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Free Fortnite Pickaxe giveaway: How to get the Crescent Shroom Harvesting Tool

Epic Games are giving away one last Fortnite Winterfest gift after downtime during the holiday event

Updated: Jan 7, 2022 12:00 pm
Free Fortnite Pickaxe giveaway: How to get the Crescent Shroom Harvesting Tool

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Players logging into Fortnite are already starting to receive the new Fortnite Crescent Shroom Pickaxe, which Epic Games are giving away following downtime and Winterfest gift confusion.

Over the festive period, during Fortnite’s popular Winterfest event, the Battle Royale game had serious, unplanned server issues, eventually causing the servers to be completely shut down by Epic Games for a number of hours. As a result, the developer announced a Power Leveling weekend as well as a free pickaxe for those who logged into Fortnite during Winterfest.

How to claim free Crescent Shroom pickaxe

How to claim free Crescent Shroom Pickaxe

The Crescent Shroom Pickaxe was never meant to be free to players, and is actually part of an upcoming, paid-for Outfit bundle featuring NPC Madcap. Madcap and his accompanying Crescent Shroom Pickaxe will still appear in the shop in the future, as confirmed by Epic Games on Twitter, but the Harvesting Tool alone is being gifted out early to players who were denied access to the game’s servers during the downtime.

You don’t need to do anything to claim the Pickaxe. Instead, if you are eligible for the reward, it will show up when you log in. Simply click ‘Claim’ or ‘Equip’ when you see the Pickaxe to add it to your locker. It will take some time for the item to be rolled out to all accounts, though, so don’t panic if yours doesn’t appear just yet. You’ll be eligible for the reward if you simply logged into Fortnite at any point during Winterfest.

Fortnite Power Leveling Weekend

As well as Fortnite’s free Crescent Shroom Pickaxe, Epic Games are also implementing a Power Leveling weekend starting from January 7th, 2022, running until January 10th, 2022. Take a look at the table below for exact start and end times for the Power Leveling event, and take advantage of the supercharged XP to level up your Battle Pass.

Start time/dateEnd time/date
Western America4pm PST — Jan 7th, 20224am PST — Jan 10th, 2022
Eastern America7pm EST — Jan 7th, 20227am EST — Jan 10th, 2022
United Kingdom12am GMT — Jan 8th, 202212pm GMT — Jan 10th, 2022
Central Europe1am CET — Jan 8th, 20221pm CET — Jan 10th, 2022
Japan9am JST — Jan 8th, 20229pm JST — Jan 10th, 2022
Australia11am AEDT — Jan 8th, 202211pm AEDT — Jan 10th, 2022

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