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Disambig-icon.pngFor the article on the Save the World version of the same name, please see Crafting

Crafting was a Gameplay Mechanic in Fortnite: Battle Royale, introduced in Chapter 2: Season 6. In Chapter 2: Season 7 it was overhauled. It was removed in Chapter 3: Season 1.

Crafting

Crafting was used to change weapons into alternate versions of themselves within the player inventory. If the player gathered 1 Nuts 'n' Bolts, they could craft a new version of the weapon, as long as it had a respective rarity (The Common Assault Rifle for example cannot create a Suppressed Assault Rifle). Players could also obtain Cube Monster Parts to upgrade Sideways weaponry.

Items used

Name Icon Rarity Found
Nuts 'n' Bolts
Common Floor Loot
Cube Monster Parts
Cube Monster Parts - Crafting Resource - Fortnite.png
Common Eliminating Cube Monsters

Crafting Recipes

Weapon Icon Rarities Creates Icon Requires
Assault Rifle
Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare Suppressed Assault Rifle
Assault Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Epic
Legendary
Burst Assault Rifle
Burst Assault Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Combat Assault Rifle
Combat Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Pump Shotgun
Common Charge Shotgun
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Lever Action Shotgun
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Combat Shotgun
Rare
Epic
Legendary
Submachine Gun
Common Rapid Fire SMG
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary

Upgrading

Cube Monster parts could be used to upgrade sideways weaponry, in the same vein as crafting:Each Sideways Weapon could be upgraded using Cube Monster Parts, from Common to Mythic. Only Uncommon weapons were accessible in game however, but the functionality for Common upgrading exists.
Base Rarity New Rarity Requires
Common Uncommon 10
Cube Monster Parts - Crafting Resource - Fortnite.png
Uncommon Rare 15
Cube Monster Parts - Crafting Resource - Fortnite.png
Rare Epic 20
Cube Monster Parts - Crafting Resource - Fortnite.png
Epic Legendary 25
Cube Monster Parts - Crafting Resource - Fortnite.png
Legendary Mythic 50
Cube Monster Parts - Crafting Resource - Fortnite.png

Crafting

Crafting was used to change weapons into alternate versions of themselves within the player inventory. If the player gathered 1 Nuts 'n' Bolts, they could craft a new version of the weapon, as long as it had a respective rarity (The Common Assault Rifle for example cannot create a Suppressed Assault Rifle). Players could also obtain 1 Alien Nanites to change existing weapons into their IO or Alien Versions. Crafting did not change the rarity of the weapon.

Items used

Name Icon Rarity Found
Nuts 'n' Bolts
Common Floor Loot
Alien Nanites
Alien Nanites - Item - Fortnite.png
Common Floor Loot

Crafting Recipes

Weapon Icon Rarities Creates Icon Requires
Assault Rifle
Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Assault Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common

Uncommon

Rare

Epic

Legendary

Burst Assault Rifle
Burst Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Burst Assault Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Heavy Assault Rifle
Heavy Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Heavy Assault Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Suppressed Assault Rifle
Rare

Epic

Legendary

Pump Shotgun
Common

Uncommon

Rare

Epic

Legendary

Lever Action Shotgun
Tactical Shotgun
Submachine Gun
Common

Uncommon

Rare

Epic

Legendary

Rapid Fire SMG
Suppressed Submachine Gun
Common

Uncommon

Rare

Submachine Gun
Rare

Epic

Legendary

Kymera Ray Gun
Suppressed Submachine Gun
Rare
Rapid Fire SMG
Rare

Epic

Legendary

Assault Rifle
Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Assault Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare

Epic

Legendary

Pulse Rifle
Heavy Assault Rifle
Heavy Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Heavy Assault Rifle (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Suppressed Assault Rifle
Burst Assault Rifle
Burst Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
Rare

Epic

Legendary

Rail Gun
Suppressed Sniper Rifle
Pistol
Legendary Plasma Cannon
Hand Cannon

Crafting

Crafting is a method of obtaining higher rarity weapons by changing them into Primal Versions, or into standard weaponry, which has been present throughout past seasons.

Crafting did not require an object to interact with, rather it was done inside the players inventory using acquired resources.

Items used

Name Icon Rarity Found
Animal Bones
Animal Bones - Item - Fortnite.png
Common Animal AI, Bone related structures, Floor Loot
Stink Sac
Stink Sac - Item - Fortnite.png
Uncommon Frogs
Mechanical Parts
Mechanical Parts (Battle Royale) - Item - Fortnite.png
Common Cars and Tractors, Floor Loot.
Gas Can
Gas Can - Item - Fortnite.png
Common Floor Loot
Stink Flopper
Stink Fish - Fortnite.png
Uncommon Fishing
Firefly Jar
Firefly Jar - Item - Fortnite.png
Rare Floor Loot, Chests
Grenades
Grenade - Item - Fortnite.png
Common Floor Loot, Chests, Supply Llamas, Supply Drop
Shockwave Grenade
Shockwave Grenade - Item - Fortnite.png
Epic Floor Loot, Chests, Supply Llamas, Supply Drop

Upgrading

Only Makeshift Weaponry, as well as the Mechanical Bow and the Primal Bow, could be upgraded into another weapon. Makeshift weaponry was upgraded into its similar Primal version using Animal Bones. 2, 4 or 6 Animal Bones could be used to advance a weapon into its Primal Version, with lower rarities requiring the least bones, and vice versa. Some weapons, such as the Makeshift Revolver, will change to a different weapon completely, upon upgrading using Animal Bones.

Makeshift weaponry could also be upgraded into standard weaponry using Mechanical Parts. 2, 4 or 6 Mechanical Parts could be used to advance a weapon into its Standard Version, with lower rarities requiring the least bones, and vice versa.

Bows could be upgraded from Rare to Epic, alongside 1 of 4 special modifiers, using extra items to upgrade them.

Regular weaponry and Primal weaponry could not be upgraded. Weapons may only be upgraded once per use.

Makeshift into Primal Weaponry

As a rule of thumb, upgrading a Common to Uncommon weapon cost 2 Animal Bones, upgrading a Uncommon to Rare weapon cost 4 Animal Bones and upgrading a Rare to Epic weapon cost 6 Animal Bones.

Below are a list of weapons that could be upgraded, and what they are upgraded into:

Weapon Icon Rarities Creates Icon Rarities Requires
Makeshift Bow
Makeshift Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Uncommon Primal Bow
Primal Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare 4
Animal Bones - Item - Fortnite.png
Makeshift Shotgun
Makeshift Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common

Uncommon

Rare

Primal Shotgun
Primal Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Uncommon

Rare

Epic

2
Animal Bones - Item - Fortnite.png
4
Animal Bones - Item - Fortnite.png
6
Animal Bones - Item - Fortnite.png
Makeshift Rifle
Makeshift Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common

Uncommon

Rare

Primal Rifle
Primal Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Uncommon

Rare

Epic

2
Animal Bones - Item - Fortnite.png
4
Animal Bones - Item - Fortnite.png
6
Animal Bones - Item - Fortnite.png
Makeshift Revolver
Makeshift Revolver - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common

Uncommon

Rare

Primal Pistol
Primal Pistol - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Uncommon

Rare

Epic

2
Animal Bones - Item - Fortnite.png
4
Animal Bones - Item - Fortnite.png
6
Animal Bones - Item - Fortnite.png
Makeshift Submachine Gun
Makeshift Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common

Uncommon

Rare

Primal SMG
Primal SMG - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Uncommon

Rare

Epic

2
Animal Bones - Item - Fortnite.png
4
Animal Bones - Item - Fortnite.png
6
Animal Bones - Item - Fortnite.png

Makeshift into Standard or Mechanical Weaponry

As a rule of thumb, upgrading a Common to Uncommon weapon costs 2 Mechanical Parts, upgrading a Uncommon to Rare weapon costs 4 Mechanical Parts and upgrading a Rare to Epic weapon costs 6 Mechanical Parts.

Below are a list of weapons that could be upgraded, and what they upgrade into:

Weapon Icon Rarities Creates Icon Rarities Requires
Makeshift Bow
Makeshift Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Uncommon Mechanical Bow
Mechanical Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare 4
Mechanical Parts (Battle Royale) - Item - Fortnite.png
Makeshift Shotgun
Makeshift Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common

Uncommon

Rare

Pump Shotgun
Pump Shotgun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Pump Shotgun (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Uncommon

Rare

Epic

2
Mechanical Parts (Battle Royale) - Item - Fortnite.png
4
Mechanical Parts (Battle Royale) - Item - Fortnite.png
6
Mechanical Parts (Battle Royale) - Item - Fortnite.png
Makeshift Rifle
Makeshift Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common

Uncommon

Rare

Assault Rifle
Assault Rifle - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Assault Rifle (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Uncommon

Rare

Epic

2
Mechanical Parts (Battle Royale) - Item - Fortnite.png
4
Mechanical Parts (Battle Royale) - Item - Fortnite.png
6
Mechanical Parts (Battle Royale) - Item - Fortnite.png
Makeshift Revolver
Makeshift Revolver - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common

Uncommon

Rare

Revolver
Revolver (High Tier) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Uncommon

Rare

Epic

2
Mechanical Parts (Battle Royale) - Item - Fortnite.png
4
Mechanical Parts (Battle Royale) - Item - Fortnite.png
6
Mechanical Parts (Battle Royale) - Item - Fortnite.png
Makeshift Submachine Gun
Makeshift Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Common

Uncommon

Rare

Submachine Gun
Submachine Gun - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Submachine Gun (High Level) - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Uncommon

Rare

Epic

2
Mechanical Parts (Battle Royale) - Item - Fortnite.png
4
Mechanical Parts (Battle Royale) - Item - Fortnite.png
6
Mechanical Parts (Battle Royale) - Item - Fortnite.png

Bows

Bows have a special upgrading system which uses other parts to create unique weaponry. However, upgrading a Makeshift Bow into a Primal or Mechanical Bow is no different from other Makeshift Weapons, and so has been included in the other tables:

Weapon Icon Rarities Creates Icon Rarities Requires
Primal Bow
Primal Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare Primal Flame Bow
Primal Flame Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Epic 1
Firefly Jar - Item - Fortnite.png
1
Gas Can - Item - Fortnite.png
Primal Stink Bow
Primal Stink Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Epic 3
Stink Fish - Fortnite.png
1
Stink Sac - Item - Fortnite.png
Mechanical Bow
Mechanical Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Rare Mechanical Explosive Bow
Mechanical Explosive Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Epic 6
Grenade - Item - Fortnite.png
Mechanical Shockwave Bow
Mechanical Shockwave Bow - Weapon - Fortnite.png
Epic 2
Shockwave Grenade - Item - Fortnite.png

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Trivia

  • In Chapter 3: Season 1, a crafting Milestone was present in game, but could not be completed. This was later removed in an update.
    • This either meant that crafting was planned for this season, or it was a leftover from creating milestones earlier on in the game's development.
  • The functionality for crafting still exists in Fortnite: Creative but uses Save the World resources.
  • The menu for crafting is present in Battle Lab, but is not functional.
  • The crafting requirements in Chapter 2: Season 6 were updated mid season, as on launch all recipes required 4 Animal Bones / Mechanical Parts, instead of 2/4/6 depending on rarity.
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