Can you imagine how amazing it would be to design a concept for an item in Fortnite, and then discover that your item is going to be in the game? Epic Games loved one fan’s icicle pickaxe concept so much that they have decided to adopt it for Season 7.
The ”Cold to the Touch” Pickaxe Turned Up in a Datamine
u/snabobo on Reddit designed a pickaxe concept based on an icicle and decided to call it “Cold to the Touch.” Recently, that same pickaxe showed up in a Season 7 datamine. The “Cold to the Touch” name appears in the description and its appearance is a pretty exact match for the fan concept.
On Reddit, u/snabobo posted two days ago, “My icicle pickaxe became reality!” This image accompanied that caption:
The item has received a lot of attention on Reddit, and the creator’s post is not the only one on the development. This post on the same topic contains a reply from u/snabobo which states, “I recently got contacted saying it was from my idea, so I can rest easy now.”
So it would seem that Epic Games has been in touch with u/snabobo. They have confirmed that they drew their inspiration directly from his design. While this seemed like a given, it was still possible it was all a big coincidence, however improbable. Now we know that is not the case. This also seems like a strong indication that the item really will make it to the game (while most items discovered in datamines do, it is never a guarantee).