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What are the Rarest Skins in Fortnite? (September 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. Far Out Man

Last Seen: 746 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 4.5K votes.
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#2. Midnight Ops

Last Seen: 695 Days
Rating: 2.3/5. From 4.2K votes.
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#3. Hacivat

Last Seen: 643 Days
Rating: 2.0/5. From 3.9K votes.
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#4. Brilliant Striker

Last Seen: 639 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 6.2K votes.
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#5. Radiant Striker

Last Seen: 616 Days
Rating: 2.2/5. From 2.7K votes.
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#6. Special Forces

Last Seen: 603 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 2.4K votes.
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#7. Hyperion

Last Seen: 597 Days
Rating: 2.2/5. From 3.0K votes.
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#8. Absolute Zero

Last Seen: 596 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 11.3K votes.
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#9. Yee-Haw!

Last Seen: 590 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 3.1K votes.
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#10. Kitbash

Last Seen: 585 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 4.0K votes.
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#11. Tower Recon Specialist

Last Seen: 583 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 2.7K votes.
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#12. Devastator

Last Seen: 569 Days
Rating: 2.1/5. From 4.1K votes.
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#13. Backbone

Last Seen: 568 Days
Rating: 1.8/5. From 6.6K votes.
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#14. Instinct

Last Seen: 564 Days
Rating: 3.6/5. From 5.1K votes.
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#15. Reflex

Last Seen: 564 Days
Rating: 3.6/5. From 3.9K votes.
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#16. Ruckus

Last Seen: 538 Days
Rating: 2.3/5. From 2.8K votes.
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#17. Triage Trooper

Last Seen: 524 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 2.1K votes.
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#18. Cloudbreaker

Last Seen: 511 Days
Rating: 2.2/5. From 4.2K votes.
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#19. Sleuth

Last Seen: 506 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 2.2K votes.
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#20. Black Widow Outfit

Last Seen: 501 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 9.4K votes.
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#21. Star-Lord Outfit

Last Seen: 501 Days
Rating: 3.8/5. From 4.1K votes.
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#22. Stage Slayer

Last Seen: 499 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 2.3K votes.
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#23. Sash Sergeant

Last Seen: 486 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 2.5K votes.
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#24. Cipher

Last Seen: 483 Days
Rating: 2.1/5. From 4.3K votes.
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#25. Moniker

Last Seen: 477 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 2.8K votes.
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#26. Wreck Raider

Last Seen: 477 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 1.9K votes.
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#27. Psion

Last Seen: 468 Days
Rating: 2.2/5. From 2.3K votes.
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#28. Tech Ops

Last Seen: 466 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 2.2K votes.
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#29. Deep Sea Dominator

Last Seen: 459 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 3.5K votes.
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#30. Marino

Last Seen: 457 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 2.8K votes.
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#31. Axiom

Last Seen: 444 Days
Rating: 2.1/5. From 6.1K votes.
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#32. Rebel

Last Seen: 438 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 2.9K votes.
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#33. Pillar

Last Seen: 431 Days
Rating: 1.9/5. From 1.9K votes.
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#34. Twistie

Last Seen: 431 Days
Rating: 1.6/5. From 3.8K votes.
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#35. Marshmello

Last Seen: 418 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 10.1K votes.
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#36. Infiltrator

Last Seen: 414 Days
Rating: 2.3/5. From 3.0K votes.
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#37. Synth Star

Last Seen: 412 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 2.2K votes.
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#38. Deep Sea Destroyer

Last Seen: 406 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 3.8K votes.
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#39. Shot Caller

Last Seen: 394 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 1.8K votes.
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#40. Scoundrel

Last Seen: 387 Days
Rating: 2.6/5. From 2.1K votes.
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#41. Sun Tan Specialist

Last Seen: 386 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 2.2K votes.
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#42. Masked Fury

Last Seen: 382 Days
Rating: 1.6/5. From 4.0K votes.
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#43. Sunflower

Last Seen: 380 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 2.7K votes.
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#44. Vector

Last Seen: 380 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 1.3K votes.
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#45. Sledge

Last Seen: 380 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 904 votes.
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#46. Synapse

Last Seen: 379 Days
Rating: 3.6/5. From 1.8K votes.
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#47. Wingtip

Last Seen: 379 Days
Rating: 2.6/5. From 2.3K votes.
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#48. Munitions Major

Last Seen: 378 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 3.3K votes.
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#49. Splode

Last Seen: 371 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 1.8K votes.
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#50. Grill Sergeant

Last Seen: 368 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: 350 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 410 votes.
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#2. Haystacks

Last Seen: 332 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 331 votes.
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#3. Motocase

Last Seen: 332 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 115 votes.
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#4. Contender

Last Seen: 221 Days
Rating: 3.3/5. From 98 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: 676 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 1.0K votes.
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#2. Fresh

Last Seen: 667 Days
Rating: 4.1/5. From 1.7K votes.
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#3. Tidy

Last Seen: 646 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 669 votes.
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#4. On The Hook

Last Seen: 589 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 446 votes.
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#5. Zany

Last Seen: 583 Days
Rating: 4.1/5. From 1.0K votes.
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#6. Pop Lock

Last Seen: 512 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 646 votes.
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#7. Snap

Last Seen: 510 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 339 votes.
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#8. Dance Off

Last Seen: 501 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 1.0K votes.
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#9. Widow’s Pirouette

Last Seen: 501 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 525 votes.
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#10. Flex On ‘Em

Last Seen: 474 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 262 votes.
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#11. Buckets

Last Seen: 474 Days
Rating: 3.3/5. From 345 votes.
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#12. Confused

Last Seen: 419 Days
Rating: 3.4/5. From 631 votes.
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#13. Phone It In

Last Seen: 419 Days
Rating: 4.1/5. From 2.0K votes.
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#14. Marsh Walk

Last Seen: 418 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 774 votes.
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#15. Headbanger

Last Seen: 418 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 354 votes.
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#16. Bobbin’

Last Seen: 413 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 601 votes.
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#17. Fanciful

Last Seen: 407 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 293 votes.
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#18. Team Burger

Last Seen: 398 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 143 votes.
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#19. Team Tomato

Last Seen: 398 Days
Rating: 3.4/5. From 122 votes.
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#20. Accolades

Last Seen: 392 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 646 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: 779 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 381 votes.
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#2. Fighter Kite

Last Seen: 713 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 363 votes.
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#3. Royale Dragon

Last Seen: 708 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 950 votes.
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#4. Mainframe

Last Seen: 622 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 281 votes.
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#5. Rhinestone Rider

Last Seen: 613 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 262 votes.
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#6. Half Shell

Last Seen: 611 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 236 votes.
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#7. Zephyr

Last Seen: 604 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 246 votes.
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#8. Blaze

Last Seen: 603 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 423 votes.
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#9. Shadow Puppet

Last Seen: 601 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 281 votes.
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#10. Fossil Flyer

Last Seen: 600 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 255 votes.
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#11. Jolly Roger

Last Seen: 598 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 282 votes.
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#12. Solid Strider

Last Seen: 597 Days
Rating: 2.3/5. From 264 votes.
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#13. Checker

Last Seen: 597 Days
Rating: 2.6/5. From 302 votes.
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#14. Snow Squall

Last Seen: 589 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 259 votes.
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#15. Hot Ride

Last Seen: 583 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 745 votes.
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#16. Tie-dye Flyer

Last Seen: 568 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 210 votes.
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#17. Pivot

Last Seen: 564 Days
Rating: 3.6/5. From 223 votes.
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#18. Roadtrip

Last Seen: 555 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 216 votes.
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#19. Windbreaker

Last Seen: 537 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 202 votes.
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#20. Viceroy Mark I

Last Seen: 528 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 210 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: 758 Days
Rating: 2.2/5. From 589 votes.
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#2. Drumbeat

Last Seen: 746 Days
Rating: 2.6/5. From 583 votes.
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#3. Throttle

Last Seen: 716 Days
Rating: 2.3/5. From 537 votes.
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#4. Spiky

Last Seen: 698 Days
Rating: 3.4/5. From 629 votes.
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#5. Close Shave

Last Seen: 661 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 644 votes.
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#6. Rescue Paddle

Last Seen: 660 Days
Rating: 2.1/5. From 389 votes.
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#7. Turbine

Last Seen: 646 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 396 votes.
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#8. Persuader

Last Seen: 604 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 395 votes.
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#9. Tooth Pick

Last Seen: 597 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 372 votes.
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#10. Cutting Edge

Last Seen: 571 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 422 votes.
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#11. Armature

Last Seen: 569 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 717 votes.
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#12. Empire Axe

Last Seen: 568 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 467 votes.
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#13. Flimsie Flail

Last Seen: 565 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 450 votes.
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#14. Angular Axe

Last Seen: 564 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 976 votes.
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#15. A.X.E.

Last Seen: 564 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 1.1K votes.
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#16. Magnifying Axe

Last Seen: 561 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 374 votes.
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#17. Psionic Edge

Last Seen: 547 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 269 votes.
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#18. Death Valley

Last Seen: 547 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 573 votes.
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#19. Bottom Feeder

Last Seen: 537 Days
Rating: 3.3/5. From 752 votes.
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#20. Moonbone

Last Seen: 536 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 244 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: 494 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 212 votes.
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#2. Bizzy

Last Seen: 452 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 233 votes.
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#3. Infernal

Last Seen: 445 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 265 votes.
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#4. Golden Scales

Last Seen: 440 Days
Rating: 3.7/5. From 325 votes.
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#5. Sprinkles

Last Seen: 435 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 376 votes.
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#6. Hex Wave

Last Seen: 422 Days
Rating: 3.8/5. From 214 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: 408 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 342 votes.
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#2. Wiggle Wild

Last Seen: 366 Days
Rating: 3.6/5. From 136 votes.
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#3. Llama Beat

Last Seen: 330 Days
Rating: 3.8/5. From 179 votes.
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#4. Storm King

Last Seen: 324 Days
Rating: 3.6/5. From 115 votes.
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#5. Space Groove

Last Seen: 309 Days
Rating: 3.7/5. From 103 votes.
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#6. Unreal Chill

Last Seen: 274 Days
Rating: 3.7/5. From 78 votes.
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    1. I see you said it’s considered a holiday skin but I respectfully disagree. That holiday has already come and gone and skins like crimson scout and scarlet defender returned. They also are in the shop somewhat frequently I don’t think they are considered holiday skins. True holiday skins only return on the holiday examples of tire holidays that have skins are: Christmas, Halloween, st Patrick’s day, Easter, Valentine’s Day and the 4th of July.

          1. hope you are not declining my response I do not see it posted. As said previously in the comment that never made it up, in my opinion it was an accident. It was an exclusive skin for the g force graphics card. Just like the galaxy skin with a Samsung phone, it’s exclusive to those who own the phone. That’s why they rewarded original owners with a variant (stealth reflex). Again thanks for the reply and really enjoyed the article I hope my comment gets posted this time.

    1. It was mentioned in the intro paragraph to the skins list, but it has been removed because it won’t be returning to the shop.

      1. Sorry, but I meant to say midnight ops came out longer than far out man because far out man last came in Nov 27 2018 and midnight ops last came in Oct 24 2018

  1. Empress should probably be included alongside backbling since she’s still the only pet to be released in the shop since Gunner got removed. Only in the shop once 500+ days ago.

    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.

  2. 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.