'Fortnite' Merry Mint Pickaxe - How to Get a Code from GameStop

Fortnite players have been drooling over the Merry Mint Pickaxe ever since data miners uncovered it in the game's code last week. The ghoulish green confectionary treat isn't available through the Item Shop or by completing missions in the Battle Pass, making it even rarer and more desirable. If you've been enjoying Chapter 2 of the Battle Royale and want to try to get your hands on this neat item, here's how to do it.

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How to Get the Fortnite Merry Mint Pickaxe

Starting November 6, gamers in the U.S. can visit their local Gamestop to earn the Merry Mint Pickaxe. Other retailers in France, Germany and the United Kingdom will also have the pickaxe available according to an Epic Games blog post. You'll need to purchase a piece of Fortnite merchandise, like action figures or keychains, to get the code at checkout needed to unlock the item. There is a limited amount of codes available at these stores, so the longer you wait, the less likely it is you'll be able to pick one up.

To find the nearest retailer in your region, use the store locator links below.

GameStop has endured a rough 2019, closing down around 200 stores and laying off at least 120 employees at subsidiaries like Game Informer magazine. The brick-and-mortar gaming store has struggled to succeed in a world of online shopping, where it's easiest for gamers to download games directly or via Amazon rather than traveling to a physical location. ThinkGeek merged with GameStop in June, turning stores into Hot Topic hybrids that sell all forms of nerd paraphernalia in an attempt to bring more foot traffic into their stores. Promotions that grant in-game goods, like the Merry Mint Pickaxe, will assuredly help attract fans and drive profits.

The cheapest eligible item you can buy in the store that's Fortnite-related is the POP! Funko Keychains, which retail for less than $5. We prefer the Jazwares action figures since the skins can be kind of pretty. The NERF-branded guns also pack a punch. Just make sure to ask for your Merry Mint Pickaxe code at checkout. After all, the cashier might not be as up-to-date on the latest promos as you.

Fortnite is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and mobile. The Merry Mint Pickaxe goes on sale November 6.

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