going to go over all of these because there's a lot of great skins in the epic category. Alpine Ace just represents the ski themed skins overall, they have a great look, but it depends which ones you like and even if you like Mogul Master better. Bandolier is one of my favorite skins, it just nails that grizzled veteran look.

While I'm normally more of a fan of understated holiday looks, Bunny Brawler and Rabbit Raider are undeniably some of the best skins in the game. I also love Ginger Gunner and Merry Marauder from the Christmas set, I literally couldn't decide which I liked better. Rust Lord might be a bit controversial, it got a bad rep as a skin, but it's actually quite unique and well done.

It wouldn't be a best of skin list without Skull Trooper. It's one of the most sought after skins, and it's super intimidating when you see one coming for you!


While I'm normally for less is more in terms of skins, Bear Force One is just awesome! Cloud Strike I think is a really awesome look with the animated lightning on the top. Get Down! just gets that disco feel down. Conquest is the new Viking boat theme that is throughout the Season 5 battle pass and has a really awesome animation with the oars rowing while you glide. Deep Space Lander has that dark sleek look and also has the animated thrusters which make it really unique.


Bitemark is just so over the top and a great representation of those toys you find out zoos and amusement parks. Candy Axe is an awesome holiday skin that lights up more when you have more kills. Chomp Jr. is a favorite of mine, almost just because of how ridiculous it is. Pick Squeak is just an awesome recreation of those fisher price toys we used to have as kids. Finally, there's Rainbow Smash.

While I'm not a huge fan of the Brite Bomber aesthetic, something about this pickaxe just feels right. You also get the bonus of a glowing horn on the top that is brighter with more eliminations.

Best Legendary Skins


It's honestly pretty hard to go wrong with just about any of the Legendary skins. Most of these are extremely well done and it's really subjective and up to your opinion on what's the best. I've tried to pick some of the more unique and interesting skins on this list.


All of the current Legendary Gliders are worth a look, they have a ton of animation and are super unique.


There are no legendary pickaxes, so this is an easy choice!


That's all folks, I'm sure many of you might disagree with my choices, so let me know in the comments which you think should be listed here among the best skins!

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  1. In my opinion, I think that the Snowfoot skin should be on this list! It is such a cool skin, and it’s backbling goes good with a lot of skins! Or consider it…

  2. I think there are a ton of great rate skins, such as the Ruckus and Mayhem, Cloudbreaker and Wingtip, Longshot and Insight, and the Reflex. Maybe the Grimbles and Fishstick.

  3. I don’t believe the skull trooper should be on this list anymore evident. It feels as though 3/10 people have it now, and it isn’t rare at all anymore.

  4. I honestly think Chromium is literally one of the worst rare skins in the game, next to the Cypher skin so maybe remove it?

  5. Heidi, field surgeon, munitions expert and Arachne are amazing skins definitely should be on here instead of some of the ugly skins like giddy up and John wick

      1. In my opinion, I like the Giddy Up skin, because it comes with its own emote, and it looks a lot like the default! John wick is kind of good!

  6. *unpopular opinion* but ive only bought two skins one of which is bunnymoon and that should be on the list (i also bought nitelite) also, can you include emotes? thx

  7. Of all the things ive bought from the item shop the 3 legendaries arent here, Rex, Cuddle Team Leader and Raptor. Ive bought Scorpion, Dark Bomber, Skull Ranger, Archetype, Rapscallion, Rex, Cuddle Team Leader, Raptor, Reaper and Oracle Axe

  8. I agree with most of the choices but plz put red knight in and sparkle specialist and acdc plz but great list I love the site

  9. The Red Knight is not on the list. I think it’s one of the best skins in the game yet. So if the owner of the post sees this. Just… you know… Think about it 😉

  10. First off, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PUTTING TRIPLE THREAT ON HERE! There are no words to describe how much I like that skin. Second, someone finally agrees with me on rust lord! I was so excited when I unlocked him, I’ll never forget it as long as I play the game. And lastly, I request that you add shade to the epic section. She’s not too popular, but if you’re looking for that punk style everyone seems to love, only cheaper than $20, she’s your answer.

  11. Cuddle team leader, red knight, galaxy and Panda team leader should all be there, and the wrestlers, vertex and Wukong shouldn’t. But this is just my opinion. You should definitely add red knight and cuddle team leader and probably galaxy because they are really good.

  12. Where is raptor cuddle Team Leader red Knight DAzzle so you put triple Threat and Dynamo and masked fury and chromium on it they are some of the worst skins in the game. Cmon bro

  13. Oh I also agree with most of ur choices but what about AC/DC and Sparkle Specialist they should be on this list also plz add a best emotes section

  14. hey i agree with most of your choices but i really think that Raptor should be in the Legendary Skins section. i’ve always thought of him as THE Fortnite guy, even before playing the game. he’s even on the Solo game mode selection box!