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How to tame animals in Fortnite: Wolves, Boars, Raptors & Chickens location guide

Published: 12/Apr/2021 11:44

by Daniel Megarry

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One of the most exciting new features in Fortnite Season 6 is the ability to tame wild animals across The Island, including Boars, Wolves and Chickens.

When players first jump into Season 6, one of the biggest changes they’ll notice – aside from weapon crafting and new map locations – is that animals like Wolves and Boars now roam across the wild areas of The Island.

Some of these animals like Chickens and Frogs will simply go about their business, but the more vicious predators like Wolves and Boars will attack you as soon as they see you, adding a whole new threat to the popular battle royale game.

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You can, however, tame some of these wild animals, and it’s actually pretty easy once you know how to do it. Below you’ll find instructions on taming animals in Fortnite, and where they’re located on the map.

How to tame Boars in Fortnite

Fortnite Season 6 Animals Boar Wolf Chicken
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Boars are drawn to fruit and vegetables.

Taming boars in Fortnite is a little more difficult than taming Wolves or Chickens. While Wolves can be fed animal meat to distract them and Chickens can simply be picked up, you can’t do either of those with Boars.

Here’s how to tame a Boar in Fortnite:

  1. Pick up fruit or vegetables from a farm.
  2. Find a Boar in the wild areas of The Island.
  3. Throw the fruit or vegetables down near the Boar, but don’t let it see you.
  4. While the Boar is distracted, sneak up on it.
  5. Press and hold the command button to ‘tame’ the Boar.

Boars aren’t as fast and won’t do as much damage as Wolves, but you still need to keep your guard up as they can slowly whittle down your health if you’re not careful.

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Where to find Boars in Fortnite

While Wolves seem to be pretty difficult to come across on The Island, probably because they stick together in packs, Boars are far more common. As well as roaming wooded areas, you can find them on farms.

One location that always seems to spawn Boars is a new POI called Colossal Crops. It’s located east of The Spire at the center of the map, and there’s a fenced-off pen where Boars can usually be found.

How to tame Wolves in Fortnite

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Wolves are dangerous but make powerful allies.

Wolves are the most exciting addition to Season 6 by far. They’re deadly, so will cause plenty of trouble for players. But if you can tame them, they’ll be a powerful ally when taking down your opponents.

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Here’s how to tame a Wolf in Fortnite:

  1. Explore the wild areas of The Island until you find Wolves.
  2. Eliminate one of them to earn some ‘meat’ that you can pick up.
  3. Throw this meat down near a Wolf, then hide.
  4. Once a Wolf is distracted by the meat, you can approach it safely.
  5. Press and hold the command button to ‘tame’ the Wolf.

Wolves will stay by your side until they’re eliminated, and they’ll attack anyone who gets in your way. They will get distracted easily by any meat lying around The Island, though.

Where to find Wolves in Fortnite

Wolves seem to be the hardest wild animal to find at the moment, and it doesn’t seem as though they’re tied to any specific location on the Season 6 map right now. To find them, you’ll have to do some hunting.

They’ll appear in various wild locations around The Island, but if you’re looking for a place to start, they do sometimes spawn northwest of the new POI location Boney Burbs, so it’s worth landing there.

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How to tame Raptors in Fortnite

Fortnite Raptor locations
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Fearsome Raptors have arrived in Fortnite.

Raptors are the latest wild addition to Fortnite Season 6. These deadly prehistoric creatures hatched from the eggs found around The Island in the v16.10 patch update, and now it looks like they’re here to stay.

Here’s how to tame a Raptor in Fortnite:

  1. Eliminate a wild animal to get some meat.
  2. Find a Raptor roaming The Island.
  3. Throw the meat near the Raptor, then run and hide.
  4. When the Raptor is distracted, quickly approach it safely.
  5. Hold the command button to ‘tame’ the Raptor.

Unfortunately, you can’t ride a Raptor as many players had initially hoped. It will stay by your side as a formidable ally that will help to defeat your opponents, though, so it’s worth trying it out for yourself.

Where to find Raptors in Fortnite

Like all wild animals, Raptors can appear in different locations, so you might have trouble finding them at first. Once you do, they’ll emit a screech to signal their friends, so you may end up with more than you bargained for!

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It does seem like Raptors spawn near their hatched eggs, though. Locations they’ve been seen at so far include Stealthy Stronghold, Boney Burbs, and west of Misty Meadows, so it’s worth visiting those areas.

How to tame Chickens in Fortnite

Chicken
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Chickens let you fly.

Chickens work a little differently than Wolves and Boars. You won’t have to worry about them attacking you, and you also don’t tame them in a traditional sense. Instead, you can pick them up and fly!

Here’s how to tame a Chicken in Fortnite:

  1. Explore the wild areas of The Island to find a Chicken.
  2. Chase it down!
  3. Press the command button to ‘tame’ the Chicken.
  4. You’ll now be carrying the Chicken.
  5. Jump and you’ll fly.

Chickens are definitely the most fun animal on The Island, although the chances of them helping you win seem quite slim.

Where to find Chickens in Fortnite

Chickens seem to be the most common wild animal on The Island, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding one. Search around farms and wooded areas for the best chance of bumping into them.

Listening out for sounds is vital here: While you might not see these small animals, you’ll certainly be able to hear nearby Chickens clucking. Make sure you’ve got Sound Effects turned up and your headphones on.

Fortnite wild animal locations map

Fortnite Wild Animal Locations
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Wild animal locations in Fortnite Season 6.

Although wild animal spawns are random in each battle royale match, there are a few locations where they seem to spawn more frequently than others.

The map above from fortnite.gg has collated data on the most common locations for Wolves, Raptors, Boars, Chickens, and Frogs to spawn. It’s not guaranteed they’ll be there, but it’s a good starting point.

Using a Hunter’s Cloak to tame animals

Once you’ve eliminated a few animals and gathered their resources, you’ll be able to craft a Hunter’s Cloak. With this item, you can sneak up on any wild animals unnoticed, meaning taming them will be a lot easier.

We’ve put together a guide for crafting a Hunter’s Cloak that should help you out.


That’s it for the wild animals so far. Epic have promised that the “most fearsome predators have yet to hatch” meaning there will be more wild animals on the way – and from the sounds of it, they’ll be deadly.

Make sure you check out our dedicated Fortnite hub for the latest news, guides, and leaks from the new Fortnite Season 6 update.