Fortnite Rarest Skins List (July 2020) – The Rarest Skins Right Now!

We're looking at the rarest skins in Fortnite!

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.

Rare Skin FAQ

I'm going to take a look at some questions I get a lot when it comes to Fortnite's rare skins.

What is the rarest skin in Fortnite?

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 between two skins... Pillar and Hacivat. These aren't well liked skins, they don't really fit any particular type of skin that I see people buy very often. They've only been in the shop a few times, and they haven't been back in a very long time.

What are the top 5 rarest skins?

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 top 5 rarest item shop skins?

We've got a better idea on how rare these are with the length of time since they've been seen, ratings, and how many times they've been in the shop before. So, here's the top 5 rarest item shop skins in my opinion:

  1. Pillar
  2. Hacivat
  3. Far Out Man
  4. Yee-Haw!
  5. Axiom

I've already discussed the first two, they don't seem popular and they've been in the shop pretty infrequently. Far Out Man falls into that same category, and could jump up and down the list a bit. Yee-Haw! is another skin I don't think that was popular, plus there was a skin just like it in the Season 6 Battle pass called Giddy-Up. I doubt people who had the battle pass were wasting their V-Bucks on a skin they already pretty much owned. Axiom is just another of the skins that fits int he category of: "I have no idea why this was made?" It's just not an overly good looking skin, it's bulky, and I don't really see it being bought very much!

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.

Outfits

Gliders

Pickaxe

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!

Top 50 Rarest Skins

After the release of Recon Expert, I'm making a couple of changes to this list. I'm no longer including Holiday Skins, since they all seem to return to the Item Shop around their respective holiday. 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.

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!

Midnight Ops
Last Seen: 629 Days
Rating: 2.3/5. From 4.0K votes.
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Far Out Man
Last Seen: 596 Days
Rating: 2.3/5. From 4.3K votes.
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Hacivat
Last Seen: 577 Days
Rating: 2.0/5. From 3.8K votes.
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Brilliant Striker
Last Seen: 573 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 5.9K votes.
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Radiant Striker
Last Seen: 550 Days
Rating: 2.2/5. From 2.7K votes.
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Special Forces
Last Seen: 537 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 2.3K votes.
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Hyperion
Last Seen: 531 Days
Rating: 2.2/5. From 2.9K votes.
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Absolute Zero
Last Seen: 530 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 10.7K votes.
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Yee-Haw!
Last Seen: 524 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 2.9K votes.
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Tower Recon Specialist
Last Seen: 517 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 2.6K votes.
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Devastator
Last Seen: 503 Days
Rating: 2.1/5. From 3.9K votes.
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Backbone
Last Seen: 502 Days
Rating: 1.8/5. From 6.3K votes.
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Instinct
Last Seen: 498 Days
Rating: 3.7/5. From 4.9K votes.
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Reflex
Last Seen: 498 Days
Rating: 3.6/5. From 3.7K votes.
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Ruckus
Last Seen: 472 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 2.7K votes.
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Triage Trooper
Last Seen: 458 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 2.0K votes.
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Cloudbreaker
Last Seen: 445 Days
Rating: 2.2/5. From 4.0K votes.
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Sleuth
Last Seen: 440 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 2.1K votes.
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Black Widow Outfit
Last Seen: 435 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 8.8K votes.
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Star-Lord Outfit
Last Seen: 435 Days
Rating: 3.8/5. From 3.9K votes.
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Stage Slayer
Last Seen: 433 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 2.2K votes.
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Kitbash
Last Seen: 425 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 3.8K votes.
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Sash Sergeant
Last Seen: 420 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 2.4K votes.
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Cipher
Last Seen: 417 Days
Rating: 2.1/5. From 4.2K votes.
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Moniker
Last Seen: 411 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 2.7K votes.
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Wreck Raider
Last Seen: 411 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 1.8K votes.
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Psion
Last Seen: 402 Days
Rating: 2.2/5. From 2.2K votes.
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Tech Ops
Last Seen: 400 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 2.2K votes.
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Deep Sea Dominator
Last Seen: 393 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 3.4K votes.
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Marino
Last Seen: 391 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 2.7K votes.
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Axiom
Last Seen: 378 Days
Rating: 2.1/5. From 5.8K votes.
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Rebel
Last Seen: 372 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 2.8K votes.
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Twistie
Last Seen: 365 Days
Rating: 1.6/5. From 3.6K votes.
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Pillar
Last Seen: 365 Days
Rating: 2.0/5. From 1.8K votes.
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Marshmello
Last Seen: 352 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 9.7K votes.
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Infiltrator
Last Seen: 348 Days
Rating: 2.3/5. From 2.9K votes.
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Synth Star
Last Seen: 346 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 2.2K votes.
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Deep Sea Destroyer
Last Seen: 340 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 3.7K votes.
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Shot Caller
Last Seen: 328 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 1.7K votes.
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Scoundrel
Last Seen: 321 Days
Rating: 2.6/5. From 2.1K votes.
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Sun Tan Specialist
Last Seen: 320 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 2.1K votes.
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Masked Fury
Last Seen: 316 Days
Rating: 1.6/5. From 3.8K votes.
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Sunflower
Last Seen: 314 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 2.6K votes.
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Vector
Last Seen: 314 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 1.3K votes.
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Sledge
Last Seen: 314 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 792 votes.
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Wingtip
Last Seen: 313 Days
Rating: 2.6/5. From 2.3K votes.
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Synapse
Last Seen: 313 Days
Rating: 3.6/5. From 1.7K votes.
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Munitions Major
Last Seen: 312 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 3.2K votes.
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Splode
Last Seen: 305 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 1.7K votes.
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Grill Sergeant
Last Seen: 302 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 3.3K 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!

Rift Rock
Last Seen: 284 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 369 votes.
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Haystacks
Last Seen: 266 Days
Rating: 3.3/5. From 307 votes.
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Motocase
Last Seen: 266 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 100 votes.
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Contender
Last Seen: 155 Days
Rating: 3.3/5. From 83 votes.
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Rarest Emotes

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

Rambunctious
Last Seen: 610 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 908 votes.
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Fresh
Last Seen: 601 Days
Rating: 4.1/5. From 1.6K votes.
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Tidy
Last Seen: 580 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 582 votes.
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Zany
Last Seen: 517 Days
Rating: 4.1/5. From 891 votes.
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On The Hook
Last Seen: 502 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 408 votes.
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Pop Lock
Last Seen: 446 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 555 votes.
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Snap
Last Seen: 444 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 308 votes.
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Widow’s Pirouette
Last Seen: 435 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 475 votes.
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Dance Off
Last Seen: 435 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 948 votes.
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Buckets
Last Seen: 408 Days
Rating: 3.3/5. From 317 votes.
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Flex On ‘Em
Last Seen: 408 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 240 votes.
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Confused
Last Seen: 353 Days
Rating: 3.4/5. From 602 votes.
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Phone It In
Last Seen: 353 Days
Rating: 4.1/5. From 1.8K votes.
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Headbanger
Last Seen: 352 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 330 votes.
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Marsh Walk
Last Seen: 352 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 705 votes.
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Bobbin’
Last Seen: 347 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 571 votes.
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Fanciful
Last Seen: 341 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 270 votes.
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Team Burger
Last Seen: 332 Days
Rating: 3.4/5. From 109 votes.
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Team Tomato
Last Seen: 332 Days
Rating: 3.4/5. From 103 votes.
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Accolades
Last Seen: 326 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 607 votes.
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Rarest Gliders

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

Raptor
Last Seen: 713 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 366 votes.
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Fighter Kite
Last Seen: 647 Days
Rating: 2.6/5. From 347 votes.
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Royale Dragon
Last Seen: 642 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 899 votes.
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Mainframe
Last Seen: 556 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 264 votes.
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Rhinestone Rider
Last Seen: 547 Days
Rating: 2.6/5. From 252 votes.
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Zephyr
Last Seen: 538 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 237 votes.
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Blaze
Last Seen: 537 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 406 votes.
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Shadow Puppet
Last Seen: 535 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 274 votes.
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Fossil Flyer
Last Seen: 534 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 241 votes.
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Jolly Roger
Last Seen: 532 Days
Rating: 3.4/5. From 264 votes.
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Checker
Last Seen: 531 Days
Rating: 2.6/5. From 287 votes.
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Solid Strider
Last Seen: 531 Days
Rating: 2.3/5. From 252 votes.
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Snow Squall
Last Seen: 523 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 249 votes.
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Hot Ride
Last Seen: 517 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 713 votes.
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Half Shell
Last Seen: 502 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 220 votes.
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Tie-dye Flyer
Last Seen: 502 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 199 votes.
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Pivot
Last Seen: 498 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 218 votes.
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Roadtrip
Last Seen: 489 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 208 votes.
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Windbreaker
Last Seen: 471 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 194 votes.
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Viceroy Mark I
Last Seen: 462 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 195 votes.
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Rarest Pickaxes

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

Piledriver
Last Seen: 692 Days
Rating: 2.2/5. From 561 votes.
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Throttle
Last Seen: 650 Days
Rating: 2.3/5. From 515 votes.
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Spiky
Last Seen: 632 Days
Rating: 3.4/5. From 601 votes.
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Close Shave
Last Seen: 595 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 620 votes.
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Drumbeat
Last Seen: 595 Days
Rating: 2.6/5. From 565 votes.
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Turbine
Last Seen: 580 Days
Rating: 2.3/5. From 384 votes.
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Persuader
Last Seen: 538 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 375 votes.
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Tooth Pick
Last Seen: 531 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 355 votes.
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Cutting Edge
Last Seen: 505 Days
Rating: 2.6/5. From 398 votes.
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Armature
Last Seen: 503 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 696 votes.
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Empire Axe
Last Seen: 502 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 450 votes.
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Rescue Paddle
Last Seen: 502 Days
Rating: 2.1/5. From 377 votes.
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Flimsie Flail
Last Seen: 499 Days
Rating: 2.6/5. From 437 votes.
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Angular Axe
Last Seen: 498 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 945 votes.
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A.X.E.
Last Seen: 498 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 1.0K votes.
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Magnifying Axe
Last Seen: 495 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 350 votes.
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Death Valley
Last Seen: 481 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 555 votes.
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Psionic Edge
Last Seen: 481 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 256 votes.
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Bottom Feeder
Last Seen: 471 Days
Rating: 3.3/5. From 721 votes.
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Flatliner
Last Seen: 458 Days
Rating: 2.6/5. From 350 votes.
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Rarest Wraps

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

Royale Air Force
Last Seen: 428 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 205 votes.
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Bizzy
Last Seen: 386 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 220 votes.
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Infernal
Last Seen: 379 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 252 votes.
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Flowerprint
Last Seen: 375 Days
Rating: 3.4/5. From 141 votes.
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Golden Scales
Last Seen: 374 Days
Rating: 3.7/5. From 308 votes.
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Sprinkles
Last Seen: 369 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 357 votes.
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Rarest Music

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

Get Funky
Last Seen: 342 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 319 votes.
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Wiggle Wild
Last Seen: 300 Days
Rating: 3.6/5. From 123 votes.
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Caped Crusader
Last Seen: 294 Days
Rating: 3.6/5. From 163 votes.
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Llama Beat
Last Seen: 264 Days
Rating: 3.8/5. From 161 votes.
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Storm King
Last Seen: 258 Days
Rating: 3.7/5. From 101 votes.
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Space Groove
Last Seen: 243 Days
Rating: 3.6/5. From 88 votes.
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    1. Which is wrong? If you saw something from a recent shop on there it’s possible the page is cached and you just need to refresh the page.

  1. Would the axe of champions count? It’s not a shop item but it’s still a rare thing that you could obtain(but in a very rare rate)

    1. I don’t think it counts. It will never really be available for the general population, so it’s specifically meant to be rare. I might mention it at some point.

  2. KitBash did come back on May 15th but left the shop early on May 16 cause the John wick items came out. Sash Sergeant and coaxial copter were last seen May 21 and Marino was last seen June 19. Also the “Holiday Hydrate” backbling is a holiday item

    1. It didn’t return. It’s considered a holiday wrap, which we have removed from the listings.

  3. Hello evident, I would like to point out that “Sugar Rush” was actually last seen on January 9th, 2020

  4. Hello. The World Warrior skin should not be removed from the list of rare skins. In my opinion this skin should now be on the list next to the renegade raider and aerial assault trooper. This skin will be very rare in some time and should be included on the site.

    1. I don’t agree, those are particularly rare skins because they were out before the game was popular. World Warrior was out in “modern” Fortnite, where any skin isn’t going to be all that rare.

      1. This is my opinion. It doesn’t change the fact that World Warrior will be one of the rarest skins in the item shop because it will never come back. This skin should be included on the page.

  5. Hey I know the Paradigm isnt on the list since it’s not in the top 40 skins however I suspect it’s going to be part of the list eventually since just like the world warrior epic has previously said it isnt going to return and was only sold during the the end event period. It’s just a heads up for the future

    1. I only bring it up since you didn’t put world warrior in since it’s never coming back and the paradigm wont either

  6. Hi Evident,

    Since you’ve excluded every holiday skin and the world warrior skin, why are these cosmetics still on the list:

    – Brave Bag & Color Guard Back Blings
    – Sparkler Emote
    – Kiss The Cup Emote
    – Fireworks Wrap

      1. In my opinion, Holiday items should be kept on the list if they skipped a holiday. For example the Golden Clouds wrap didn’t return for Lunar New Year this year

        1. Then I’d have to keep track of what got skipped and what didn’t. It’s either all holiday or no holiday. No holiday makes more sense to me.

  7. Hey Evident, I don’t think it makes much sense to include World Warrior on this list. Didn’t Epic state that she would not return to the item shop during the World Cup event?

  8. Why Mako isnt in the rarest gliders List? Ist was in the Shop on the 2nd January 2018 for the first and last time.

    1. It’s at the top of the page in the section about items you can’t obtain anymore. The reason it’s not on the list is because it wasn’t technically in the Item Shop, it was in the Season Shop, it’s basically a Season 1 glider.