Fortnite is a free game, but it makes a fortune through micro-transactions because players love to spend their V-Bucks on skins. Here are the rarest Fortnite skins that money alone can’t buy.
Fortnite is a top battle royale title and these days it has become equally popular for the abundance of skins and cosmetics it offers players. Crossovers with franchises like Marvel, DC, and Star Wars have become common, and the Item Shop is never short of skins.
That said, Fortnite has a good share of rare skins that have reached this status for different reasons. While some were part of the OG Battle Passes (Battle Pass skins are never released later in the Item Shop), others were up for grabs for a limited time.
From Double Helix to Aerial Assault Trooper, here are the ten rarest Fortnite skins of all time.
What is the rarest Fortnite skin of all time?
Renegade Raider is the rarest Fortnite skin ever. You could argue that exclusive skins are rarer, but it’s important to note that Renegade Raider was only available during Chapter 1 Season 1. Not only did you need to reach Tier 1.20 in the Battle Pass, but also spend 1200 V-Bucks.
Back then, players didn’t have any problems, tips, or guides to leveling up. Also, spending V-Bucks wasn’t as standard as it was in Chapter 3. Despite all the reskins, the OG Renegade Raider will remain the rarest skin ever.
The Air Assault Trooper is an equally rare skin that was available in the Battle Pass store in Chapter 1 Season 1 at Tier 1. 15. Many players place it above Renegade Raider in terms of rarity, but there is no method to prove it objectively.
Top 10 rarest skins in Fortnite history
10) Omega with all accent lights unlocked
Omega is one of the rarest Battle Pass skins in Fortnite. It was released in the Chapter 1 Season 4 Battle Pass and being a BP cosmetic it will never be purchasable again. Even though his Omega Knight reskin returned in Chapter 3, the original skin is still a rare sight.
A few players were able to unlock Omega, and even fewer were able to unlock its accent lights as the task was nearly impossible. After unlocking Omega, you had to complete additional quests before the end of the season to have a fully upgraded Omega.
Additionally, Fortnite’s player base in Chapter 1 Season 4 was significantly smaller than it is now. Many sweats who could have completed the Omega quests didn’t even get a chance to try them. For all these reasons, a fully upgraded Omega will always be the symbol of a veteran.
9) Peely Gold Agent
Yes, a walking golden banana is one of the hardest skins to unlock in Fortnite. Back in Chapter 2 Season 2, Agent Peely was a Tier 1 Battle Pass reward, but his “Golden Agent” style was available as a bonus reward at Tier 1.300.
To reach Lv. 300 required acquiring 29.5 million XP, which is one of the most controversial requirements to unlock a skin. Even pros and content creators had a hard time unlocking Golden Agent Peely without purchasing levels and it’s no surprise that casual gamers felt betrayed.
All in all, try not to bother someone wearing the Golden Peely, as they have certainly put in countless hours to unlock this skin.
8) Special Forces
Special Forces haven’t returned to the Fortnite Item Shop for almost 1300 days, and with each passing day it’s becoming more and more valuable. Ironically, Special Forces has become a sought after outfit as it is a very basic skin and has never received a decent response from players.
Special Forces was last seen in 2019 and it’s clear that Epic Games has given up all hope of getting anything out of it. It somehow helped the skin to gain prominence.
7) Dark Knight
Black Knight was a Fortnite Chapter 1 Season 2 Battle Pass level 70 reward, which was the very first Battle Pass. It may not seem as difficult as reaching the level. 350 for Golden Agent Peely, but the XP system has changed a lot over the past four years.
Also, Fortnite wasn’t as sweaty as it is today. Players didn’t create skyscrapers in seconds because everyone was still adjusting to the new building and editing mechanics. As a result, only a handful of players were able to complete the XP challenges enough to get their hands on Black Knight.
Fun fact, Black Knight is just Agent Jonesy wearing intimidating armor.
IKONIC is a Fortnite skin that you could get after purchasing a Samsung Galaxy S10 device before September 2019. Unlike some promotional skins on this list, IKONIC actually looked unique and awesome and players also wanted it for aesthetics . Jung Chanwoo of K-Pop group, iKON, was the inspiration behind the outfit.
However, IKONIC was discontinued in September 2019 and Glow replaced it. There’s no way to unlock the skin now, but it’s still going to be one of the coolest exclusive skins ever.
Considering the limited availability and price of the Samsung Galaxy S10, IKONIK is one of the rarest skins you will come across in the game.
5) Honor Guard
Honor Guard isn’t just a rare Fortnite skin, it’s also one of the most expensive. It never made it to the Item Shop and was an extra reward for anyone who purchased the $650 Honor View 20 at the time.
Millions of players haven’t even had a chance to unlock Honor Guard, making it one of the rarest exclusive skins. The offer was only available in early 2019 and you can’t get it now.
Galaxy is another exclusive and expensive Fortnite skin that is rare. This was a “free” reward for players who purchased the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Tab S4. The promotional skin was available before Fortnite came to Android devices, which surely added to its rarity.
To unlock Galaxy, you had to physically play Fortnite and purchase a high-end Samsung device, something only the most avid gamers could do. Interestingly, Epic Games had to remove Galaxy from many accounts because gamers stormed Samsung stores and got the skin while playing on devices that were for show.
3) Royal Bomber
Another promotional outfit to make this list of rarest Fortnite skins is the Royale Bomber. It was very ambitious of Epic Games to think that gamers would buy a PlayStation 4, especially for an outfit as generic as Royale Bomber. However, the reluctance to purchase the bundle only made the skin rarer.
We have now entered a new generation of console gaming with the arrival of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. Therefore, the Royale Bomber is a great way for Fortnite veterans to prove they’ve played the game on a PS4.
2) Double Helix
Double Helix is arguably the rarest and most expensive exclusive Fortnite outfit ever. You had to buy a special Nintendo Switch console bundle to unlock it and unfortunately Switch is one of the worst platforms to play Epic Games’ battle royale title.
The Double Helix pack is no longer officially available and third-party sellers are demanding over $1000 for it. Buying such packs does not even guarantee if the redeem code to get the skin will still be there.
1) Renegade Raider and Air Assault Trooper
You can assume the rarity of Aerial Assault Trooper and Renegade Raider from the fact that they predate Fortnite’s Battle Pass system. Back in Chapter 1 Season 1, you could unlock them from the Season Store after reaching level 1. 15 and Lv. 20, respectively.
To be fair, Aerial Assault Trooper isn’t the most resourceful Fortnite skin, which is why veterans were hesitant to spend their V-Bucks on it. On the other hand, Renegade Raider was slightly better but was available after leveling up. 20.
Fans have never been able to decide which is the rarest skin between Renegade Raider and Aerial Assault Trooper. We think both have their own reasons for being called the rarest Fortnite skin ever, and they deserve the top spot on this list.
Even though some of these exclusive outfits never made it to the Item Shop, the majority of Fortnite skins can be purchased with V-Bucks. If you don’t like spending a lot on games, be sure to check out our guide on how to get free V-Bucks in Fortnite.
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