Gliders aren’t the most exciting cosmetic item available in Fortnite. More often than not, players are drawn to the more interesting items like skins rather than the gliders. Because of this, there are some rare gliders that were pretty much just ignored upon release. A lot of players in Fortnite don’t have the rarest gliders. A lot of these are now unobtainable in the game. This means that if you weren’t around when they were first released, you’ve probably missed your chance to get them forever.
If you have any of these gliders sat around in your inventory, long forgotten, then you should consider getting them back out. Putting on your rarest glider and skin is a great way to show other players that you’ve been playing Fortnite since the beginning!
15. The Dark Engine
The Dark Engine is one of the rarest gliders. While it might not be as old as many of the others on this rarest gliders list, you won’t see too much of it. It was part of the Fortnitemares challenges. While this wasn’t too long ago in the game, it required quite a lot of work to actually unlock. When different challenges offered more appealing rewards, it is no surprise that many players preferred to try and concentrate on other challenges. This has left the Dark Engine as one of the rarest Fortnite skins.
14. Discovery Glider
The Discovery is one of the rarest gliders in Fortnite because of the high cost of actually unlocking it. A common theme you will see in this list is that a lot of the rarest gliders are those that are bundled with real-world products rather than obtainable through the shop. This glider skin was only unlockable by purchasing a Samsung phone. That’s an awful lot of money for the sake of a glider. This makes the discovery one of the rarest gliders.
13. High Octane
The High Octane Glider is part of the Hired Gun set. It was the final reward in the Season 3 Battle Pass. By having it unlock so far into an early season’s pass, the High Octane is now one of the rarest gliders in the game. To unlock this glider, you had to reach tier 100 of the paid battle pass to unlock the John Wick Skin. This is hard enough, following that you unlock a whole extra set of challenges. Only when you complete these additional and difficult challenges were you given the High Octane glider. This is a few extra layers of challenge than what it usually takes to unlock a glider. This has made the High Octane one of the rarest gliders in Fortnite.
The Pivot glider is yet another cosmetic item that is locked behind buying a bundle of an expensive piece of equipment. To unlock this glider, you had to be willing to buy a whole new graphics card. It is no surprise that this is one of the rarest gliders in the game. Bundling a glider with a graphics card is one way to ensure few people will end up dropping in with it. Luckily, it is really quite dull looking so most players won’t miss it.
11. Snowflake Umbrella
The Snowflake Umbrella is one of the rarest gliders because it required players to actually be good at Fortnite to obtain it. This glider was only available in Season 2 of Fortnite. There were a lot fewer players back then, and this glider hasn’t come back to the game since the end of Season 2. It was given to you once you won a game in Season 2. This isn’t the hardest thing to do, especially if you know how to win. However, a skill-based barrier for a cosmetic is rare which makes the Snowflake Umbrella one of the rarest gliders in Fortnite.
10. Sir Glider the Brave
This glider is a strange case because it was actually available for free. Despite being free to players, it has become one of the rarest gliders. It was available on tier 35 of the free Battle Pass in Season 2 of Fortnite. Many players weren’t as committed to the game back then or didn’t pay too much attention to the free rewards. It has never returned to the game, so if you missed out on it then you’re out of luck.
9. Get Down
Get Down is one of the rarest gliders in Fortnite and it is yet another from Season 2. As with the others, earlier seasons meant fewer players and rarer cosmetics. The rarity of these items really makes those who have been with the game for a long time stand out. This glider came from tier 14 of the paid Battle Pass.
8. Royal X
The Royal X glider is a relatively boring item, which is surprising considering it is one of the rarest gliders in Fortnite. This is the final glider that was available in the Season 2 Battle Pass glider. It wasn’t unlocked until tier 42 of the paid Battle Pass. In Season 2, players weren’t yet aware of the huge sensation Fortnite would become. This means a lot of them were less motivated to power through an entire Battle Pass. Fewer players finishing the tiers made the Royal X one of the rarest gliders in Fortnite.
The Mako glider is one of the rarest gliders in Fortnite since it is one of the oldest. This glider was a free item in the season 1 seasonal shop. The seasonal shop worked differently to the battle pass, so many players didn’t bother getting all of the exclusive gear at the time. This glider, in particular, is pretty boring looking, so it’s clear to see why a lot of players don’t have the glider or don’t use it in matches very often. It was accidentally added back to the shop recently but removed pretty quickly. Unless you managed to grab it in that brief window you won’t be seeing this glider again.
6. Aerial Assault 1
This glider is part of the Aerial Assault skin. This was a very early set which has made it some of the rarest in Fortnite. The glider is no exception. This item was unlocked on level 5 in Season 1 of Fortnite. You had to have been playing pretty much since the beginning to end up with this glider in your inventory. Its age means that it is one of the rarest gliders in Fortnite. Like the Aerial Assault skin though, it is not the most interesting.
5. The Intrepid
The Intrepid is a glider that was featured as part of Season 4’s Superheroes sets. This was a popular time for Fortnite so it is a little more popular than some of the gliders from Season 1, 2, and 3. It is still one of the rarest gliders in Fortnite as it takes quite a bit of work to unlock. You had to progress all the way through to tier 79 of the Battle Pass to get your hands in this glider.
4. Cozy Coaster
This Cozy Coaster Glider was only available for three days. That was your window to buy this glider. That is why it is one of the rarest gliders in Fortnite, despite appearing in the store while the game was extremely popular. Since it had such a brief release window, few people had bought the glider when it vanished from the store. Since it is Christmas themed, we’re unlikely to see this glider again as Epic tend to bring in new content for the holiday period. All this makes this knitted item one of the rarest gliders in Fortnite.
3. Rhinestone Rider
This one is a little tacky. It is entirely denim with rhinestones all over it. This glider was only available in the store for two days. This entire outfit set pretty much crashed and burned, making it unlikely that the Rhinestone Rider will ever come back. Unless you were, for some reason, really into denim and rhinestones then you probably missed your chance to own one of the rarest gliders in Fortnite.
2. Double Helix
This glider is part of a Nintendo exclusive outfit. As yet another item set that requires you to make a huge purchase outside of the game, it is no surprise that this is one of the rarest gliders in Fortnite. Few people actually buy an entire console for the sake of a Fortnite outfit, making the Double Helix one of the rarest Gliders in Fortnite.
1. Rainbow Rider
The rarity of this glider might surprise some people since it comes from one of the most popular skins. However, the Rainbow Rider is one of the rarest glider skins in Fortnite. This was an exclusive item from Season 3 that has never returned to the shop. While it is now quite popular with streamers, it is unlikely that you will get the chance to purchase this skin again.
Those are the 15 rarest gliders in Fortnite. It is a shame that most players won’t get the chance to try these out, but it makes them all the more special if you happen to have one sitting around your inventory.