Top 5 Rarest Fortnite Skins 2023

Not all Fortnite skins are created equal.
Not all Fortnite skins are created equal. / Epic Games

Looking for the rarest Fortnite skins for 2023? Here are some of the most elusive, envy-inducing skins you can get your hands on.

Fortnite is a neverending well of creative skins and cosmetics. Some are original creations from Epic Games, others are impressive crossovers with some of the most popular properties around. But not every skin is given an equal time in the sun. In fact, some Fortnite skins are so rare that they haven't been seen in the Fortnite Item Shop for years.

That's the basis for skin rarity in Fortnite. The longer the gap between appearances in the Item Shop, the fewer players who have it in their collection.

If you need help identifying which skins to look out for in future shop updates, or wondering if you've got anything super rare in your collection already, we've listed the top 5 rarest Fortnite skins in 2023.

Top 5 Rarest Fortnite Skins 2023

1. Special Forces

Special Forces
Special Forces / Epic Games

The Special Forces skin was first introduced into Fortnite on Nov. 1, 2017, right back in Fornite's early days of Chapter 1 Season 1. What makes this skin so rare? Well, it hasn't been seen in the Item Shop since Jan. 24, 2019. If you've got this one sitting around in your in-game wardrobe, it'll cement you as a true veteran Fortnite player.

2. Black Widow Outfit

Black Widow
Black Widow / Epic Games

Sitting in the number two spot is a surprising entry — Black Widow Outfit. Despite being a Marvel collaboration, this particular skin hasn't been made as readily available as other additions to the skin line. Black Widow outfit was one of the first Marvel skins to enter Fortnite, arriving as part of the Avengers set on April 25, 2019. The last time it was seen in the Item Shop was May 6, 2019 — just a few weeks after initial release.

3. Infiltrator

Infiltrator / Epic Games

At number three we have an OG Fortnite skin — Infiltrator. This skin made its debut on Nov. 19, 2017 during Chapter 1 Season 1. With its instantly identifiable OG look, Inflitrator is a pretty impressive skin to have in your arsenal. It was last seen in the Item Shop on Aug. 1, 2019.

4. Galaxy

Galaxy / Epic Games

Galaxy takes our number four spot, as it falls under different circumstances than some of the other entries on the list. Galaxy was only available as a promotional skin between Samsung and Epic Games. This skin was also restricted only Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Tablet S4 users. The skin was released in August 2018 and, to obtain it, players needed to download Fortnite on the Galaxy Store and play a match on either the Galaxy Note 9 or Galaxy Tablet S4.

5. Chief Hopper

Chief Hopper
Chief Hopper / Epic Games

Another crossover takes the fifth spot. Stranger Things' Chief Hopper was last seen in the Item Shop in November 2019. We've seen a few Stranger Things outfits make a reappearance since then, but never Chief Hopper. But, Stranger Things isn't over yet, so maybe we'll see Hopper return in this form or a new one in Season 5.