There are hundreds of items that rotate through the Item Shop on a weekly basis, and some that haven’t returned to the shop for years. But there are also items that players can’t get anymore, and here are the top 10 cosmetic items that won’t ever return.
The most popular exclusive items come from the seasonal Battle Pass. At the start of each season, Fortnite releases a purchasable Battle Pass with 100 tiers of exclusive cosmetics. Players have 9-12 weeks to climb the Battle Pass tiers and unlock every item before the season ends. After which, these cosmetics will be gone forever.
However, this article will only cover items that weren’t included in the Battle Pass. With a large number of players purchasing the Battle Pass each season, and quests making it easier than ever to reach tier 100, the seasonal cosmetic items aren’t very rare. This article will cover the top 10 cosmetic items that players can’t get anymore that WERE’NT in the Battle Pass.
Snowflake Umbrella – Season 2
The Snowflake Umbrella is an exclusive glider that players could earn if they won a round Fortnite during Chapter 1 Season 2. It’s the first winners glider and is from an era of Fortnite vastly different than today. Before the time of cranking 90s or editing on opponents, the Snowflake Glider was one of the hardest items to obtain. Owning this glider shows that a player has truly been around since the beginning of Fortnite.
The Throwback Axe is one of the top 10 cosmetic items that most players should have in their inventory, but it can’t be obtained anymore. This axe was the default harvesting tool for Fortnite Chapter 1, but it was redesigned at the start of Chapter 2. It was put in the Item Shop from November 4, 2020, until January 15, 2021. Players could claim it for free before it disappeared forever.
Lil Kev Back Bling
For those who played during Chapter 1, a number of the seasons’ storylines revolved around a giant cube that players nicknamed Kevin. In honor of this nickname, Fortnite released a set of challenges called the Lil’ Kev Challenges. If all of them were completed, players would earn the Lil’ Kev Back Bling. It featured a cube-shaped rock design with googly eyes attached.
The Scientist & The Visitor
While technically these skins couldn’t be obtained without the Battle Pass, they weren’t a part of the Battle Pass tiers. Both The Visitor and The Scientist were unlocked through completing difficult sets of challenges. The Visitor was unlocked during Season 4 and The Scientist was unlocked during Season X. These skins are also a part of The Seven, a mysterious group that Agent Jonesy has mentioned several times.
Millennium Flacon Glider
Unlike the X-Wing glider that was given to all players who logged in during a certain time window, the Millennium Flacon Glider is a Star Wars cosmetic that players had to open during the 2019 Winterfest. The Winterfest gave players a lot of exclusive cosmetics, but the Millennium Falcon Glider was one of the best rewards. It depicts one of the franchise’s most iconic ships, and it could only be obtained by Winterfest 2019 participants.
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Lt. Evergreen Skin
Lt. Evergreen is another cosmetic given to players during Winterfest 2019. It makes it on this list because of its utility during the Holiday season. This skin allows players to blend into the decorated foliage during the winter months. Unlike other camouflaged cosmetics, this skin can’t be purchased and those who played in 2019 have it.
Astroworld Cyclone Glider
Rarer than the elusive Travis Scott skins, the Astroworld Cyclone glider was given to players who attended the Astronomical event. While anyone could purchase the Travis Scott skins, only concert attendees got his glider. It was the third surfing glider to be released and the only exclusive glider of its kind at the time. Travis Scott may return to the Item Shop in the future, but players will never be able to complete the full cosmetic set without this glider.
Avengers Quinjet Glider
Long before the Marvel-themed Season, there was the Fortnite x Avengers: Endgame event. During this event, players could complete a set of challenges to unlock the Avengers Quinjet Glider. This is an exciting glider to have for Marvel fans, and even more so seeing as it can’t be obtained anymore.
Tart Tycoon Skin
The Tart Tycoon skin makes the top 10 cosmetic items list because of its historical significance. This skin was released exclusively through a tournament, and it was meant to mock Apple. This skin released during the start of the Epic Games vs Apple lawsuit and was only given to those who participated in the #FreeFortnite Cup. It will never be made available again, especially since the court trial has come to a close.
Octane RL Back Bling
The Octane RL Back Bling is a very cool crossover with another Epic Games IP. To commemorate the first season of Rocket League under the ownership of Epic Games, both Fortnite and RL hosted the Llama-Rama event. Players could earn cosmetic rewards for both games, including the Octane RL Back Bling. Rocket League has since hosted a second Llama-Rama event, but the cosmetics aren’t nearly as cool as the inaugural event.
Every Fortnite Crew Pack skin ranked from worst to best
Fortnite has released several monthly Crew Packs, and here is every Fortnite Crew pack skin ranked from best to worst.
We are almost seven months into Fortnite’s paid subscription service, and that means seven exclusive skins have been added to the game. Here’s every Fortnite Crew Pack skin ranked.
In November of 2020, Epic Games began to issue surveys that asked if players would be interested in a subscription service. The monthly Crew Pack would come with an exclusive skin, instant Battle Pass access, and 1,000 V-Bucks. All of this, and more, would cost $11.99 USD a month.
When the first Crew Pack was released in December, players got their first taste of the subscription. Since then, Fortnite has sweetened the deal by including free subscriptions to other premium services. As well, the pack has included even more cosmetic items and access to the Save The World mode. However, with there being seven different Fortnite Crew Pack skins, there are bound to be some that are worse than others.
7. Green Arrow – January 2021
Green Arrow is by far the lamest Fortnite Crew Pack skin to be released. There’s very little flair to his character, and he isn’t a very interesting hero outside of Fortnite. We most certainly can’t forget his ridiculous pickaxe design. There also wasn’t much else included in his Crew Pack that made players want to purchase it.
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6. Alli – April 2021
The Green Arrow is the worst, but Alli isn’t much better. Yes, she is a much more colorful character, but her design is too busy. With three long flowing strands of hair, a copycat hat, and a face paint mask; April 2021 might have been a good month to skip. She did come with a wrap and loading screen, but the pros didn’t outweigh the cons.
5. Llambro – March 2021
Llambro quickly became one of most forgettable and least used Crew Pack skins to be released. His design is very on brand for Fortnite. A Llamacorn head mounted on top of a burly figure is quite hilarious, but its bulky nature and vibrant colors excludes it from many players favorite skins. Regardless, it still have a very fun design and the pickaxe and wrap are worth the cost of admission.
4. Deimos – May 2021
From four onward, the Crew Pack Skins are some of the best skins to be released in recent history. Deimos is another male skin which makes him less useful than the others. He has a sleek black design with only a pop of color. As well, his three different style choices allow players to switch up their look. His axe and back bling are also pretty sweet and can be mixed and matched with other skins.
3. Vi – February 2021
Vi was the first Fortnite Crew Pack to come with a loading screen and wrap, and her arrival was also hyped up by the Fortnite Twitter. Her headgear may be bulky, but she is still a cool continuation of the Drift storyline. She also has two styles making her skin either electric or icy.
2. Galaxia – December 2020
The first-ever Fortnite Crew Pack skin, Galaxia, is also one of the best. Her galaxy-patterned skin is a stellar design choice, and her long pink hair isn’t overbearing like Alli’s. She also has a skin variant that depicts Hella from Thor: Ragnarok. The back bling and pickaxe that come with her set are also fairly interesting in design.
1. Cuddle Team Master – June 2021
The Cuddle Team Master skin is the best Fortnite Crew Pack skin so far. The sleek futuristic redesign of the Cuddle Team Leader skin comes in three different styles. The large head may make hiding a bit more difficult, but a hero never hides in the heat of battle. For fans of Power Rangers or other shows from that genre, the Cuddle Team Master pack is a must have.
Fortnite should add a cosmetic item trading system
Epic Games should put cosmetic item trading in Fortnite to build an in-game economy. It would also allow players to obtain rare cosmetics.
Similar to how items are traded in Rocket League, Epic Games should introduce cosmetic item trading in Fortnite.
There are thousands of cosmetic items in Fortnite, some of which players will never be able to obtain again. Unlike other games with cosmetics, Fortnite’s are given to players randomly. Instead, they either have to be purchased with V-Bucks or earned via the Battle Pass or challenges.
There are also limited-time cosmetics that players had to earn during a specific time period. During the Winter Holidays and other events, Fortnite usually gives out free skins that will never be available again. That makes these skins more valuable than the ones that appear in the Item Shop.
Why Fortnite needs item trading
A poll we conducted on Twitter asked whether players thought there should be cosmetic item trading in Fortnite. Specifically, we asked whether there should there be item trading similar to Rocket League. With over 1,700 responses, 73.1% thought there should be item trading.
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That left 26.9% opposed to the trading system, but with good reason. Many who voted “no” expressed their concern with scammers taking advantage of children for their cosmetics. Others were okay with the idea of item trading in Fortnite as long as Battle Pass or other exclusive skins couldn’t be traded.
However, the main purpose of a trading system would be to allow players to obtain skins they originally missed out on. Like Rocket League, players could also trade skins for Fortnite’s premium currency. To prevent scamming, Fortnite could implement a 3-day hold on any V-Bucks or Item Shop purchases. A system like this could form an economy inside of Fortnite that currently doesn’t exist.
Some believe Epic Games wouldn’t add a trading system because it would discourage players from purchasing V-Bucks. However, if players were allowed to trade items for V-Bucks, Epic Games could profit greatly from item trading in Fortnite. Let us know what you think about item trading by leaving a comment down below.
Best Fortnite collaborations ever
There have been a lot of crossovers since the start of Fortnite, but here is a list of the best Fortnite collaborations ever.
Fortnite is known for its collaborations with movies, tv shows, internet personalities, and even other video games. But which of them can be deemed the best Fortnite collaborations ever.
Fortnite started its crossovers small with a skin that somewhat resembled John Wick in Chapter 1 Season 3. This unofficial collab marked the beginning of Fortnite’s rise to prominence in the pop culture. The knock-off John Wick would later be followed up by an official crossover with the franchise, but not before a few other collabs.
Since its humble beginnings in 2017, Fortnite has amassed millions of players and has managed to collaborate with some of the largest pop-culture IPs. From Halo’s Master Chief to the Rick Roll dance, it seems that no crossover is off limits. Yet, some crossovers are much more elaborate, memorable, and impactful than others.
Avengers: Infinity War LTM
The first official crossover to grace Fortnite was the Avengers: Infinity War event. This collab brought the Infinity Gauntlet LTM which allowed one person to play as Thanos. It functioned like a normal round of Fortnite, except for one person having an overpowered arsenal of attacks and a ton of health.
This crossover was fairly elaborate, especially for being Fortnite’s first one. However, it claims a spot on this list because of its overall impact. Sure, it was a ton of fun to jump around the map as Thanos. But this single event started a trend of legendary crossovers with other media franchises.
Batman Season X POI
At the end of Chapter 1, Fortnite Season x introduced Gotham City as a POI. This took the place of Tilted Towers but was roughly designed the same. However, players could find Batman-themed loot here such as throwing stars and grappling hooks. It also introduced the first-ever DC cosmetics.
This crossover, along with the Borderlands collab, introduced the idea of licensed POIs. Building off of this concept, the Marvel crossover season littered the map with Marvel locations. It allowed players to visit familiar or iconic places while playing their favorite video game.
Travis Scott Concert
One of Fortnite’s most successful and most impressive events has to be the Travis Scott concert. Coming off the back of an incredibly boring Chapter 2 Season 1, players were treated to a virtual event like never before. The map changed over the course of a week or two in preparation for the Astronomical event.
This event was a turning point for Fortnite’s relationship with musical artists. Before this, Marshmello and Major Lazer had their own skins, but Travis Scott broke down walls allowing smaller artists to be a part of Fortnite. Small scale concerts and licensed music in emotes became more prevalent than before.
Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins Skin
Ninja getting a skin in Fortnite was something people wanted but didn’t think was ever going to happen. Many content creators deserved their own skin, but Fortnite hadn’t acknowledged this until Ninja’s skin was released. It proved that Epic Games does care about its community and the people who continue to make Fortnite as popular as it is.
Ninja’s skin was well deserved as many credit him with popularizing Fortnite. It also marked the beginning of the Icon Series which has since added a ton of creators to the game. LoserFruit, Lachlan, and Grefg have all been added to the game. Hopefully, there will be more skins to come.
Star Wars Preview Event
Before the release of Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker, Fortnite held an in-game preview event to show a clip from the movie. This clip was preceded by an impressive starfighter dogfight featuring the Millennium Falcon. While the preview clip itself was rather lame, the event started an awesome collab between Star Wars and Fortnite.
This event ended with players being given lightsabers to fight with. The lightsabers would stick around in-game for a few weeks alongside new crash sites. These sites would be patrolled by Storm Troopers who would be equipped with blasters. This event was one of the first that had a lasting effect on the
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