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Fortnite Battle Royale • Mar 28, 2019

Fortnite Battle Royale: Top five rarest skins, gliders, pickaxes, and emotes as of April 18, 2019

Fortnite Battle Royale: Top five rarest skins, gliders, pickaxes, and emotes as of April 18, 2019

There are thousands upon thousands of cosmetic items in Fortnite Battle Royale, some of which are considered to be a lot rarer than the rest.


The rarity of Fortnite Battle Royale cosmetics is difficult to determine because there's no absolutely perfect or reliable way that it can be calculated or measured.

Most people tend to look at how long it's been since a particular skin, glider, emote, or pickaxe had last appeared in the Item Shop, and use that to determine the rarity of certain items relative to others. 


While this approach does work for cosmetics sold in the Shop, it cannot be used to calculate the rarity of Battle Pass cosmetics, as some are naturally rare because they were available during the early period of Fortnite when there were not nearly as many people playing.

There are also numerous items that are rare because they were sold in bundles early on, such as the early Starter Packs, the PlayStation 4 exclusive bundle, and the first Twitch Prime set, which not a lot of players got around to buying.

Widely considered to be the rarest skin in the game, the Ghoul Trooper actually comes in second on the overall list.


Rarest Outfits and Skins

As far as outfits and skins from the Item Shop go, the rarest one is still the Recon Expert, which hasn't been in the shop for over a whopping 523 days. 

That's followed by the Ghoul Trooper (507 days), Codename E.L.F (443 days), Star-Spangled Trooper (288 days), and Star-Spangled Ranger (288 days). 

An honorable mention goes to the Renegade Raider, (Season 1 Season Store), Black Knight (Season 2 Battle Pass), Blue Team Leader (PS Bundle), and the Double Helix (Switch Bundle), simply because not many players have access to those skins. 

The recon expert continues to be the rarest skin in Fortnite.

Rarest Gliders

The rarest glider to have ever appeared in the Item Shop continues to be the Modern, which hasn't been seen in the Shop for over 360 days.

That's followed by the Hangtime (283), Raptor (261 days), Planetary Probe (213 days), and Fighter Kite (195). Getting dropped from this list was the Windbreaker, which finally appeared in the Item Shop after not having featured for 239 days.

Similar to the oufit skins, a special mention has to be made for the glider that came with the Blue Team Leader PS exclusive set. 

Rarest Pickaxes

The pickaxe that has not been seen in the Item Shop the longest is currently the Slamdunk, which hasn't appeared in the Shop for 269 days.

That is followed by the Pile Driver (240 days), Global Axe (213 days), Throttle (198 days), and Spiky (180 days). 

Slamdunk is the new rarest pickaxe in Fortnite

Rarest Emotes

Last but not least, emotes. Currently, the rarest emote, in terms of length of time spent out of the Item Shop, is the Flapper, which hasn't been seen for 268 days.

Second through fourth on the list are Confused, Thumbs Up, and Thumbs Down, all of which have not been seen in the Shop for over 237 days. Rounding off the top five is Baller at 236 days.

Of course, most of these cosmetic items are always liable to instantly losing their rarity if they ever get added back into the Item Shop. That's why it's probably never a good idea to invest or overspend for cosmetics that are considered "rare."

The full list of all items that haven't appeared in the Item Shop for over a 100 days can be seen below, courtesy of Reddit user '-_General_Grievous_-.' 

Keep in mind that this list was last updated on April 18, so the total number of days might appear less than what's written above as this graphic does not get updated daily.


Now that you know which cosmetic items in the popular battle royale title are considered to be the more rare, go and check your account and see how many, if any, you have in your inventory!

Updated: Friday, April 19, 2019 at 10:15 AM