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How to get iron in Lego Fortnite

You’ll find iron in snow biome caves

Lego Fortnite iron in a Frostlands biome cave Image: Epic Games via Polygon
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Iron is a resource you’ll have to find in Lego Fortnite if you want to level up your village or make better weapons and tools. Finding it is going to take a bit of prep work, though, as it is only found in one biome.

Our Lego Fortnite guide will explain how to get iron and what you’ll use it for.

How to get iron in Lego Fortnite

Iron is only found in the Frostlands biome — so you’ll need to find a snow biome first. You’ll know you’re in the right place when you start getting cold and seeing snow everywhere. You’ll also start seeing pine trees where you can gather frostpine wood.

Once you’re there, you’ll just have to find a cave. However, the Frostlands biomes are extremely cold, so you’ll have to prepare in order to survive:

  • Make a inner fire charm (3 wool thread, 5 cut ruby, 8 brightcore, and 3 blast core) — or two (the effect stacks) — at an upgraded crafting bench
  • Make some spicy burgers (1 flour, 1 meat, and 1 spicy pepper) at a grill
Lego Fortnite player harvesting iron in a Frostlands biome cave Image: Epic Games via Polygon

Inside Frostlands caves, look for the dark gray, lumpy deposits — those are your iron. You’ll need an epic pickaxe (8 obsidian slabs and 5 frostpine rods) to mine them.

Frostlands biomes are the same places you’ll find frostpine, malachite, and sapphire.

What you’ll use iron for in Lego Fortnite

Iron is an important resource for the endgame and (currently) the only metal besides copper. You can turn it into iron bars at a metal smelter (3 blast cores from rollers in desert caves, 15 brightcore, and 35 obsidian slabs from a stone breaker).

You’ll use iron (and iron bars) to craft the epic shovel, epic recurve crossbow, epic longsword, and epic knight shield. You’ll also need it for the epic charm of resilience and some of the fancier lighting options.

You’ll also need iron and iron bars to upgrade any villages in the Frostlands biome.

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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