One of the biggest additions to Fortnite Season 6 is the introduction of weapon building, a system that allows players to build their own weapons and items with materials found all over the island.

The Fortnite Season 6 v16.00 update has shaken up the game in a major way, with many map changes and many new skins for players to enjoy in the new Battle Pass.

One of the most surprising changes is Weapon Crafting, a brand new system that allows players to collect materials from all over Fortnite Island to build Primal weapons and tools to use against their enemies.

The weapon making system is surprisingly deep, and the game itself won’t help you much in learning crafting. If you’re struggling, we’ve got everything you need to buy cool new gear.

How to Craft Weapons and Items in Fortnite Season 6

Fortnite’s weapon making system is fairly straightforward, but knowing what you really need to craft things is less clear. Once you’ve gathered some materials, you can press the “Alt” key on your keyboard or “Up” on a controller, which opens the new Inventory & Crafting screen.

Go to “Crafting” with a weapon selected and you will see what you can craft with the weapons currently in your inventory. You can’t build a gun from scratch, so you’ll need a weapon in your inventory that you want to use as a base.

  1. Open your inventory with the Alt key on the keyboard or Up on a controller d-pad.
  2. Go to the Crafting tab with E on the keyboard or R1 / RB on the controller.
  3. Select which weapon you want to use to create or upgrade a primary weapon.
  4. Check the material requirements required to run the craft.
  5. If you have them, create the weapon with the “Craft” button.

How to Get Animal Bones to Craft Primal Weapons in Fortnite Season 6

The best thing about Primal weapons is that they suit every category and style of play. Short range players will be able to use the Primal Shotgun, while long range players will use the Primal Rifle.

Here’s every available Primal weapon in Fortnite Season 6:

  • Primal Flame Bow
  • Primal Pistol
  • Primeval rifle
  • Primeval rifle
  • Original SMG
  • Primal Stink Bow

These can do more damage than mechanical weapons, and you can create them by hunting to collect four Animal Bones.

Wildlife was added to the game in the Fortnite Season 6 update, so you must hunt and kill a wolf, pig, or boar to get their flesh and bones. Once you have the bones in your inventory, you can craft primal weapons.

Fortnite player runs with Wolves in Season 6.

Get mechanical parts to upgrade weapons in Fortnite Season 6

Buying mechanical parts may sound complicated, but it is actually quite easy. All you have to do is find one of the many cars and vehicles scattered around the island and destroy it with your pickaxe.

Occasionally, a mechanical part will fall out while you are swinging, but be careful not to stay too close as the vehicles will explode if you do enough damage.

Fortnite player destroying a truck.

Epic Games has said that more upgrades and items will be available for crafting throughout the season, so we will continue to update this article with new information as it becomes available.

Image Credit: Epic Games

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