What is the rarest Fortnite skin? All-time Top 10 list

Rarest Fortnite skins like Double Helix, IKONIK, and Royale BomberEpic Games

Despite Fortnite’s recent collaborations with massive franchises like Transformer, Spider-Man, and many more, the Fortnite community still respects the ‘OG’ and rare outfits. Here’s a list of the top 10 rarest Fortnite skins from Black Knight to Galaxy to others.

Having the newest Battle Pass and crossover skins is now the new normal among Fortnite players. As a result, you need to have a rare or an OG outfit (original cosmetics that were released during the early days of the game) to make a remarkable first impression.

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While some skins became rare because they were locked behind difficult quests, others were only sold for a short time. No matter the reason, rare skins always help in intimidating your enemies and showing your experience, skill, and in some cases, money.

Various skins in FortniteEpic Games
There are over 1500 skins in Fortnite.

What is the rarest Fortnite skin of all time?

The Aerial Assault Trooper skin is the rarest skin in Fortnite as of 2023.

Although some may claim that exclusive skins are more rare, it is worth noting that Aerial Assault Trooper was only available during Chapter 1 Season 1. It’s a skin that only the most committed, long-term Fortnite players are likely to own.

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Aerial Assault Trooper skin in FortniteEpic Games
The Aerial Assault Trooper is the rarest skin in Fortnite.

The Renegade Raider is an equally rare skin that was also only available in the Chapter 1 Season 1 Battle Pass Shop at Lvl. 20. Many players put it above Aerial Assault Trooper in terms of rarity, but there is no method to prove it objectively.

Top 10 rarest skins in Fortnite history

From the Royale Bomber to the Renegade Rider, here are the top 10 rarest skins that you might only catch a glimpse of once in a blue moon in Fortnite in 2023.

10. The Reaper

The Reaper in FortniteEpic Games
The reaper was replaced with a John Wick skin in 2019.

The Reaper is one of the rare Battle Pass skins in Fortnite. It was released in the Chapter 1 Season 3 Battle Pass and being a BP cosmetic, it will never be available again.

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Only a few players were able to unlock The Reaper, as it required reaching Tier 100 in the Battle Pass, which was a daunting task. After unlocking The Reaper, you also had to complete additional challenges to get its back bling and glider.

Moreover, Fortnite’s player base in Chapter 1 Season 3 was much smaller than what it is now. A lot of skilled players who could have reached Tier 100 didn’t even play the game back then. For all these reasons, The Reaper will always be the symbol of a legend.

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9. Royale Bomber

Fortnite Royale Bomber skinEpic Games
The Royale Bomber skin was first available as part of a PlayStation 4 x Fortnite bundle back in 2018.

Royale Bomber is the first promotional outfit to make this list of the rarest Fortnite skins. It was very ambitious of Epic Games to think that players will purchase a PlayStation 4, especially for an outfit as generic as Royale Bomber. However, the reluctance to buy the bundle only made the skin rarer.

We have now entered a new generation of console gaming with the arrival of the PS5 and the Xbox Series X/S. Hence, the Royale Bomber is a great way for Fortnite veterans to prove that they’ve played the game on a PS4.

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8. Demogorgon

Demogorgon skin in FortniteEpic Games
The Officer Jim Hopper skin was also available with the Demogorgon skin as a part of a crossover event.

Yes, a terrifying monster from another dimension is one of the rarest skins to get in Fortnite. Back in Chapter 1 Season 9, Demogorgon was a part of the Stranger Things crossover event and was available for purchase in the Item Shop for 1200 V-Bucks.

To get Demogorgon, one had to spend real money or save up enough V-Bucks from previous Battle Passes, which is not an easy task. Even fans and collectors had a hard time getting Demogorgon as it was only in the Item Shop for a limited time and it has not returned since then.

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All in all, be careful when you encounter someone wearing the Demogorgon skin because they’ve certainly spent a lot of money or V-Bucks to get it.

7. Honor Guard

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Honor Guard was a phone-exclusive skin.

A skin that is now impossible to obtain because of its exclusiveness and cost is Honor Guard. It never showed up in the Item Shop and was an extra reward for anyone who bought the Honor View 20 worth $650 at the time.

Millions of players didn’t even get a fair shot at unlocking Honor Guard, making it one of the most exclusive rare skins. The offer was only valid in early 2019, and you can’t get it now.

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6. Double Helix

Fortnite Double Helix skinEpic Games
Double Helix was included in the limited-edition Nintendo Switch x Fortnite bundle.

Another Fortnite skin that is expensive and rare is the Double Helix skin. You had to purchase 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 bundle is no longer available officially, and third-party sellers demand over $1000 for it. Purchasing such bundles doesn’t even guarantee that the redeem code to get the skin will still be there.

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5. Black Knight

Black Knight Skin in FortniteEpic Games
Only longtime hardcore players will have the Black Knight skin.

Black Knight was a Tier 70 reward from the Fortnite Chapter 1 Season 2 Battle Pass which was the first Battle Pass ever. This might not seem to be as hard as reaching Lv. 350 for Golden Agent Peely, but the XP system has changed a lot in the past four years.

Also, Fortnite wasn’t as sweaty as it is now. Players didn’t make sky-scrapers within seconds as everyone was still adapting to the new building and editing mechanics. Accordingly, only a handful of players were capable enough to complete the XP challenges to get their hands on Black Knight.

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Fun fact, Black Knight is just Agent Jonesy wearing intimidating armor.

4. Black Widow

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The Snow Suit version of the skin was based on the costume from the Black Widow film.

The original Black Widow skin was first introduced in 2018 by Epic Games when Fortnite had a big crossover event with Marvel Avengers: Endgame. However, it has not been seen in the item store since May 2019.

The only time we got another Black Widow skin was her Snow Suit variant. It is still unclear why the original version has never made a comeback.

3. Galaxy

Galaxy skin in FortniteEpic Games
Fortnite began its support for Android devices with Samsung Galaxy phones.

Galaxy is another expensive exclusive Fortnite skin that is rare. It was a ‘free’ reward for players who purchased the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Tab S4. The promotional skin was available before Fortnite made it to Android devices which surely added to its rarity.

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To unlock Galaxy, you had to physically play Fortnite and buy a high-end Samsung device which is something only the most passionate players could do. Interestingly, Epic Games had to remove Galaxy from many accounts because players stormed Samsung stores and got the skin by playing on devices that were for show.

2. Renegade Raider

Renegade Rider skin in FortniteEpic Games
Renegade Raider is an OG fan’s favorite skin.

The Renegade Raider skin may not look very impressive compared to newer skins, but it is very popular among Fortnite veterans. It was only sold in the Item Shop in Chapter 1 Season 1, and players had to reach Level 20 and pay 1,200 V-Bucks to buy it.

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If you use this skin in a match, other players will know that you’ve been playing battle royale on the Island since the very start. That alone would usually make the Renegade Raider the most rare skin on this list, but there’s one even more elusive skin out there.

1. Aerial Assault Trooper

Ariel Assault Trooper skin in FortniteEpic Games
Aerial Assault Trooper from Season 1 remains the rarest skin in Fortnite.

The Aerial Assault Trooper skin is another one that came before the now-famous Battle Pass, and it was only sold in the Item Shop in Chapter 1 Season 1 for 1,200 V-Bucks after reaching Level 15.

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While the level requirement for Aerial Assault Trooper was lower, most players chose to buy the Renegade Raider skin instead, and she’s become, overall, a much more well-known character.

Not many people have or remember the Aerial Assault Trooper skin, so it’s definitely the rarest Fortnite skin.

What is the most OG Fortnite skin ever?

Renegade Raider and Aerial Assault Trooper are not just the rarest, but also the most OG Fortnite skins ever. Anyone who owns them is a true OG as they’ve been playing the battle royale title since day one.

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Apart from Renegade Raider and Aerial Assault Trooper, these OG skins were released during the early days of Chapter One and not a lot of players own them at the moment:

  • Trooper
  • Special Forces
  • Tracker
Most OG Fortnite skins such as Tracker and TrooperEpic Games
Guild and Sandstorm are also OG Fortnite skins.

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