Animals have long been a staple in Fortnite. Players can hunt them down and kill them to upgrade their weapons during matches or craft a new item. However, Season 6 brought significant changes to animals and the game now allows you to tame all kinds of species.
In this entry, we will give you a detailed guide on taming animals in Fortnite. We'll show you how to turn even the fiercest predators into peaceful creatures.
How to tame animals in Fortnite
There are several animals you can tame in Fortnite. The list includes wolves, chickens, wild boars and raptors. Here's what you need to do to tame each species:
Wolves are some of the most exciting addictions in Season 6. These animals are deadly and can cause a world of trouble for any player. Tamed, they can be a huge boon when fighting your enemies.
Follow these steps to tame a Fortnite wolf:
- Go to the island and cross the wild areas to find wolves.
- Eliminate a wolf to collect meat.
- Throw the meat near another wolf and hide.
- Wait until the wolf is distracted and approach the animal with caution.
- Press and hold your control button to tame your wolf.
Wolves will accompany you on your journey until another player kills them, and they will engage anyone who stands in your way. The main downside to having wolves is that they are easily distracted by meat.
Another problem with wolves is that they are usually the most difficult animal to locate in Fortnite. Also, it looks like they're not tied to a specific location on your map, which means you'll have to hunt them down.
They will mostly spawn in the many wild locations on the island. The best starting point is the northwest part of the Boney Blurbs POI. Land here and your chances of encountering wolves will be much higher.
Taming chickens works slightly differently than taming wolves. You don't have to worry about animals attacking you, which means you won't have to tame the species the traditional way. Instead, all you have to do is pick them up.
Follow these steps to tame Fortnite chickens:
- Go to the island and explore its wild areas.
- Look for a chicken and hunt it down.
- Chase the chicken and press your command button once you catch up to it.
- Pick up your chicken and start flying!
Although chickens are a fantastic source of fun on the island, the chances of winning with them by your side are slim to none. They cannot attack your enemies, making them useless in combat.
But unlike wolves, chickens are common on the island, so you can track them down without much hassle. The best places to look for chickens include areas around woods and farms.
Listening to their sounds is key to finding chickens. Although they are not visible from a distance, you should be able to pick up their clucking. To speed up the search, wear headphones and increase the volume of sound effects.
Taming boars in Fortnite is harder than taming chickens or wolves. You can neither feed them animal meat to distract them nor simply pick them up. Instead, you'll need to take a one-size-fits-all approach:
- Collect vegetables or fruits from a nearby farm.
- Go to the wild areas of the island and look for a boar.
- Throw your vegetables or fruits near a boar, but don't let the animal see you.
- Wait for the boar to be distracted by the food before sneaking up on it.
- Press and hold your control button to tame the species.
Boars aren't as dangerous or fast as wolves, but you'll still need to be extra careful. They can drastically reduce your health bar if you let your guard down.
Unlike the elusive wolves, boars can be found quite easily on the island. They do not travel in packs and you can find them in the Colossal Crops POI. It's east of the arrow in the middle of the map and features a pen where boars usually spawn. Farms are another potential hotspot.
Raptors recently discovered Fortnite. They entered the game with the v16.10 patch and can strike fear into the hearts of your enemies if you manage to tame them.
Taming raptors works the same way as taming wolves:
- Kill a wild animal and collect the meat.
- Explore the wild area of the island until you find a raptor.
- Place the meat near the animal, run and hide.
- While the predator is distracted, approach it quickly.
- Hold your control button to tame your Raptor.
Once you have tamed your Raptor, it will accompany you in your battles, serving as a powerful ally to help you defeat your enemies. Unfortunately, you cannot ride this animal.
Like all other wild animals, raptors appear in various places on the island. Therefore, you may find it difficult to track them down at first.
But once you find these elusive animals, you may hear a shrill sound that signals their friends. This means you might be outnumbered and unable to place your bait fast enough.
Some of the places you should focus on include Boney Burbs, Misty Meadows, and Stealthy Stronghold. Visit these areas and look for hatched eggs, as raptors are more likely to spawn near them.
What items do Fortnite pets drop?
Every animal killed in Fortnite drops valuable resources used to craft or upgrade items and tame other creatures. Most notably, chickens, wolves, and boars drop animal meat and bones. Raptors are the best source of these items, dropping up to four animal bones and two meats.
As mentioned earlier, meat is most often used to tame animals. Additionally, you can also use it to heal 15 HP.
As for animal bones, they are usually used as crafting materials that turn makeshift weapons into primal weapons. You can find them by killing animals and buying them from NPCs with bars.
Once you've collected four animal bones, you can create powerful primal weapons to take down your enemies more easily. The manufacturing process is as follows:
1. Find a makeshift weapon. If you want to craft a Primal Rifle, you'll need to get a Makeshift Rifle. If you're going to build a Primal Pistol, you'll need to pick up a Makeshift Pistol, and so on.
2. Go to inventory and go to your crafting tab.
3. Choose the makeshift weapon that will be upgraded from the lower part of the window and select your prime upgrade.
4. Wait about three seconds for the process to complete.
5. Equip your primal weapon and explode.
Animal bones and makeshift weapons are good enough to craft most primal weapons. That said, some weapons require a few additional items:
Primordial Stinking Bow: Makeshift Bow + four animal bones + one stinking bag or three stinking fish
Primal Flame Bow: makeshift bow + four animal bones + firefly pot or gas canister
Can you tame frogs in Fortnite?
Taming frogs in Fortnite is not doable as these creatures are already quite tamed. Still, that doesn't mean they're useless – killing them gives you valuable crafting items.
Frogs are some of the hardest animals to locate in Fortnite because they are so small. Your best chance of finding them is to visit areas near water, like the river in Weeping Woods. Once you hear their croaking, pay attention to the ground and stalk the amphibian.
Although the frogs won't attack you and you can kill them with a single shot, they jump incredibly fast. Therefore, try to follow them at a safe distance until they stop moving. This way you will have a great opportunity to photograph them quickly.
Then the creature will leave a stinky bag that you can use for crafting.
Animals are a Fortnite player's best friend
Fortnite offers plenty of opportunities for explosive takedowns and flashy kills. But if you want to add a unique twist to your combat, taming animals is your best bet. Wolves and Raptors can deal serious damage to your opponent, allowing you to land the final blow effortlessly. Even better, Fortnite has announced that the fiercest creatures have yet to arrive, so prepare for even more thrills with your companions.
Do you know another way to tame animals in Fortnite? What is your favorite animal to tame? What other creatures would you like the developers to include in the game? Let us know in the comments section below.