Whether replaced, discontinued, or included in one-time bundles, these are the rarest Fortnite skins out there
Fortnite’s massive popularity can be attributed to many things: its excellent take on battle royale, a giant map filled with landmarks, tight shooting gameplay, the list goes on. One element that the fanbase can’t seem to get enough of, however, are the colourful cosmetic skins, some of which are so rare that you won’t find anywhere else.
From partnerships with established IP to outlandish original designs, Fortnite’s skins are a source of pride for many of its players. While many of the skins seen today come from battle passes and the rotating Item Shop, a few legacy skins have either fallen off the radar completely or have not been listed in the shop for years.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the rarest Fortnite skins, from old collaborations, to console exclusives, and one-time-only offers. If you own any of the skins you see on this list, consider yourself very, very fortunate.
These are the top ten rarest Fortnite skins:
- Royale Bomber
- Rogue Agent
- Special Forces
- Honor Guard
- Double Helix
- Only Up!
- Black Widow and Star-Lord
Royale Bomber was a skin offered in 2018 via a Fortnite-themed PlayStation 4 bundle in Europe and a Fortnite-themed DualShock 4 package in the US. This was the only way to get the cerulean-colored skin, and he has not appeared in the Item Shop once since his debut.
If you thought enough to snag either the bundle or the controller, you own one of the rarest Fortnite skins that may never again see the light of day.
Rogue Agent is a helmet-wearing Epic-ranked skin that has appeared in the Item Shop just once, back when it debuted on September 15, 2018. It made an appearance one other time a few months later, but only as an exclusive skin for the iOS port of the game.
Needless to say it’s doubtful the skin will re-emerge on that platform, so now we’ll have to wait and see if the rogue will ever reappear elsewhere.
The rare Special Forces outfit debuted in Fortnite’s original season, way back in November 2017. Unlike the other rare Fortnite skins on this list. it’s appeared for purchase a few times since then, most recently on January 24, 2019.
Unfortunately it hasn’t been seen since, not even in any special skin bundles, marking nearly 850 days since it was last available. It’s not clear what the problem with this skin is, so it’s entirely possible it could resurface any day now.
Similar to the Special Forces skin, Hacivat has been made available in the Item Store a few times, but it hasn’t been seen since December 2018.
A unique-looking skin like this is bound to make a triumphant comeback soon, but for now Hacivat sits waiting for his chance to shine again.
If you play Fortnite, having the Honor Guard skin is the same as having a massive Rolex watch on your wrist and driving a Lamborghini. The skin can only be acquired via the acquisition of an Honor View 20 smartphone, which can still be acquired today. However, as a result of this requirement, the skin costs $800, which is an expensive investment for an in-game cosmetic item.
Congratulations on having some extra cash on hand if you’ve already invested in the phone and purchased the skin. The rest of us are going to sulk off in the furthest corner of the map until someone rescues us.
Another cell phone perk in Fortnite skin form, Galaxy here was only made available to those who purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or Galaxy Tab 4. He’s never been sold separately in the Item Shop, and he was never given out with other Galaxy phones. Oh, and he’s since been replaced with the Glow skin, meaning he could be shelved entirely from now on.
Alas poor Galaxy, we hardly knew ye.
Hyperion here is another legacy Fortnite skin, first debuting during Chapter 1 Season 2. He used to be a common occurrence in the Item Shop, appearing on 17 different occasions between February 2018 and January 2019. Since then however he’s gone missing completely, a forgotten memento to the Fortnite of old.
Will we ever see Hyperion again? Seeing as it’s been over two years since his last appearance, we’re not holding our breath.
Backbone is a tough biker male that appears in Chapter 1 Season 5 with his companion, Chopper, who is also a badass biker chick. Both made their first appearances at the tail end of Summer 2018, and both made an appearance in the Item Shop at some point throughout that year. Chopper, on the other hand, has made a number of further appearances in the stores since then, whilst Backbone hasn’t been seen in circulation since February of this year.
We have no problem with going to the Chopper, but we do wish that Epic will get some intestinal fortitude and bring this man back as well.
Double Helix here is another console bundle exclusive skin, appearing only in the pictured Nintendo Switch bundle back in October 2018.
There have been other bundles since then, but the Double Helix skin has been replaced by the equally frustrating to find Wildcat.
Black Widow (with Black outfit) and Star-Lord
The first Marvel-themed skins for Fortnite, Black Widow and Star-Lord, were added around the time Avengers: Endgame was launched. There have been many new Marvel skins added to Fortnite since then, and even an entire Marvel-themed battle pass, but none of these skins has made a comeback.
Acceded to Black Widow Although Black Widow did make an appearance in that battle pass, she had a new costume and was not the figure that paved the way for the cooperation between Marvel and Fortnite. We doubt that anything short of a full Marvel season could bring these two back.
And that wraps up our list of the top 10 most uncommon Fortnite skins. One who has one or more of these skins might consider themselves very fortunate. Keep your account and your skins secure by activating Fortnite’s two-factor authentication feature.