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How To Make A Metal Smelter In LEGO Fortnite

A complete guide to unlocking the critical and essential late-game building, the Metal Smelter, in LEGO Fortnite

The Metal Smelter is an important building on your path to the endgame in LEGO Fortnite. This guide will show you how to make a Metal Smelter.


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How To Unlock The Metal Smelter Recipe In LEGO Fortnite

LEGO Fortnite
LEGO Fortnite

The Metal Smelter recipe is unlocked by upgrading your Village to Level 9 in LEGO Fortnite. This requires:

  • 15 Flexwood
  • 15 Obsidian
  • 10 Cut Amber

All three resources can be sourced from the Dry Valley biome, aka the desert. Venture into the same Lava Caves from which you would mine Brightcore in order to find Obsidian. Amber should be readily available for mining in the open world as well, while Flexwood can be harvested from the cacti.

Once you have upgraded your Village to Level 9, the recipe for the Metal Smelter should automatically unlock under the Utility tab.




How To Make A Metal Smelter In LEGO Fortnite

LEGO Fortnite
LEGO Fortnite

The Metal Smelter will require a lot of Rare resources:

  • 15 Brightcore
  • 35 Obsidian Slab
  • 3 Blast Core

You should have acquired sufficient quantities of Brightcore from your previous trip to the Lava Caves of the Dry Valley. Blast Cores can only be collected by eliminating Blasters in the very same caves. The Obsidian Slabs will have to be processed by the Stone Breaker, which is the same machine that processes Granite into Granite Slabs.

Given the high quantities of Obsidian Slab required, you might want to consider building a second Stone Breaker, in order to speed things up.


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What Does The Metal Smelter Do In LEGO Fortnite

The Metal Smelter will open up the path to acquiring Epic tools, by processing raw material ores into processed bars. Copper bars will be the handiest resource produced by the Metal Smelter in its early stages.

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