Key Points
Completion Time:
5 Minutes
Very Easy
Artifact Pickaxe
Required For:
"Destroy 10 Stones" Quest

As part of the Fortnite Summer Escape event, players can unlock a brand new pickaxe by completing the quest “Destroy 10 stones.”

However, this task can be a little tricky, especially if you don’t know the best place to look for stones or the easiest way to break them.

Fortunately, we’ve got you covered, as below you’ll find everything you need to know about destroying stones in Fortnite and unlocking the unique Artifact Axe.

How to Destroy Stones in Fortnite

To destroy a stone, find any rock on the map (it doesn’t matter how big or small it is) and hit it with your pickaxe until its health turns to zero.

The quickest and easiest way to do this is to hit the weakspots that appear as you hit it, as this will deal extra damage to the stone.

While you can use guns and grenades to destroy stones, using your pickaxe is the quietest and most effective way.

The Player breaking rocks in Fortnite

Best Place to Find Stones in Fortnite

The best place to find stones in Fortnite is the beach to the southwest of Kenjutsu Crossing. You’ll easily find 10+ stones in this area, of varying sizes.

Make sure to target the smaller stones first, as they will take less time to destroy. You’ll find a cluster of them right by the lighthouse, and then further along the beach to the north.

The location of Stones in Fortnite

Additionally, inside the small lighthouse next to the beach is a good amount of powerful loot to grab in case anyone else lands nearby.

A group of Stones in Fortnite near Kenjutsu Crossing

Destroy 10 Stones Reward

Your reward for completing the quest “Destroy 10 stones” in Fortnite is the Artifact Axe pickaxe. There is currently no other way to unlock this unique pickaxe.

It is unlocked as soon as you finish the match in which you destroyed the tenth stone and can be found in your Locker under the Pickaxe section.

The Artifact Axe pickaxe in Fortnite
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