Last year, we completed a list of the top-ten sweatiest skins in the game. Many of those skins have retained their “sweaty” status, but we’ve seen a lot of Item Shop updates since then.
As most players know, a Fortnite sweat isn’t only distinguishable by their skin. Their pickaxe and back bling also tell a story, which is why we’re opening this list to include additional sweaty Fortnite cosmetics.
As we said, a lot of the skins from last year are still drenched in sweat, so we’re not including them here. If we missed an obvious sweat skin like Crystal, Sparkplug, and Aura, you can find them on our old list. This one is designed to be an addition to that list rather than a replacement.
We listed the “OG” Season 1 and 2 skins in our last article, but didn’t mention the back bling, emotes, glider, and even banner icon that go along with them.
OG sweats will almost always wear a Season 2 skin, a Black Knight back bling, or a Banner Back Bling displaying the OG Battle Bus icon – something that only Season 1 players have.
Banner Shield/Cape Back Bling
Speaking of the banner shield and cape, this is another favorite of the sweaty Fortnite community.
We aren’t seeing as many Banner Bregade skins as we were last year, but the two back bling options are still very common.
It’s easy to understand why. These are the only cosmetics that make your Banner mean something, and the customization options make them a good value.
Thanks to Benjyfishy, the Siren skin has become one of the sweatiest skins in the game. The EU pro began to main the skin as soon as it came out, and his legions of fans followed.
Epic Games even offered the Siren skin and Star Wand pickaxe (discussed below) as a Benjyfishy bundle. It’s safe to say that Siren has become one of the sweatiest skins in Fortnite over the past year.
The Driver Pickaxe is one sweaty cosmetic that we fully understand. The swing animation and harvesting sound it makes might be our favorite out of any pickaxe in the game.
Sweaty Fortnite players love the pickaxe because it’s slender and relatively quiet.
Sweaty Fortnite players love the rideable gliders. These include gliders like the Dragacorn Glider, Astroworld Glider, Silver Surfer Glider, and a few others.
Players who use rideable gliders are a bit tougher to hit while they’re in the air. This isn’t as much of a benefit in the current Fortnite season, but it’s always something that you would want to have on your side if you’re taking Fortnite seriously.
Chaos Agent skin
The Chaos Agent is one of the only male skins that try-hard players regularly wear. It’s easy to see why, as it shares the same benefit as most of the female skins – a smaller character model.
Tfue used this skin as his main when it first released – while he was still playing. Partially for this reason, a lot of other competitive Fortnite players began to pick it up and use it in tournaments.
Sun Sprout Back Bling
The Sun Sprout back bling might be the sweatiest back bling in the game. We don’t understand why this is the case – outside of pros wearing it – but here we are.
Anyone who buys the Sun Sprout, at least, thinks they’re good at the game. They’ve likely logged hundreds of hours in Creative Mode and scream, “Boxed like a fish” in a squeaky, pre-pubescent voice every time they outplay an opponent.
We almost didn’t include the Dynamo on this list because we were sure that we covered it last year.
Dynamo has been one of the sweatiest skins in Fortnite since its release, largely because Mitr0 and other pro players have used it as their main skin.
We included Dynamo in our most-hated Fortnite skins article, and it remains that way today – partially because of how sweaty players perceive it to be.
Star Wand Pickaxe
Why is this pickaxe so sweaty? Your guess is as good as ours. A ton of pros use it which undoubtedly adds to sales, but we don’t really know why it became so popular in the first place.
The noise is minimal, which is a plus, but so is the noise of many other Fortnite pickaxes. There was a short time when this pickaxe was bugged and dealt 75 damage, but we doubt that’s why so many high-skilled players still use the Star Wand.
Either way, the Star Wand is the sweatiest pickaxe in the entire game, right now.
Against all odds, the superhero skins have become the sweatiest skins in the game. Even the male variants are usually worn by skilled players, which is rare.
Part of the reason that the superhero skins are so sweaty, right now, is the all-black variant. We’ve written several articles covering how difficult these skins are to see, and Epic are working on a fix.
Even if this style of the skin gets disabled, the superhero skins will remain one of the sweatiest skins in Fortnite. At the time of writing, they may have even surpassed Aura as the number-one sweat skin in the game.
So, there you have it: the ten sweatiest Fortnite cosmetics for 2021. It will be interesting to see which skins, pickaxes, back bling, and even gliders take over the throne over the course of the next year.
We’re sure that we missed a few cosmetics, as we only limited our list to ten. Let us know what we skipped on Twitter @FortniteINTEL.
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