Epic at night reported that one of the pickaxes was turned off, but only in competitive mode.
Usually, mistakes with pickaxes come down to the fact that using them gives you an advantage. In the past, using specific collectors helped to deal damage or run faster.
From Trello, the pages with all the current errors in Fortnite, we learn that one of the pickaxes has been disabled. Why?
Burn Basher off
Burn Basher is currently unavailable in competitive modes. In all others, you can play it even though using it is simply unprofitable.
There is no reason given on Trello, but there is full information on Twitter:
“We are aware of a bug with the Burn Basher pick which makes the first swing of the pickaxe slightly slower compared to the other pickers”.
If you use it in normal games, it is worth choosing something else. This is not some amazing failure to win, but it certainly can affect the outcome of the game in some way.