What is the point in getting a Victory Royale if you don’t look equal parts ridiculous and fabulous for the showboating finale. This is exactly why there are heaps of Fortnite skins and cosmetic items to help you stand out from the rabble. But which are the best Fortnite skins? That may well be a matter of opinion, but as the Fortnite skins store only offers a small selection of skins at any given time, it helps to know which ones are worth snapping up when they come back into rotation.
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As Epic have said they will not be bringing back Battle Pass reward Fortnite skins from previous seasons, you will not find the beloved Black Knight in the following list. However, seasonal Fortnite skins have been brought back on occasion, so we have listed a couple of our favourites in case they see a return. Cosmetics extend far beyond Fortnite skins, so at the bottom of this page you will also find a selection of the best Fortnite gliders and emotes to keep an eye out for in the store. Anyway, on with the show - here are the best Fortnite skins, gliders, and emotes.
Raven is one of the darkest Fortnite skins ever released, which is fitting seeing as it belongs to the Edgar Allan Poe-inspired Nevermore set. The belted vest, feathers, talons, and glowing purple eyes make for an ensemble that is equal parts fierce and fabulous. All that black should help you hide in the shadows, too.
By far one of the most inventive Fortnite skins around, Wukong is a battle royale interpretation of Sun Wukong, the Monkey King god figure of Chinese mythology. Imposing and fantastical, with plenty of gold trim to spare, this legendary Fortnite skin is dripping with lavish details.
The second astronauts start taking space fashion seriously the Dark Voyager Fortnite skin is what they should look to. Jet black with an orange trim: it’s Daft Punk meets 2001: A Space Odyssey. Better still, as this is one of the high-tier Fortnite Season 3 skins, other players will know that you have invested some serious game time in order to don the space suit - a useful deterrent.
The Black Knight skin might take all the plaudits for being both a cool skin and one that will keep you well hidden, but as it’s never likely to return, this Red Knight Fortnite skin will have to suffice. The waxy red detail might not be very subtle, but there’s no denying how good this Fortnite skin looks, even when you are being marauded by someone else wearing it.
Naturally, most of the best Fortnite skins are legendary tier, which makes them incredibly expensive purchases. Brite Bomber is a colourful and bright Fortnite skin that you can buy for roughly half the price of a legendary skin. Better still, you can add to the Brite Bomber Fortnite skin over time by keeping an eye out for other items from the Sunshine and Rainbows Set: the Rainbow Smash harvesting tool is a thing of gaudy beauty.
Dinosaurs are great, we all agree on that, right? This Fortnite Rex skin might not be particularly convincing when it comes to pretending you are a monster from the Mesozoic era, but it is exceedingly cute. Legendary Fortnite skins are especially popular because they come with additional items, in this case some Back Bling in the form of a dino backpack that you can equip to other Fortnite skins as you see fit. Rex is also relatively useful for camouflage in grassy areas, which can make the difference in select scenarios.
Fortnite outfits like this might not be great for sneaking around, but it is great for dancing on the graves of your enemies. With its mix of glam, funk, and glitter, this epic Fortnite skin is made for showboaters. If you want to complete the look then the Disco Brawl harvesting tool goes perfectly with this skin.
Where most Fortnite skins excel in making the wearer stand out, Raptor is a surprisingly normal-looking legendary. That’s not a slight - in a game where you are just as likely to be killed by a gingerbread man or someone in a spacesuit, it is refreshing to head into battle looking like you belong there with radio equipment and military garb. Raptor also comes with a satchel as Back Bling, which is great for spicing up otherwise bland rare Fortnite skins.
Hopefully, this epic Halloween Fortnite skin will come back into rotation again to give new Fortnite players the opportunity to buy this classic Fortnite outfit. The black-and-white colour scheme is relatively good as camouflage, but the main reason you will want to cop the Skull Trooper Fortnite skin is so you can go around spooking enemies - a fitting outfit for griefing other players.
Like Dark Voyager, Reaper is one of the high-tier Fortnite Season 3 skins, which means it is only available for a limited time and you will need to do some hefty grinding to earn it. But all that hard work is surely worth it for the chance to channel your inner John Wick with this Fortnite skin that is unashamedly modelled on the titular puppy avenger. This skin looks best with a pistol equipped, so be sure to keep a hand cannon or silenced pistol in your inventory ready for that victory pose. All that black is good for hiding, too, making this Fortnite skin as practical as it is cool.
Deep Space Lander
Fortnite gliders seem to get more interesting with each new release, and the design for Deep Space Lander is among the best yet. Deep Space Lander looks great as a shell, but also comes with sound effects, glowing thrusters, and a kickflip opening animation, which are the kind of details you would expect from a legendary cosmetic rather than an epic.
Most Fortnite gliders share the same shape, but Royale Dragon, a legendary glider that will set you back a lot of V-Bucks, is absolutely unmistakable when seen descending over Tilted Towers. Impressive and aggressive, this is a great glider for deterring players from your landing spot.
After a Fortnite glider even remotely as cool as the Reaper skin? High Octane is even harder to earn than the John-Wick-inspired skin, and that extra grind is rewarded with a meaty revving sound whenever you open the High Octane glider. Those Mustang-inspired tail lights are pretty handsome, too.
There are a few Fortnite gliders that would suit Funk Ops, including Prismatic and Get Down, but for our money Gum Drop is the only one that matches the skin for garishness.
Fortnite gliders do not have to be colourful and animated to impress. The Jolly Roger - much like it would have back in the days of pirates - is a great way of warding other players off your drop zone so you can hoard loot until your heart’s content.
There can be no better way of rubbing salt into the wounds of an opponent you just bested than with this Fortnite emote. That goes double if they made a massive mistake mid-battle, such as falling from their own build, or getting trapped with their own grenade.
Yep, this Fortnite emote is the Carlton dance from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. If it’s good enough for Tom Jones then it’s good enough for a Victory Royale of successful clutch.
A Fortnite emote for when you don’t want to obnoxiously parade in front of a downed enemy, the Electro Shuffle is just a joyous dance fit for any occasion.
Take the L
Straight out of the recent It remake, this Fortnite emote is equal parts horrifying and mocking - ideal, then, for trolling knocked-out enemies. Drop this mid-fight and come away the winner for added flair.
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