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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  • Reaper
    1

    Reaper

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

  • Candy Axe
    2

    Candy Axe

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

  • Trusty No. 2
    3

    Trusty No. 2

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

  • Rainbow Smash
    4

    Rainbow Smash

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

  • AC/DC
    5

    AC/DC

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

  • Raider’s Revenge
    6

    Raider’s Revenge

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

     

  • Ice Breaker
    7

    Ice Breaker

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

  • Plunja
    8

    Plunja

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

     

  • Rift Edge
    9

    Rift Edge

  • Chomp Jr.
    10

    Chomp Jr.

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

     

  • Party Animal
    11

    Party Animal

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

     

  • Spectral Axe
    12

    Spectral Axe

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

     

  • Axecalibur
    13

    Axecalibur

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

     

  • Oracle Axe
    14

    Oracle Axe

  • Pick Squeak
    15

    Pick Squeak

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

  • Vision
    16

    Vision

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

  • Onslaught
    17

    Onslaught

    Complete the Omega Challenges.

  • Stellar Axe
    18

    Stellar Axe

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

  • Studded Axe
    19

    Studded Axe

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

  • Permafrost
    20

    Permafrost

  • Pot O’ Gold
    21

    Pot O’ Gold

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

  • Crowbar
    22

    Crowbar

  • Default Pickaxe
    23

    Default Pickaxe

    The default skin for the pickaxe given to players.

  • Skull Sickle
    24

    Skull Sickle

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

  • Batsickle
    25

    Batsickle

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