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The Best Pickaxes In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale,' Ranked

While the best pickaxes in Fortnite: Battle Royale don't serve as the greatest weapons, they're certainly a necessity in the game. Primarily used for mining resources and hacking down structures, possibly those of opponents, there's a broad range of pickaxe skins to choose from. Whether you earn them in the Battle Pass or buy them with V-bucks, your pickaxe can go a long way. Not only that, but much like other items, like the best outfit skins, they can make you look much cooler—and tougher. 

As mentioned, there is quite the array of pickaxe skins available in the Cash Shop (or Season Shop). As with any items, you have the choice of rare pickaxes, epic pickaxes, as well as holiday options. While they all range in cost, one isn't necessarily going to be better than the other, outside of aesthetics of course. So, whether it's the legendary pickaxes you like, or the common ones, it's really up to you and how you want to look. 

Considering this, you can help decide which pickaxes are the best in Fortnite, from the most intimidating to the coolest and most badass. Check out the complete list below and vote for your favorites. 

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  • 1
    11,286
    3,784

    Reaper

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 800 V-Bucks.

  • 2
    8,909
    2,997

    Candy Axe

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 1,500 V-Bucks.

  • 3
    6,130
    2,919

    Trusty No. 2

    Requires the player to reach Tier 79 in Season 3 Battle Pass.

  • 4
    7,305
    4,441

    Rainbow Smash

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 1,500 V-Bucks.

  • 5
    4,928
    1,853

    Ice Breaker

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 500 V-Bucks.

  • 6
    6,262
    3,499

    AC/DC

    Requires the player to reach Tier 63 in Season 2 Battle Pass.

  • 7
    5,280
    2,638

    Raider’s Revenge

    Can be bought from Season 1 Shop with 1,500 V-Bucks.

     

  • 8
    4,678
    3,193

    Rift Edge

  • 9
    4,534
    3,782

    Chomp Jr.

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 1,500 V-Bucks.

     

  • 10
    5,109
    3,227

    Plunja

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 800 V-Bucks.

     

  • 11
    3,516
    2,103

    Spectral Axe

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 800 V-Bucks.

     

  • 12
    4,614
    3,882

    Party Animal

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 1,500 V-Bucks.

     

  • 13
    3,537
    2,849

    Axecalibur

    Requires the player to reach Tier 35 in Season 2 Battle Pass.

     

  • 14
    3,561
    2,921

    Pick Squeak

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 1,500 V-Bucks.

  • 15
    3,906
    3,233

    Oracle Axe

  • 16
    4,343
    1,243

    Vision

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 800 V-Bucks.

  • 17
    3,380
    2,956

    Onslaught

    Complete the Omega Challenges.

  • 18
    3,607
    1,239

    Stellar Axe

    Can be obtained along with the Galaxy skin by purchasing Samsung Galaxy Note 9

  • 19
    2,956
    2,595

    Pot O’ Gold

    Buy it from the Cash Shop (1,200 V-Bucks).

  • 20
    3,189
    1,154

    Studded Axe

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 800 V-Bucks.

  • 21
    2,846
    2,508

    Permafrost

  • 22
    3,596
    1,384

    Crowbar

  • 23
    3,092
    2,395

    Default Pickaxe

    The default skin for the pickaxe given to players.

  • 24
    3,080
    1,403

    Skull Sickle

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 1,200 V-Bucks.

  • 25
    2,324
    2,319

    Batsickle

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 800 V-Bucks.