What are the Rarest Skins in Fortnite? (December 2021)

If you are looking for Fortnite's Rarest Skins then we've got all the rarest outfits, back bling, pickaxes, emotes, gliders, and items in this post. We're including the top 50 rarest skin based on how long ago they've been seen in the item shop. This isn't a perfect methodology, but it's as close to a scientific-method as we can get for this kind of list.

Rare skins in Fortnite has been a controversial subject. Players that have them don't want them to return because they want the reward of being around in the beginning of the game (OGs). Newer players obviously want to get a chance to grab all the skins they like.

Epic has made an interesting compromise for the Skull Trooper skin. This was a very rare skin and hadn't been in the shop for a year. When they brought it back, they gave OG owners of the skin a style that will not be available for people who buy the skin new. This is a nice way to reward older players, while not keeping popular skins away from people who just got into the game.

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What is the rarest Fortnite skin in 2020?

The rarest skin in Fortnite is probably Aerial Assault Trooper! Why do I think that? Well, because it's just not that great of a skin. While most people would put Renegade Raider at the #1 spot, but if you played back when it came out, you most likely picked it up. It's just an overall better skin, so it's way less likely that people bought Aerial Assault Trooper because it's a pretty bland outfit.

The fact of the matter is that we have no idea which skin is the rarest. There's no official way to tell! Epic would have to release the numbers or just outright tell us what skin is least owned across all accounts. It's unlikely that this will ever happen.

What is the rarest item shop skin?

To me it's Hacivat. It isn't a well-liked skin, they don't really fit any particular type of skin that I see people buy very often. It's only been in the shop a few times, and it hasn't been back in a very long time.

What are the top 5 rarest skins in Fortnite?

This is very tough, so I'm going to try to compile a list out of all the skins by age and how hard they were to get at the time. Here's the top 5 rarest skins in my opinion:

  1. Aerial Assault Trooper
  2. Renegade Raider
  3. Black Knight
  4. Sparkle Specialist
  5. Double Helix

I think the first four are pretty obvious, these are really old skins when the game had just really come out. Fortnite wasn't a smash hit straight out of the gate, and it did take some time to really get going. So, I think those early battle pass skins are pretty rare. Double Helix is on the list because I'm not convinced people bought a Nintendo Switch to get a Fortnite skin. You likely already had a Switch, and I don't think a skin was going to encourage you to get one. When it comes to promotional skins, it's very hard to know how popular they are.

What are the rarest item shop skins?

The way we're determining the list of the rarest item shop skins is by looking at the skins that haven't been seen in the longest period of time. However, we're leaving out skins that were exclusive to special events or promotional material. It wouldn't be fair to include them since most of them were supposed to be in the shop only one time! The following list represents the five outfits that have been missing from the item shop longer than any other outfit.

Most of these skins haven't been in the shop for over 900 days, and we're currently not sure when they'll make it back. The Reflex skin made it to the shop for Fresh's streamer bundle during 2021, but it has not been in the shop by itself in quite some time.

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These are skins you CANNOT get anymore. They won't be back again unless Epic changes their policy completely. I'm only including the skins from the very first season of Fortnite because we know for sure these are rare. Trying to determine whether or not certain Battle Pass Seasons are rare is impossible. These skins were available for purchase if you got your Season level to a certain point. You could then purchase them with V-Bucks.




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Now, these skins are ones you might actually have a chance to get. These are being determined automatically based on the last time they were seen in the item shop. Do NOT ask if a certain skin is rare, there's no way to tell in any real practical sense. Do let me know if one of the dates is wrong on the list so I can correct it!

I've also removed Rogue Agent, because him being in the Item Shop seemed like a mistake.

  • 6/1/20: Excluding World Warrior skin due to it reportedly not returning to the shop.
  • 3/7/21: Excluding Reflex skin due to it reportedly not returning to the shop.
  • 3/8/21: Excluding The Paradigm skin due to it reportedly not returning to the shop.

Related: See the full list of the Best Skins in Fortnite Battle Royale.

Be sure to check out all of the skins in the game in our Fortnite Skins Gallery! We've also got a list of the Best Fortnite Skins in the game!

We're no longer including Holiday Skins, since they all seem to return to the Item Shop around their respective holiday.

Top 50 Rarest Skins

#1. Special Forces

Last Seen: 1047 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 2.7K votes.
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#2. Black Widow Outfit

Last Seen: 945 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 10.7K votes.
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#3. Sash Sergeant

Last Seen: 930 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 2.7K votes.
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#4. Infiltrator

Last Seen: 858 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 3.2K votes.
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#5. Vector

Last Seen: 824 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 1.5K votes.
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#6. Sledge

Last Seen: 824 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 1.2K votes.
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#7. Munitions Major

Last Seen: 822 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 3.6K votes.
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#8. Sureshot

Last Seen: 802 Days
Rating: 2.2/5. From 1.0K votes.
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#9. Deadfall

Last Seen: 796 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 1.4K votes.
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#10. Freestyle

Last Seen: 788 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 1.8K votes.
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#11. Demogorgon

Last Seen: 761 Days
Rating: 3.7/5. From 3.9K votes.
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#12. Chief Hopper

Last Seen: 761 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 3.2K votes.
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#13. Dominator

Last Seen: 759 Days
Rating: 2.2/5. From 4.1K votes.
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#14. Tracker

Last Seen: 747 Days
Rating: 2.2/5. From 2.3K votes.
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#15. Aeronaut

Last Seen: 746 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 4.7K votes.
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#16. Ranger

Last Seen: 742 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 2.6K votes.
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#17. Shaman

Last Seen: 735 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 1.9K votes.
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#18. Shade

Last Seen: 733 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 2.4K votes.
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#19. Cole

Last Seen: 729 Days
Rating: 2.3/5. From 3.2K votes.
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#20. Circuit Breaker

Last Seen: 720 Days
Rating: 2.3/5. From 4.6K votes.
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#21. Hazard Agent

Last Seen: 719 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 3.1K votes.
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#22. Zorii Bliss

Last Seen: 713 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 1.3K votes.
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#23. Finn

Last Seen: 704 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 1.6K votes.
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#24. Toxic Tagger

Last Seen: 691 Days
Rating: 3.4/5. From 988 votes.
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#25. Trench Raider

Last Seen: 688 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 658 votes.
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#26. Jaeger

Last Seen: 683 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 3.2K votes.
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#27. Match Point

Last Seen: 674 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 2.3K votes.
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#28. Scout

Last Seen: 671 Days
Rating: 2.3/5. From 2.4K votes.
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#29. Limelight

Last Seen: 671 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 1.3K votes.
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#30. Hotwire

Last Seen: 671 Days
Rating: 3.3/5. From 1.2K votes.
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#31. Riot

Last Seen: 666 Days
Rating: 1.8/5. From 3.5K votes.
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#32. Trooper

Last Seen: 665 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 2.2K votes.
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#33. Clash

Last Seen: 663 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 3.2K votes.
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#34. Depth Dealer

Last Seen: 657 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 1.1K votes.
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#35. Wrangler

Last Seen: 656 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 702 votes.
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#36. Dare

Last Seen: 645 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 2.7K votes.
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#37. Stingray

Last Seen: 642 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 999 votes.
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#38. Maximilian

Last Seen: 633 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 2.8K votes.
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#39. Caution

Last Seen: 629 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 1.5K votes.
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#40. Fortune

Last Seen: 621 Days
Rating: 2.6/5. From 3.6K votes.
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#41. Tango

Last Seen: 588 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 615 votes.
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#42. Travis Scott

Last Seen: 588 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 2.9K votes.
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#43. Astro Jack

Last Seen: 588 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 7.8K votes.
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#44. Blockade Runner

Last Seen: 586 Days
Rating: 2.5/5. From 1.5K votes.
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#45. Sith Trooper

Last Seen: 580 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 2.0K votes.
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#46. Rey

Last Seen: 580 Days
Rating: 3.7/5. From 1.8K votes.
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#47. Kylo Ren

Last Seen: 580 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 3.0K votes.
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#48. First Strike Specialist

Last Seen: 578 Days
Rating: 2.3/5. From 3.2K votes.
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#49. Wiretap

Last Seen: 566 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 461 votes.
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#50. Grit

Last Seen: 558 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 1.7K votes.
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Rarest Back Blings

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#1. Rift Rock

Last Seen: 794 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 532 votes.
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#2. Contender

Last Seen: 665 Days
Rating: 3.4/5. From 162 votes.
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#3. Hurricane

Last Seen: 653 Days
Rating: 3.4/5. From 82 votes.
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#4. Backchannel

Last Seen: 559 Days
Rating: 3.4/5. From 110 votes.
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Rarest Emotes

Be sure to check out all of the emotes in the game in our Fortnite Emotes Gallery!

Rarest Gliders

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Rarest Pickaxes

Be sure to check out all of the pickaxes in the game in our Fortnite Pickaxe Gallery!

#1. Drumbeat

Last Seen: 1190 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 683 votes.
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#2. Turbine

Last Seen: 1090 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 438 votes.
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#3. Persuader

Last Seen: 1048 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 444 votes.
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#4. Tooth Pick

Last Seen: 1041 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 435 votes.
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#5. Cutting Edge

Last Seen: 1015 Days
Rating: 2.8/5. From 485 votes.
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#6. Armature

Last Seen: 1013 Days
Rating: 2.4/5. From 786 votes.
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#7. Empire Axe

Last Seen: 1012 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 520 votes.
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#8. Flimsie Flail

Last Seen: 1009 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 500 votes.
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#9. Angular Axe

Last Seen: 1008 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 1.1K votes.
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#10. A.X.E.

Last Seen: 1008 Days
Rating: 2.7/5. From 1.1K votes.
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#11. Death Valley

Last Seen: 991 Days
Rating: 3.6/5. From 654 votes.
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#12. Bottom Feeder

Last Seen: 981 Days
Rating: 3.4/5. From 831 votes.
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#13. Moonbone

Last Seen: 980 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 282 votes.
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#14. High Seas

Last Seen: 965 Days
Rating: 2.9/5. From 282 votes.
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#15. Widow’s Bite

Last Seen: 945 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 1.9K votes.
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#16. Crossroads

Last Seen: 940 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 529 votes.
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#17. T-Square

Last Seen: 930 Days
Rating: 3.0/5. From 375 votes.
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#18. Prickly Axe

Last Seen: 914 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 281 votes.
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#19. Shrapnel

Last Seen: 914 Days
Rating: 3.1/5. From 254 votes.
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#20. Relax Axe

Last Seen: 911 Days
Rating: 3.3/5. From 279 votes.
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Rarest Wraps

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Rarest Music

Be sure to check out all of the music in the game in our Fortnite Music Gallery!

#1. Get Funky

Last Seen: 852 Days
Rating: 3.2/5. From 378 votes.
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#2. 8-bit Beat

Last Seen: 697 Days
Rating: 3.7/5. From 157 votes.
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#3. Best Buds

Last Seen: 692 Days
Rating: 3.8/5. From 293 votes.
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#4. Sunny Samba

Last Seen: 650 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 66 votes.
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#5. Fortnitemares 2020

Last Seen: 401 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 52 votes.
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#6. The Device

Last Seen: 392 Days
Rating: 3.9/5. From 96 votes.
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#7. Herald’s Warning

Last Seen: 370 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 24 votes.
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#8. Space Groove

Last Seen: 352 Days
Rating: 3.8/5. From 125 votes.
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#9. Frosty Serenade

Last Seen: 337 Days
Rating: 3.5/5. From 21 votes.
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#10. OG (Future Remix)

Last Seen: 321 Days
Rating: 4.0/5. From 199 votes.
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  1. HACIVAT came back

  2. The Aerobic Assassin skin has returned to the item shop. Her set are rare.

  3. Aerobic assassin came back

  4. What about cliffhanger the pickaxe is that rare

  5. I’m pretty sure Wiggle Wild was recently released…

  6. isnt lynx also somewhere in that top 50?

  7. Wouldn’t the rarest skin in the game technically be Indigo Kuno because only 6,000 of them were given out to the winners of the Playstation Generations Cup.

  8. Uh, just asking out, but when is the top 3 thing being updated? Axiom and Psion returned some days ago so they’re not the rarest anymore

    1. We’re updating it today 🙂

  9. Hello admins I don’t know how to contact yall but I don’t see the top 50 rare skins it has the title but none of the skins but it shows everything else it could be because I was at school when I was trying to look and due to the restrictions on the internet with school it said my ip was blocked from the web but now I’m not on the same ip address so I don’t know if u guys could maybe update the webpage or create a dupe web cos it’s annoying thank u

    1. I just checked the page. It seems to be working for me, but I have a few theories. Due to the size of the data being loaded, it may actually take that frame a while to load the webpage. It took me about 30 seconds to load the top 50, but the slower your internet, the longer it will take to load. If you have slow speeds, it might take a long time. Or, if you have really fast internet, you might have to clear the cache in your browser to get it to load properly. Hope this helps!

  10. Hey just wondering why the section that has the wraps hex wave and hex form came out recently around 11 days ago and its till up there wondering why it hasnt changed yet

    1. Scourge wasn’t on the list but she has not been in the item shop for 598 days.

    2. Strange, they are not there for me!

  11. Hello, I’d like to report something to update. Funk ops bundle, if I’m calling it right, was in the shop few days ago.

  12. Where is Stingray? he was last seen 565 days ago. he should be number 44 on the list.

  13. Where is renagade raider

    1. Renegade Raider was in the Season Shop, and the list is Rarest Item Shop Skins.

  14. I like the flutter skin. Any update as to when it is coming back or if??

  15. The NFL skins are outdated, so they shouldn’t be here

  16. I dont think the NFL skina should be there because we got new ones and the old ones probably wont return

  17. Cloudbreaker and Wingtip returned

  18. I have a question what is the ranking of the blue team leader on Fortnite: Battle Royale?
    It’s a skin that I own and I feel like it is a rare skin and that I never see anybody else wearing it in-game. I think it deserves a top 50 spot

    1. Blue team leader is a playstation exclusive.

  19. Out of curiosity, Why is scourge and Plague not listed between Jaeger and fyra? just checked out on normal list and was wondering the reason

  20. mime time and cheer up came back

    1. nvm the page wouldn’t refresh for me

      1. The rarest skin has to be the galaxy skin, you could only get it by purchasing a note9 or galaxy tab s4, back in 2017, the game was fresh out the door and not many adults were into it or willing to buy a note 9 to get it

  21. galaxy skin?

    1. This list exclusively holds item shop cosmetics

  22. Just saw now, but I believe Psycho bandit shouldn’t be added to the list, as it was confirmed to not come back bc of the game buying thing and such, just like World warrior or similars

    1. He was also available in the item shop though, not just from buying the game.

      1. Yeah, but it is confirmed to not return, just like World warrior skin, I don’t think its fair for WW to be excluded bc its not gonna return and Psycho not

  23. Switch Up music returned from June 26. Please update it. Thank you

  24. Shouldn’t the Psycho Bandit skin be on the list? It has been over 600 days. There was a promotion to get it when buying borderlands but that is over now and now it is only a available from the shop.

    1. Good question. I believe the Gaming Legends rarity hasn’t been added to the system. I’ll have a look into it. Appreciate you bringing this to my attention!

      Edit: It’s fixed!

  25. Why is the Star Wars skins and the marvel skins on there they will only come back if an Event happens

  26. Confused is back

  27. Masked fury and the rarest shop pickaxe returned a few days ago

    1. Only masked fury, the piledrives is already removed from the list.

  28. For me it takes a couple of days to update

    1. Thanks for telling me this. I know it takes a day for the page to change due to the Item Shop reset, but it shouldn’t take that long to change. I’ll look into it!

  29. Why did you remove reflex and marshmallow from top 50 when they are coming back marshmallow came back today not tying to Hate I’ve been on this website since December 2020

    1. Marshmallow is Icon. That’s why he was removed. We try and make the page as fair as possible without the top 50 being the same cosmetics. Reflex I’ve heard from multiple sources that it’s not coming back. If a cosmetic is not coming back, like above, it’s unfair to the ranking system. It’s not perfect, but it allows change to happen.

      1. Will you ever make a top 100 rarest ?

      2. Thanks! But reflex is on the leak sheet so it will be coming back any time soon?

  30. The storm sigil glider is missing from the rare glider list it says it was last seen 815 days ago.