Building

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Controls
Key Function
Main Controls
LMB Swing (melee), fire (ranged)
RMB Heavy attack (melee), target/focus (ranged)
R Reload, hold to craft ammo
Q Switch between combat mode and build mode
Space Jump
Shift Sprint
W
ASD
Move
MTab Open map
I Open inventory
E Use/interact with object
1 Select pickaxe
234 Select weapon slot
56 Activate Gadgets
ZXC Activate Abilities
Building
LMB Build
RMB Switch building material
R Rotate building piece
F1 Wall mode
F2 Floor mode
F3 Stair mode
F4 Pyramid mode
F5 Trap mode
T Select trap
F Upgrade building piece/Repair damaged building piece
G Edit building piece
Communication
Enter Chat
B Quick chat message
N Create note/waypoint

Building is one of the main gameplay elements of Fortnite. It consists of building, upgrading, and repairing basic structures such as walls, floors, stairs, and roofs, as well as placement of traps, to create a functional defensive Fort. Creating structures requires basic building Materials, which are Wood, Stone, and Metal. These resources can be obtained through harvesting, found in reward packs, or from Expeditions.

Basics[edit | edit source]

Building is done by using the build menu, accessible at any time by any Class during missions by pressing Q or one of the F keys from F1 to F5. Within the Build menu, a holographic image of the structure to be built will be projected in front of your Character to indicate where it will be placed. You can switch the materials by using Right Click, and you can also modify the shape of the desired structure by pressing G.

When a new structure is placed or an existing one is modified, it starts out with about half of its full health and take a few seconds to fully form. This means that you cannot easily block off enemies by placing walls, as newly placed structures do not instantly form with full health.

Every basic structure of any shape costs 10 Wood, Stone, or Metal to build. Build time is based on HP per second, so wood builds the quickest since it has the fewest HP while metal builds the slowest since it has the most HP. Build cost, structure HP and build speed can be improved with skills, squad bonuses, and by playing certain Constructors.

If you run out of materials while building, you’ll now automatically switch to the next material with available resources. This can be turned off with the “Auto Material Change” option in the Game Settings menu.[1]

Editing Buildings[edit | edit source]

Available Shapes[edit | edit source]

Walls (F1)
Structure Name Health Footprint
Resources Stonewood Plankerton Canny Valley Twine Peaks
Wall Wood Lv.1 - 580

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

FPW1.png
Stone Lv.1 - 870

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Metal Lv.1 - 1,160

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Wall with Door Wood Lv.1 - 565

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

FPW2a.png
FPW2b.png
Stone Lv.1 840

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Metal Lv.1 - 1,115

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Wall with Window Wood Lv.1 - 565

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

FPW3a.png
FPW3b.png
Stone Lv.1 - 840

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Metal Lv.1 - 1,115

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Wall with two Windows Wood Lv.1 - 550

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Side windows.png
Stone Lv.1 - 810

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Metal Lv.1 - 1,075

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Wall with Window and Door Wood Lv.1 - 550

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Windowed door.png
Stone Lv.1 - 810

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Metal Lv.1 - 1,075

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Side Wall Wood Lv.1 - 375

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

FPW10.png
Stone Lv.1 - 465

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Metal Lv.1 - 550

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Half-wall Wood Lv.1 - 480

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

FPW4.png
Stone Lv.1 - 665

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Metal Lv.1 - 855

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Side Half-wall Wood Lv.1 - 450

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Side Half-wall.png
Stone Lv.1 - 610

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Metal Lv.1 - 770

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Half-wall with Door Wood Lv.1 465

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Half-wall with door.png
Stone Lv.1 - 640

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Metal Lv.1 - 810

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Fence Wood Lv.1 - 375

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

FPW5.png
Stone Lv.1 - 465

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Metal Lv.1 - 550

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Side Fence Wood Lv.1 - 365

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

FPW6.png
Stone Lv.1 - 435

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Metal Lv.1 - 510

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Diagonal Wall Wood Lv.1 - 550

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

FPW7a.png
FPW7b.png
Stone Lv.1 - 810

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Metal Lv.1 - 1,075

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Arch Wood Lv.1 - 550

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

FPW8.png
Stone Lv.1 - 810

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Metal Lv.1 - 1,075

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Half-arch Wood Lv.1 - 480

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

FPW9.png
Stone Lv.1 - 665

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Metal Lv.1 - 855

Lv.2 -

Lv.3 -

Floors (F2)
Structure Name Health Footprint
Floor Wood Floor.png
Stone
Metal
3/4 Floor Wood 3&4Fenced.png
Stone
Metal
2/4 Floor Wood 2&1 Fenced.png
Stone
Metal
1/4 Floor Wood 1&4 Fenced.png
Stone
Metal
Diagonal Wood Diagonal.png
Stone
Metal
Stairs (F3)
Structure Name Health Footprint
Whole Stairs Wood Stairs.png
Stone
Metal
Quarter-turn Stairs Wood (L)stairs.png
Stone
Metal
Half-turn Stairs Wood (U)stairs.png
Stone
Metal
Half-stairs Wood Half stairs.png
Stone
Metal
Roofs (F4)
Structure Name Health Footprint
Pyramid Wood Pyramid.png
Stone
Metal
Outer Corner Roof Wood 3-4Pyramid.png
Stone
Metal
Side Roof Wood 2-4Pyramid.png
Stone
Metal
Inner Corner Roof Wood 1-4Pyramid.png
Stone
Metal
Diagonal Roof Wood Inverted V.png
Stone
Metal

Repairing[edit | edit source]

Structures that have taken damage from Enemies can be Repaired at any time by pressing F. Repairing structures consume resources depending on the structure's type (e.g. Wooden walls can be repaired using Wood). As with building and modifying, the process of repairing a structure takes a few seconds to complete. The more damage a structure has taken the more it costs to repair, up to the actual build cost.

If a structure takes enough damage to be destroyed, it cannot be repaired, and must be rebuilt from scratch, requiring more resources.

Upgrading[edit | edit source]

Upgrading can be done after unlocking the Building Upgrade Skill Tree nodes. You can upgrade structures by pressing F when they are at full health, consuming extra resources in the process. Upgraded structures have significantly higher Health, which means it can withstand more damage before being destroyed.

Base structure upgrade costs to level 2 and 3 are 20 and 30 resources respectively, but these can be decreased by skills and squad bonuses.

Traps[edit | edit source]

Main article: Traps

Traps are various items which can be placed on floors, walls, or ceilings to provide more defense or utility to a fort. These include damage traps, healing traps, and (player or enemy) movement traps. Traps can be placed by pressing default T or F5.

See also[edit | edit source]

Media[edit | edit source]

Tutorial Build Tutorial Editing Tutorial BuildForts
Basics about how building works within Fortnite.
This building segment is from the Fortnite Live show.

References[edit | edit source]

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