Fortnite: How-to Get the Minty Pickaxe

We're taking a look at how-to get Fortnite's Minty Pickaxe! This thing is causing a bit of a craze in the community, so we're looking to clear up some of the confusion so that you can get one.

Minty Pickaxe Release Date

The official release date of the Minty Pickaxe was November 6th, 2019. You can purchase any of the officially licensed Fortnite merchandise in-store to receive one while supplies last. Check with your nearby stores to see if they are participating and if they still have them available!

What Countries Is It Available In?

The Minty Pickaxe is a promotion code that is going to be given away at select retailers in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, and Australia/New Zealand. These codes will be given to people for free who have purchased an officially licensed Fortnite product in-store (while supplies last). Here are the stores you can find them in based on your country:

United States

  • GameStop
  • Amazon 4-star/Amazon Books retail stores
  • Target


  • EB Games/GameStop

United Kingdom 

  • GAME
  • Hamleys
  • Smyths
  • GameStop


  • Smyths
  • GameStop


  • Micromania/Zing
  • C&A


  • GameStop
  • Smyths
  • C&A


  • GameStop

Australia/New Zealand

  • GameStop/EB Games


How-to Get a Code

The official way to get a code is to purchase a licensed Fortnite product in-store at a participating location in your country. You will then either receive a card, or the code will possibly appear on the receipt. Make SURE to call and ask if the store you're planning on going to has them available.

Are They Still Available?

Yes, they are still available! You will want to call the listed stores in your country to verify if they are giving them away.

How did People Get Them Early?

Minty Code Card - Credit: XotOcean

The codes you were seeing floating around were mistakenly given out to people who visited some select GameStop locations in the US.

I Redeemed a Code and Didn't Receive Anything!

You will need to contact Fortnite Customer Service if your code did not work for whatever reason. I have seen people mention a bug where they entered a code and it didn't work, so make sure to contact Epic if you are having trouble.

Do not beg for a code in the comments!

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  1. Can u still get codes

  2. Can I get the minty pickaxe plz it will make my day. 😔

  3. EB Games Australia said on their Twitter that they aren’t selling Minty Axe codes

    1. When will they get more in stock?

      1. They were never selling them, they would give them away with purchases. It’s unlikely these cards will be available anymore.

  4. its not in austrailia or new Zealand because i have asked about 5 eb games stroees if they have minty but they said they dont

  5. Can you still get this at gamestop if you buy anything fortnite related?

    1. Call your local Gamestop and find out.

      1. I just went to my local Gamestop they said the promotion ended last Tuesday they also said that there might be another promotion coming out just like this one.

  6. On chriatmas my causin and me got vbucks.he got the minty pickaxe and i havent gotten mine in 3 me plz cause i havent getten it.

    1. You aren’t going to get one, because it sounds like your cousin used the code that came with the V-Bucks.

      1. But we got the same amount of vbucks.we didnt both use one card

        1. If the V-Bucks were bought in the same purchase then whoever bought them would only get one code.

  7. My friends says that you can get the Merry Minty axe in Norway? Is that true?

    1. As far as I know, it’s only the countries listed.

      1. bruh I got in Sweden, so i’m almost certain they have it in Norway aswell, if they have gamestop of course…

  8. I went to my local target and they said they didnt know what i was talking about….

    1. Did you talk to the people in the video game area? Target is a general store, it’s less likely they will know about the promotion.

  9. Can I buy two minty codes from one shop at the same time?

    1. You could talk to the cashier, but most of the time you get one per full purchase. You could buy one item pay for it, and then buy another item separately and maybe get two that way.

  10. The minty pickaxe is the best thing i have in my locker. Thanks for this

  11. Yes it does end in feb 2020

  12. So I have a code and I’m wondering when does this whole promotion end and when does the card codes for the minty pickaxe no longer work? I heard it might in Feb 4th but I don’t know if that’s true.

    1. Not sure, it should say on the card?

  13. how can i get code i middle east ?

    1. I don’t think you can get one unfortunately. You’d have to purchase it via third party, or find someone in a participating country to get you one.

  14. How do i redeem the minty pick axe

  15. Is there a way to get more without buy any more items? Or do I have to ask for more?

    1. It’s one per purchase as far as I know.

  16. Are they still available in Australia?

    1. Call your nearby stores to find out.

  17. does the minty still last it is the 3rd December now ?

    1. What do you mean? It still should be available at the listed stores.

  18. It didnt show anything on the receipt, will i get the code or it didnt show because its out of stock?

    1. You won’t get a code, I’m not sure why you didn’t get one on the receipt.

  19. Every gonna get it it’s free any item is really good ❤️❤️❤️

  20. Do you get a code for every item you buy? Ex. I buy 5 Fortnite branded items, do I get 5 codes?

    1. I believe if you bought each item separately you could get 5 codes, but you wouldn’t if you purchased them all at once.

  21. I am not in any of these countires but if i buy something online will i get it?

    1. No, you won’t.

  22. Has anybody confirmed that the codes have come to EBgames Australia? Because i visted them last week and there were no codes to give out and the clerk said multiple people have came in and asked about it but no word.

    1. i asked EB games Australia and they said they are aware that they are listed for fortnite minty pickaxe codes but they dont know when they are gonna get the codes to give out

  23. What’s a fortnite licsenced item that really cheap

    1. You’d have to go to the store itself and see what they have. You’d also want to ask someone working there what qualifies for the code.

  24. I just got it I had to buy Fortnite item I bought boogie bomb it cost 10$ and code came on receipt

  25. How do I redeem the code? I can’t seem to find the website.

  26. If u buy a vbuck cards will it give you the minty pickaxe?

    1. Yes, if you purchase it in-store at a participating location.

  27. I’ve heard you can get them in US Walmart’s, is that true?

    1. Not according to the official word from Epic. You can try calling and asking.

  28. is the code a physical only? and that if i am able to get through amazon(online)

    1. Physical only.

  29. the now have them Australia, Canada and New Zealand!

    1. I need to see proof of that.

      1. check fortnite’s new news update on vbuck cards and minty pickaxe

        1. Thanks, fixed the post.

  30. After Gamestop restocked the Merry Mint Pickaxe codes it was easy to get the code. They literally put the code on the receipt and you don’t even have to ask. They’ll notice you bought a Fortnite item and they’ll add it to the receipt.

    1. When did u buy the item?