Fortnite Taming Guide: How to Get an Animal Companion in Season 6
By Jack O'Dwyer
A Fortnite taming guide will help you survive the wilds and put you ahead of your opponents.
With Fortnite Season 6, Primal, players are thrown back to a time when the island was wild and free. For better or worse, that also means equally wild and free animals.
For the first time ever, Fortnite fans can experience the wilderness of an untamed landscape and its corresponding desperate need for survival within the comfort of their favorite game. Season 6, Primal, has reverted the island to a time when it was untouched by human hands—meaning players now must traverse vast forests teeming with aggressive wildlife.
Fortunately, with a little luck and a whole lot of patience, some members of that wildlife can become a valuable asset.
Fortnite Taming Guide
Taming an animal in Fortnite is much like taming anywhere else. Players will need strategy, quick reflexes, and some of the target's favorite food.
Currently, the two animals that are known to be tamable are wolves and boars. The process of taming these two is completely identical. As long as players have found success with one, they'll likely have no problem with the other. The only thing that changes is the food: wolves eat meat, boars eat vegetables.
If other animals are added in the future, we suspect the process will still be the same.
We've broken down the steps below:
- Locate your chosen animal.
- Isolate it from its drove/pack mates.
- Prepare its food and toss it toward the animal.
- Wait for the animal to get to the food and begin to eat.
- Once eating, approach the animal and wait for the "Tame" prompt.
- Hit "Tame."
Keep in mind that when you approach these animals, they will be hostile from the start. This is a major problem when multiple members of the species are hanging around together as they'll all attack at once.
Additionally, of course, before attempting anything close to taming, players should be sure they have the proper food on them. Otherwise, the whole process is meaningless.
Players can only have one tamed animal at a time. While tamed, their animal will follow them about and aid them in certain situations such as combat.