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Fortnite New Default Pickaxe | Has it changed?

Following its latest update, we now have a Fortnite new default Pickaxe. In this guide, we’ll let you know what the new Fortnite default Pickaxe looks like, what it is, and how it has changed. It’s a somewhat drastic redesign, so you will be wanting to know everything there is to know the new default weapon and tool. We’ll even let you know how you can go about getting your hands on a new default Pickaxe because we’re nice like that.

Fortnite New Default Pickaxe | Has it changed?

Fortnite new default pickaxe

Thanks to the latest Fortnite update, we should have a brand-new default Pickaxe to use in the game. It doesn’t appear as though there is any particular reason as to why we have been given a new default Pickaxe design, but we have one. We think it looks great. It’s detailed, without being too distracting or overdesigned. It looks sharp and shiny, just how you’d want a Pickaxe. Interestingly, on the head of the new default Pickaxe, you can see “3-16” inscribed on the metal. Aside from being a Bible verse, it’s anyone’s guess why “3-16” is on the Pickaxe.

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If you want to see how the Fortnite new default Pickaxe compares to the last one, we’ve supplied you with a comparison image that you can see above. As you can see, the handle has been thinned out, with a grip added for support. The head, however, has had a chunk taken out of it towards its front end. We’d guess that’d make it lighter to hold and swing in reality, but it just looks cool here. If you’re after the new default Pickaxe, we’ve got some good news for you. You may already have it.

When you download and install the latest update, you should own the new Fortnite default Pickaxe. It’s the new default option. You may need to choose to equip it if you have any other Pickaxe equipped.