Fortnite Skins Ranked – The 30 Best Fortnite Skins


This list of Fortnite skins was originally published in April 2018. With the release of Fortnite Season 7, we’ve updated our rankings and added five more Fortnite skins, in addition to replacing Skull Trooper and Shadow Ops.

As a free-to-play game, Fortnite Battle Royale’s main draw for making money comes in one shade: microtransactions. « Battle Passes. » « V-Bucks. » Other little things. These are terms familiar to the most avid players of Fortnite Battle Royale; the former nets you new skins and other cosmetic goodies the more you play per a paid season pass, while the other is the in-game currency where you can buy Fortnite skins or gliders with pointed ease, and accelerate tier-growth towards rarer items in a Battle Pass.

Skins, a.k.a. costumes, are a highly desired item in any multiplayer game. In Overwatch, they’re nabbed randomly in loot boxes with special edition skins hitting during events. In MOBAs, skins dress up the teensy pixels on the screen that you hardly even get too good of a look at. In Fortnite, skins are a mark of wealth in the free-to-play world. They show off to other players on the battlefield that hey, I have the money to spend on this game, and in some cases, the time to grind to get to the more coveted skins from the Battle Passes too. Everyone else looks notably lesser in comparison.

Best Fortnite Skins

And so, we decided to rank the 30 best Fortnite skins out of the game’s current dozens available. Some are still attainable on a rotating basis (the store refreshes daily) and are purchasable via V-Bucks, which can either be earned (albeit slowly) in-game or bought with real world money. Fortnite Battle Royale also offers a Battle Pass per season, which costs 950 V-Bucks ($9.50) for the intro tier, or 2,800 V-Bucks through its Premium version that starts off at tier 25. If you’re too eager to grind for experience, you can also level up faster with V-Bucks by buying EXP up to the next tier.

Other fortnite skins, sadly, have been whisked away by time and the promise of holiday-bound exclusivity—though some have made surprise, fleeting returns to the daily shop. It’s a shame too, since some of the very best skins in Fortnite Battle Royale are the rarest ones. (Funny how that works, right?)



The Best Fortnite Skins.

30. Beef Boss Fortnite Skin

Still in Rotation? Yes
Rarity: Epic (Purple)
Cost: 1,500 V-Bucks ($15)

Beef Boss is the dumbest name for a skin, and yet, it works. The Beef Boss is essentially another variant of the Tomatohead skin, featuring a different recognizable mascot from Fortnite’s map. It’s the Durr Burger head, with its signature big ol’ tongue. It’s mostly unremarkable aside from the giant burger face, but for that excellent name—Beef Boss—it deserves a spot on this list, unequivocally.



The Best Fortnite Skins.

29. Tomatohead Fortnite Skin

Still in Rotation? Yes
Rarity: Epic (Purple)
Cost: 1,500 V-Bucks ($15)

The Tomatohead skin is kinda terrifying. It’s based off the titular Tomato Town, a location on Fortnite Battle Royale’s map that features a fast food joint. The giant tomato head that spins round and round from the top of a pole is an unmissable landmark, so Epic Games decided to pay homage to it with the Tomatohead skin. The skin itself is unsettling—the tomato helmet is the most unpleasant part of it, obviously—but it’s lively and unexpected in the realm of Fortnite’s battlefield. If you see the Tomatohead’s ever-smiling face in the distance, I suggest building a wall and running away immediately.



The Best Fortnite Skins.

28. Chomp Sr. Fortnite Skin

Still in Rotation? Yes
Rarity: Legendary (Orange)
Cost: 2,000 V-Bucks ($20)

Shark Week, baby! Chomp Sr. looks like someone’s half-assed Halloween costume, and that’s what makes it so sick. As if someone dug through their closet and found an old scuba suit, and then cut off a hood from something and stitched felt teeth to make it look like a shark head. And then they put on sunglasses from the 1990s, just because. Sure, Chomp Sr. is basically just a shark version of the Rex skin, but sharks are way cooler than dinosaurs. This point is inarguable.




27. World Cup Fortnite Skins

Still Available? No
Rarity: N/A
Cost: 1,200 V-Bucks ($12)

It’s been an exciting World Cup, hasn’t it? Fortnite got in on the football (or soccer) action this year with some special limited time skins. It’d be useless to highlight one, even though all eight have their own unique names (from Clinical Crosser to Midfield Maestro). That’s because regardless of which body you choose, the skins can be styled after one of the 24 competing countries. The number can be customized too, whether to highlight a favorite player or just your personal lucky number. We’ve seen evolvable Fortnite skins in the past (such as Omega), and it’d be cool to see more customizable ones like the World Cup-themed skins in the future too.



The Best Fortnite Skins.

26. Sgt. Winter

Still Available? Yes
Rarity: Epic (Purple)
Cost: Tier 23 on Season 7 Battle Pass (base Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks)

Have you seen that new Christmas movie on Netflix with Kurt Russell as Santa? The whole premise of it is basically, « What if Santa was hot and had an attitude? » I get that vibe from Sgt. Winter, the newest skin in Fortnite for Season 7. He’s Santa, but he’s Santa ready to rumble in a battle royale. His beard also protects him from the cold, I think.



The Best Fortnite Skins.

25. Wukong Fortnite Skin

Still in Rotation? No
Rarity: Legendary (Orange)
Cost: 2,000 V-Bucks ($20)

Wukong is where skins start getting just a little bit more expensive. Released around Chinese New Year as part of a celebration of the holiday, the Mythic Soldier shines with prominence on the battlefield. His shoulder blades glisten in the bright world of Fortnite, because of its bright gold armor. If you want the potential (but not really any potential) to blind a foe on the treacherous battlefield with your shoulderblades, then Wukong is one of the best skins to have for its sheer shininess.



The Best Fortnite Skins.

24. Dire Fortnite Skin

Still Available? No
Rarity: Legendary (Orange)
Cost: Tier 100 on Season 6 Battle Pass (base Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks)

Okay, at first, the Dire skin kinda stinks. It’s just a dude in normal clothes. He looks boring. And then the skin levels up, and the Dire starts to take its form. It doesn’t start to get cool until Tier 3, where the Big Bad Wolf takes his shape. The higher the tier, the more intricate the wolf becomes. My personal favorite is Tier 5, a white wolf. Werewolves are usually all the same color (brown) in movies and television for some reason, so to see one whose home appears to be in the snowy mountains looks quite striking.




23. Rook Fortnite Skin

Still Available? No
Rarity: Epic (Purple)
Cost: Tier 87 on Season 5 Battle Pass (base Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks)

Rook isn’t quite at the very top, but the skin is still quite high compared to the rest. Rook is a battle-ready skin, with the character wearing a bulletproof vest and an outfit that looks like she just got off work and had to hop on the Battle Bus to commute home to a Victory Royale. She’s outfitted with glasses too, which completes the look. In the grand scheme of skins, Rook’s is one of the most subtle and actually battle royale-prepared of the entire game.



The Best Fortnite Skins.

22. Bunny Brawler Fortnite Skin

Still in Rotation? No
Rarity: Epic (Purple)
Cost: 1,500 V-Bucks ($15)

Between the two Easter-related Fortnite skins—Bunny Brawler and Bunny Raider—the former is far cuter. The skin outfits the player in an adorable onesie that looks like pajamas from a kindergartner’s closet. (Or older, as poor Ralphie from A Christmas Story learns.) The Bunny Brawler stands out as one of the skins that might not be tactically responsible, as its pastel blue hue and pointy bunny ears may stick out in the lush green world of Fortnite Battle Royale. But hey, the skin’s adorable. So who the heck cares?



The Best Fortnite Skins.

21. Mothmando

Still in Rotation? Yes
Rarity: Epic (Purple)
Cost: 1,500 V-Bucks ($15)

The Mothman is the subject of folklore, of horror stories, of urban legends. The Mothman in Fortnite, however, just likes to get close to light. Like a normal moth! The Moth Command is honestly not that menacing, but his big bug eyes and critter demeanor make him kinda cute all the same. It’s technically just a man in a gas mask made to look like a moth, but if you squint from afar, you might think a moth has infiltrated your game of Fortnite—best to squash ’em!



The Best Fortnite Skins.

20. Power Chord Fortnite Skin

Still in Rotation? Yes
Rarity: Legendary (Orange)
Cost: 2,000 V-Bucks ($20)

Power Chord looks like a sad, weird video game envisioning of what punk is. It’s like a Saints Row game’s zaniest outfit combination. Or a band member in Guitar Hero. Or a Hot Topic gone wild. While it feels very tryhard in its aesthetic, the end result is actually quite cute. Namely, I’m really into the white fishnet top underneath the torn tank top, and the pink hair. If you want to stick out like a sore thumb in Fortnite Battle Royale, this is the most rockin’ option.



The Best Fortnite Skins.

19. Funk Ops Fortnite Skin

Still in Rotation? Yes
Rarity: Epic (Purple)
Cost: 1,500 V-Bucks ($15)

Funk Ops is pretty much a 1970s stereotype, but ignoring that front, Funk Ops is one of the best Fortnite skins to ever grace Battle Royale. With a bedazzled vest, headband, and killer glasses, Funk Ops is a funky callback to a long-lost era, even if it’s an overdramatic version of it. Anyways, if you’re a big Austin Powers fan or something, then Funk Ops is probably the go-to skin for you.



The Best Fortnite Skins.

18. Fable Fortnite Skin

Still Available? No
Rarity: Legendary (Orange)
Cost: Tier 47 on Season 6 Battle Pass (base Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks)

When Epic Games teased a Big Bad Wolf skin, I got really excited. I hoped that the entire Season 6 skins would be based on fairy tale characters. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case, but we got one particular great skin to fit in: Fable. Fable is essentially Little Red Riding Hood. She has long red pigtails, a hood, and she looks like she’s about to go skipping through the woods to pick berries. It’s a relatively simple skin, but it’s adorable. And sometimes, the simple and cute things are the best.



The Best Fortnite Skins.

17. The Ice King

Still Available? Yes
Rarity: Legendary (Orange)
Cost: Tier 100 on Season 7 Battle Pass (base Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks)

Resting at Tier 100, The Ice King is one of the most unattainable skins in Season 7, and yet also the most coveted. The Ice King looks like the Night King from Game of Thrones mixed with Fortnite’s own Raven skin. He’s icy, he’s creepy, and he’s ready to 360-no-scope you out of the sky in one of those shiny new planes that have been introduced this season.



The Best Fortnite Skins.

16. Omega Fortnite Skin

Still Available? No
Rarity: Legendary (Orange)
Cost: Tier 100 on Season 4 Battle Pass (base Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks)

The Omega skin is the most coveted skin on the new Season 4 Battle Pass. It’s not achievable until unlocking Tier 100, which will take a long, long time for most players (unless they pay up). With the superhero theme for this season, the Omega skin is a full-body, all-black suit. Honestly, it looks a little bit like Black Panther, only with red swapped for the white accents. Of course, as with the John Wick-like skin, it’s not actually Black Panther. But if you squint and have some imagination, it basically is.



The Best Fortnite Skins.

15. Love Ranger Fortnite Skin

Still in Rotation? No
Rarity: Legendary (Orange)
Cost: 2,000 V-Bucks ($20)

Love Ranger pins players as Cupid himself, only as a Cupid made of stone. It’s a unique skin among Fortnite Battle Royale due to his build and giant wings on his back. As a Valentine’s themed skin, the likelihood of it popping back up in the daily rotation is very slim. But in the off-chance of love finding a way back onto Fortnite, then the Love Ranger skin is an ideal grab.



The Best Fortnite Skins.

14. Dark Voyager Fortnite Skin

Still Available? No
Rarity: Legendary (Orange)
Cost: Tier 70 on Season 3 Battle Pass (base Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks)

The Battle Pass for Season 3 has the most stacked collection of exclusive Fortnite skins yet. Dark Voyager is among them. There are three astronaut-inspired skins for the particular collection, but Dark Voyager edges the others out on top with its slick all-black get-up. It’d be great if Fortnite Battle Royale had a space map, because then you’d really blend in with the darkness of the universe. If you’ve ever had a dream of being an astronaut and partaking in a battle royale, then there’s no better skin for you.



The Best Fortnite Skins.

13. Dusk Fortnite Skin

Still Available? No
Rarity: Legendary (Orange)
Cost: Tier 71 on Season 6 Battle Pass (base Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks)

The Dusk skin feels out of place alongside Season 6’s other offerings, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t rad. Luckily, Dusk doesn’t require that extra effort that the evolvable skins require: it looks good from the moment you get it. The Dusk skin is a vampire with very pale skin. Her hair’s semi done-up, her outfit makes her look like someone who might team up with Batman. Sometimes, we’ve seen some pretty lackluster season skins, but Season 6 might be the strongest yet. Dusk is an example of that—how even the non-theme fitting skins find a way to fit in.



The Best Fortnite Skins.

12. Valor Fortnite Skin

Still Available? No
Rarity: Legendary (Orange)
Cost: Tier 71 on Season 4 Battle Pass (base Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks)

Valor is one of the seven skins introduced in Season 4 of Fortnite’s latest Battle Pass. It’s the most emblematic of the light heroic-themed season, featuring a woman with a superhero suit. She looks very, very rad and out of place in Fortnite Battle Royale, like she’s about to save a school bus of children rather than pick up guns and blast away strangers on a meteor-struck island. It’s that unexpected quality that makes Valor stand out in Season 4’s Battle Pass.



The Best Fortnite Skins.

11. Crackshot Fortnite Skin

Still in Rotation? No
Rarity: Legendary (Orange)
Cost: 2,000 V-Bucks ($20)

Crackshot is a downright terrifying skin. At first, you may think this is an ordinary man. But Crackshot is no ordinary man. He is a man that wears a giant nutcracker head for some reason. There are no chestnuts to be crunched down in sight, and it’s a tactically foolish skin to be wearing at all (that helmet sticks way out). Yet artistically, it’s one of Fortnite Battle Royale’s very best. It’s holiday themed, without feeling too bent on that Winter season. Every day can be jolly with a nutcracker building impossible structures at your side.




10. Sleuth Fortnite Skin

Still Available? Yes
Rarity: Epic (Purple)
Cost: 1,500 V-Bucks

The Sleuth skin dropped in early July, alongside other hardboiled detective inspired skins, Noir and Gumshoe. Among them, Noir and Sleuth have the most in common. But for noir fans like myself, Sleuth veers closest to the genre it’s inspired by. With a big ol’ beige trench coat and a low-tipped hat, on Fortnite’s battlefield, it might be easy to mistake a Sleuth-wearing player as a Sam Spade-like.



The Best Fortnite Skins.

9. Dante and Rosa of the Muertos Set

Still in Rotation? No
Rarity: Epic (Purple)
Cost: 1,500 V-Bucks ($15)

For Halloween this year, Epic Games not only brought back some skins from last year, it it introduced new ones too. The best among them were the Muertos skins, based on the annual celebration of Dia de los Muertos. The skins themselves are intricately designed, and unlike most skins, are reactive too. In the dark, their face paint shines bright, making them glow in the dark. Both skins are equally great, so they share a spot on our list.



The Best Fortnite Skins.

8. Hime Fortnite Skin

Still in Rotation? Yes
Rarity: Legendary (Orange)
Cost: 2,000 V-Bucks ($20)

The Hime skin isn’t part of Season 6, but it’s been released in the time between the two seasons. It’s a legendary skin in rotation, and it’s quite a beautiful one too. It’s one of two samurai-themed skins, and the level of detail in both skins is definitely a cut above most Fortnite skins. But for the Hime skin in particular, its design is particularly intricate.




7. Ragnarok Fortnite Skin

Still Available? No
Rarity: Legendary (Orange)
Cost: Tier 100 on Season 5 Battle Pass (base Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks)

We’ve seen evolvable Fortnite skins recently, called « progressive skins, » and for Season 5 they return. Though they’re now at a smaller capacity. Among them is Ragnarok. At the start, Ragnarok is a scraggly bald man with a blue beard and glowing white eyes. Overtime, Ragnarok turns into something more menacing the more that you play as him. His bald head turns into a gigantic skull with huge antlers. His beard, beneath the skull, is lush with a bunch of tiny ponytails keeping it in place. The Ragnarok is easily the best skin of Season 5’s offerings, it’s a shame it’s being kept all the way up at the highest tier: 100. If you missed out on Season 5, at least you can nab a similar skin: the Valkyrie, which is a legendary in regular rotation.



The Best Fortnite Skins.

6. Raven Fortnite Skin

Still in Rotation? Yes
Rarity: Legendary (Orange)
Cost: 2,000 V-Bucks ($20)

Raven is the newest skin to reach Fortnite Battle Royale, and it’s already ignited fan adoration far and wide. It’s one of the new legendary skins to be launched into the game’s regular rotation, which are sadly few outside of special holiday events. The Raven skin also looks hardly like what you’d imagine an Edgar Allen Poe-inspired figure to look like. In fact, players are already drawing comparisons to Destiny’s sneaky weekend salesman Xur. So if you’re still mad about Destiny 2, then you might as well take out your frustrations on all the Raven-wearing players in Fortnite Battle Royale.



The Best Fortnite Skins.

5. Calamity Fortnite Skin

Still Available? No
Rarity: Legendary (Orange)
Cost: Tier 1 on Season 6 Battle Pass (base Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks)

The Calamity skin is maybe one of the most striking evolvable skins so far in Fortnite. At the start, you look like an extra from Coyote Ugly. Then the skin gets progressively cooler, eventually growing into an intimidating cowgirl with a long trench coat and the biggest dang hat you’ve ever seen. The levelling up doesn’t stop at the sixth skin tier either: by completing weekly challenges, you can change the color of how it glows too. The best look is its classic matte black, which is obtained after completing 50 weekly challenges. See you Fortnite cowboys.



The Best Fortnite Skins.

4. Flytrap Fortnite Skin

Still Available? Yes
Rarity: Legendary (Orange)
Cost: 2,000 V-Bucks ($20)

The Flytrap skin is creepy looking. He has a face that resembles a stern villain from a comic book, and details to match. His spikes will no doubt stick out high across Fortnite’s island, as if waving a flag that says « I’m right here, try and get me. » And yet, the Flytrap skin impresses compared to so many other rotating skins. He fits no particular theme, no holiday, no special event. He’s just a human fly trap, ready to consume whatever poor soul floats his way.



The Best Fortnite Skins.

3. Taro and Nara of the Storm Familiars Set

Still in Rotation? Yes
Rarity: Epic (Purple)
Cost: 1,500 V-Bucks ($15)

Taro and Nara of the Storm Familiars are another duo of skins marching proudly into our best Fortnite skins list. They were revealed in the leadup to Season 7 without much fanfare, with only their names as a hint to the storm that would eventually approach the island. The Skins themselves are both really cool, though Nara’s just a tad cooler because of her giant horns jutting out of her mask.



The Best Fortnite Skins.

2. Leviathan Fortnite Skin

Still in Rotation? Yes
Rarity: Legendary (Orange)
Cost: 2,000 V-Bucks ($20)

Leviathan was an adorably unexpected addition to Fortnite Battle Royale earlier this year. It’s a skin that’s a lot similar to the astronaut ones in Season 3’s Battle Pass, only with Leviathan, the helmet doesn’t house a human head—but a fish. The fish looks pretty mean too, with a furrowed brow and rude look on its face. The suit itself is a pretty, iridescent teal and a glossy white. It’s easily the best of the astronaut-like skins, and because of that, is one of the best skins in the entire game.



The Best Fortnite Skins.

1. The Reaper Fortnite Skin

Still Available? No
Rarity: Legendary (Orange)
Cost: Tier 100 on Season 3 Battle Pass (base Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks)

The Reaper is a not-so-subtle pop culture reference for the ages. The Reaper is not a nod to Reaper from Overwatch, nor Reaper from, well, any of the dozens of other games with a character named reaper. The Reaper is instead a skin that gestures towards the John Wick films, an action series starring Keanu Reeves as he gets revenge on the death of his dog (among other things). The John Wick movies are exhilarating and have become a big hit for good reason (the dude doesn’t even let reloading a gun slow him down). For arguably the biggest game in North America right now to directly bow to the legendary hitman himself, that’s something that parallels no other Fortnite skin, and that’s why it is the very best that Fortnite Battle Royale has to offer right now.

Until next season, probably. And the season after that.




Bonus! Best Pet

Still Available? No
Rarity: Epic (Purple)
Cost: Tier 12 on Season 6 Battle Pass (base Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks)

Fortnite’s latest surprise addition is… pets?!? Yes, with Season 6, you can now have a pet that acts as glorified Back Bling. They’re pretty cute too. As of now, you can get a dog, a chameleon, or even a little dragon. The best pet though is obvious: the dog, duh! The first dog you can get is relatively early on in the levelling up process for the Battle Pass at Tier 12, but if you want a white dog, you can get one at Tier 59. If you want a black dog, it unlocks at Tier 90. I hope that in future seasons and random updates that there’s more dog diversity in terms of breeds, but for the time being, this standard labrador-type dog will do.

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