Fortnite’s Axetec Pickaxe is changing next update

The Axetec Pickaxe has caused confusion in the Fortnite community due to its pricing and rarity.

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Originally appearing in the Item Shop as a Uncommon item, the Axetec Pickaxe cost 800 V-Bucks to purchase. The community immediately complained, since a pickaxe with a cost of 800 V-Bucks was usually a Rare item.

Either the Axetec was overpriced, Uncommons cost 500, or there was an issue with the rarity.

As seen on FNBR, the Axetec was incorrectly listed as Uncommon (or incorrectly listed as 800 V-Bucks).
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Epic Games cleared up the confusion and will address the issue in the upcoming Fortnite update, the Axetec Pickaxe will now be classified as a Rare Pickaxe.

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In response to a post on Reddit, Epic Games said the issue was with the rarity, not the price.

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“[The Axetec] pickaxe was incorrectly set to uncommon (green). It will be changed to rare (blue) in the 8.10 update,” said the developer.

Fortnite updates tend to go live between Tuesdays and Thursdays, meaning you can expect your Axetec Pickaxe to get more Rare between March 12 and March 14.