A Pickaxe is a hand tool featuring a long, curved, tapered head, with each end being either a point, chisel, or blunt-faced. It is a common implement for working the earth.
In wartime, a soldier may use a pickaxe to dig foxholes in hard earth, or loosen material to fill gabions. Its weight and slender tip also make it effective at piercing thin armor, and so may be used as a weapon.
— In-game description
The Pickaxe is a melee weapon available in Battlefield V for all classes. It is unlocked for a class upon reaching class rank 12 for that respective class. In terms of gameplay, the pickaxe is identical to its Battlefield 1 counterpart.