|This article is about the Save the World pickaxe. For Battle Royale harvesting tools, see Harvesting Tools.|
The Pickaxe is a tool that players can use to mine and break materials in the world of Fortnite. Players do not need to have a schematic or materials to craft a Pickaxe to use it, as all players of both Save the World and Battle Royale start the game with one.
Save the World
Players can upgrade their Pickaxe level in Save the World through the Upgrades, increasing the amount of damage the Pickaxe does to objects, and therefore allowing the player to break things faster and collecting the materials faster.
The Pickaxe works with and benefits from the following Hero Perks:
- Work, Work increases Pickaxe Damage by 17% when a hero that has the perk is slotted as Support Team and increases Pickaxe Damage by 50% when a hero is slotted as a commander.
The Pickaxe in Battle Royale offers cosmetic skins for players to purchase for their Pickaxe. These are purely cosmetic and do not affect the Pickaxe's function. All pickaxes in Battle Royale do 50 damage against environmental structures, or 100 when it's a critical hit. Base damage against player-built structures is 75 and 20 against enemy players. Critical hits do 150 damage when hitting the blue target marker that appears after the initial hit.