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Materials (otherwise known as Mats) are a category of items in Fortnite: Battle Royale. There are three materials in the game, and they were added on launch of the mode, in the Pre-Season.

Material Types

There are three Material types in Battle Royale. Wood, Stone and Metal. Each one has its own benefits and drawbacks, as well as strength and build time.

Name Icon Description HP Flammable?
Wood
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Basic Material obtained from wooden structures, such as trees. 150
Stone
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Basic Material obtained from stone structures, such as rocks. 400
Metal
Basic Material obtained from metal structures, such as vehicles. 600
World Resource Cap
Resource Standard Playlists Competitive Playlists
Wood - Material - Fortnite.png Wood 999 500
Stone - Material - Fortnite.png Stone 999 500
Metal - Material - Fortnite.png Metal 999 500

All three resources are located as drops from Chests, Supply Drops and Supply Llamas, among other methods.

Wood

Wood is the weakest resource, but the fastest to construct. Wood can be found in objects such as:

  • Trees.
  • Certain walls of houses.
  • Certain furniture.
  • Boxes.
  • Wood pallets.
  • Wood barricades.
  • Bushes.

Wood is flammable, and will ignite with fire.

Stone

Stone is the middle ground for HP and build time. Stone can most commonly be harvested from these objects:

  • Rocks.
  • Rubble piles.
  • Certain walls.

Stone is not flammable, but will be damaged by nearby flames.

Metal

Metal is the strongest material, but takes the longest to build. Metal can most commonly be harvested from these objects:

  • Cars.
  • Shipping containers.
  • Metal roofs and walls.
  • Telephone Poles.

The Port-a-Fort and Port-a-Fortress will produce structures made of metal.

Strategy Guide

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The risk was calculated... but man am I bad at math.
This section outlines a strategy. Feel free to add tips, tricks and general advice about the topic.


  • Fully-built wood has 150 health, and takes two harvesting tool swings to break it. This makes it the weakest of all materials, and the most vulnerable to being sprayed.
  • It will take 5-6 Assault Rifle shots to break a fully-built wood wall, meaning one does not have much time to defend oneself from an opponent spraying at their wall.
    • For this reason, it is recommended to box up and fight in stone and metal before switching to wood.
  • Stone is a good material to use when fighting or healing as when fully built, it may take many shots to destroy protective builds.
  • It takes four harvesting tool swings to destroy a fully-built stone structure, but it is possible to break one in three swings utilizing weak points.
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