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How to get Thor’s hammer as a Fortnite pickaxe

Published: 28/Aug/2020 18:12

by Tanner Pierce


Fortnite Season 4 has launched, and one of the items you can get in the Marvel-themed season is Thor’s hammer. The catch: it can only be used by certain characters. Here’s everything you need to know.

Epic Games made Marvel fans incredibly happy when they released Chapter 2, Season 4 for Fortnite on August 27, 2020. The entire season is seemingly Marvel-themed, allowing players to earn skins, gliders, pickaxes, and more based on characters from the popular comics company.

One of the items players can earn this season is Thor’s hammer Mjolnir, which appears as a pickaxe. While the item itself is pretty cool, there’s some things you should know before you attempt to possess the power of the god.

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Worthy characters will be able to wield Thor’s hammer Mjolnir in Fortnite Season 4.

How do I earn Mjolnir in Fortnite?

First things first: you need to buy the battle pass for Season 4. This isn’t optional as it’s not one of the free items available for everyone.

After that, you’ll have to level it up to 8. While that may seem like a daunting task, it’s actually relatively simple. You can easily achieve it by playing the game for a couple hours and completing in-game challenges.

Once you reach 8, you’ll need to do one more thing. Equip the Thor skin that you get at level 1 in the battle pass and jump into the game. You’ll find a small crater to the north of Weeping Woods. If you go to the center of it, you’ll find Mjolnir waiting for you to pick up. After that, you’ll have it in your inventory forever.

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Players who go to this point on the map will be able to find Mjolnir in a crater.

What characters can use Mjolnir in Fortnite?

Normally, this would be an easy question as all other pickaxes in the game can be used by any character. That being said, in a nice nod to the comic books and films, Epic Games has restricted the use of Mjolnir to only characters that are deemed “worthy.”

That means that, right now, there are currently only two specific characters that can use Mjolnir in-game, which we’ve listed below.

  1. Thor
  2. Captain America

If any others are found out to be able to wield it or if any more characters are added to the game that are considered “worthy”, we’ll update this list.

If you attempt to use Mjolnir on a character that isn’t “worthy,” you’ll use the default pickaxe instead.


Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

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Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.