When it comes to being creative, Fortnite takes the Victory Royale always. With its ever-changing gameplay and a giant assortment of cosmetics, you could argue that what makes Fortnite so fun is every player’s unique sense of style. The coolest Battle Royale outfits are some of the rarest and exclusive items, usually requiring you to get some V-Bucks or invest in a Battle Pass to get them.
Some are even only available for a limited time as part of an event or holiday. As such, some of the best skins aren’t even available anymore. Here’s a list of some of the best Fortnite skins ever released from launch all the way into 2018 and how you can add them to your collection.
One of the newest additions to this list, the Ace Fortnite skin is one of the best around if you are looking to play a powerful but beautiful character. Somewhat like a cross between Wildcard (also on this list) and a modern Little Red Riding Hood, the Ace skin will be familiar to anyone who checks out our weekly challenge guides. Initially introduced as part of the Season 5 High Stakes event in Battle Royale, this epic outfit is now only available as part of Starter Pack #3 for $4.99.
Easily recognizable due to its signature helmet with the glowing eyes, the Battle Hound skin is one of the most sought-after Fortnite skins and it’s easy to see why. Wearing this leather and bronze emblazoned outfit during a match of Battle Royale will have you feeling like you’re in the Game of Thrones. It’s occasionally available for purchase for 2,000 V-Bucks through the daily Cash Shop. If you happen to see it for sale, be sure to snatch it up.
This is another skin in Fortnite that many players desire but, unfortunately, this legendary outfit can no longer be obtained. It’s an exclusive skin from Tier 70 of the Season 2 Battle Pass. With its pitch black chainmail, face-obscuring helmet, and minimal blood red accenting, this legendary skin will have any player that wears it looking incredibly menacing out on the battlefield. It remains to be seen if it will eventually be sold through the item shop.
This bright and bubbly outfit may seem pretty basic in comparison to some of the others we have on this list but you’d be surprised by how popular it is among players. I mean, who doesn’t love hot pink hair and unicorns — Amiright? It’s the best Fortnite skin for anyone who needs something new to add to their collection since it’s frequently available through the Cash Shop for 1,200 V-Bucks.
The Circuit Breaker skin is what you get when you mix classic western cowboy with a futuristic hacker style. It’s a pretty neat skin since it comes with night vision goggles, a bright red scarf, and a color scheme that has a Mirror’s Edge feel to it. You can still get this rare skin since it frequently pops up in the Cash Shop for 1,200 V-Bucks.
If you want to creep other players out then this is the best Fortnite skin to do it with. Going toe to toe with a giant wily nutcracker is definitely fuel for nightmares but once you get past his off-putting appearance, it’s actually kind of hilarious. This legendary skin is exclusive to the holidays, so save up 2,000 of your V-Bucks and be prepared to spread a little holiday cheer. It frequently pops up during the holidays so be sure to grab it while you can.
If you’re looking for a female nutcracker, Epic Games has got you covered. One of the newest skins on this list, Crackabella popped up over the holiday season of 2018. Far more elegant and regal than its male counterpart, this is the skin you want to have if you like to rule with a wooden fist and still look stunning while doing it. It is frequently available during the holiday season for 1,500 V-Bucks, and is a little cheaper than its predecessor, too.
Giving us deep space vibes, the legendary Dark Voyager outfit was exclusive to Tier 70 of the Season 3 Battle Pass. Since it’s part of a past Battle Pass tier, there’s no way you can get this skin unless it happens to magically appear in the Cash Shop. It’s a shame because the blacked out helmet and pitch black space suit with neon orange accenting make this incredible Fortnite outfit look far out.
Drift is an interesting case when it comes to outfits in Fortnite because it’s a legendary skin you could only obtain in Tier 1 of the Season 5 Battle Pass, which occurred in the past. It starts off looking rather ordinary but as you gain more and more XP while using it, different stages of the outfit unlock until you have what many players consider one of the best skins in Fortnite. While revolutionary at the time, Drift started a trend with evolving skins that happens every season now.
The Galaxy skin is one of the most sought-after and controversial skins ever, and for good reason. As we covered in our guide on how to unlock it, this cosmetic is only available to players who own a Samsung Galaxy S6 or S4 tablet. This didn’t stop players from showing up en masse to stores that had demo phones and tablets that they would use to nab this cool galactic outfit. After all, this skin is truly out of this world.
Ghoul Trooper and Skull Trooper
The best Fortnite skins for players who want to look like the undead, Ghoul Trooper and Skull Trooper first made their rounds on the week of Halloween during the Fortnitemares event. Initially, many players criticized the Fortnite devs for the lack of creativity in their Halloween skins but as they became harder to obtain, the demand for them started to increase. It’s not guaranteed that these outfits will make a return but it’s highly likely that they will show up in the Cash Shop for 1,500 each on the week of Halloween next year so be sure to keep an eye out then.
In the midst of the wintery season seven, the most elusive reward is the Ice King skin, only available for players who reach the coveted Tier 100 in this season’s Battle Pass. The Ice King skin is cool, terrifying, and epic all at the same time. It’s one of the best skins around if you want to strike fear and envy into the hearts of your foes on the battlefield. Thankfully, season seven is still ongoing so be sure to act fast if you want to unlock this one-of-a-kind skin.
If you missed out on the Omega skin seen below, the Lynx skin might be for you. Lynx not only looks like a female version of the Omega skin in its black formfitting outfit but also has several other colors to choose from. If you don’t like the sleek catsuit, Lynx looks like a cute popstar otherwise. The best part? You can get it right now by simply purchasing the season seven Battle Pass for 950 V-Bucks. You immediately unlock it upon purchase. However, you will have to earn experience and complete challenges if you want to unlock Lynx’s true potential as a skin.
The Love Ranger skin is a cool spin on the mythical god, Cupid. You can prance around the map as a winged statue with combat boots and instead of helping players fall in love, you’ll be taking them down on your quest to be number one. This legendary Fortnite skin occasionally shows up in the Cash Shop for 2,000 V-Bucks and will likely return next year during Valentine’s Day.
The full armor set for Omega requires you to complete a series of challenges that unlock upgrades for the suit. On its own, Omega is a pretty cool skin (this author’s favorite, to be exact) featuring a simple black bodysuit with neon orange accents. The fully upgraded Omega armor will have you looking like a cybernetic ninja or a Marvel supervillain. The bad news is the Omega skin is no longer available since it was exclusive to Tier 100 of the Season 4 Battle Pass. It’s possible that it will be sold at some point, perhaps at its one-year anniversary, but we will have to wait and see.
Sporting a cool fur-trimmed bomber jacket with a bright yellow ski mask and work gloves, the Raptor skin’s unique colorway and pilot theme make it a highly sought after Fortnite skin. It very rarely shows up in the Cash Shop and when it does, it can be purchased for the hefty price of 2,000 V-Bucks.
An obvious homage to Edgar Allen Poe, the legendary Raven outfit is one of the most popular and sinister Fortnite skins. The collar and frills of the shirt resemble the dark feathers of a raven while the hood obscures the face and two glowing eyes peer out from underneath. As Poe said himself, “quoth the Raven, nevermore.” Just kidding! This skin does occasionally pop up in the Cash Shop for 2,000 V-Bucks but it is rare.
We love Easter eggs in games and the Reaper skin in Fortnite is definitely one of them. This tall man dressed in all black as if he’s some kind of undercover agent is a reference to Keanu Reeves’ character in John Wick. Unfortunately, this legendary skin is no longer available since it was an exclusive item for Tier 100 on the Season 3 Battle Pass. However, we wouldn’t be surprised if it is for sale at some point, especially given how it is still featured in countless Fortnite memes.
Take a trip back to the medieval times with the Red Knight skin. Similar in style to the Black Knight, this skin dons jet black armor and chainmail with a helmet that shields a pair of small glowing eyes. The much more obvious blood-red accents are what truly make this one of the best Fortnite skins to wear if you’re trying to intimidate other players. It’s rarely available in the Cash Shop and has a steep price of 2,000 V-Bucks when it does show up.
Take on the role as a covert operative and assassinate other players in style with the Shadow Ops skin. Although only an epic item, it’s popular among Fortnite players simply because it looks awesome. Dressed in a stealthy black outfit with an edgy bob and a charcoal band across the face, you might just win a match or two by distracting players with how cool you look. The Shadow Ops skin is frequently available in the Cash Shop for 1,500 V-Bucks.
The Tomato Head skin lets players dress up as the mascot of Uncle Pete’s pizza from Tomato Town (rest in pieces) and, well, it’s pretty great. He’s always got this big grin on his face so you can’t really be all that mad when you get taken down by anyone wearing this silly outfit. The best part about this Fortnite skin is that it’s customizable and can be occasionally found in rotation at the Cash Shop for 1,500 V-Bucks. With the removal of Tomato Town at the onset of season seven, there’s no better way to pay homage than with this skin.
Easily the slickest and smoothest Fortnite skin on this list is the Wildcard outfit revealed by Epic Games during PAX West 2018. The outfit comes in four variations, each one wearing a white suit and one of the four card suit symbols. Unfortunately, it was only available during week nine of Season 5 during the High Stakes event. It’s possible that event could return next summer, though, but you’ll have to wait patiently for that.