Top five rarest Fortnite skins, gliders, pickaxes, and emotes in 2024

Josh Taylor
Fortnite Rarest Cosmetics

Fortnite has thousands of cosmetic items in the game with some being considered much rarer than others, so here’s the lists for the top five skins, gliders, pickaxes, and emotes. 

The rarity of Fortnite cosmetics has proven to be difficult to determine over the years as there is no official ranking provided for them by Epic Games.

Instead, with the Battle Royale being out since 2017, fans have determined how rare they are based on how long since a particular skin, glider, emote, or pickaxe has appeared in the Item Shop, Battle Pass, or through exclusive collaboration bundles.

Furthermore, the oldest items for each are also rare because, in the early periods of the game release, there were not nearly as many people playing in comparison.

For the rarest of them all, there are also certain items that are so rare that only a handful of players have access to them in the game. This makes them almost impossible for fans to come across or get for themselves.

Here is a complete list for each of the top five rarest Fortnite skins, gliders, pickaxes, and emotes in the game for 2024.

Rarest skins in Fortnite

Fortnite skins are the most beloved and valued cosmetic items in the game, which are wearable by your playable character. The top five rarest skins in Fortnite can be seen ranked in the table below.

5Black KnightFebruary 21, 2018 (2,085 days ago)Black Knight
4World WarriorJuly 28, 2019 (1,585 days ago)Fortnite World Warrior Table skin
3GalaxyAugust 19, 2019 (1,541 days)Galaxy skin
2Renegade RaiderOctober 26, 2017 (2,203 days ago)Renegade Raider
1Aerial Assault TrooperOctober 26, 2017 (2,203 days ago)Aerial Assault Trooper

The Renegade Raider and Aerial Assault Trooper skins are two rarest skins in Fortnite, which both haven’t been available in the game since its very first season in 2017.

This is followed by the Samsung exclusive promotion Galaxy skin, which is no longer available, but has been teased to return by the electronic company. Rounding it out is the Fortnite World Cup special outfit World Warrior, followed by the iconic Black Knight skin from Season 2.

Rarest gliders in Fortnite

The top 3 rarest gliders were all first released in the very first season of Fortnite and were last seen in 2019, similar to the rest of the gliders in the ranked list below.

Rusty Rider first appeared in Season 3, followed by Engage which was released in Season 9.

5EngageJuly 29, 2019 (1,562 days ago)Engage
4Rusty RiderJune 23, 2019 (1,598 days days ago)Rusty Rider
3VoyagerMay 1, 2019 (1651 days ago)Voyager
2WarthogApril 30, 2019 (1652 days ago)Warthog
1RoadtripMarch 13, 2019 (1,700 days ago)Roadtrip

Rarest pickaxes in Fortnite

The most rare pickaxe and item of all in the game is the FNCS Axe of Champions which is only obtainable by players who are the current FNCS champions. As soon as new champions are crowned after each FNCS finals then the item is handed over to the next winners.

This is followed by early classics, such as the Permafrost pickaxe which featured in Season 5, Raiders Revenge from Season 1, Merry Mint Axe from Chapter 2 Season 1 and finally Trusty No. 2 from Season 3.

5Trusty No. 2April 30, 2018 (2,017 days ago)Trusty No.2
4Merry Mint AxeFebruary 19, 2020 (1357 days ago)Merry Mint Axe
3Raiders RevengeDecember 13, 2017 (2155 days ago)Raiders Revenge
2PermafrostSeptember 27, 2018 (1867 days ago)Permafrost
1FNCS Axe of ChampionsN/A – Available to current winners of FNCSFNCS Axe of Champions

Rarest emotes in Fortnite

Last but not least, emotes. The Fresh emote has long rained as the rarest emote in Fortnite with no signs of being knocked off it’s top spot, where it was first released in Season 1.

Next up, is the fan favorite Orange Justice which was only available in Season 4’s Battle Pass and was added due to it’s popularity from Fortnite’s Boogie Down dance competition, despite not even winning.

This is followed by the iconic Head Banger emote released in Chapter 2, Kiss The Cup which released in the first Fortnite World Cup and Bulletproof from Season 9.

5BulletproofMarch 25, 2021 (957 days ago)Bulletproof
4Kiss The CupJuly 28, 2019 (1,585 days ago)Kiss The Cup Emote
3Head BangerApril 27, 2020 (1289 days ago)Head Banger
2Orange JusticeJuly 12, 2018 (1,944 days)Orange Justice
1FreshNov 21, 2018 (1812 days ago)Fresh

That’s all the complete lists of the top 5 rarest skins, gliders, pickaxes and emotes in Fortnite.

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