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How to get rough amber and cut amber in Lego Fortnite

Head to the “dry valley” desert biome

A Lego Fortnite character looks at rough amber on a cliff. Image: Epic Games via Polygon
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As you progress in Lego Fortnite, you’ll need to find rough amber and refine it into cut amber, but you can only find rough amber found in a specific biome. If you started in grasslands like how we did, it can be irritating to figure out where to find amber.

Below, we explain how to get amber in Lego Fortnite and how to harvest and refine it.


Where to find rough amber in Lego Fortnite

To get rough amber, you’ll need to find a desert “dry valley biome. Unfortunately, we haven’t noticed any way to locate specific biomes. We had to run around a ton in order to find the dry valley mesa. You’ll know when you find it right away though, as its all brown like a desert, filled with rocky crags and cliffs. Don’t be discouraged and keep exploring around until you run into one.

Once you arrive in a dry valley mesa, the rough amber is at the top of those cliffs, which means, that’s right — you need to build stairs. Bring piles of wood with you to build stairs up these cliffs.

An example of three sets of stairs build up a cliff in Lego Fortnite. Image: Epic Games via Polygon

Rough amber is only mineable by uncommon pickaxes or better. Your common brown pickaxe will do no damage to it.

Once you farm up on rough amber, you can use it upgrade your Village Square, which is likely the first instance you’ll see of needing amber to begin with.


How to get cut amber in Lego Fortnite

To make cut amber, you’ll just need to feed your rough amber into a gem cutter. To build a gem cutter, you’ll need the following:

  • 20 marble slabs (feed marble from caves to a stone breaker)
  • 5 rough amber (see above)
  • 5 sand claws (eliminate wolves in the desert biomes)
  • 3 sand shells (eliminate rollers in the desert biomes)

Once you build and place your gem cutter, you can feed it rough amber to get cut amber at a rate of 1:1, the same way you process other materials. You’ll need cut amber to upgrade your village and make rare axes.


Looking for more on Lego Fortnite? Check out our Lego Fortnite beginners guide. We also have guides on how to play multiplayer with your buddies, how to find caves, and how to build a successful village. And if you’re looking for places to go, see our list of the best seeds in Lego Fortnite.

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