Fortnite: How to Destroy Stones to get Free Pickaxe

Fortnite: How to Destroy Stones to get Free Pickaxe

Fortnite’s ever-evolving world has introduced a new pickaxe called the Artifact Axe that players can pretty much obtain by only destroying stones in-game. As part of the Fortnite Summer Escape Event, tons of quests offer you a bunch of exclusive rewards. One such quest requires you to destroy a total of 10 stones in-game which grants you the Artifact Axe as the reward. Therefore, let us see how to destroy stones and get this free pickaxe in Fortnite.

How to Get the Artifact Axe in Fortnite:
Destroy Stones for Free Pickaxe

Where to find Stones in the Fortnite Map

Stones can be found almost anywhere on the Fortnite Map. As you progress in your match, you will surely spot many stones. However, if you want the most efficient and less time-consuming way to complete the quest, make sure to land at a:

  • Beach, as they are home to plenty of boulders in Fortnite.
  • Forests, as they are one of the most common places to find stones, boulders, and other stone-like objects.

You don’t even need to keep your eyes peeled to find stones in Fortnite. They are one of the most common sightings in the Fortnite Map.

How to destroy stones in Fortnite

The best and most efficient way to destroy stones and boulders in Fortnite is the Pickaxe.

  • Simply equip your Pickaxe and start hacking away at the stones.
  • Keep in mind that the time taken to break one stone depends upon its size.
  • Since the quest does not mention any specific type of stones to destroy you can destroy any type of stone you find.

Repeat this process 10 times to destroy a total of 10 stones which marks the completion of the quest.

What are the rewards?

As mentioned earlier, as part of the Summer Escape Event’s Questline of Fortnite, destroying 10 stones will grant you the new axe known as the Artifact Axe.

Fortnite: How to Destroy Stones to get Free Pickaxe

If you’re looking for any alternative ways to acquire this pickaxe, there aren’t any. Since the quest is very simple and easy to complete, the Artifact Axe is worth adding to your inventory.

The Artifact Axe

The Artifact Axe is a cosmetic skin for the standard pickaxe. It is classified as a RARE Harvesting Tool.

Item Details
Source Fortnite Summer Escape Event Quest
Introduced in Chapter 4, Season 3
Last seen N/A
ID Pickaxe_TiltedParrot
Coin 0

Other Summer Escape Quests

While you’re at it, make sure to take a look at other Summer Escape Quests that you can complete on your journey to acquire the Artifact Axe.

  • Eating 5 Ice Cream Cones
  • Destroy 10 trees
  • Destroy 30 structures
  • Search 7 chests
  • Light a campfire
  • Emote by a lit campfire
  • Sprint while under the effects of Slap.

While there are tons of other quests, these quests are relatively the easiest ones that you can complete side by side while doing your quest to acquire the Free Fortnite Pickaxe or the Artifact Axe.

Fortnite: How to Destroy Stones to get Free Pickaxe
Image courtesy of Epic Games

The Summer Escape event ends on July 18, so hurry up and complete the quests to claim the amazing rewards.


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