The 10 Rarest Skins in Apex Legends You May Not Know Exist

Nafiu Aziz
By Nafiu Aziz
9 Min Read
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Apex Legends undoubtedly has one of the finest collections of skins in any battle royale game that is out there right now. Unsurprisingly, some of these skins are very rare and highly sought-after by the community.

As Apex Legends is a free-to-play game, Respawn used the ever-popular “freemium” model to monetize the game. This means Apex Legends doesn’t have any barrier to entry, and players don’t actually have to spend a dime in the game if they don’t want to.

However, they can spend real-world money to purchase cosmetic items such as skins to customize their play session in the game. Since the game has been out for a while, some of these weapon or character skins have become sought after by the community mainly due to their rarity and unique design.

Usually, Respawn releases two random recolors of the four basic legendary characters or weapon skins every week. Following that period, Respawn removes these skins from the storefront. So, only players who collected these skins within that short time period have them in their inventory. Consequently, after some time, these skins become really rare and highly coveted.

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Top 10 Rarest skins in Apex Legends

In this section, we’ll be listing the top 10 skins that we think are the rarest in Apex Legends. The skins that we’ll mention in the list have only one variant and were never re-released as recolors or in a similar fashion again. Moreover, most of the skins you’ll see here will be from older seasons, as the newest skins cannot really be considered rare.

10. Aerial Evolution

10. Aerial Evolution
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TitleDescription
Release DateAugust 3, 2021
SeasonEmergence
Original PriceBattle Pass item
RecolorsNot Available

The Aerial Evolution is a kind of Valkyrie skin that was released as a part of the Season 10 Emergence Battle Pass. If you’re a proud Season 10 Battle Pass owner, you may have this skin in your collection. However, if you didn’t buy the Battle Pass or didn’t reach level 25, you missed the opportunity to collect one of the rarest Legendary items in the game.

9. Prince of Darkness

9. Prince of Darkness
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TitleDescription
Release DateJuly 2, 2019
SeasonBattlecharge
Original PriceBattle Pass item
RecolorsMad King

Prince of Darkness is one of the earliest released skins on this list. It was part of the Season 2 Premium Battle Pass. So, most people who started later won’t have this skin. However, Respawn released a recolor version of Prince of Darkness in the Season 8 Anniversary Collection Event named Mad King. So, many might not consider this skin as rare as the other skins on the list.

8. Fool’s Gold

6. Fool's Gold
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TitleDescription
Release DateMay 12, 2020
SeasonFortune’s Favor
Original PriceBattle Pass Item
RecolorsNot Available

Fool’s Gold was released in Season 5 as a reward for Battle Pass and could be unlocked at level 25. Mirage has many similar-looking skins. So, despite being rare, the skin doesn’t attract Mirage fans that much.

7. Sky Marshal

6. Fool's Gold
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TitleDescription
Release DateMay 12, 2020
SeasonFortune’s Favor
Original PriceBattle Pass Item
RecolorsMad King

Like the Fool’s Gold skin, the Sky Marshal can also be found in the Season 5 Premium Battle Pass. You had to reach level 50 in order to unlock the Sky Marshal skin. Only those who got hold of this skin now have it.

6. Iced Out

7. Iced Out
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TitleDescription
Release DateOctober 1, 2019
SeasonMeltdown
Original PriceBattle Pass Item
RecolorsNot Available

Like most other skins on the list, Iced Out is also a Battle Pass exclusive Legendary skin that was only obtainable in Season 3. This skin has a huge fanbase; the Pathfinder mains mainly adore it due to its unique design. Only a few proud Pathfinder mains own it.

5. Revolutionary

Revolutionary
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TitleDescription
Release DateMarch 19, 2019
SeasonWild Frontier
Original PriceBattle Pass Item
RecolorsNot Available

Revolutionary is one of the first skins to be released in the game. As this was part of the Season 1 Battle Pass, most fans don’t even know this skin exists in the game. Being only a blue rarity item, Respawn didn’t re-introduce this item later in the store rotation.

4. Perfect Soldier

3. Perfect Soldier
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TitleDescription
Release DateFebruary 4, 2020
SeasonAssimilation
Original PriceBattle Pass Item
RecolorsNot Available

The Perfect Soldier could be found in the Season 5 Premium Battle Pass. You had to reach level 25 in order to unlock this skin. This skin never appeared again in the game, not even as a recolor. So, even if you like the skin, you may not get to keep it unless Respawn decides to reintroduce it as a recolor.

3. Inverse Polarity

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TitleDescription
Release DateNovember 10, 2020
SeasonAscension
Original PriceFree (Prime Gaming Drop)
RecolorsNot Available

Despite being only a blue rarity item, Inverse Polarity is one of the rarest and most sought-after skins in the game for Horizon mains. The skin debuted alongside Horizon in Season 7, and the lucky Horizon mains with Prime Gaming subscriptions acquired this item. Unfortunately, the skin, like any other Prime Gaming skin, never returned to the game ever again.

2. P.A.T.H

2. P.A.T.H
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TitleDescription
Release DateMarch 9, 2021
SeasonMayhem
Original PriceFree (Exclusive to Nintendo Switch Owners)
RecolorsNot Available

Players needed a Nintendo Switch in order to obtain Pathfinder’s P.A.T.H. skin. Any player who logged onto Apex Legends via Switch from March 9 to May 4, 2021, received the P.A.T.H. skin as a gift. As only a few people own Nintendo Switches, this skin remains for some of the lucky people.

1. Omega Point

1. Omega Point
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TitleDescription
Release DateFebruary, 2019
SeasonPre-season
Original PriceFree (Prime Gaming Drop)
RecolorsNot Available

Omega Point is also a Pathfinder skin on the list and the very first Prime Gaming drop that Respawn offered to the Apex community. As Apex Legends had just been released, only a few people got to claim the reward. Moreover, many people used a glitch to get the Omega Point skin. However, Respawn fixed it after a few days. So, many people who thought they got the item for free couldn’t keep it. As a result, this skin remains the oldest and rarest item in Apex Legends.

Will these Rare Skins Ever Return to the Game?

The event-specific skins or popular Battle Pass skins may return to the game in the form of recolors. However, exclusive skins that came via Prime Gaming Drop or on special occasions may never come to the game again.

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Nafiu Aziz is an avid gamer and a writer at GameRiv, covering Apex Legends, CS:GO, VALORANT, and plenty of other popular FPS titles in between. He scours the internet daily to get the latest scoop in esports.