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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
    11,358
    3,821

    Reaper

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

  • 2
    8,999
    3,020

    Candy Axe

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

  • 3
    6,174
    2,913

    Trusty No. 2

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

  • 4
    7,355
    4,457

    Rainbow Smash

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

  • 5
    6,303
    3,510

    AC/DC

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

  • 6
    5,317
    2,641

    Raider’s Revenge

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

     

  • 7
    4,943
    1,859

    Ice Breaker

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

  • 8
    4,712
    3,200
    spamjack2018 added

    Rift Edge

  • 9
    5,129
    3,239

    Plunja

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

     

  • 10
    3,525
    2,099

    Spectral Axe

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

     

  • 11
    4,565
    3,799

    Chomp Jr.

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

     

  • 12
    3,580
    2,932

    Pick Squeak

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

  • 13
    3,569
    2,858

    Axecalibur

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

     

  • 14
    4,643
    3,904

    Party Animal

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

     

  • 15
    3,937
    3,248
    Ahmad Hasan added

    Oracle Axe

  • 16
    4,375
    1,267
    JuuzouSuzuya added

    Vision

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

  • 17
    2,982
    2,599

    Pot O’ Gold

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

  • 18
    3,399
    2,972

    Onslaught

    Complete the Omega Challenges.

  • 19
    3,641
    1,255
    JuuzouSuzuya added

    Stellar Axe

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

  • 20
    3,211
    1,165
    JuuzouSuzuya added

    Studded Axe

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

  • 21
    2,878
    2,523
    ImALlama added

    Permafrost

  • 22
    3,617
    1,403
    Thanasis Papanikolaou added

    Crowbar

  • 23
    3,116
    1,410
    JuuzouSuzuya added

    Skull Sickle

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

  • 24
    3,114
    2,422
    sagefukuda added

    Default Pickaxe

    The default skin for the pickaxe given to players.

  • 25
    2,515
    2,535

    Pink Flamingo

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