How to get Fortnite’s Merry Mint pickaxe
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 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.
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.
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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!