Can you breed animals in LEGO Fortnite?

Can you breed animals in LEGO Fortnite?
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Written by 

Jack Roberts

Last updated 

24th Apr 2024 14:10

There’s an assortment of animals in LEGO Fortnite that each produces unique resources for you to use in the game, but you might also be asking the question of whether or not you can breed them.

While some animals are best avoided, most are friendly and, with the right treatment, may just come in clutch when creating recipes or crafting unique items. Having plenty around is bound to come in handy, so here's all you need to know.

Can you breed animals?

At the time of writing, no, you cannot breed animals in LEGO Fortnite. There are plenty of animals found out in the wild, so once you’ve established your village, it may be worth creating a pen of sorts to hold all your animals in.

A sheep in LEGO Fortnite
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As of an update that was released on April 23, 2024, you can now tame animals to recruit them to your farm, making it much easier to house them and gather the resources they produce. 

With this new feature, you can use food to tame various animals and then build barns for them to live in.

What do animals do in LEGO Fortnite?

While you can certainly kill most animals for crafting items and food resources in LEGO Fortnite, I find that the taming feature makes keeping them around much more useful now, as you can consistently get resources from them.

A player petting a cow in LEGO Fortnite
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Alongside enemy animals like wolves and spiders, there are plenty of friendly animals that will provide you with unique resources, as shown in the image above.

For example, by petting cows, you’ll get a carton of milk, chickens will give you eggs, and various sheep will provide you with different types of wool.

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Whatever happens in your LEGO world, just be sure to treat the animals nicely. If you’re looking for more ways to play in LEGO Fortnite, be sure to check out our Fortnite homepage for guides on where to find Knotroot, Flexwood and Obsidian.

Jack Roberts
About the author
Jack Roberts
Jack is a Guides Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) & MA in English and Creative Writing, he was also the Gaming Editor for The Indiependent. When not pondering which game has the best cup of coffee (and drinking far too much of it himself), he can often be found playing Dead by Daylight, Street Fighter or making yet another build in Bloodborne.
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