How to craft Fortnite weapons: Makeshift, Primal & Classic guns

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Fortnite Season 6 has brought a brand new crafting system to the game that allows players to create and upgrade weapons. Here’s exactly how it works and where you can collect the new crafting resources.

The arrival of Fortnite Season 6 has got battle royale fans everywhere extremely excited and ready to jump into the new map. Of course, as with every major update, there’s plenty of new content to get stuck into and a range of new cosmetics to collect.

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Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the Season 6 update is the brand new crafting system. Epic has added a new tab to the inventory screen that allows players to upgrade and create weapons using specific materials.

These crafting recipes transform weapons into Primal and Mechanical versions that each boast different stats, There are even some unique recipes that require a range of different items to create.

Without further ado, let’s run through the basics of the crafting system so you’re one step ahead when you jump into Season 6.

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The new crafting system is relatively simple.

Fortnite crafting guide Season 6

The basics of Fortnite’s brand new crafting system appear to be centered around two new resources. These are Animal Bones, which can be obtained by killing various creatures across the map, and Mechanical Parts, which can be collected by breaking vehicles.

Epic has made the crafting itself relatively simple, here’s exactly how to do it:

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  1. Pick up a craftable weapon.
  2. Collect Animal Bones & Mechanical Parts from across the map.
  3. Open your inventory and head to the crafting tab.
  4. Select the weapon you would like to upgrade at the bottom of the tab.
  5. Choose the Primal or Mechanical upgrade.
  6. Wait three seconds and you’re weapon is ready to go!
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There’s a lot of depth to Fortnite’s new crafting system.

How to craft every weapon in Fortnite Season 6

If you’re looking to upgrade specific weapons, and you’ve had enough of the Makeshift guns that you’re finding, then here’s everything you need to make Primal or Classic weapons out of them.

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Makeshift weapons

The Makeshift Shotgun, SMG, AR and Bow can all be crafted into Primal or Classic weapons, based on what you collect in-game. Here’s what you need:

  • Craft Primal weapons: Crafting a Makeshift weapon with 4 Animal Bones will turn it into a Primal SMG, Shotgun, AR or Bow.
  • Craft Classic weapons: Crafting a Makeshift weapon with 4 Mechanical Parts will turn it into a Classic Pump Shotgun,  SMG, AR or Mechanical Bow.
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The Pump Shotgun returns in Fortnite Season 6.

Bow & Arrow

As well as crafting Primal and Mechanical Bows, you can actually craft even further with the Bow & Arrow. Here are the possibilities:

  • Flame Bow: Craft a Primal Bow with a Firefly or Gas Can.
  • Stink Bow: Craft a Primal Bow with a Stink Sac or Stinkfish.
  • Shockwave Bow: Craft a Mechanical Bow with a Shockwave Grenade.
  • Explosive Bow: Craft a Mechanical Bow with a Grenade.
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The Crossbow has a lot of Crafting options.

Hopefully, this guide has given you a head start with the Season 6 crafting system. Stay tuned for more in-depth breakdowns of specific weapon recipes and strategies.

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