Why Has Fortnite Disabled Pickaxes?

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Fortnite has dropped the news that a number of pickaxes have been disabled in select playlists.

One of the big lures with Fortnite is the customisable cosmetics and skins you can apply to your character.

It can be frustrating if your favourite setup can't be used.

Fortnite Disables Pickaxes In Competitive Playlists

Due to an issue, Epic has disabled several pickaxes from competitive playlists.

Here's what his been disabled:

  • Bash Burner
  • BB's Beast Bat
  • Gladius of Potassius
  • Ol' Mate Sledgy
  • Sorrow's Reach
  • Lovestruck Striker
  • Durrburgian Battlespatch
  • Mjolnir
  • Leviathan Axe
  • Forsaken Strike
  • Beastfang
  • Seven Star Flashing Flail
  • Signpost Pummeler
  • Devourer's Bane
  • Combat Knife

Joining a competitive playlist with one of these equipped will instead equip the Default Pickaxe.

It appears it is mainly just one-handed pickaxes for the time being.

You can keep up to date with the issue and when it has been resolved here.

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