Fortnite Battle Royale was released back in 2017 with a straightforward but efficient business model. Releasing the game as free-to-play, Epic Games relies on microtransactions to generate money. In-game purchases for the seasonal Battle Pass, Skins and other cosmetics is Epic Games’ main source of cash flow. It’s because of this business model that Epic Games have to continually improve each new skin they release so that players proceed to buy them. Below you’ll discover our list of best Fortnite Skins.

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Narrowing down onto a privileged few Fortnite Skins has been a challenging task, and so we’ve organized a more diverse list that features — the top 10 Best Fortnite Skins, top 5 Best Fortnite Skin Sets, top 10 Best Fortnite Pickaxes, top 5 Best Fortnite Gliders, and top 5 Best Fortnite Back Blings. Whilst I may not represent every skin in one of the lists below, you can let us know in the comment section below if you consider a skin great enough to be added to the list and why. Most items in the list are available as part of the store rotations, however, some may be tougher to obtain.

Best Fortnite Skins

Picking 10 best Fortnite skins are subjected to personal taste, however, this list doesn’t consider rarity as we do not believe this should be a factor when it comes down to visuals and cohesion. I’ve considered the popularity of the skins, however, and tried my best to keep my unique personal views to a minimum.

Once again some of these skins may be part of the store’s continual rotation, others may only be available on specific holidays for limited periods of time.

10. Dire

Best Fortnite Skin Dire
Kicking off our top 10 best Fortnite skin list is Dire! Season 6 Battle Pass tier 100 skin. Just like Omega and Ragnarok in season past, Dire has unlockable stages. Transforming from human to a badass Dire wolf, this skin is teen wolf made virtual!

Price: Tier 100 of the Season 6 Battle Pass

Availability:  Only Available during Fortnite Season 6

Kicking off our top 10 best Fortnite skin list is Dire! Season 6 Battle Pass tier 100 skin. Just like Omega and Ragnarok in seasons past, Dire has unlockable stages. Transforming from human into a badass Dire wolf, this skin is teen wolf made virtual!

9. Ghoul & Skull Trooper

Best Fortnite Skin Ghoul and Skull Trooper

Price: Ghoul — 1,500 V-Bucks, Skull — 1,200 V-Bucks

Availability: During the Halloween Holiday

Personally, I struggled with these two as I do not understand the hype with these skins, sure they were rare at a time but in terms of visually engaging, they appear very bland although the added visual glows and cosmetics for Skull Trooper released with Skull Ranger have definitely given him a boost. I do acknowledge that they are adored by many fans, as such I’ve placed them together in the number 9 spot.

8. Raven

Best Fortnite Skin Raven

Price: 2,000 V-Bucks

Availability: Part of the Item Store random daily rotation.

Raven is still one of the most popular skins that Fortnite has to offer. As part of the Nevermore Set, Raven is a dark feather-like male with demonic features. Definitely not someone I’d like to meet in my nightmares. He also has a complete set of cosmetics to compliment this outfit — Iron Beak Axe, Dark Feathers Contrail, Feathered Flyer Glider, and Dark Wings Back Bling.

7. Red Knight

Best Fortnite Skins Red Knight

Price: 2,000 V-Bucks

Availability: Rarely appears on the Item Store random daily rotation.

An oldie but goldie! The Red Knight is still one of the best Fortnite Female skins in the game. As part of the Fort Knights Set, this classy medieval outfit deserves nothing but our respect!

6. Power Chord

Best Fortnite Skins Power Chord

Price: 2,000 V-Bucks

Availability: Part of the Item Store random daily rotation.

Who doesn’t want to roam around Tilted Towers as a rockstar? Power Chord’s vibrant pink hair, edgy looks, and accessories make her one of the most feature-rich skins in the game. Cosmetics available with the skin are — Six Sting Back Bling, Anarchy Axe, Stage Dive Glider and even an emote: Rock Out!

5. Black Knight

Best Fortnite Skins Black Knight

Price: Fortnite Season 2 Battle Pass tier 70

Availability: No longer obtainable

No skin in the game lets your opponents know you’re a boss more than the Black Knight skin. Not only does the skill represent your commitment to Fortnite but the authority it portrays makes you feel invincible. Fair Warning … you’re not.

4. Jack Gourdon

Best Fortnite Skin Jack Gourdon

Price: 1,500 V-Bucks

Availability: Released Halloween 2018, best guess is it won’t come back into the item store until next Halloween.

Jack Gourdon is one of the 2018 edition Halloween skins. Typically, in online games, Halloween usually entails many scary props, map changes, creepy music etc. But many online Games forget to add any fun elements to the Halloween season. Jack Gourdon is just that! A dopey looking pumpkin man in a pumpkin suit. Most likely based from — SNL sketch. The skin does not come with any extras like a Back Bling but in my opinion, it’s not needed.

3. Crackshot

Best Fortnite Skins Crack Shot

Price: 2,000 V-Bucks

Availability: During the Winter Holidays, there is no guarantee it will return again this winter, however, it’s very likely.

Rare skins that only feature in the item store once or twice for a certain holiday can be easily forgotten. Crackshot, the strange looking toy soldier has only seen the light of day 4 times and yet, still easily remembered. That’s when you know the skin offers’ something special. He’s taller than most Skins thanks to his crown, but don’t let that put you off as the crown is not part of his hitbox.

2. Galaxy

Best Fortnite Skin Galaxy

Price: Free for Galaxy Note 9 or Galaxy Tab 4 owners only.

It’s unfortunate that a skin this epic has such limitations to who can own it and I’m sure it frustrates many of you. That being said it’s undeniably beautiful. Galaxy is a futuristic Fortnite skin that has a transparent parallax effect as you move around, allowing you to see “the galaxy”.

1. Merry Marauder

Best Fortnite Skin Merry Marauder

Price: 1,500 V-Bucks

Availability: Presumably only during the Winter Holidays.

Many people fall in love with Fortnite due to their ability to bring into the game silly humor that’s attractive and playful, which is exactly why we regard Merry Marauder as the Best Fortnite Skin. Merry Marauder is a military gingerbread man with an infamous frown. Although the skin does not have all the bell and whistle in regard to cosmetic accessories, I’d be willing to bet this year he’ll return with some added goodies just like Skull Trooper! Is this skin about to become even more amazing?

Best Fortnite Skin Sets

Selecting the 5 best Fortnite skin sets, let’s first layout our criteria. To be eligible for selection the skin set must include both male and female versions and at least 2 cosmetics additions (Axe, Backbling, Glider, Emotes, and Contrails). If you feel another set should be added here, leave a comment below and your reasons why.

5. Aviation Age

Best Fortnite skin set Aviation Age

Skin Set Includes:

  • Airheart female skin rare 1,200 V-Bucks, Airflow Backbling included with the purchase of the Airheart Skin.
  • Maximilian male skin rare 1,200 V-Bucks, Para-Provisions Backbling included with the purchase of the Maximilian Skin.
  • Dirigible Glider epic 1,200  V-Bucks, Turbine Harvesting Tool rare 800 V-Bucks, and Exhaust Contrail rare Season 6 Battle Pass.

Availability: The skin and all cosmetics are part of the Item Store daily random rotations except the Contrail which was part of the Season 6 Battle Pass.

4. Hard Boiled

Best Fortnite skin set Hard Boiled

Set Includes: 

  • Noir male skin epic 1,500 V-Bucks, Cluefinder Backbling included with the purchase of the Noir Skin.
  •  Sleuth male skin epic 1,500 V-Bucks, Evidence Bag Backbling included with the purchase of Sleuth Skin.
  •  Gumshoe female skin epic 1,500 V-Bucks, Confidential Case included with the purchase of Gumshoe Skin.
  •  Magnifying Axe rare 800 V-Bucks and Viceroy Mark I Glider epic 1,200 V-Bucks.

Availability: Part of the Item Store random daily rotation.

3. Arachnid set

Best Fortnite skin set Arachnid

Set Includes: 

  • Arachne female skin legendary 2,000 V-Bucks, Long Legs Bckbling included with the purchase of the Arachne Skin.
  •  Spider Knight male skin legendary 2,000 V-Bucks, Spider Shield Backbling included with the purchase of Spider Knight Skin.
  •  Hatchling Glider Epic 1,200 V-Bucks and Web Breaker Rare Harvesting Tool 800 V-Bucks.

Availability: It’s possible that the skin may be part of the Item Store daily rotation. However, due to the skins being released just before the Fortnitemares event, we may only see this skin set around Halloween time.

2. Bushido Set

Best Fortnite skin set Bushido

Set Includes: 

  • Hime female skin legendary 2,000 V-Bucks, Shiro Legendary Backbling included with the purchase of the Hime Skin.
  • Musha male skin legendary 2,000 V-Bucks, Sashimono Backbling included with the purchase of Musha Skin.
  •  Purrfect. Glider Uncommon 500 V-Bucks and Cat’s Claw Rare Harvesting Tool 800 V-Bucks.

Availability: Part of the Item Store random daily rotation.

1. Garage Band

Best Fortnite skin set Garage Band

Set Includes: 

  • Synth Star female skin epic 1,500 V-Bucks, Keytar epic Backbling included with the purchase of the Synth Star Skin.
  • Stage Slayer male skin epic 1,500 V-Bucks, Kick Drum Backbling included with the purchase of Stage Slayer Skin.
  • Hot Ride Glider Legendary 1,500 V-Bucks and Lead Swinger Uncommon Harvesting Tool 500 V-Bucks.

Availability: Part of the Item Store random daily rotation.

Honorable Mentions

Half Court – Really good value with this set, the skins look great and you can also, purchase a very unique Glider and Harvesting Tool.

Staw Stuffed – I had placed this set on the list multiple times and decided to give it an honorable mention instead. The scarecrow themed skin set has only been in Fortnite for a short period of time yet have created many memorable memories already. Although mainly due to the T-Pose emote.

Skull Squad – As previously mentioned I personally am not on board with the Skull Trooper hype, however, since Epic Games released the Ghoul Trooper with a bunch of cosmetics that go with the set it’s vastly improved and so it receives an honorable mention

Best Fortnite Pickaxe / Harvesting Tool – Top 10

10. Bite Mark

Best Fortnite pickaxe Bite Mark

Description: Take a bite out of the competition

Set: Bitemark harvesting tool is part of the Dino Guard Set

Price: Oddly, 1,200 V-Bucks for The Epic Pickaxe, lower than other Epic Pickaxes.

Availability: Part of the Item Store random daily rotation.

9. Pot O’ Gold

Best Fortnite Pickaxe Pot O' Gold

Description: Everything that glitters…

Set: The Pot O’ Gold harvesting tool is part of the Green Clover Set

Price: Oddly, 1,200 V-Bucks for The Rare Pickaxe, Higher than other Rares.

Availability: Released for St. Patrick’s day, Likely to return only on this holiday.

8. Plunja

Best Fortnite Pickaxe Plunja

Description: The competition is circling the drain.

Set: Not part of any skin sets

Price: 800 V-Bucks for The Rare Pickaxe

Availability: Part of the Item Store random daily rotation

7. Rifts Edge

Best Fortnite Pickaxe Rifts Edge

Description: Piercing through the dimensional plane.

Set: Rift Edge Epic Harvesting Tool is part of the Drift Set

Price: Season 5 Battle Pass, by completing the Drift challenges

Availability: No longer Obtainable (Unless you’ve already started the Drift challenge)

6. Permafrost

Best Fortnite Pickaxe Permafrost

Description: Chiseled from glacial ice.

Set: Permafrost Epic Harvesting Tool is part of the Harbinger Set

Price: Season 5 Battle Pass, By completing 4 of 5 Ragnarok challenges

Availability: No longer obtainable (Unless you’ve already started the Ragnarok challenges)

5. Party Animal

Best Fortnite Pickaxe Party Animal

Description: Red plastic cups not included.

Set: Party Animal Epic Harvesting Tool is not part of any Skin Sets

Price: 1,500 V-Bucks for the Epic Pickaxe

Availability: Part of the Item Shop random daily rotation

4. Skull Sickle

Best Fortnite Pickaxe Skull Sickle

Description: Skeleton’s choice.

Set: Skull Sickle Epic Harvesting Tool is part of the Skull Squad Set

Price: 1,200 V-Bucks for the Epic Pickaxe

Availability: Part of the Item Shop random daily rotation, most likely only around the Halloween holiday

3. Thunder Crash

Best Fortnite Pickaxe Thunder Crash

Description: Wield the thunder.

Set: Skull Sickle Epic Harvesting Tool is part of the Lightning and Thunderstorms Set

Price: 1,200 V-Bucks for the Epic Pickaxe

Availability: Part of the Item Shop random daily rotation

2. Reaper

Best Fortnite Pickaxe Reaper

Description: Harvest resources… and souls with the limited edition reaper pickaxe.

Set: The Reaper Rare Harvesting Tool is  not part of any Sets

Price: 800 V-Bucks for the Rare Pickaxe

Availability: Rarely part of the Item Shop random daily rotation

1. Candy Axe

Best Fortnite Pickaxe Candy Axe

Description: Deck the walls with festive mayhem!

Set: Candy Axe Epic Harvesting Tool is  not part of any Sets

Price: 1,500 V-Bucks for the Epic Pickaxe

Availability: First released in the winter holidays, possible return this winter.

Best Fortnite Gliders – Top 5

5. Royale Dragon

Best Fortnite Glider Royale Dragon

Description: Ride the dragon!

Set: Royale Dragon Legendary Glider is not part of any Sets

Price: 2,000 V-Bucks for the Legendary Glider

Availability: Brought into Fortnite to celebrate the Chinese new year, it may return to the Item Store random daily rotation at some point.

4. Hot Ride

Best Fortnite Glider Hot Ride

Description: Burn down the road.

Set: Hot Ride Legendary Glider is part of the Garage Band Set.

Price: 2,000 V-Bucks for the Legendary Glider.

Availability: Part of the Item Store random daily rotation.

3. Pterodactyl

Best Fortnite Glider Pterodactyl

Description: Saur into Battle.

Set: Pterodactyl Epic Glider is part of the Dino Guard Set.

Price: 1,200 V-Bucks for the Epic Glider.

Availability: Part of the Item Store random daily rotation.

2. Laser Chomp

Best Fortnite Glider Laser Chomp

Description: Laser-guided. Razor-sharp. Slippery.

Set: Laser Chomp Legendary Glider is part of the Chomp Set.

Price: 1,500 V-Bucks for the Legendary Glider.

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1. Frostwing

Best Fortnite Glider Frostwing

Description: Awoken from ageless slumber.

Set: Frostwing Legendary Glider is part of the Harbinger Set.

Price: 1,500 V-Bucks for the Legendary Glider.

Availability: Part of the Item Store random daily rotation.

Best Fortnite Back Blings – Top 5

5. Love Wings

Best Fortnite Back Bling Love Wings

Description: Spread the love.

Set: Love Wings Legendary Back Bling is part of the Royale Hearts Set.

Price: 2,000 V-Bucks for the Legendary Back Bling – You must purchase the Love Ranger Legendary Skin.

Availability: Part of the Item Store random daily rotation.

4. Cuddle Bow

Best Fortnite Back Bling Cuddle Bow

Description: Hugs!

Set: Cuddle Bow Legendary Back Bling is part of the Royale Hearts Set.

Price: 2,000 V-Bucks for the Legendary Back Bling – You must purchase the Cuddle Team Leader Legendary Skin.

Availability: Part of the Item Store random daily rotation.

3. Iron Cage

Best Fortnite Back Bling Iron Cage

Description: There is no escape

Set: Iron Cage Legendary Back Bling is part of the Nevermore Set.

Price: 2,000 V-Bucks for the Legendary Back Bling – You must purchase the Raven Legendary Skin.

Availability: Part of the Item Store random daily rotation.

2. Ghost Portal

Best Fortnite Back Bling Ghost Portal

Description: I just got a chill.

Set: Ghost Portal Epic Back Bling is part of the Skull Squad Set.

Price: 1,500 V-Bucks for the Epic Back Bling – You must purchase the Skull Trooper Skin.

Availability:  Skull Trooper is only available at Halloween, To get the Ghost Portal Back bling you need to complete the Skull Trooper Challenges.

1. Black Shield

Best Fortnite Back Bling Black Shield

Description: The Black Knight’s legendary shield.

Set: Black Shield Legendary Back Bling is part of the Fort Knights Set.

Price: Season 2 Battle Pass

Availability:  No longer obtainable

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