The introduction of the building is the most significant factor that made Fortnite stand out among its competitors in the battle royale space. The idea of being able to build structures to barricade yourself or strategically travel the map served as a feature that drew a lot of interested players to the game. The pickaxe is one of the most essential mechanics inside Fortnite for that reason.
Since the pickaxes are displayed prominently in the game, it’s no wonder the developers have released an expansive range of different skins to modify the look of the player’s pickaxe. These skins can be found inside the store or acquired through challenges. However, some of these skins are no longer available and may never be available again.
Here are the rarest pickaxes in Fortnite.
Rarest pickaxes in Fortnite
Being one of the first rare skins in the game, the Reaper was thought of by many as the rarest. Since the demand for the skin ramped up, it has appeared in the store several times, becoming more common with every release. The skin is very simple, turning the player’s pickaxe into a scythe. Due to this simplicity, not many players purchased it upon its initial release, which contributed to its rarity.
Another incredibly rare skin upon release, the Minty Pickaxe, has lost its scarcity since it was made available to anyone who purchased V-Bucks from a physical store. It looks very similar to the Candy Axe with its unique green glow.
10) Pot o’ Gold
Released on March 16, 2018, this skin was available for purchase for a limited time in the store at the price of 1,200 V-Bucks. The skin would turn your pickaxe into a three-leaf clover with a floating pot of gold at the rainbow’s end. This St. Patrick’s Day-inspired skin belongs to the Green Clover Set.
The AC/DC pickaxe skin was only available as a battle pass reward from Chapter One, season two. Players had to reach tier 63 of the battle pass to unlock the reward. This skin turns the player’s pickaxe into a forking rod, connecting the two ends by an electrical current. This skin does not belong to its own specific set.
The Crowbar was available to players who completed a series of challenges inside The Getaway game mode. Players had to compete in 10 matches of The Getaway, deal 500 damage to jewel-carrying opponents, and pick up a jewel in five matches. Due to The Getaway mode not always being available, getting a hold of the crowbar can be difficult.
7) Trusty No. 2
Trusty No. 2 was introduced back in Chapter 1, Season 3. Players would have to reach Level 20 of the Battle Pass. Trusty No. 2 gets its name from the fact that a pencil is held in place in the top position. Trusty No. 2 was last seen on Feb. 22, 2018.
6) Stealth Angular Axe
In 2018, players could acquire a similar pickaxe and other promotional cosmetics if they had also purchased an NVIDIA graphics card. Later on, Epic Games put it up for sale in the Item Shop, but to not cheat out those who bought the expensive graphics cards, the stealth angular axe was introduced in 2019 reintroducing the previous exclusivity of also having to purchase a NVIDIA graphics card.
This simple promotional skin that turns the player’s pickaxe into an arrow was available exclusively to players in China. There is no way to acquire the skin outside the country, so this skin is one of the rarest in the game today.
4) Power Grip
Another Chinese exclusive, the Power Grip, turns the player’s pickaxe into an industrial gripping tool painted yellow and orange. Like the Pointer, this skin is extremely rare because it is unavailable outside of China.
3) Raiders Revenge
Raider’s Revenge is an item from very early in the game’s lifetime. Raiders Revenge is one of the rarest skins in Fortnite. The pickaxe was only available from the season shop after achieving level 35 in the game’s first season. The first season had minimal cosmetics, so this rare pickaxe shares that rarity. The pickaxe looks like an ax with a pickaxe blade screwed into the top covered in barbed wire. The skin is part of the Storm Scavenger set. Raider’s Revenge was last seen on December 13, 2017.
Part of the Harbinger set, Permafrost was only available to players who reached battle pass level 100 and completed the Ragnarok Challenges to unlock stage four of Ragnarok during season five. The medieval-looking pickaxe is partially encased in ice and said to be chiseled from glacial ice. Due to the conditions it would take to unlock, Permafrost is one of the rarest skins in the game.
1) FNCS Axe Of Champions
The rarest pickaxe skin in Fortnite is The FNCS Axe of Champions, a skin that is exclusively available to those who won the Fortnite Championship Series. Even with that prerequisite, it gets rarer because you must be the current champion to hold it. Once another player dethrones you, you will lose access to this one-of-a-kind skin, so only one person can own it at a time. The pickaxe itself is gold with the FNCS logo on the top.