Fortnite Season 6 introduced crafting and wildlife to Fortnite. You can put the two together to tame animals that will fight by your side. Here’s how.
Wildlife is among the new additions to Fortnite Season 6. They seem to have replaced NPC enemies like Marauders and IO Guards, and that’s a good thing for all players.
The animals of the island play into the new crafting system. You can eliminate them for bones and meat, but you can also tame them and get them to fight by your side.
Here’s how to tame Boars, Wolves, and Chickens in Fortnite Season 6.
How to tame a Boar, Wolf & Raptor
Taming Wolves, Raptors, and Boars are very similar. You’ll need to find them, and then feed one to bring it to your side.
Keep in mind that these animals spawn in different numbers. Boars spawn alone, but Raptors spwn in twos and Wolves spawn in packs. You might tame one of them, but its friends will still want to kill you.
- Grab Fruit for a boar or Meat for a wolf or Raptor
- Throw the food at the ground
- Allow the Wolf/Boar to eat
- Walk up and hold interact to complete the taming process
Crafting a Hunter’s Cloak will make this process a bit easier, as it allows you to sneak up on wildlife without aggravating the animals. To do this, you’ll need two bones and a piece of meat. You can get these materials off of a dead Boar, Wolf, or Chicken.
How to tame a Chicken
As silly as they look, Chickens might be the most useful animal currently in Fortnite. They won’t deal any damage to your opponents, but you can use them in combination with a Spire blast or Shockwave Grenade to rotate to the zone.
Here’s how to tame a Chicken in Fortnite Season 6:
- Find a Chicken
- Catch up to the Chicken as it runs away
- Press Interact to carry the Chicken over your head
- Jump to have a similar effect to the Balloon in past seasons
We’ve seen some amazing rotation strategies with the Chicken, as they allow you to glide through the air – just like Balloons did in past Fortnite seasons. If you’re only going for one animal to tame, the Chicken would be our pick.
Where to find animals in Fortnite Season 6
Animals spawn all over the map, but there is a higher concentration of them to the center and north of the island.
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Frogs also spawn along the rivers, but you can’t tame them. You’ll only want to eliminate Frogs for Bones and Stick Sacks that allow you to craft the Stink Bomb Bow.
With rumors of Raptors coming to the game, we’re sure to be seeing some additional wildlife enter Fortnite as Season 6 goes on. We’ll update this article when more tameable creatures hit Fortnite.
Image Credit: Epic Games, Fortnite.GG
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Start Fortnite
- Connect a second controller to the console and turn it on
- Hit ‘Main Menu’
- Player 1 will need to invite Player 2 with their Epic account
- Player 2 will need to sign into their account
- 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.
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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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