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How to craft & upgrade weapons in Fortnite Season 6

Fortnite Season 6 introduced the crafting system for the first time. It’s a bit confusing, so here’s how it works.

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Fortnite Season 6 introduced the crafting system to the game. If you’re struggling to understand your new inventory, you’ve come to the right place.

Fortnite Season 6 is still young, and players are just jumping-in to explore the new map. Apart from the new scenery, the first thing you’ll probably notice is that the inventory system got a rework. We now have a crafting tab, which allows you to effectively upgrade, sidegrade, and transform weapons on the fly.

Ahead, we’ll cover everything we know about the new crafting system in Season 6, along with some tips on how to get the most powerful weapons in the game.

Fortnite Season 6 crafting guide

The crafting system has supplemented the upgrade system in Fortnite, which was under fire during Season 5 for the unavailabilty of upgrades. You can still upgrade weapons with Gold from NPCs, but crafting now offers a more consistent way to improve your kit.

The new crafting system allows players to create the inventory that they want. You will gain crafting materials from hunting wildlife, eliminating players, destroying vehicles, and purchasing it from NPCs. After that, you can use it to upgrade your Makeshift items to Primal and Mechanical weapons.

Certain combinations of items also offer special crafting recipes. For instance, if you combine two Shockwaves and a Mechanical Bow, you’ll be able to craft the Mechanical Shockwave Bow. You could make a different, more dangerous bow if you use six Grenades, instead.

Primal weapons are brand new this season, but most players seem to prefer the Mechanical weapons – which are normal weapons from past Fortnite seasons. You can still find them on the ground, but it might be easier to grab a Makeshift weapon and upgrade it to Mechanical after whacking a few cars with your pickaxe.

We’ll update this article and provide additional guides when we learn more about the hunting and crafting systems in Fortnite Season 6. Until then, make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL so you never miss out on the latest Fortnite news.

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How to enable Performance Mode in Fortnite

Performance Mode is the newest way to improve your Fortnite experience. Here’s how to enable the setting and get the most out of it.

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Fortnite recently introduced Performance Mode to the game, which high-level and pro players seem to be loving. Here’s how to enable it and get the most out of the new feature.

Performance Mode is the newest render setting in Fortnite, allowing players on lower-end PCs to get the most out of their hardware without sacrificing FPS. Players on even the cheapest gaming rigs will be able to achieve 144 FPS with this new setting.

If you’ve watched any Fortnite pros stream the game since the update in early February, then you probably notice that their structures look a bit strange. That’s because they’re using the new-and-improved Performance Mode.

Even high-end PCs can benefit from this new setting. Fortnite is notorious for having FPS drops on PC. Performance Mode will eliminate that issue. Here’s how to use it.

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How to enable Performance Mode

You can find the Performance Mode setting under Advanced Graphics in your Video settings. There, you’ll see Rendering Mode, which will be set on DirectX 11 or 12, depending on which one you use.

All you need to do is switch this to Performance (Alpha) and restart your game. When you load in, you’ll be on Performance Mode.

Fortnite Performance Mode settings

After you jump back into the game, you may notice that it looks blurry. Epic appear to lower your 3D models by default when you first switch, so make sure to bump that back to 100.

You will also want to put your Meshes on High under Graphics. Having this on low limits your ability to see through them, on top of making your walls look like you’re playing on mobile.

Some players are having issues with some assets – including full structures – failing to load in Performance Mode. This could be because of the High Resolutions Texture setting. To turn this off, Navigate to Epic Games Launcher > Fortnite > Three Dots > Options > uncheck High Resolution Textures.

Fortnite Performance Mode settings

The Texture Quality in-game doesn’t matter very much, so you can keep this on High if your GPU can handle it. In fact, most players find that having Textures on High actually improves their FPS.

Performance Mode won’t make you a pro player overnight, but it will help you get the leg-up in a lot of instances – especially when there’s a lot going on around you. We’ve been using it for a couple of days and have gotten used to the strange “bubble wrap” builds that have become the norm.

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All Fortnite NPC locations in Season 6

Fortnite Season 6 is here, and the NPCs have shuffled around the map. Here are all NPC locations for the new season.

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NPCs returned in Fortnite in Season 6. Here are all of the NPC locations in the new Fortnite season, along with which ones offer upgrades, prop disguises, bounties, and more.

Fortnite first introduced NPCs in Season 5, with the large-scale overhaul of the economy. NPCs are back in Season 6, although they don’t have the same spotlight that they did last season. Instead, the crafting system is getting the most attention.

After the novelty wore off, the crafting system became a part of the game. Now, it might be more important than ever to learn where the NPCs are located.

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Fortnite NPC locations

Luckily, the folks at Fortnite.GG have an interactive map of all of the NPCs in Season 6.

Here’s a map of all of the NPCs in Fortnite. We’ll keep this updated over the course of the season as more appear or are found around the map. Bigfoot, for instance, is missing from this list. We’re not sure whether that’s because he isn’t there or just hasn’t been found yet.

  • Target: offers a bounty
  • Green icon: can hire the NPC
  • Yellow arrow: weapon upgrade
  • Disguised man: offers a prop disguise
  • Blue weapons: can duel the NPC
  • Pink Rift: allows you to activate a Rift

There are a lot of new faces around the map in Season 6, around with some returning NPCs in new places. We have a lot to explore, especially with the realization that some NPCs give players free items just for talking with them.

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Fortnite split-screen: how to play with friends

Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable the setting.

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Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite back in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable it so you can play locally with a friend.

Fortnite has always had a focus on playing with friends, but that always meant you had to play online. Even if you were in the same house as your friend or family member, the two of you had to play on two separate devices.

This changed back in the v11.30 update in Chapter 2 Season 1. Epic introduced split-screen capabilities on consoles for the first time. It wasn’t perfect when it first came out, but it’s since gotten a lot better.

How to use the Fortnite console split-screen feature

Initiating split-screen is simple. All you have to do is connect two controllers to your Xbox or PlayStation. Split-screen still isn’t available on mobile, PC, or Nintendo Switch. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Start Fortnite
  2. Connect a second controller to the console and turn it on
  3. Hit ‘Main Menu’
  4. Player 1 will need to invite Player 2 with their Epic account
  5. Player 2 will need to sign into their account
  6. Player 2 will join and split-screen will automatically initiate

You can even save another player’s information on another account on your console, making split-screen easier and quicker to complete.

The feature still isn’t perfect and doesn’t replace the feeling of playing online. You’ll only have access to half of your screen, so you’re going to miss a few things that normal players will see. Still, playing split-screen is far more preferable than switching off with your friend or family member game after game. Enjoy!

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