Epic Apologies For Fortnite Downtime With A Free Crescent Shroom Pickaxe, Here's How To Get It
Fortnite players can pick up the Crescent Shroom Pickaxe on January 7th at 7pm ET. Players must have logged in during Winterfest to be able to receive the Pickaxe, but there are no other qualifications. Players who did not log in during the Winterfest will be able to purchase the Pickaxe at a later date. There is currently no information about when it will be available for purchase or how much it will cost.
There are no official images of the Crescent Shroom Pickaxe. However, dataminers have naturally uncovered at least one image. The Pickaxe will likely be silver and, unsurprisingly, have a crescent-shaped blade.
Winterfest started on December 16th and ran until this morning. However, many players were frustrated because the down time occurred during many players' winter break. Players were also promised a total of fourteen presents during the event and some were unable to receive one of the fourteen.
The Crescent Shroom Pickaxe is only one part of Fortnite’s apology. There will also be a power leveling event this upcoming weekend in which players will gain additional XP while completing their usual activities and objectives. This event is to make up for the fact that players were supposed to be able to earn extra XP during the Winterfest event. Power Leveling Weekend will begin on Friday, January 7th at 7pm ET and go until Monday, January 10th at 7am ET.
The reactions to the Crescent Shroom Pickaxe have been mixed. Many players especially find the pickaxe to be underwhelming and are not particularly excited about the Power Leveling Weekend. Others argue that players should just be grateful that Epic Games is giving them anything to compensate for the lost time.
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