Crafting is a new mechanic introduced in Fortnite Season 6 to help fans get upgraded weapons sooner. To use it, they need to gather various materials.
One of the most talked-about features included in Fortnite Season 6 is the crafting mechanic that allows players to build and implement weapons mods and upgrade them from Makeshift to either Primal or Mechanical. Fortnite has gone Primal for Season 6, and there is a wildness to the island and the in-game features that players have not experienced before. Now, rather than needing to find a good weapon at random for an ideal endgame loadout, players can make what they need instead. While the new crafting mechanic is not quite as robust as a true survival game like Rust or Valheim, it is surprisingly deep and can be complicated until players are familiar with how it works.
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To craft and upgrade weapons during Fortnite Season 6, players will need to gather materials beyond the typical Wood, Brick, and Metal typically available in the popular Battle Royale. Materials like Animal Bones and Mechanical Parts can be found around the map, especially near wildlife and scrapyards. Chests have the chance to carry these crafting resources, and players can also get them from talking to one of the 46 new and returning NPCs scattered across the map. If players know what they want to make, they can specifically search for the right materials from the start of a match and craft their ideal weapon faster. Here’s every crafting recipe currently available in Fortnite Season 6.
How To Craft Every Weapon in Fortnite Season 6
Most weapons in Fortnite Season 6 have three variants: Makeshift, Primal, and Mechanical. However, there are also separate variants of some Primal and Mechanical weapons that include special properties, like making a toxic cloud or an explosion with major impact. These special variants require extra materials but can be extremely useful near the end of a match.
To craft a Primal or Mechanical weapon, players first need to find a Makeshift weapon. They will also need to collect Animal Bones or Mechanical Parts, usually four total for a single weapon upgrade.
Players can also use materials to upgrade a weapon from its Makeshift variety to a classic weapon, like a classic Revolver or Assault Rifle. These variants typically replace the Mechanical version.
The recipes for all weapons currently available in Season 6 appear below:
- Primal Bow: 1 Makeshift Bow, 4 Animal Bones
- Primal Flame Bow: 1 Primal Bow and 1 Firefly Jar or 1 Gas Can
- Primal Stink Bow: 1 Primal Bow and either 1 Stink Sac or 3 Stink Fish
- Mechanical Bow: 1 Makeshift Bow, 4 Mechanical Parts
- Mechanical Explosive Bow: 1 Mechanical Bow, 6 Grenades
- Mechanical Shockwave Bow: 1 Mechanical Bow, 2 Shockwave Grenades
- Primal Rifle: 1 Makeshift Rifle, 4 Animal Bones
- Classic Assault Rifle: 1 Makeshift Rifle, 4 Mechanical Parts
- Primal Shotgun: 1 Makeshift Shotgun, 4 Animal Bones
- Classic Pump Shotgun: 1 Makeshift Shotgun, 4 Mechanical Parts
- Primal SMG: 1 Makeshift SMG, 4 Animal Bones
- Classic SMG: 1 Makeshift SMG, 4 Mechanical Parts
- Primal Revolver: 1 Makeshift Revolver, 4 Animal Bones
- Classic Revolver: 1 Makeshift Revolver, 4 Mechanical Parts
This new crafting system has been fairly well-received by fans. It is possible more materials and recipes will be added as Fortnite Season 6 progresses, so players should be sure to keep an eye out for new options that might become available following future updates.
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