How to Craft Weapons in Fortnite

Fortnite Weapons

Looking to craft some awesome weapons in Fortnite? We’ve got you covered.

Fortnite Season 6 Chapter 2 has just landed and with it comes loads of brand new things that you can do in-game. Brand new to this chapter specifically is the crafting system. Players might be a little overwhelmed to start so we’ve got some tips on how to craft in the game. Here’s what you need to know about how to craft weapons in Fortnite.

First off, you’ll notice that weapons look a bit different. There are two types of weapons: Primal Weapons and Makeshift Weapons. You cannot upgrade most Primal Weapons, but Makeshift Weapons are designed to be upgraded. If you want to do any amount of decent damage with them, you’ll want to craft upgrades.


To upgrade guns in Fortnite, you’ll need mechanical parts. The best place we’ve found to collect mechanical parts so far is from destroying cars or purchasing them from NPCs. Compact cars will drop them as well. NPCs Jules, who you can find south of Caty Corner near some compact cars, and Cole, who is just outside of the Stacks in between some rocks, both sell them.

Fortnite Crafting

Once you’ve got your mechanical parts, open your backpack and you’ll see that upgradable weapons are indicated by an orange box above them. Toggle across to the ‘crafting’ menu and it will show you what materials are needed to upgrade the weapon. You’ll likely need four mechanical parts to upgrade a gun. Some weapons also require animal parts to craft and you can get these by killing wildlife around the map.

To upgrade bows you’ll need other materials. For a bomb bow you’ll need six grenades, and for a fire bow you’ll need either fireflies or a gas can. There are a few other bows in the game you can make as well including the shockwave bow and the stink bow.

And there you have it. Crafting weapons in Fortnite is as easy as collecting the right materials and opening up your backpack. It takes a few seconds to craft, so be sure that you’re alone and not in the middle of a firefight when you’re trying to do it.

Good luck out there!