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Fortnite: How to get the Throwback Axe Pickaxe for free

To celebrate the release of Epic's Battle Royale on next-gen consoles, the devs will give the original Fortnite Pickaxe away. Here's how to get one.
Fortnite: How to get the Throwback Axe Pickaxe for free

Epic Games is gearing Fortnite up for the release of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, with graphical and performance enhancements coming with the new hardware.

That's not all that's coming to Fortnite, as players looking to enjoy the Battle Royale in sweet 4K resolution running at 60 frames-per-second can get their hands on an old friend that's been absent for a very very long time -- the original Axe Pickaxe that every new Fortnite player started with.

With cosmetics being a big selling point of the Fortnite, is understandable that the default tool everyone had access to wasn't all that enticing, but like many things in life, the old is new again, and the Throwback Axe Pickaxe will be sure to bring some good memories back for a lot of people.

Did we mention it's free? That's right, you can get your hands on a classic tool as soon as next-gen Fortnite becomes available when the Series X and S launch this 10th November.

How do you do it, you ask? Well, it's rather simple.

Fortnite Throwback Axe Pickaxe - How to getthrowback axe fortnite(Photo: Epic Games)

The process is actually quite straightforward for Xbox users, you simply log in to your account and the Throwback Axe will appear in your inventory.

However, if you're a PlayStation user, you can get your hands on starting on 4th November via the PS Store. Here's how:

  1. Go to the Fortnite Item Shop/PlayStation store
  2. Select the Throwback Pickaxe
  3. Press purchase (it will be free) and accept
  4. Inspect your locker and the Axe should be there

Remember that you can get this Pickaxe on any platform and that you only have until the 21st of January, 2021, to redeem this offer. 

We hope you have a jolly good time with the Pickaxe in Fortnite!