How to get Glass in LEGO Fortnite

How to get Glass in LEGO Fortnite
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Written by 

Coleman Hamstead


27th Feb 2024 10:46

Glass is a new material in LEGO Fortnite, courtesy of v28.30. Glass is a key ingredient in a few fresh tools - but it's not something you can find in LEGO Fortnite - you actually have to forge it. With that, let's review how to get Glass in the open-world survival game from Epic Games and The LEGO Group.

How to get Glass

Crafting Glass in LEGO Fortnite
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Despite its rarity being just Common, you'll need to sink a chunk of time into LEGO Fortnite before you can craft Glass.

To make Glass, you must combine two Sand and a Brightcore in a Metal Smelter.

Sand is easy enough to gather with a Shovel and access to a sandy area like the Dry Valley or Shores. Dig anywhere in these biomes to collect Sand, and the higher the rarity of your Shovel, the more Sand you'll get. While you're in the Dry Valley, you can get Brightcore, too!

However, it's the Metal Smelter that will delay most players in their quest for Glass. To create a Metal Smelter, you need a whopping 15 Brightcores, three Blast Cores, and 35 Obsidian Slabs. You can't farm Obsidian until you upgrade a Village to at least Level 9, though, so you'll need to deeply invest in one of your Villages before you can start manufacturing Glass.

What is Glass used for?

The Compass in LEGO Fortnite
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Glass is an essential ingredient in crafting the Spyglass, Basic Compass, and Survival Compass - all brand-new additions to LEGO Fortnite in v28.30.

Visit a Crafting Bench with Glass in your inventory to unlock the recipes for these new tools. The Spyglass will let you perform reconnaissance and survey creatures, objects, and other points of interest from afar, while the Compasses add navigation and map markers to your HUD, allowing you to explore the world of LEGO Fortnite without constantly needing to glance at the map for directions.

That's the basics of collecting and using Glass. The tools you can make with Glass are by no means necessary, but they'll definitely help with your quality of life in LEGO Fortnite.

Check out our Fortnite homepage for more LEGO Fortnite-related news and guides! Did you know you can fish in LEGO Fortnite now, too?

Coleman Hamstead
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Coleman Hamstead
Coleman is a freelance journalist at GGRecon. While gaming has always been his passion, it wasn’t until he worked as a Sports Journalist at the Community College of Baltimore County that he found his enthusiasm for writing. In the time since Coleman has had his work featured in publications such as The Washington Post/Launcher and ESTNN. Coleman is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in Sport Management and Business Administration.
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