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How to tame animals in Fortnite

One of the most noteworthy features added to Fortnite season 6 is the inclusion of wild animals. These creatures often are found roaming around the map and some can actually inflict damage to you if you aren’t careful. In total, there are four different creatures: Chickens, frogs, wild boars, and wolves. Of these creatures, the wild boars and wolves are deadly, packing a serious punch if you aren’t prepared. Though, thanks to Fortnite’s new crafting system, you’re able to tame these animals and bring them to your side. In this guide we’ll show you exactly how to do that, step by step.

Here’s how to tame animals in Fortnite.

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Craft a Hunter’s Cloak

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The first thing you need to do if you plan on taming animals is to craft a Hunter’s Cloak. We go into more detail about that process in our dedicated guide here, but the main point is that you need to gather two animal bones and one piece of meat to make a Hunter’s Cloak.

There are a few different ways to get these materials, but the easiest method is to eliminate a boar or a wolf. Other animals drop the materials, too, but you’ll have to take out multiple frogs or chickens to get all the materials you’ll need. If you eliminate either one boar or one wolf, they’ll drop two animal bones and one meat, which is exactly what you need.

Once you have the required materials, go into the crafting menu by pressing up on the D-pad and navigate to the Crafting section. Here, you’ll find the Hunter’s Cloak, so press Square on PlayStation, X on Xbox, or Y on Nintendo Switch to craft the item. After that, it will be added to your inventory and once that happens, go ahead and use the item like you normally would. This will prevent hostile enemies from attacking you.

Tame an animal

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Now that you’re effectively cloaked from deadly creatures, you can approach them and a Tame prompt will appear. Again, it’s Square on PlayStation, X on Xbox, or Y on Nintendo Switch. Sometimes, the creatures will run around, making it hard to actually get the button press to register, so we advise standing right in front of the animal so it can’t move. Once you’ve successfully tamed it, the animal will not only be friendly towards you, but it’ll also attack other enemies such as animals, NPCs, or even enemy players (almost like hiring an NPC to protect you).

If you’re having trouble tracking down these creatures, we advise you to turn on Visualize Sound Effects from the Settings. Head to Audio and scroll down to find this option. This will trigger iconography to appear when you’re near an animal, so it’s highly effective. There are different icons depending on the animal, as well, making it easy to tell what kinds of creatures are nearby.

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