While many players will undoubtedly focus on completing the Prowler quests to unlock the enigmatic Spider-Man Villian, the Covert Ops quests are also a decent alternative if you're looking to gain some extra XP and the Secret Sledge Pickaxe. As such, here's our guide that will tell you exactly what Covert Ops are in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 and how to get the Secret Sledge Pickaxe.
The Covert Ops quests and the Free Secret Sledge Pickaxe in Fortnite
The Covert Ops is yet another operation by The Origin to bring down the Imagined Order, and it involves a set of 4 timed quests that you must complete to gain XPs and The Secret Sledge Pickaxe.
Note that you must complete these quests in the new Zero Build mode. If you didn't know, Zero build is the much-demanded game mode that disables building.
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Epic has yet to confirm the exact quest details and the start and end time for them though Fortnite insider, iFireMonkey, has indeed data mined the exact timings for every Covert Ops quest.
Thankfully, none of them has gone live yet, so you can use the downtime to work your way through the week 4 challenges and resistance quests.
- Quest 1: Begin Time - 22nd April, 9 AM ET; End Time - 26th April, 8.59 AM ET.
- Quest 2: Begin Time - 26th April, 9 AM ET; End Time - 28th April, 8.59 AM ET.
- Quest 3: Begin Time - 28th April, 9 AM ET; End Time - 30th April, 8.59 AM ET.
- Quest 4: Begin Time - 28th April, 9 AM ET; End Time - 2nd May, 8.59 AM ET.
You will have 4 days to complete each quest, so there should be no rush to complete them unless they are extremely challenging or lengthy. As mentioned before, we do not yet know what the exact quests are but we will make sure to update this article as soon as they are made available. Completing these four quests will give you the Secret Sledge Pickaxe.
That concludes our guide on how to get the Secret Sledge Pickaxe for free in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2. Make sure to check our dedicated Fortnite section for more news, guides, and features.
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