What are the Rarest Skins in Fortnite? (August 2020)

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.

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 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 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 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.

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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!

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!

Top 50 Rarest Skins

1. Midnight Ops

Last Seen: 659 Days
Rating: 2.3/5. From 4.1K votes.
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2. Far Out Man

Last Seen: 626 Days
Rating: 2.3/5. From 4.4K votes.
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3. Hacivat

Last Seen: 607 Days
Rating: 2.0/5. From 3.9K votes.
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4. Brilliant Striker

Last Seen: 603 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 6.1K votes.
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5. Radiant Striker

Last Seen: 580 Days
Rating: 2.2/5. From 2.7K votes.
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6. Special Forces

Last Seen: 567 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 2.4K votes.
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7. Hyperion

Last Seen: 561 Days
Rating: 2.2/5. From 3.0K votes.
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8. Absolute Zero

Last Seen: 560 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 11.0K votes.
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9. Yee-Haw!

Last Seen: 554 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 3.0K votes.
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10. Tower Recon Specialist

Last Seen: 547 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 2.7K votes.
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11. Devastator

Last Seen: 533 Days
Rating: 2.1/5. From 4.0K votes.
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12. Backbone

Last Seen: 532 Days
Rating: 1.8/5. From 6.5K votes.
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13. Instinct

Last Seen: 528 Days
Rating: 3.6/5. From 5.1K votes.
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14. Reflex

Last Seen: 528 Days
Rating: 3.6/5. From 3.8K votes.
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15. Ruckus

Last Seen: 502 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 2.8K votes.
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16. Triage Trooper

Last Seen: 488 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 2.1K votes.
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17. Cloudbreaker

Last Seen: 475 Days
Rating: 2.2/5. From 4.1K votes.
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18. Sleuth

Last Seen: 470 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 2.2K votes.
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19. Black Widow Outfit

Last Seen: 465 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 9.1K votes.
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20. Star-Lord Outfit

Last Seen: 465 Days
Rating: 3.7/5. From 4.0K votes.
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21. Stage Slayer

Last Seen: 463 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 2.2K votes.
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22. Kitbash

Last Seen: 455 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 3.9K votes.
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23. Sash Sergeant

Last Seen: 450 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 2.4K votes.
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24. Cipher

Last Seen: 447 Days
Rating: 2.1/5. From 4.3K votes.
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25. Moniker

Last Seen: 441 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 2.8K votes.
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26. Wreck Raider

Last Seen: 441 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 1.9K votes.
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27. Psion

Last Seen: 432 Days
Rating: 2.2/5. From 2.2K votes.
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28. Tech Ops

Last Seen: 430 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 2.2K votes.
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29. Deep Sea Dominator

Last Seen: 423 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 3.5K votes.
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30. Marino

Last Seen: 421 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 2.7K votes.
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31. Axiom

Last Seen: 408 Days
Rating: 2.1/5. From 6.0K votes.
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32. Rebel

Last Seen: 402 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 2.8K votes.
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33. Twistie

Last Seen: 395 Days
Rating: 1.6/5. From 3.8K votes.
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34. Pillar

Last Seen: 395 Days
Rating: 1.9/5. From 1.9K votes.
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35. Marshmello

Last Seen: 382 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 9.9K votes.
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36. Infiltrator

Last Seen: 378 Days
Rating: 2.3/5. From 2.9K votes.
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37. Synth Star

Last Seen: 376 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 2.2K votes.
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38. Deep Sea Destroyer

Last Seen: 370 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 3.8K votes.
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39. Shot Caller

Last Seen: 358 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 1.7K votes.
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40. Scoundrel

Last Seen: 351 Days
Rating: 2.6/5. From 2.1K votes.
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41. Sun Tan Specialist

Last Seen: 350 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 2.1K votes.
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42. Masked Fury

Last Seen: 346 Days
Rating: 1.6/5. From 3.9K votes.
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43. Sunflower

Last Seen: 344 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 2.6K votes.
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44. Vector

Last Seen: 344 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 1.3K votes.
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45. Sledge

Last Seen: 344 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 853 votes.
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46. Wingtip

Last Seen: 343 Days
Rating: 2.6/5. From 2.3K votes.
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47. Synapse

Last Seen: 343 Days
Rating: 3.6/5. From 1.8K votes.
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48. Munitions Major

Last Seen: 342 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 3.3K votes.
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49. Splode

Last Seen: 335 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 1.8K votes.
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50. Grill Sergeant

Last Seen: 332 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 3.4K 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: 314 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 387 votes.
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2. Haystacks

Last Seen: 296 Days
Rating: 3.3/5. From 317 votes.
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3. Motocase

Last Seen: 296 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 106 votes.
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4. Contender

Last Seen: 185 Days
Rating: 3.4/5. From 89 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: 640 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 973 votes.
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2. Fresh

Last Seen: 631 Days
Rating: 4.1/5. From 1.6K votes.
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3. Tidy

Last Seen: 610 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 629 votes.
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4. Zany

Last Seen: 547 Days
Rating: 4.1/5. From 964 votes.
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5. On The Hook

Last Seen: 532 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 425 votes.
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6. Pop Lock

Last Seen: 476 Days
Rating: 4.1/5. From 610 votes.
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7. Snap

Last Seen: 474 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 325 votes.
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8. Widow’s Pirouette

Last Seen: 465 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 500 votes.
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9. Dance Off

Last Seen: 465 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 977 votes.
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10. Buckets

Last Seen: 438 Days
Rating: 3.3/5. From 331 votes.
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11. Flex On ‘Em

Last Seen: 438 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 253 votes.
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12. Confused

Last Seen: 383 Days
Rating: 3.4/5. From 618 votes.
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13. Phone It In

Last Seen: 383 Days
Rating: 4.1/5. From 1.9K votes.
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14. Headbanger

Last Seen: 382 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 341 votes.
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15. Marsh Walk

Last Seen: 382 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 738 votes.
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16. Bobbin’

Last Seen: 377 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 585 votes.
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17. Fanciful

Last Seen: 371 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 284 votes.
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18. Team Burger

Last Seen: 362 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 127 votes.
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19. Team Tomato

Last Seen: 362 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 113 votes.
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20. Accolades

Last Seen: 356 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 625 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: 743 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 373 votes.
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2. Fighter Kite

Last Seen: 677 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 354 votes.
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3. Royale Dragon

Last Seen: 672 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 924 votes.
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4. Mainframe

Last Seen: 586 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 271 votes.
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5. Rhinestone Rider

Last Seen: 577 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 256 votes.
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6. Zephyr

Last Seen: 568 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 242 votes.
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7. Blaze

Last Seen: 567 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 414 votes.
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8. Shadow Puppet

Last Seen: 565 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 276 votes.
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9. Fossil Flyer

Last Seen: 564 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 248 votes.
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10. Jolly Roger

Last Seen: 562 Days
Rating: 3.4/5. From 272 votes.
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11. Checker

Last Seen: 561 Days
Rating: 2.6/5. From 292 votes.
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12. Solid Strider

Last Seen: 561 Days
Rating: 2.3/5. From 254 votes.
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13. Snow Squall

Last Seen: 553 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 251 votes.
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14. Hot Ride

Last Seen: 547 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 729 votes.
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15. Half Shell

Last Seen: 532 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 226 votes.
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16. Tie-dye Flyer

Last Seen: 532 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 204 votes.
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17. Pivot

Last Seen: 528 Days
Rating: 3.6/5. From 219 votes.
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18. Roadtrip

Last Seen: 519 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 211 votes.
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19. Windbreaker

Last Seen: 501 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 196 votes.
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20. Viceroy Mark I

Last Seen: 492 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 202 votes.
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Rarest Pickaxes

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

1. Piledriver

Last Seen: 722 Days
Rating: 2.2/5. From 576 votes.
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2. Throttle

Last Seen: 680 Days
Rating: 2.3/5. From 525 votes.
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3. Spiky

Last Seen: 662 Days
Rating: 3.4/5. From 617 votes.
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4. Close Shave

Last Seen: 625 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 628 votes.
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5. Drumbeat

Last Seen: 625 Days
Rating: 2.6/5. From 571 votes.
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6. Turbine

Last Seen: 610 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 389 votes.
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7. Persuader

Last Seen: 568 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 380 votes.
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8. Tooth Pick

Last Seen: 561 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 365 votes.
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9. Cutting Edge

Last Seen: 535 Days
Rating: 2.6/5. From 411 votes.
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10. Armature

Last Seen: 533 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 707 votes.
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11. Empire Axe

Last Seen: 532 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 459 votes.
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12. Rescue Paddle

Last Seen: 532 Days
Rating: 2.1/5. From 382 votes.
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13. Flimsie Flail

Last Seen: 529 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 444 votes.
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14. Angular Axe

Last Seen: 528 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 959 votes.
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15. A.X.E.

Last Seen: 528 Days
Rating: 2.6/5. From 1.0K votes.
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16. Magnifying Axe

Last Seen: 525 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 363 votes.
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17. Death Valley

Last Seen: 511 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 563 votes.
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18. Psionic Edge

Last Seen: 511 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 261 votes.
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19. Bottom Feeder

Last Seen: 501 Days
Rating: 3.3/5. From 738 votes.
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20. Flatliner

Last Seen: 488 Days
Rating: 2.6/5. From 359 votes.
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Rarest Wraps

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

1. Royale Air Force

Last Seen: 458 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 211 votes.
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2. Bizzy

Last Seen: 416 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 228 votes.
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3. Infernal

Last Seen: 409 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 261 votes.
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4. Golden Scales

Last Seen: 404 Days
Rating: 3.7/5. From 316 votes.
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5. Sprinkles

Last Seen: 399 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 367 votes.
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6. Hex Wave

Last Seen: 386 Days
Rating: 3.8/5. From 209 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: 372 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 334 votes.
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2. Wiggle Wild

Last Seen: 330 Days
Rating: 3.6/5. From 130 votes.
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3. Caped Crusader

Last Seen: 324 Days
Rating: 3.7/5. From 173 votes.
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4. Llama Beat

Last Seen: 294 Days
Rating: 3.8/5. From 172 votes.
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5. Storm King

Last Seen: 288 Days
Rating: 3.7/5. From 110 votes.
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6. Space Groove

Last Seen: 273 Days
Rating: 3.6/5. From 95 votes.
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