What are the best Fortnite skins? Everyone has their personal preference, but in the years since the debut of Fortnite, Epic has rolled out iconic skins over the years and partnered with artists, movies, and TV shows to attract fans to the multiplayer game.

The range of Fortnite skins is one reason people keep coming back, making it one of the best battle royale games in gaming history. Each event and update brings multiple skins to help cosmetic lovers stack up their inventory. From Winterfest celebrations to Ariana Grande’s Rift concert, there’s a skin for every occasion. With the arrival of new game modes to take advantage of your customized avatar, all of which are compatible with Rocket Racing and Fortnite Festival. Some skins have also been Lego-ified for the new survival mode, so check out Lego Fortnite skins for a list of our favorites.

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The best Fortnite skins in 2024 are:

Fortnite skins - James Hetfield from Metallica playing the guitar.



As part of the Fortnite Festival Season 4 pass, you can

  • Availability: Metallica as a band is available as part of the Fortnite Festival Season 4 festival premium pass, which gives you the chance to get Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo, Kirk Hammett, and James Hetfield skins. In addition, there are “Puppet Master” variants of each band member and all four have Lego variants.
  • Season: Festival Season 4
  • Styles:
    • Lars Ulrich – buy the Festival Season 4 premium pass (1,800 V-bucks)
    • James Hetfield – 11,000 Festival Points (Festival Season 4 premium pass)
    • Kirk Hammett – 9,000 Festival Points (Festival Season 4 premium pass)
    • Robert Trujillo – 2,000 Festival Points (Festival Season 4 premium pass)
    • Puppet Master Lars – 1,500 V-bucks
    • Puppet Master James – 1,500 V-bucks
    • Puppet Master Kirk – 1,500 V-bucks
    • Puppet Master Robert – 1,500 V-bucks


Fortnite skins: a person wearing T-60 Power Armor, chugging a bottle of Nuka Cola.


It’s perhaps fitting that a post-apocalypse-themed season would also include a collaboration with Fallout. As part of the Wrecked! Battle Pass, you can unlock the T-60 Power Armor that the Brotherhood of Steel faction wears in the Fallout games. This is likely part of a collaboration with the Amazon TV show, which you can read about in our Fallout review.

  • Availability: The T-60 Power Armor is part of the Chapter 5 Season 3 Battle Pass and you can get it at rank 54. Other colors and varieties are unlockable later during the same Battle Pass.
  • Season: Chapter 5, Season 3
  • Styles:
    • T-60 Power Armor – unlocked at C5S3 Battle Pass rank 54.
    • Hot Rod T-60 Power Armor – unlocked at C5S3 Battle Pass rank 62.
    • Black Knight T-60 Power Armor – unlocked on page 2 of C5S3 Battle Pass bonus rewards.

Fortnite skins - Wastelander Magneto holding his hands out.

Wastelander Magneto

We’ve seen the X-Men before in Fortnite, but this is the first time the master of magnetism has appeared in the battle royale game. From the Chapter 5 Season 3 trailer, he seems to have access to his devastating powers. His inclusion here is likely due to the X-Men ’97 cartoon series on Disney Plus.

  • Availability: Magneto is part of the Chapter 5 Season 3 Battle Pass. This character is coming soon as the mid-season Battle Pass Quests unlockable in July 2024.
  • Season: Chapter 5, Season 3
  • Styles:
    • Faceplate On/Off
    • Helmet On/Off

Lethal Company

Straight from the co-op game that took the world by storm in 2023, “The Employee” is a man in a suit with an oxygen tank, scanning the wasteland for any precious loot that he can bring back to his ship and sell for profit.

  • Availability: The Employee is part of the Chapter 5 Season 3 Battle Pass. This character will likely appear as a premium shop exclusive and was found by dataminers such as iFireMonkey. It is not currently in the store.
  • Season: Chapter 5, Season 3

Airbender Korra skin in Fortnite.

Avatar The Last Airbender

One of the greatest animes of all time, Avatar: The Last Airbender is having somewhat of a revival, with a live-action remake hitting Netflix in February 2024, and an as-yet-untitled movie revival coming set for 2025. Alongside all of that, Airbender hit Fortnite with her own Battle Pass quests and a new Waterbendinng move.

  • Availability: Korra and her Balanced style were both available as part of the Chapter 5 Season 2 Battle Pass bonus quests. Other styles were added through the in-game store.
  • Season: Chapter 5, Season 2
  • Styles:
    • Korra – Unlocked in page one of Korra’s questline.
    • Balanced Korra – Unlocked in page two of Korra’s questline.
    • Katara – 2,000 V-bucks (Includes Lego Skin, Waterskin Back Bling, and Southern Water Tribe Club Pickaxe)
    • Toph – 2,o00 V-bucks (Includes Toph Beifong Lego Skin, Earth Rumble Belt Back Bling, War Hammers Pickaxe)
    • Zuko – 2,000 V-bucks (Includes Zuko Lego Skin, Scabbard Back Bling, Broadswords Pickaxe)

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Metal Gear Solid

Snake, in his classic MGS1 outfit and MGS4 Old Snake costume, appears in the battle royale game as the master of stealth. We also see MGS2’s star, Raiden, featuring his samurai sword back bling and diving mask for the full stealthy experience.

  • Availability: Snake and Old Snake were part of the Chapter 5 Season 1 Battle Pass, alongside Family Guy’s Peter Griffin.
  • Season: Chapter 5 Season 1
  • Styles:
    • Raiden – 1,800 V-bucks (includes his High-Frequency Blade pickaxe, back bling, and an item wrap)

Best Fortnite skins: all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a fighting pose.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Collaborations aren’t new in Fortnite, and neither are the turtles new to appearing in other games, as we’ve seen them most recently in Street Fighter 6. However, this time, there’s also a separate battle pass with its side quests that give you the Shredder skin at the end of it. This may not be available after this, so it’s worth trying to unlock the skin while you can.

All other characters are available in the shop, with bundles making the deal a little sweeter. If you’re a fan of Lego Fortnite, these skins will work there too. There’s a lot to break down for this particular collab, and given how many characters there were in the various animated TV shows across the decades, we won’t be surprised if other skins show up in the future.

  • Availability: All four turtles were available in a bundle or separately when Chapter 5 Season 1 launched. April O’Neil and Splinter were available separately. Shredder outfit and Super Shredder variant were available in a separate premium pass.
  • Season: Chapter 5 Season 1
  • Styles:
    • April O’Neil – 1,500 V-bucks (includes Lego variant)
    • Splinter – 1,500 V-bucks (includes Lego variant)
    • Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello – 1,600 V-bucks individually or 3,400 for a bundle of all four. (Includes Lego variants)
    • Shredder/Super Shredder – Available at the end of the Cowabunga premium pass that costs 1,000 V-bucks to access.

The best Fortnite skin - Deadpool against white brick wall


In February 2020, Deadpool joined the ranks of the many Marvel crossover characters made playable in Fortnite. To secure the ‘merc with a mouth’ skin, you had to complete some weekly challenges in the Battle Pass. Deadpool was a hugely successful crossover skin for players eager to become the anti-hero, and, unsurprisingly, the iconic red and black suit became a rare skin to acquire and wear across The Island.

  • Availability: Unfortunately, Deadpool was exclusively part of the Chapter 2 Season 2 weekly challenges and has not appeared in the item shop to buy. With Deadpool 3 lining up for 2024, though, you never know when he could return.
  • Cost and season: Chapter 2: Season 2 battle pass, Deadpool weekly challenges
  • Styles: Default, Unmasked, and X-Force

The best Fortnite skin - Mizuki with a fan on a purple and pink background


One of the more recent skins to secure a place in our Fortnite best skins list is Mizuki from Chapter 4 Season 2. Part of the River Guard set, Mizuki was unlockable at tier 100 alongside a deadly fan made of knives, a fancy winged glider, and neon orb back bling. Chapter 4 Season 2 was the MEGA season in Fortnite inspired by Japan, futurism, and sci-fi, which all played a part in crafting this excellent skin.

  • Availability: Mizuki hasn’t been seen in the item shop since her battle pass release, but given that was only March to June 2023, there’s plenty of time for a reappearance.
  • Cost and season: 950 V-Bucks, Chapter 4: Season 2 battle pass
  • Styles: Default, River Empress, and Magmatic

The best Fortnite skin - Spider-Man standing in an open bus leaning on presents


When your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man swung his way into Fortnite just before Christmas 2021, it was immediately sought after as another epic Marvel x Fortnite crossover skin. There have been many more Spider-Man multiverse skins released since, like Miles Morales for Across the Spider-Verse and Spider-Man 2099, but for our best Fortnite skins, we’re talking about the OG. He’s an iconic superhero; what’s not to love?

  • Availability: A theme among a lot of our best Fortnite skins appears to be that you can’t get hold of them in the item shop, the same applies for original Spidey. Unfortunately, he’s not been seen yet, but the rarity just adds to his overall appeal.
  • Cost and season: Chapter 3: Season 1 battle pass
  • Styles: Default, Symbiote, Future Foundation, Photo Negative, Scarlet Blackout, and Gilded Reality

The best Fortnite skin - Demogorgon skin on black background next to Hopper


Stranger Things hit the Fortnite item shop in 2019 with the Demogorgon and Chief Hopper up for grabs (special shoutout to Hopper) to tie in with the release of the show’s third season. A standout skin in Fortnite, as it probably would be in any setting, the Demogorgon is a perfect scary aesthetic to spook players out across the map. Or, just take advantage of its weird face-opening emote capabilities.

  • Availability: The Demogorgon skin popped up in the item shop in November 2019, a few months after Season 9 ended. It was also brought back to celebrate Stranger Things Day on November 6, 2023.
  • Cost and season: 1,200 V-Bucks, Chapter 1: Season 9
  • Styles: N/A

The best Fornite skin - Lexa standing in front of the Fortnite orange background


The first of many anime skins to be released in Fortnite, Lexa holds her spot in the best Fortnite skins for introducing players to the unique cosmetic look that has inspired many since (see Naruto and Goku elsewhere on our list). Unlocked at level 73 of the battle pass, Lexa was a Chapter 2: Season 5 only release. In August 2023, Princess Lexa, a revamped look, became available for anyone joining the Fortnite Crew, the game’s monthly subscription service.

  • Availability: A battle pass skin, Lexa is not available to buy in the item shop. Anyone looking to get their hands on the skin will want to think long and hard about what they were up to during Chapter 2: Season 5 late 2020 to early 2021.
  • Cost and season: Chapter 2: Season 5 battle pass
  • Styles: Default and Mechafusion

The best Fortnite skins - Omega skins on black background


Omega changed the game, quite literally. For Omega, Epic Games introduced something a little different for the first time: a progressive skin. Alongside Carbide, released in the same season, players were given the ability to evolve a skin by leveling up and completing challenges outside of just unlocking them. Stage by stage, the Omega skin transforms into full battle gear, but you can wear him however you want.

  • Availability: Unfortunately, Omega isn’t available to buy. The skin was only available as part of the Chapter 1: Season 4 battle pass. The Omega Knight, a variant skin, also turned up in Chapter 3: Season 2 but has remained exclusive to that season.
  • Cost and season: Chapter 1: Season 4 battle pass
  • Styles: Base, Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4, and Stage 5

Plague skin on green background - the best Fortnite skins


Adorning the plague doctor attire with medicinal equipment hung around its belt, the Plague skin is a great combination of creepy, sneaky, and historical. The Plague skin was reportedly shelved during the pandemic, disappearing between Jan 2020 and Jan 2023, but now returning more frequently to the item shop. Its beaked mask and long cape will hopefully ward off any more diseases.

  • Availability: Plague is a frequent visitor of the item shop, most recently showing up on November 10, 2023, alongside Scourge and Dark Bomber.
  • Cost and season: 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 1: Season 6
  • Styles: N/A

The best Fortnite skins - Meowscles sitting on a sofa


A bit like Peely, Meowscles isn’t the rarest of Fortnite skins, but it’s most certainly carved a place in players’ hearts. The same goes for Epic Games, who have since bought out a whole bunch of Meowscles-themed skins to accompany the giant muscled feline: a little brother, a love story, a son, and a purr-ty cool summer variant, too. Meowscles, a cat with massive abs, smart trousers, and a tiny head just epitomizes the kind of fun whimsy that Fortnite is known for.

  • Availability: The original Meowscles isn’t available to buy, but some of the newer variants pop up now and again.
  • Cost and season: Chapter 2: Season 2 battle pass
  • Styles: Default, Ghost, Shadow, and Golden Agent

The best Fortnite skin - Raven skin on turquoise background


Brooding master of the dark skies, Raven’s black leather get-up and eerie glowing purple eyes have lured in many players to run this Fortnite skin as one of their favorites. Part of the Nevermore set alongside its female counterpart, Ravage, Raven may be legendary, but it’s fortunately one that shows up in the item shop a fair amount and so can be enjoyed by many still – a rare breed in our best Fortnite skins list.

  • Availability: Raven has been available to buy in the item shop 58 different times and counting, last seen only 15 days ago.
  • Cost and season: 2,000 V-Bucks, Chapter 1: Season 3
  • Styles: Default, Ghost, Shadow, and Golden Agent

The best Fortnite skins - Drift


Another popular progressive for our list and a piece of true Fortnite nostalgia from season 5 is Drift. Layer by foxy layer, Drift transforms from a quiff mohawk vest-wearing muscle man (akin to Johnny Bravo)  into a fully masked, long neon gold coat-wearing fox-looking skin. With multiple styles and an early battle pass unlock, it gave players a chance to aim for something with 200,000 XP needed to get the full skin.

  • Availability: Unfortunately, Drift was only part of Chapter 1: Season 5 battle pass and isn’t available to buy in the item shop.
  • Cost and season: Chapter 1: Season 5 battle pass
  • Styles: Base, Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4, and Stage 5

The best Fortnite skins - Eternal Voyager holding weights

Eternal Voyager

Every Fortnite skin is unique, but the futuristic astronaut, alien, and neon futuristic Fortnite skin that is Eternal Voyager has become a firm favorite for its mash-up of distinctive styles. A remixed version of the Dark Voyager from Season 3, you can strip back the mask with Eternal Voyager’s unlockables, and the skin gets better and better.

  • Availability: The skin has been out since 2019 and, unfortunately, hasn’t shown up in the item shop, so if you didn’t get a hold of one, there’s a chance you never will.
  • Cost and season: Chapter 1: Season X battle pass
  • Styles: Voyager, Explorer, and Eternal

The best Fortnite skins - Naruto skin

Naruto skins

When Fortnite released the Naruto skins, they meant business. The Fortnite x Naruto collab was a big deal, and a bundle of Naruto skins was available to buy from the item shop in one lovely set for 19,300 V-Bucks. You could get them separately, though, as well as a bunch of nostalgic cosmetics, including a Demon Wind Shuriken back bling and some spicy Kunai pickaxes. Naruto lovers descend.

  • Availability: The Naruto skins haven’t been seen in the item shop since November 2022 at the time of writing, despite popping up a fair few times before then.

Cost and season:

  • Naruto Uzumaki – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 3 Season 3
  • Sasuke Uchiha – 1,600 V-Bucks, Chapter 3 Season 3
  • Kakashi Hatake – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 3 Season 3
  • Sakura Haruno – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 3 Season 3
  • Hinata Hyuga – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 3 Season 3
  • Gaara – 1,800 V-Bucks, Chapter 3 Season 3
  • Orochimaru – 1,600 V-Bucks, Chapter 3 Season 3
  • Itachi Uchiha – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 3 Season 3

The best Fortnite skin - Michonne


An unexpected crossover for Fortnite fans and a big surprise in 2021 came when The Walking Dead’s Rick, Daryl, and Michonne entered the item shop. For our best Fortnite skins list, though, Michonne stood out from the pack. You really can’t knock being able to prowl around The Island, katana in hand and another strapped to your back.

  • Availability: The Michonne skin has been in the item shop a bunch of times. It’s there right now (on the day of writing), so you’ll get a chance to grab it.
  • Cost and season: 1,800 V-Bucks, Chapter 2: Season 5
  • Styles: Default and Cloaked

The best Fortnite skin - Carbide on blue background


We mentioned the Carbide skin back in our Omega entry, but to delve in a little more, Carbide was the tier one unlock and another shining example of Chapter 1: Season 4 intro to progressive skins. In five stages of armor, Carbide gets bulkier and bulkier with added blue neons, a full mask adorned, and ready for action. It’s a favorite among players and a rare one at that.

  • Availability: Unfortunately, Carbide was only available on Chapter 1: Season 4 battle pass alongside all the unlocks.
  • Cost and season: Chapter 1: Season 4 battle pass
  • Styles: Base, Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, and Stage 4

The best Fortnite skins - John Cena skin on orange background

John Cena

In 2022, John Cena – The Champ, Mr. P, the WWE icon – made it into Fortnite in a sort of,you-can’t-believe-what-you’re-looking-at-but-you-need-it kind of skin. It pops up a lot in the item shop, giving players the chance to run it, and for an extra 500 V-Bucks, the bundle comes with the WWE Championship title belt, his trademark U Can’t C Me emote, and the Five Digit Slapper pickaxe.

  • Availability: Fortunately, Epic Games is very generous with their re-releases of the John Cena skin with lots of appearances in the item shop since his launch.
  • Cost and season: 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 3: Season 3
  • Styles: Entrance and Ring

The best Fortnite skins - Spider-Gwen


We talked about Spider-Man in our list, and maybe you thought we wouldn’t get around to the main lady herself, but here we are. Spider-Gwen joined the collection of Marvel crossover skins three seasons after Spider-Man with the release of both a masked and unmasked Gwen Stacy. Taking the top spot on the battle pass with a tier 100 unlock, where some of the best Fortnite skins on our list live.

  • Availability: As a battle pass release, Spider-Gwen isn’t available for purchase from the item shop. If you got far enough into the battle pass, you’d also have a few colorways to choose from.
  • Cost and season: Chapter 3: Season 4 battle pass
  • Styles: Spider-Gwen and Gwen Stacy

The best Fortnite skins - Fishstick skin


There’s just something about those fishy arms and spindly legs that’s reeled players into wearing and loving this skin. We’re talking OG Fishstick here with his little helmet and puzzled expression, but there’s Gummy, Christmas, Atlantean, Frozen, and the Contract Giller, all released since. That’s a sure sign that Epic Games knows what the players want and keeps providing the goods.

  • Availability: Fishstick has been around since 2018 and continues to show up in the item shop year after year. So, if it’s on your wishlist, you’ll be pleased to hear it’s a skin you’ll most certainly get your hands on with many variants available.
  • Cost and season: 1,200 V-Bucks, Chapter 1: Season 7
  • Styles: Default, Pirate, VR, and World Cup

The best Fortnite skins - Master Chief

Master Chief

Fortnite is no stranger to gaming crossovers, and Halo’s Master Chief is an iconic skin for fans of the franchise. Joining the Gaming Legends series alongside skins like The Witcher’s Yennefer, the Street Fighter skins we’ll discuss below, and Borderlands Psycho Bandit, Master Chief is in good company. Donning his classic outfit, fans can enjoy his OG style mixed with the Fortnite aesthetic.

  • Availability: The skin hasn’t been seen for over 500 days now, so if you’re waiting for the Petty Officer’s call-up, you might be waiting a while.
  • Cost and season: 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 2: Season 5
  • Styles: Default and Matte Black

The best Fortnite skins - Red Knight on red background

Red Knight

The Fort Knights of Fortnite, like Black Knight on our list, also brought players the female counterpart, Red Knight. The menacing outfit is one of those OG skins that was once run by the long-time, sweaty players of yore. But you can grab it in the item shop these days.

  • Availability: Last seen 62 days ago, it’ll cost you a pretty penny, but this skin does show up on occasion in the item shop.
  • Cost and season: 2,000 V-Bucks, Chapter 1: Season 2
  • Styles: Default, Ghost, Shadow, and Golden Agent

The best Street Fighter skins

Street Fighter skins

Like Master Chief, the Gaming Legends series also brought out the iconic Street Fighter set, introduced across a fair few chapters and bringing some of the top-tier Street Fighter characters to the world of Fortnite. Ryu and the built-in Shoryuken! Emote, Chun-Li laying down the law with her lightning kicks, and multi-styled Cammy and her camo attire. A great set for Capcom fans.

  • Availability: The Street Fighter skins have not been seen in the store since August 2022, despite a bunch of appearances before then.

Cost and season:

  • Ryu – 1,600 V-Bucks, Chapter 2 Season 5
  • Chun-Li – 1,600 V-Bucks, Chapter 2 Season 5
  • Cammy – 1,600 V-Bucks, Chapter 2 Season 7
  • Guile – 1,600 V-Bucks, Chapter 2 Season 7
  • Sakura – 1,600 V-Bucks, Chapter 3 Season 2
  • Blanka – 1,600 V-Bucks, Chapter 3 Season 2

The best Fortnite skins - Ariana Grande skins

Ariana Grande

No matter how you feel about Ariana Grande and her music, there’s no denying that she’s one of the biggest pop stars out there, and her collaboration with Fortnite was huge (and we’re not just talking about her giant presence in the Rift Tour). It’s a celebrity skin that a lot of players love for her glitter and grace.

  • Availability: Ariana has reappeared in the item shop a fair amount, so chances of buying her are high, but you’ll need to invest in some V-Bucks to do so, as she’ll set you back 2,000.
  • Cost and season: 2,000 V-Bucks, Chapter 2: Season 7
  • Styles: Default and Rift Goddess

The best Fortnite skins - Skull Trooper skins on green background

Skull Trooper

The first ever skin in the item shop is still up for grabs regularly. Skull Trooper is a bit of Halloween all year round. In the full skeleton attire with a bunch of different styles available, you can creep around in this one as long as you’ve set your calendar reminder for its item shop availability. Skull Trooper has also been a firm favorite for some of Fortnite’s biggest streamers.

  • Availability: Six years of item shop appearances and going strong, but you’ll need to hit up the item shop in October and November for an annual spooky release.
  • Cost and season: 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 1: Season 1
  • Styles: Default, Purple Glow, Green Glow, Inverted, and Gilded Skull Trooper

The best Fortnite skins - Xenomorph skin


There’s something about these Fortnite crossover skins, and Xenomorph from Alien is no exception. It’s one of the most unusual skins given its shape and size and oily, slick black all-over suit, and given players are always after something a little different, it’s a perfect choice. You’re going to feel deadly rocking this skin.

  • Availability: Lots of item shop appearances for Xenomorph with no rhyme or reason, so keep an eye out. At the time of writing, you can now pick up booth Xenomorph and Ellen Ripley skins.
  • Cost and season: 1,600 V-Bucks, Chapter 2: Season 5
  • Styles: N/A

The best Fortnite skins - Goku skin

Dragon Ball Super

The crossover with Dragon Ball Super is another standout anime for the best Fortnite skins list. Goku’s skin is so iconic that it’d be surprising if it didn’t have a spot on our list, and the other legendary outfits get even better, given they still show up in the item shop. It’s the Goku that you know and love, and now villains, such as Frieza, Cell, and Goku Black.

  • Availability: Lots of item shop appearances for Goku with built-in charging-up emote to make you feel powerful after parting with some mega V-Bucks for the privilege. Other DBZ characters have also appeared since, with Cell and Frieza being the most recent over the 2023 holiday season.
  • Cost and season: 2,000 V-Bucks, Chapter 3: Season 3
  • Styles: N/A

The best Fortnite skins - Marigold skin


If you’re a fan of the Midas skins featured earlier on our list, then you might also be a fan of the female counterpart, Marigold, who joined the Fortnite ranks as part of the Golden Touch Challenge pack. Her skin was inspired by Twitter user kitsunexkitsu, comes with a bunch of backstory tidbits to unwind, and has some glorious gold features to tie up her gothic black and white attire.

  • Availability: Marigold hasn’t shown up in the item shop since June 2023 after months of appearances. There’s no reason not to believe she’ll be back.
  • Cost and season: $11.99 Chapter 2: Season 5 Golden Touch Quest Pack
  • Styles: Default, Reactive, and Phantom Code

The best Fortnite skins - Calamity skins


Calamity is another progressive skin that goes through a total transformation. From a simple vest and shorts skin to a full leather black look with neon accents, players can choose which stage they run with (depending if they unlocked it all in Chapter 1: Season 6). The classic llama farmer evolves into a badass skin with a bunch of colorways.

  • Availability: Another rare skin for the ranks, Calamity was only available during Chapter 1: Season 6, and that’s it.
  • Cost and season: Chapter 1: Season 6 battle pass
  • Styles: Base, Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4, and Stage 5

The best Fortnite skins - Merry Marauder gingerbread man skin on blue background

Merry Marauder

Happy Fortnite holidays with this wonderful gingerbread man, Merry Marauder. He somehow manages to look full biscuit with a tiny gingerbread back bling to boot, and while he’s clearly a skin lodged firmly in the holiday season, it’s one that many players have decided to run year-long. For the Merry Marauder, you’ll need to keep an eye on the item shop at a specific time of year. You can probably guess when…

  • Availability: Unsurprisingly, Merry Marauder is a Holiday skin appearing in the item shop during December and early January each year.
  • Cost and season: 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 1: Season 1
  • Styles: Default, Smile, Burnt Frown, and Burnt Smile

The best Fortnite skins - Mystique skin


When Mystique was released on Fortnite as another Marvel collaboration, she came with her unique X-Men superpower to lure in players, and that was the ability to transform into the skin of the player you recently killed for a short amount of time. The Shapeshift built-in emote was a surefire way to rank Mystique as one of Fortnite’s best skin, let alone the fact she’s another iconic Marvel character.

  • Availability: The only way to acquire Mystique was by unlocking the skin at tier 80 in the battle pass during Chapter 2 Season 4. If you didn’t do it back in 2020, you won’t have a chance now.
  • Cost and season: Chapter 2 Season 4 battle pass
  • Styles: Default, Tactical, Silver Foil, Gold Foil, and Holo Foil

The best Fortnite skins - Scarlet Witch

Scarlet Witch

Another excellent Marvel x Fortnite skin is Scarlet Witch. For players keen to play as Wanda Maximoff herself, it’s yet another skin to offer a new way to enjoy some of your favorite superheroes. Released in line with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Wanda joined the shop alongside Doctor Strange, but there’s just something about that Scarlet Witch skin that feels luminous.

  • Availability: With so many rare skins in our best Fortnite skins list, it’s always nice when one turns up in the item shop a fair amount, and Scarlet Witch does not disappoint.
  • Cost and season: 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 3: Season 2
  • Styles: Default and Sorceress

The best Fortnite skins - Magnus skin


Magnus, the Viking king of Fortnite, joined The Island along with the popular Viking Outpost landing spot with his majestic beard and horned Nordic helmet. Even if the horns poke out when you’re stealthing, if you want the legendary skin that has you looking and feeling like a Norse God then it’s a great choice.

  • Availability: With only 23 appearances in the item shop, Magnus does turn up, but very much when he wants.
  • Cost and season: 2,000 V-Bucks, Chapter 2: Season 5
  • Styles: N/A

The best Fortnite skins - the Brat skin on orange background

The Brat

Right, we’ve been serious for far too long now… how about a sausage? The Brat is one shining example of the fun that can be had with Fortnite skins. A hot dog in skinny jeans and shades. Sure, you’ll get spotted easier and maybe even make other players hungry, but it’s one of those Fortnite best skins that can turn a bad mood from a streak of losing games around with a mustard trail and some lettuce, quite frank-ly.

  • Availability: Lots of random item shop appearances for The Brat and usually a fair amount of days apart. If you’ve got The Brat on the brain, grab it when he turns up.
  • Cost and season: 1,200 V-Bucks, Chapter 2: Season 1
  • Styles: Default and Hat Off

The best Fortnite skins - Reaper

The Reaper

You might do a double take on this John-Wick-before-John-Wick skin. It’s not John Wick, but it sure as heck looks like it. He’s based on him in an older, slightly tanned, slightly thicker hair and longer beard kind of way. For anyone who grabbed him during Chapter 1: Season 3, congratulations. Prayers were answered when John Wick, also on our list, came out in collaboration with John Wick: Chapter 3 and has occasionally appeared in the store ever since.

  • Availability: John Wick is rare, but The Reaper Wicky is even rarer, with no item shop appearances and a 2018 exclusive.
  • Cost and season: Chapter 1: Season 3 battle pass
  • Styles: N/A

The best Fortnite skins - Tsuki skin


‘Unpredictable and unforgiving’ sounds right for a Fortnite skin that’s part schoolgirl, part robot. Plus, if you’re not feeling the robot, Tsuki also comes with a human style, although far less recognizable than the OG. 2022 brought a Tsuki 2.0 with an insane amount of styles, and 2023 brought Designer Tsuki, proving that Epic Games knows she’s a popular choice.

  • Availability: Tsuki has had a lot of item shop appearances since her release in 2019,
  • Cost and season: 1,200 V-Bucks, Chapter 1: Season 9
  • Styles: Default and Human

The best Fortnite skins - Leviathan skin


Leviathan is a sea monster skin with a fish bowl for a head and a piranha alien-looking fish that calls it home. It’s a unique skin and an early-day Fortnite favorite for players. It’s not as OG as the Renegade Raider, but it certainly offers something very different, and fortunately, it isn’t too hard to come by in the item shop.

  • Availability: Leviathan emerges from the depths every so often. You’ll need to save up some V-Bucks for this one, but if you’ve got your heart set on this mythical creature, there’s hope.
  • Cost and season: 2,000 V-Bucks, Chapter 1: Season 3
  • Styles: N/A

The best Fortnite skins - Rex skin


Rex joined Fortnite as part of the Dino Guard but is widely regarded as the best skin in the set (we don’t talk about Bronto). There’s something about wearing Rex alongside the scaly back bling that makes it look like you’ve got a tiny dinosaur hitching a ride on you that makes this skin iconic. Dark Rex was released in Chapter 2 with a Boswer-esque vibe, but there’s something about this Rex that adds a bit of fun.

  • Availability: Rex has made semi-regular appearances in the item shop, but not since Summer 2023 at the time of writing. At least there’s a chance.
  • Cost and season: 2,000 V-Bucks, Chapter 1: Season 3
  • Styles: N/A

The best Fortnite skins - Shadow Midas

Shadow Midas

Though an antagonist, Midas was the most popular Fortnite character in 2021. Inspired by a Greek God, the founder of GHOST and leader of SHADOW turns everything he touches into gold. So it’s not surprising that Midas’ skins are the most prolific ones in Fortnite, as he started the gold skin trend in the game. Shadow Midas sold well because of his popularity and the character’s immersive backstory, though players weren’t too pleased about the lack of Back Bling.

  • Availability: Despite being a costly set without a Back Bling, players still go gaga over the Shadow Midas outfit. Typically, the purple Midas visits the store every 167 days, so players should keep their eyes peeled around March 24, 2024.
  • Cost and season: 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 2: Season 8
  • Styles: Purple reactive

Midsummer Midas is one of the best Fortnite skins available this summer.

Midsummer Midas

If you can’t wait that long for the Shadow version of Midas or just want a more chill version of the character, then Midsummer Midas is the skin for you. He has a few customizable looks, so if you want him to have his tattoos on full display, then you can.

  • Availability: Midsummer Midas is generally available during the summer months, so the window of opportunity to snag it for yourself may be coming very soon.
  • Cost and season: 1,600 V-Bucks, Chapter 2: Season 7
  • Styles: Jacket On/Off, Sunglasses On/Off, Gold reactive

Ghoul Trooper

Ghoul Trooper Skin

Ghoul Trooper became synonymous with Fortnite in 2017. The simple, no-nonsense skin stands the test of time, as it’s still a highly sought-after item. If you have the Ghoul Trooper, you may want to add some extra security to your account.

  • Availability: Ghoul Trooper is rare because its item shop cycles are exceedingly long. Unlike most skins, it appears once a year.
  • Cost and season: 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 1: Season 1
  • Styles: Default and Zombie

The best Fortnite skins - Black Widow

Black Widow

Black Widow is a deadly assassin and one of the founding members of Marvel’s Avengers. She first appeared in Fortnite in 2019 and instantly became a favorite. We also got a Snow outfit variant based on the Black Widow film, but we all know the original is still the best.

  • Availability: Black Widow is now one of the rarest outfits in the item shop. She was last seen in the shop after being released in the Avengers Set in 2019. But she’s not unobtainable, so players must keep their eyes peeled and fingers crossed. The item shop is the only hope.
  • Cost and season: 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 1: Season 8
  • Styles: Red and Blonde

The best Fortnite skins - John Wick

John Wick

Who doesn’t love John Wick? The iconic action hero appeared in Fortnite in his suave black suit with no frills attached. Now, Fortnite players like the bling and loud colors, but John Wick was an exception. He became one of the fan favorites thanks to his understated style.

  • Availability: John Wick’s outfit is extremely rare in Fortnite, hence its popularity. That said, he did make a return toward the end of Chapter 5 Season 3.
  • Cost and season: 2,000 V-Bucks, Chapter 1: Season 9
  • Styles: John Wick, Damaged John Wick

The best Fortnite skins - Special Forces

Special Forces

Most OG skins are too boring for Fortnite players’ tastes, but not Special Forces. Donned in a sophisticated police outfit with a stylish hat, this rare skin is undoubtedly worth the V-bucks. A well-styled scarf and a kind face complete this valuable outfit.

  • Availability: Special Forces can return to the item shop, but it’s still Fortnite’s scarce item. The understated skin hasn’t seen the light of day since January 2019, but it could return anytime to the item shop. If it does, keep 1,200 V-bucks prepared.
  • Cost and season: 1,200 V-Bucks, Chapter 1: Season 1
  • Styles: N/A

The best Fortnite skins - Lynx


Fortnite skin collectors adore their Lynx skin for the full-dark tier-7 cat lady wardrobe. Rumored wife of Meowscles, Lynx is a rare skin. So, those who own it can wear it with pride.

  • Availability: Lynx is no longer available. She could be obtained via Chapter 1: Season 7 battle pass at tier 1.
  • Cost and season: Chapter 1: Season 7 battle pass
  • Styles: Default, Red, Blue, and Black

The best Fortnite skins - Black Knight

Black Knight

Clad in sturdy and rustic chains, Black Knight is a popular outfit in Fortnite. However, nobody knows how the soldier looks since he always covers his face with a solid metal helmet. Black Knight is one of the OG skins, which is why those smart enough to cop it cash out every opportunity to flex the rare item.

  • Availability: Released in December 2017, Red Knight is now out of stock. It could be unlocked after a sweaty battle pass grind at Tier 70. But, players can no longer purchase it from the item shop.
  • Cost and season: Chapter 1: Season 2 battle pass
  • Styles: N/A

The best Fortnite skins - Golden Peely

Golden Peely

In February 2019, Epic did the unthinkable and rolled out a giant yellow banana as an outfit. It was ridiculous, but it worked; the 2019 Fortnite banana fever was proof. Peely was a massive success, urging the devs to release the Agent Peely skin, which turns golden at Level 300. Players dressed in hilarious golden bananas still stand out in Fortnite games crammed with superhero skins.

  • Availability: Unfortunately, Agent Peely is no longer purchasable, but players can shop for other variants like Potassius Peels, Toon Peely, and even Peely Bone. But the not-for-sale status of the Agent Peely skin makes it so rare. Those who shopped it in 2020 consider themselves lucky!
  • Cost and season: Chapter 2: Season 2 battle pass
  • Styles: Default, Ghost, Shadow, and Golden Agent

The best Fortnite skins - Galaxy


Galaxy was the ultimate Holy Grail for skin collectors. The outfit was fashioned on a green screen lit up with an actual galaxy, making it a class apart. Glittering in stars and space, this chart-topping skin is now like gold dust in Fortnite.

  • Availability: Galaxy isn’t rare because it’s old or expensive. It’s rare because it was highly exclusive. The otherworldly skin could only be obtained using the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. So, its return is highly unlikely.
  • Cost and season: Chapter 1: Season 5
  • Styles: N/A

The best Fortnite skins - Renegade Raider

Renegade Raider skin

Renegade Raider doesn’t look like much, but it’s still a highly coveted item that players would kill to have again. This outfit is proof that you’re not a seasonal Fortnite fan but have been around before it was cool. So, if you own a piece, keep it close. Your account is a pipe dream of any Fortnite fan.

  • Availability: It’s no longer available and will likely never return. Renegade Raider is special because it existed before the inception of Battle Pass. Those with the skin had to play till level 20 to pay 1,200 V bucks and buy it.
  • Cost and season: Chapter 1: Season 1 shop
  • Styles: Default and checkered

Fortnite skins - Leon and Claire skins in the style of their Resident Evil 4 Remake and Resident Evil 2 Remake styles respectively.

Resident Evil skins

More recently, Fortnite has experimented with collaborations with various videogames. These include the likes of Doom, The Witcher, Assassin’s Creed, Street Fighter, and Tomb Raider, among many others. However, if you ask us which ones are the best, we have a soft spot for the Resident Evil skins.

Based on each main character’s appearance from numerous remakes, even the back bling is a nod to the games these skins originate from, such as Claire’s RPD key set and Leon’s attaché case back blings. Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine also got variants based on their appearances in Resident Evil: Village and Resident Evil 3 Remake, respectively, on top of costumes based on their STARS uniforms from Resident Evil.

Availability: All four skins were last available in April 2023. They may not return to the shop for some time.

  • Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 2, Season 8.
  • Claire Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 4 Season 2


  • Chris Redfield – default and Winter
  • Jill Valentine – default and Raccoon City
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Star Wars skins

There have been several Star Wars characters over the years, but with the latest Fortnite update, we now have more representation from the prequel trilogy. It came with a unique battle pass that required players to complete quests to earn Galactic Reputation to get the Clone Trooper outfit, the Wolf Pack Trooper, Ahsoka’s Clone Trooper, and Darth Maul skins. Buying the premium track also got you the Coruscant Guard outfit. This expired on May 23, 2023.

Availability: The following Star Wars skins were last available in the item shop starting May 2, 2023, but are now unavailable. Here are all the Star Wars skins, their base price, and when they were introduced.

  • Anakin Skywalker – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 4 Season 2
  • Padmé Amidala – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 4 Season 2
  • 501st Trooper – 800 V-Bucks (as part of a bundle pack), Chapter 4 Season 2
  • 212th Battalion Trooper – 800 V-Bucks (as part of a bundle pack), Chapter 4 Season 2
  • Kylo Ren – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 2 Season 1
  • Rey – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 2 Season 1
  • Finn – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 2 Season 1
  • Sith Trooper – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 2 Season 1
  • Imperial Stormtrooper – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 2 Season 1
  • Zorii Bliss – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 2 Season 1
  • Boba Fett – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 3 Season 1
  • Fennec Shand – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 3 Season 1
  • Krrsantan – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 3 Season 1
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi – 1,600 V-Bucks, Chapter 3 Season 2
  • Luke Skywalker – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 3 Season 4
  • Han Solo – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 3 Season 4
  • Leia Organa – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 3 Season 4
  • Chewbacca – instant unlock for Lego Pass (1,400 V-Bucks), Chapter 5 Season 3 

The Batman Zero Fortnite skin has the Dark Knight with torn sleeves and a lack of cape.

DC Superhero and villain skins

Last in the shop as of Chapter 4 Season 3, this selection of DC Superhero and villain skins is perfect for fans of those comics. Sadly, those who like Superman probably missed the free giveaway a few years ago, but there are still plenty of other skins for other DC characters. Here are all the currently available ones:

Availability: These were last in the item shop in June 2023.

  • The Flash – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 2 Season 5
  • Batman Zero – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 2 Season 6
  • Armored Batman Zero – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 2 Season 7
  • The Batman Who Laughs – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 2 Season 8
  • Harley Quinn – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 2 Season 1
  • Rebirth Harley Quinn – 1,200 V-Bucks, Chapter 2 Season 6
  • Black Manta – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 2 Season 3
  • Beast Boy – 1,800 V-Bucks, Chapter 2 Season 6
  • Catwoman Zero – 1,200 V-Bucks, Chapter 2 Season 6 (only in a bundle)
  • Catwoman Comic Book Outfit – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 1 Season X (only in a bundle)
  • Deathstroke Zero – 1,800 V-Bucks, Chapter 2 Season 6
  • Wonder Woman – 1,600 V-Bucks, Chapter 2 Season 7
  • Bloodsport – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 2 Season 7

These are our picks for the best skins in Fortnite. If you’re new to the game, you can start collecting items by purchasing rare battle pass skins and guns in Chapter 4 Season 1 since they rarely ever return.

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Futurama skins

If you want to kick shiny metal ass in style, look no further than these Futurama Fortnite skins. They use the same Matt Groening art style as the animated sitcom, and each comes with a back bling. Fry has the Hypnotoad, Leela has Nibbler, and Bender has Ben Rodríguez. In addition, there is a gear bundle with the Planet Express ship glider, several pickaxe variations, and the Zoidberg Scuttle emote (which is frankly terrifying).

Availability: All three skins were made for the special Futurama collab that began on July 26, 2023.

  • Philip J. Fry – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 3 Season 4
  • Turanga Leela – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 3 Season 4
  • Bender Bending Rodríguez – 1,500 V-Bucks, Chapter 3 Season 4

Those are all the best Fortnite skins. Do check back frequently as more cool skins will be available soon, and highly sought-after ones may return after a long hiatus. In the meantime, check out the latest changes to the Fortnite map and Fortnite weapons list as of the latest update.

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