Fortnite – Rarity Types And Guide

Here is our guide for rarity in Fortnite! Rarity can mean many things in the various Fortnite gamemodes. Heroes, defenders, survivors, schematics, weapons, prefabs, galleries, devices and cosmetics all use rarity. It’s nothing too special, but it’s basically classification to distinguish good and bad items, obviously not effecting cosmetics. In this guide, we will explain the levels of rarity and how they’re used.

Rarity Types

Common

In Save The World, Common items are arguably the weakest and least effective items, same with the weapons and items in Battle Royale and Creative. Common cosmetics include the recruit items and the Victory Royale umbrellas, costing 0 V-Bucks. 

Dark Series

The tenth rarity is the Dark Series. It was added in Patch 10.30, including the Dark Legends, Dark Power Chord cosmetics from the Darkfire pack and corrupted remixes as well as generally anything related to the Cube. Dark Series cosmetics cost at most 1,500 to 1,200 V-Bucks, depending on the cosmetic type.

DC Series

The eleventh rarity is the DC Series. It was added in Patch 10.31, including all the cosmetics from Season X made to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Batman. When Chapter 2 released and we got Harley Quinn, Aquaman, Black Manta, Joker and Poison Ivy outfits, they were added to the rarity. DC Series cosmetics cost at most 1,500 V-Bucks, depending on the cosmetic type. 

Epic

In Save The World, Epic items are solid and really great items, same with the weapons and items in Battle Royale and Creative. Epic cosmetics cost at most 1,500 V-Bucks, depending on the cosmetic type.

Exotic

Exotic rarity was added in Chapter 2, Season 5, which is dedicated towards specific weapons. These exclusive weapons are obtained by trading bars with characters. As of Chapter 2, Season 5, there are no Exotic cosmetics.

Gaming Legends Series

Gaming Legends Series was added when the Kratos outfit and Oathbreaker set released on December 4, 2020, soon after Chapter 2, Season 5’s launch. It’s dedicated to gaming legends from various generations of gaming. The Master Chief and Mayhem sets are also part of this rarity.

Handmade/Trainee

Exclusive to Save The World, Handmade items are the weakest schematics in the entire game, and cannot be recycled or upgraded. Trainee items are the same thing except for people, like heroes, defenders and survivors. As of Chapter 2, Season 5, there are no Handmade or Trainee cosmetics.

Icon Series

Previously known as the Creator Collab Series, the Icon Series continues the cosmetic Series trend the Marvel Series began, as it was added in Patch 10.40, including celebrity-based items such as the Marshmello, Major Lazer, Travis Scott and Ninja items. Icon Series cosmetics cost at most 1,500 to 2,000 V-Bucks, depending on the cosmetic type.

Lava Series

Following the success of Frozen Legends, in Season 8, the volcanic equivalent Molten Legends, released. Lava Series includes the Molten Legends and the Molten Omen cosmetics from the Darkfire bundle from Chapter 2, Season 1, as well as the Blaze outfit. The rarity was added in Patch 11.20. Lava Series cosmetics cost at most 1,500 V-Bucks, depending on the cosmetic type.

Legendary

In Save The World, Legendary items are great items that pack a pretty heavy punch, and same with the weapons and items in Battle Royale and Creative. Legendary cosmetics cost at most 2,000 V-Bucks, depending on the cosmetic type.

Marvel Series

The Marvel Series is the first of the Series rarities for cosmetics and was added in Patch 8.50 on April 25, 2019 to coincide with Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame in Chapter 1, Season 8, with 2 outfits based on Black Widow and Star-Lord. This rarity was revived during the surge of Deadpool and X-Force-themed items in Chapter 2, Season 2. We also had Chapter 2, Season 4 – where every single cosmetic was in this rarity. Marvel Series cosmetics cost at most 1,500 V-Bucks, depending on the cosmetic type.

Mythic

In Save The World, Mythic items are top-class and some of the best items in the gamemode. In Battle Royale, melee, powerful and crossover weapons are Mythic, including the Infinity Blade, crossover weapons like Captain America’s Shield, Lightsabers, Batman items, and the Boss weapons and items like Midas’ Drum Gun. As of Chapter 2, Season 5, there are no Mythic cosmetics.

Rare

In Save The World, Rare items are decent and useful items, same with the weapons and items in Battle Royale and Creative. Rare cosmetics cost at most 1,200 V-Bucks, depending on the cosmetic type. 

Shadow Series

Continuing the trend of Legends packs, in Season 9 and X we had Shadow Legends and Dark Legends. Shadow Series was added in Patch 11.20 based on the Shadow Legends pack and the Shadow Ark cosmetics from the Darkfire bundle, as well as the Shadow Strike bundle. Shadow Series cosmetics cost at most 1,500 V-Bucks, depending on the cosmetic type.

Slurp Series

The seventeenth rarity is Slurp Series. After Frozen, Molten, Shadow, Dark and Polar Legends released, we got Slurp Legends in Chapter 2, Season 2. The Ripply vs. Sludge and Big Chuggus outfits from Chapter 2, Season 1 also got their rarity updated to Slurp Series, as well as other Slurp-related items. Slurp Series cosmetics cost at most 1,500 V-Bucks, depending on the cosmetic type.

Star Wars Series

This is all the Star Wars-themed items, and was a rarity added with the release of the Imperial Stormtrooper outfit in November 2019 to coincide with the game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The following month when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker released, items based off the Sequel Trilogy came out. These items returned on Star Wars Day on May 4, 2020. Star Wars Series cosmetics cost at most 1,500 V-Bucks, depending on the cosmetic type.

Transcendent

This is perhaps the most interesting of the rarities because as of late, Epic Games seems to have stopped using it. Transcendent was made for testing items in Battle Royale and Creative, and as a placeholder for Mythic items in Save The World, because Mythic was not added until around 2018. As of Chapter 2, Season 5, there are no Transcendent cosmetics.

Uncommon

In Save The World, Uncommon items are sturdy and good items yet not that great, same with the weapons and items in Battle Royale and Creative. Uncommon cosmetics cost at most 800 V-Bucks, depending on the cosmetic type.

Rarity Guide

Save The World | The better the rarity, the better the item. You can use resources such as flux to upgrade items and make them better, however these resources are not that easy to get. Well, you can buy them from the shop, but that will put a burn in your savings.

Battle Royale | Like Save The World, the weapons get better based on the rarity, but now it’s much easier to upgrade and item thanks to Upgrade Benches and characters. Simply pick up a weapon, head over to an Upgrade Bench or character, fork over more than 150 of each material or some bars and get yourself a better version of your gun!

Creative | Almost every Creative-exclusive item is Rare. 

Cosmetics | Cosmetics add no competitive advantage, despite some items having some slight minor advantages. They’re priced by their creativity, budget and uniqueness and Series cosmetics are organized by their theme, color scheme and, if it’s a licensed rarity, franchise.

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