Fortnite has plenty of rare skins that come into rotation once in a blue moon, with some being so uncommon that you’ve probably never even seen them in-game. From the OG Black Widow to Renegade Raider, here are the top 10 rarest Fortnite skins in April 2022.
Everyone has their favorite skin in Fortnite, whether it’s a huge pop culture crossovers and collabs like Ariana Grande and Naruto from the Item Shop, or one of the many original characters that can be unlocked in the Battle Pass.
While the overall look of a skin is the most important thing when choosing what to wear, players also like to know how rare they are, as being one of the few people that own a specific skin can make it feel extra special.
From the original Chapter 1 Season 1 which debuted in October 2017, right through to Chapter 3, Season 2 which was introduced at the tail end of March 2022, here are the rarest skins in Fortnite that you’ll probably never see again.
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As of April 2022, the rarest skin in Fortnite is undoubtedly the Aerial Assault Trooper skin.
Having made its last (and only) appearance during the first-ever season of Fortnite, it’s a skin that only the most dedicated, long-term players of the game are likely to possess.
Hacivat previously held the top spot of the rarest Item Shop skin, but in November 2021 it made a long-awaited re-appearance in the shop after over 1,600 days, complete with a brand new variation.
Because of this, the rarest Item Shop skin is now Special Forces, having last been available to buy all the way back in 2019.
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OG players will definitely remember The Reaper, who was the reward for maxing out the Chapter 1 Season 3 Battle Pass at Level 100. The skin has been a running joke in the Fortnite community, as it was quite clearly based on Keanu Reeves’ character John Wick.
Then things got strange when, in 2019, Epic Games introduced an official John Wick skin to Fortnite. This means there are two almost-identical skins in the game, but while the John Wick skin has returned to the Item Shop on multiple occasions and is quite common, The Reaper remains very rare.
Another skin you’re unlikely to see in Fortnite is the Royale Bomber. The skin was first available to get as part of a PlayStation 4 x Fortnite bundle back in 2018, and later as part of a DualShock 4 controller bundle.
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It’s still available to find if you look hard enough, but it definitely won’t come cheap, and arguably isn’t worth it anyway as it’s not a very interesting skin when compared to the amazing choice of skins Fortnite has today.
First released back in 2018 during Fortnite’s Season X event tie-in with Marvel Avengers: Endgame, this iconic Black Widow skin has now been completely absent from the item store since May 2019.
The only Black Widow appearance we’ve seen since then is her much more recent Snow Suit skin featuring one of Scarlett Johannson’s outfits from the Black Widow movie.
Despite Black Widow now available for streaming across the globe after its cinematic release, this OG Black Widow skin has yet to make a reappearance
If you want to get your hands on the Honor Guard skin, there’s some bad news, as it’s only available for those who purchase the Honor View 20 smartphone, making it one of the most expensive skins in Fortnite history.
It’s still available to get, but the incredibly high entry cost coupled with the fact that many people are loyal to their favorite brands like Apple and Samsung means the Honor Guard is automatically one of the rarest skins in Fortnite. Besides, we’ve never seen it in a battle royale match… have you?
Double Helix was another skin that Fortnite fans could only get by purchasing an expensive device. This one was included with a limited-edition Nintendo Switch x Fortnite bundle, which also gave players a DLC code for matching cosmetics and 1,000 V-Bucks.
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Aside from the high cost of purchasing the console, this Nintendo Switch x Fortnite bundle isn’t actually available to purchase from most retailers anymore, so if you do want it you’ll have to strike it lucky and find one available from a third-party seller – and it certainly won’t come cheap if you do.
Black Knight was only available for players who maxed out Fortnite’s first-ever Battle Pass in Chapter 1 Season 2, meaning players had to not only purchase the Battle Pass but also reach Level 70, so the number of people who own this skin will be very small.
That requirement might not be as high as the modern Battle Passes, which have 100 levels of cosmetics to work through, but this was way back in 2017 when the player base was much smaller. Four years have passed since then, so the chances of seeing this in a battle royale match are incredibly slim.
Special Forces was introduced all the way back in Chapter 1 Season 1, where it was available to purchase from the Item Shop for 1,200 V-Bucks. It reappeared in January 2019, but has been totally absent since.
While the character has made appearances in the game in other ways, like in Chapter 2 Season 7 where it popped up as a quest-giving NPC, it has yet to make its return to the Item Shop.
When Epic Games launched Fortnite for mobile, gamers with Samsung Galaxy devices were the first to be invited to test it out. This partnership continued for a while, with quite a few exclusive cosmetics tied to new Samsung products – but none have been more in-demand than the epic Galaxy skin.
This elusive skin was only available for players who purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or a Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, but it was later replaced by the Glow skin in 2019 and there’s no way to get it anymore.
The design might not be anything particularly special when compared to more modern skins, but Renegade Raider is well-loved among long-time Fortnite players. It was only available in the Item Shop in Chapter 1 Season 1, and players had to reach Level 20 and spend 1,200 V-Bucks to get it.
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If you wear this skin during a match, it’s clear to other players that you’ve been visiting The Island for battle royale matches since the very beginning. That alone would usually be enough for the Renegade Raider to earn the top spot on this list, but there’s one even rarer skin out there…
Like the Renegade Raider, the Aerial Assault Trooper skin predates the introduction of the now-iconic Battle Pass, and it was only available to purchase in the Item Shop in Chapter 1 Season 1 for 1,200 V-Bucks after reaching Level 15.
While the level requirement for Aerial Assault Trooper wasn’t as high, most players elected to purchase the Renegade Raider skin instead, and she’s gone on to become, overall, a much more recognizable character.
Not as many people own or remember Aerial Assault Trooper, so it’s definitely the rarest Fortnite skin.
So, there you have it. That’s all of the top 10 rarest skins in Fortnite for 2022! Make sure to visit our dedicated Fortnite page for the latest news, guides, and leaks.
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