Free Fortnite Hulk Pickaxe Crossover Item Announced
It has been a while now since the last Fortnite and Marvel crossover in the Deadpool Season 2 event, so we are happy to announce that a new one is coming soon. This time around, this crossover is rather weird and is a mix of several different companies and games to allow for players to get a Fortnite Hulk pickaxe item.
Fortnite Hulk Pickaxes Announced
The Fortnite Hulk pickaxe cosmetic item will be available as part of the upcoming partnership between Epic Games, Marvel, and Square Enix of all companies. Announced earlier today, Fortnite is actually crossing over with another video game in the industry.
This game is none other than the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers game that will release this fall. This partnership will net players a rather strange reward as part of it, and that is the upcoming Fortnite Hulk pickaxe item. It may seem weird to have a pickaxe modeled after the Incredible Hulk, but it makes sense.
The Fortnite Hulk pickaxe item is actually not a weapon or axe of any kind, but literally is the hands of the superhero beast. You will literally be able to Hulk smash your way through some battle royale matches by using this new cosmetic item in the game.
It will replace the standard pickaxe item with the Hulk’s hands themselves. It looks kind of weird in all honesty, so it may seem strange to use when you are playing matches online. After all, the pickaxe itself is literally a couple of random hands that are separated from the body of the superhero.
A Second Hulk Pickaxe Will Be Available
If that isn’t enough, though, the Fortnite Hulk pickaxe will actually come in two different versions that you will be able to unlock for the game. The second one is also based around the Hulk himself, but this time around, it is based on the Hulkbuster suit style that he wore in Avengers: Infinity War.
That movie saw the Hulk actually take the Iron Man-inspired massive suit and wear it in combat. The Hulkbuster style will be available as an alternative form of pickaxe that you can use in matches. It also looks much more striking than the massive green hands with the slick red and gold armored gloves.
The most important thing to note is how to unlock these two Fortnite Hulk pickaxe items. What’s crazy about this crossover is that you don’t have to spend anything at all in order to unlock not one but both of these crossover pickaxe items for the Hulk.
All you need to do is jump into the upcoming Avengers video game beta that will happen next month ahead of the launch of the superhero service game. The beta will give players a chance to see how the game plays and feels roughly a month or so before the official launch of the full game.
How to Unlock the Hulk Pickaxes
Players just need to download the beta and play through it to completion for whatever is available in it, and they will be able to unlock the new Fortnite pickaxe crossover items. Both of the Hulk styles will be available for free just for completing the beta, so you get two for the price of one.
You might be wondering how you can get into the beta that is coming up in August, and all you need to do is download the open beta if you aren’t planning on buying the game itself right now. The open beta will happen later in the month and be available to everyone.
You can download the open beta for free, play it to completion, and then you will receive the free items for Fortnite. Of course, you can also play the beta much earlier and potentially get these items earlier as well if you happen to preorder the game on PS4 or Xbox One.
For those players who preorder the game on PS4, you will get a much longer beta that starts very soon on Aug. 7. For those players on Xbox One, you will have to wait a little bit longer if you preordered the game and can check out the beta a week later on Aug. 14.
PC Players Don’t Get These Items for Free
Then if you are someone who doesn’t plan on preordering the PS4 or Xbox One version of the game, you will have to wait until another week later on Aug. 21 to enjoy the open beta. That open beta will not last long as it will come to an end on Aug. 23, so you’ll have to act fast to complete it and unlock these items.
If you don’t want to download the beta or aren’t on the PS4 or Xbox One platforms, you will be able to purchase the Fortnite Hulk pickaxe items at a later date in the item shop. But if you have either of those platforms, there really is no reason for you to have to spend money on these free cosmetics.
What is weird about this whole situation, though, is that the free offer for the Hulk pickaxes isn’t available on PC. This is strange because both Fortnite and the upcoming Avengers game are/will be available on PC in the near future alongside the PS4 and Xbox One versions.
It seems that there is no applicable PC beta that we know of at this time, which is strange and could be the reason why PC players will not be able to take advantage of this free reward. It remains to be seen if there will be an official Hulk skin that will come to Fortnite when the pickaxes enter the item shop.
It would make sense to have an official Hulk skin since the hands are rather strange on their own and would look better if there was a skin that could seamlessly connect to them and look the same with or without the pickaxes equipped. For that, we will just have to wait and see.