Fortnite is one of the most popular video games of this generation – perhaps of all time. While a lot of this is thanks to the engaging gameplay, developer Epic Games has done a great job consistently updating Fortnite with content. From new weapons to world-changing events, there’s always something happening in this battle royale title. The most frequent additions come in the form of cosmetic skins, gliders, emotes, and pickaxes.
On a constant rotation, these skin span numerous themes and designs, lending needed personality into Fortnite. However, not ever skin is created equal and some of these outfits are exceedingly rare. Here are the rarest skins in Fortnite at the time of writing this.
1. Blue Squire
The Blue Squire is another of the skins that can be tracked all the way back to Fortnite Season 2. This one wasn’t quite as tricky to get as the Renegade Raider or Aerial Assault Trooper, though. All you needed to do to get the Blue Squire was buy the Season 2 Battle Pass.
Despite how simple it was to get, people just weren’t really playing Fortnite back then, and those who did were more skeptical about spending money on skins or Battle Passes for a game that hadn’t yet proven itself.
The Raven skin is without a doubt one of the rarest Fortnite skins in 2020. Once again, this isn’t a skin that was locked behind challenges or a Tier on the Battle Pass.
It was available via the Item Shop, but has only been seen five times since its release back in April ‘18.
3. Purple Glow Skull Trooper
For a while, the original Skull Trooper was considered one of the rarest Fortnite skins. Having released as part of the Halloween even in 2017, it had not been seen in the shop for a year.
In 2018, however, it returned, making it more common among the masses. However, those who owned the original Skull Trooper from 2017 were given the Purple Glow style. The Purple Glow Skull Trooper now steals its crown as one of the rarest Fortnite skins in 2020.
Crackshot is definitely one of the creepier festive skins to make its way to Fortnite, so it’s no surprise that everyone wants it. Unfortunately, Crackshot can only be obtained from the Item Shop during the months of December and January.
Even then, there’s no guarantee it’ll appear and its 2000 V-Bucks price tag makes it a fairly hefty investment.
5. Black Knight
The Black Knight was one of the original rewards for reaching the top tier of the Battle Pass. Specifically, if players reached Tier 70 in the Season 2 Battle Pass, they’d net themselves the Black Knight skin.
The skin has never been made available in the Item Shop, making it near impossible to now get.
6. Royale Bomber
Yet another platform-exclusive skin, the Royale Bomber could only be obtained by either purchasing a PS4 hardware bundle, or by picking up a DualShock 4 controller with promotional packaging.
Either of these would net you a code that could be used to redeem the Royale Bomber skin, alongside other cosmetics. It’s never come to the Item Shop or been made available any other way and likely never will.
Let’s get one thing right out of the way. The basic Drift skin isn’t what’s rare here. This could be unlocked by simply purchasing the Battle Pass in Season 5.
Instead, what’s rare is its Style 6 look, that requires players to earn 200,000 XP to unlock. Drift cannot be purchased, so if you missed out on it then it’s a lost cause.
Also in Season 5 was the Ragnarok skin. This was earned by reaching Tier 100 on the Battle Pass. Just like Drift, though, Ragnarok had a number of additional styles that could be unlocked.
To unlock its final stage requires 500,000 XP. Only the most hardcore Fortnite players have Ragnarok’s full set, making it one of the rarest Fortnite skins in 2020.
9. Sgt. Green Clover
Released to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day back in 2018, the Sgt. Green Clover skin has only appeared in the Item Shop another three times since its debut.
10. Sparkle Specialist
Rounding out our list is yet another Season 2 skin. To earn the Sparkle Specialist, players needed to reach Tier 56 on the Battle Pass.