Epic Games are treating Fortnite Battle Royale players to a brand new Merry Mint Pickaxe and if you’re not sure how to get one, you have come to the right place.
The limited-edition cosmetic item was added to the popular battle royale game with the v11.10 update on October 29 – along with a whole new selection of Halloween inspired cosmetics, Storm King LTM and Fortnitemares themed locations.
Not everybody will have heard about this new pickaxe as codes to unlock it weren’t posted online, but instead, given out at selected GameStop stores in the United States.
The game’s developers have since confirmed in a blog post that selected retailers across Europe will also be dishing out codes to unlock the pickaxe with some purchases.
“We also have lots of new Fortnite gear hitting stores in time for the holiday shopping season,” the post states.
“Select retailers in the US, United Kingdom, France, and Germany will include a gift code for an in-game Merry Mint Pickaxe free with any purchase of an officially licensed Fortnite product while supplies last.”
Fortnite Merry Mint Pickaxe codes
But, what about those who didn’t visit GameStop or any other stores handing out codes?
Well, if you buy an officially licensed product within these countries – such as a V-Bucks card – you will receive a free code from selected retailers. Sadly, though, Epic Games did not list those retailers in their blog post.
Those who have managed to get ahold of an elusive code to unlock a Merry Mint pickaxe can redeem it using their Fortnite account by clicking here. Simply log in and type in your code.
This function wasn’t previously working as some players received the code cards even before Epic added the item to the game, which isn’t ideal. However, that should be available for those who redeemed their voucher now.
So, were you lucky enough to grab yourself a brand new pickaxe? Let us know!