Fortnite Crafting Guide Explained

Fortnite players can now craft a variety of weapons.
Fortnite players can now craft a variety of weapons. / Photo courtesy of Epic Games

Season 6 of Fortnite has introduced weapon crafting into the game. Players can now craft a variety of Primal and Classic weapons with Animal Bones and Mechanical Parts.

Weapon crafting is only one of the few changes that Epic Games has introduced with Season 6. Fortnite's map has undergone significant changes, and a variety of weapons have been vaulted and unvaulted. The following guide provides an overview of the new Fortnite weapon crafting system.

Fortnite Crafting Guide

A post from The Fortnite Team on Epic Games' website provides the context for the game's new weapon crafting system. Essentially, "after the Zero Point sent a mysterious pulse across the Island, survival skills have become more essential than ever" and "knowing how to craft your own advanced items can give you the upper hand in these primal times." Although it may confuse players at first, the crafting system is easy to master.

Primal Weapons

Primal Weapons can be crafted using animal bones. Players can hunt wildlife such as hogs, boars, or wolves to acquire their bones, The key characteristic of Primal Weapons is their high damage output.

Classic Weapons

Players can upgrade their weapons to the Classic variant by utilizing Mechanical Parts. To gather these parts, they must destroy and loot vehicles, forklifts, and tractors. Classic weapons stand out because they provide higher precision.

The Crafting Process

  1. Acquire Animal Bones (Primal weapons) or Mechanical Parts (Classic weapons) from wildlife or vehicles respectively.
  2. Open up the Inventory menu and switch to the Crafting tab.
  3. Select the weapon that you would like to upgrade.
  4. Check that you have the required materials.
  5. Use the Craft button to craft the weapon.