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Disambig gray.svg This article is about the Harvesting Tool used as a weapon. For Harvesting Tools as a Cosmetic Item, see Harvesting Tools. For a Season 3 Battle Pass Loading Screen, see Harvesting Tools (Loading Screen).


The Harvesting Tool (sometimes referred to in game as a Pickaxe) is a melee weapon in Fortnite: Battle Royale. It was introduced in the Pre-Season. It is unable to be dropped and is given to you automatically. The default harvesting tool also changed throughout the three chapters.

Functionality

The Harvesting Tool is best used for destroying structures, but can also be used for close combat, although the latter is very ineffective due to its 20 damage standpoint.

The Harvesting Tool is unique in that it has the ability to critical hit structures. When a player strikes a structure, for their second attack a circle indicator will be present, hitting this indicator rewards double damage per hit. After each consecutive hit, the indicator moves around the structure. This indicator is not related to a specific surface, as rotating around a structure and hitting the same indicator continues the chain of critical hits.

When attacking structures that are not player built, materials will be added to the player's inventory. The number of materials depends on the structure or prop being destroyed.

The Harvesting Tool can also be used for melee damage, dealing very little damage per hit as well as low damage per second. It should only be used in emergencies.

Stats

Harvesting Tools deal 20 Damage per hit (20 damage per second). Harvesting Tools do not have a headshot multiplier.

Harvesting Tools deal 50 Structure Damage per hit, but deal 75 on player-built Structures. They can critical hit for double damage on top of this.

Harvesting Tool
Pickaxe (Chapter 3) - Harvesting Tool - Fortnite.png
Common
DPS: 20
Damage: 20
Structure Damage: 50 - 75

The Harvesting Tool is a melee weapon, so in order to damage opponents, they must be within a certain radius of the user, when they attack.

Obtained

The Harvesting Tool is given to every player as soon as a match begins, and does not take up an inventory slot, as it has its own.

Strategy Guide

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The risk was calculated... but man am I bad at math.
This section outlines a strategy. Feel free to add tips, tricks and general advice about the topic.


  • Only use the Harvesting Tool when out of all other options, or if you are very early game and neither you or an opponent have a weapon.
  • You could use a Harvesting Tool against a player who only has a long range weapon, such as a Sniper Rifle, as the weak hipfire accuracy can lead you to win a fight against them.
  • The Harvesting Tool is effective at eliminating knocked opponents, as they will have trouble escaping you, and it does not waste any ammo.

History

Pre-Season

  • Update v1.6: Harvesting Tool added to Battle Royale, alongside the entire game-mode. It deals 10 damage per hit and 50 to structures, with the ability to critical hit them.
    • It also deals 50 damage to Opponent structures, and 25 to Ally Structures.

Season 5

  • Update v5.10: Harvesting Tools now deal 75 damage per hit instead of 50 to Opponent and Ally structures.

Season 6

  • Update v6.30: Harvesting Tools now deal 20 damage per hit instead of 10.

Chapter 2: Season 1

Chapter 3: Season 1

Gallery

Trivia

  • Harvesting Tools are unique in that they have a complete model change depending on cosmetic rarity. Unlike other weapons which apply wraps, the cosmetic alteration of a Harvesting Tool is the entire icon and model, rather than a texture change.
    • On top of this, they are the only weapon to not be affected by rarity, and also able to equip series rarities, such as DC Series.
  • The Star Wand and AC/DC had a bug attached to the item which caused them to deal 56 Damage per attack, with a 1.5x headshot modifier too. This was quickly patched, but unusual, as it was the only time this weapon could critical hit players.
  • The weapon is technically Common, but as mentioned prior is only changed by its cosmetic rarity.
Weapons
Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Assault Weapons
Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Assault Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Assault Rifle (Assault Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Skye's) • Suppressed Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Suppressed Assault RifleBurst Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Burst Assault Rifle (Striker Burst Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Ocean'sStriker Burst Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Slone's) • Heavy Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Heavy Assault Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Heavy Assault Rifle (Heavy Assault Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Meowscles' Peow Peow) • Combat Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Combat Assault RifleScoped Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Scoped Assault Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Scoped Assault RifleChitauri Laser Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Chitauri Laser RifleThermal Scoped Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle (Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Huntmaster Saber's) • Tactical Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Tactical Assault RifleInfantry Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Infantry Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Infantry RifleLight Machine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Light Machine GunMinigun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Minigun (Minigun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Brutus') • Stark Industries Energy Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Stark Industries Energy RifleDrum Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Drum Gun (Drum Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Midas'Jules' Drum Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Jules'Shadow Midas' Drum Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Shadow Midas') • Makeshift Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Makeshift RiflePrimal Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal Rifle (Primal Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Spire Guardian's) • First Order Blaster Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png First Order Blaster RifleE-11 Blaster Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png E-11 Blaster RiflePulse Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Pulse Rifle (Pulse Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Slone'sBurst Pulse Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Burst Pulse Rifle) • Sideways Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Sideways RifleSideways Minigun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Sideways MinigunMK-Seven Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png MK-Seven Assault Rifle (MK-Seven Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png The Foundation's) • Ranger Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Ranger Assault RifleStriker Burst Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Striker Burst Rifle (Striker Burst Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Slone's) • Hammer Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hammer Assault Rifle
Makeshift Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Bows
Boom Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Boom Bow (TNTina's Ka-Boom Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png TNTina's Ka-Boom) • Hawkeye's Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hawkeye's BowMakeshift Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Makeshift BowPrimal Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal BowPrimal Flame Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal Flame BowPrimal Stink Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal Stink BowMechanical Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Mechanical BowMechanical Explosive Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Mechanical Explosive Bow (Mechanical Explosive Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Raz's) • Mechanical Shockwave Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Mechanical Shockwave BowGrappler Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Grappler BowUnstable Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Unstable Bow
Crossbow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Crossbows
Crossbow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Crossbow (Cupid's Crossbow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Cupid's) • Fiend Hunter Crossbow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Fiend Hunter CrossbowDual Fiend Hunters - Weapon - Fortnite.png Dual Fiend HuntersPlunger Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png Plunger Bow



Rocket Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Explosive Weapons
Rocket Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Rocket Launcher (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Rocket Launcher (Pumpkin Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Pumpkin) • Quad Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Quad Launcher (Burst Quad Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Burst) • Guided Missile - Weapon - Fortnite.png Guided MissileGrenade Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Grenade Launcher (Snowball Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png SnowballEgg Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png EggOrange Paint Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Orange PaintPurple Paint Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Purple PaintEgg Launcher (New) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Cinematic PaintSnowball Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png The Big Chill) • Chitauri Energy Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Chitauri Energy LauncherShockwave Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Shockwave Launcher (Shockwave Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Kit's) • Proximity Grenade Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Proximity Grenade LauncherGrenade - Item - Fortnite.png GrenadeClinger - Item - Fortnite.png ClingersDynamite - Item - Fortnite.png DynamiteBottle Rockets - Item - Fortnite.png Bottle RocketsProximity Mine - Item - Fortnite.png Proximity MineRemote Explosive - Item - Fortnite.png Remote ExplosiveFirefly Jar - Item - Fortnite.png Firefly JarRecycler - Weapon - Fortnite.png Recycler (Recycler - Weapon - Fortnite.png Spire Assassin's) • Pulsar 9000 Schematic - Weapon - Fortnite.png Alien Knockgun LauncherPlasma Cannon - Weapon - Fortnite.png Plasma CannonAnvil Rocket Launcher - Weapon - Fortnite.png Anvil Rocket Launcher
DMR - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Marksman Rifles
DMR - Weapon - Fortnite.png DMR




Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Submachine Guns
Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Submachine Gun (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Submachine GunSuppressed Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Suppressed Submachine GunCompact SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Compact SMGTactical Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Tactical Submachine GunRapid Fire SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Rapid Fire SMGBurst SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Burst SMGMachine Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Machine PistolMakeshift Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Makeshift Submachine GunPrimal SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal SMGKymera Ray Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Kymera Ray Gun (Kymera Ray Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Zyg and Choppy's) • Stinger SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Stinger SMG (Stinger SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Gunnar's) • Combat SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Combat SMGCharge SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Charge SMG
Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Pistols
Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Pistol (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png PistolSuppressed Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Suppressed Pistol (Dual Suppressed Pistols - Weapon - Fortnite.png DualShadow Tracker - Weapon - Fortnite.png Shadow Tracker) • Dual Pistols - Weapon - Fortnite.png Dual Pistols (Hop Rock Dualies - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hop Rock Dualies) • Hand Cannon - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hand Cannon (Deadpool's Dual Hand Cannons - Weapon - Fortnite.png Deadpool's Dual) • Revolver (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png RevolverScoped Revolver - Weapon - Fortnite.png Scoped Revolver (Night Hawk - Weapon - Fortnite.png Night Hawk) • Six Shooter - Weapon - Fortnite.png Six Shooter (Marksman Six Shooter - Weapon - Fortnite.png Marksman) • Flashlight Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Flashlight PistolFlint-Knock Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Flint-Knock Pistol (Flint-Knock Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Lazar's) • Makeshift Revolver - Weapon - Fortnite.png Makeshift RevolverPrimal Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal PistolCombat Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Combat PistolSidearm Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png Sidearm PistolCharge SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png Charge SMG
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Sniper Rifles
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle (Dragon's Breath Sniper - Weapon - Fortnite.png Dragon's Breath Sniper) • Suppressed Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Suppressed Sniper RifleHeavy Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Heavy Sniper Rifle (Boom Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Boom Sniper Rifle) • Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Semi-Automatic Sniper RifleAutomatic Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Automatic Sniper RifleHunting Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hunting Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hunting RifleLever Action Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Lever Action RifleStorm Scout Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Storm Scout Sniper Rifle (Storm Scout - Weapon - Fortnite.png Storm Scout) • Amban Sniper Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png Amban Sniper RifleRail Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Rail GunZapotron - Weapon - Fortnite.png ZapotronHunter Bolt-Action Sniper - Weapon - Fortnite.png Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper
Pump Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Shotguns
Pump Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Pump Shotgun (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Pump ShotgunTactical Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Tactical Shotgun (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Tactical ShotgunHeavy Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Heavy ShotgunDouble Barrel Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Double Barrel Shotgun (The Dub - Weapon - Fortnite.png The Dub) • Combat Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Combat ShotgunDrum Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Drum ShotgunCharge Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Charge Shotgun (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Charge Shotgun (Charge Shotgun (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png Kit's) • Dragon's Breath Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Dragon's Breath ShotgunLever Action Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Lever Action ShotgunMakeshift Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Makeshift ShotgunPrimal Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Primal Shotgun (Primal Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Spire Assassin's) • Auto Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Auto ShotgunStriker Pump Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Striker Pump ShotgunRanger Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Ranger ShotgunTwo-Shot Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Two-Shot ShotgunPrime Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png Prime Shotgun
Infinity Blade - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Melee Weapons
Pickaxe (Chapter 3) - Harvesting Tool - Fortnite.png Harvesting ToolInfinity Blade - Weapon - Fortnite.png Infinity BladeSideways Scythe - Weapon - Fortnite.png Sideways ScytheKylo Ren's Lightsaber - Weapon - Fortnite.png Rey's Lightsaber - Weapon - Fortnite.png Luke's Lightsaber - Weapon - Fortnite.png Mace Windu's Lightsaber - Weapon - Fortnite.png Obi Wan's Lightsaber - Weapon - Fortnite.png Lightsaber (Darth Vader's Lightsaber - Weapon - Fortnite.png Darth Vader's) • Kingsman - Weapon - Fortnite.png KingsmanStormbreaker - Weapon - Fortnite.png Thor's StormbreakerYautja Wristblades - Harvesting Tool - Fortnite.png Predator Claw



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