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How to get Fortnite’s Merry Mint pickaxe

Published: 11/Nov/2019 15:06 Updated: 11/Nov/2019 15:12

by Connor Bennett

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Fortnite fans have been chomping at the bit to get the Merry Mint pickaxe in their locker. So, here’s how you can get your hands on it.

Epic Games’ extremely popular battle royale title is chocked full of items that everyone wants to own. Be it the Ghoul Trooper skin, or the PAX expo sprays these cosmetics let you style in front of other players, as well as showing off your dedication to the game.

Some, however, are incredibly rarer than others and a handful can’t even be purchased from the in-game item store. The hottest arrival to this scene of rare cosmetics is the Merry Mint pickaxe but don’t worry, it’s not gone completely out of stock just yet – there are ways to get yourselves an elusive code.

The Merry Mint has joined the ranks of elusive Fortnite cosmetics.

The way in which you can get the pickaxe is pretty simple, you just have to purchase a Fortnite product from a select group of stores in selected regions – be it online or in person.

These retailers are located in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany, but if you’ve got the extra cash, you can get elsewhere in the world, it’s just going to cost you some shipping cost. So, here’s where you can get them from.

Gamestop US

Grab any Fortnite product from Gamestop’s online store, be it a V-Bucks card or something physical like a keyring, and you’ll be given a code.

Of course, if you venture to a physical store, you’ll have to hope that they have codes in stock but there should be plenty available online for now. 

Keychains can be purchased in order to get a Merry Mint code.

GAME UK

The UK-based equivalent of Gamestop, GAME UK, is stocking similar products to the United States retailer but you won’t be able to purchase a V-Bucks card.

They do, however, have POP Funko Keychains that depict a range of in-game skins that you can sport in your everyday life. These range from £4.99 to 10.99. Once you’ve got one in your basket, the Merry Mint will appear with a price of £99.99 but don’t fret, you won’t be shelling out.

Once you’ve purchased your Fortnite product, the Merry Mint will appear as free and you’ll just have to wait for the harvesting tool code.

Gamestop Germany is also offering the codes up online, but you won’t be able to visit a physical store and get a Merry Mint code.

For the rest of the world, you can use these three stores and pay the shipping costs – which could get pretty expensive depending on where you are –  if they offer delivery to your location. If it works, you’ll have to wait for a physical card with the code inside of an email.

How to redeem a Merry Mint code

Once you’ve got the code in hand, head to the official Fortnite website and head into the redeem page. Log into your Epic Games account, wait for the page to refresh, and enter in your code.

Claim it from there, wait a few moments, and then head log into the game itself. The Merry Mint will appear on-screen as a newly redeemed item so equip it and show it off to your friends!

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How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton

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Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

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Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.