Where to find Malachite in LEGO Fortnite & how to use it

Where to find Malachite in LEGO Fortnite & how to use it
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Written by 

Dave McAdam

Last updated 

16th May 2024 15:22



  • Malachite can be obtained in the Frostlands biome in LEGO Fortnite, but you'll need a strong pickaxe to mine it
  • Malachite can be used to create some of the strongest charms in the game

LEGO Fortnite is a pretty deep survival game with plenty of resources and crafting materials to gather, and Malachite is one of the rarest resources - which inevitably means finding it requires a bit of work. 

Malachite can be used to create some of the most useful items in the game, from useful charms to expanding your village. Here's everything you need to know to get your hands on this precious resource.

Where to find Malachite

Malachite is found in the Frostlands biome, and specifically on large ice formations. The Frostlands are quite easy to find, as usually you only need to get to a high point and look around for the snow.

Once you enter the Frostlands, you'll need to find large ice shelves around mountains, with dark green deposits on them (as shown in the image below) - those are Malachite ore. Finding them is only half the battle, though, as getting to the ore and harvesting it is the real challenge.

Finding and harvesting Malachite in the Frostlands in LEGO Fortnite
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How to get Malachite

First, you need to be prepared to enter the Frostlands, and then, you'll need to grab yourself a powerful pickaxe to mine the Malachite. Carrying a torch will stave off the cold while walking around the biome, but you will need to stay warm when climbing higher up. Spicy Peppers and Spicy Burgers can increase your cold resistance, and bringing a Hot-Headed Charm will also work.

These cold-resistance items will get you to the Malachite unharmed, but then you will need to harvest the ore. To do so, you will need an Epic Pickaxe.

If you haven't upgraded to one yet, to craft an Epic Pickaxe, you will need:

Resource Amount
Frostpine Rods 5
Obsidian Slabs 8

You'll also need a Level 4 Crafting Bench to make it on. With your Epic Pickaxe in hand and the right food and charms to resist the cold, you're ready to track down some Malachite in the Frostlands and harvest the ore.

What is Malachite used for in LEGO Fortnite?

The Charm of Resilience, one of the charms that uses Malachite in LEGO Fortnite
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Malachite, when turned into Malachite Slabs with a Stone Breaker, can be used to create some of the most powerful charms in LEGO Fortnite, including some rare and epic-level variants.

Some of the charms that Malachite can be used to create are:

Charm Rarity
Charm of Resilience Epic
Cool-Headed Charm Rare
Hearty Totem Rare
Inner Fire Charm Epic

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Dave McAdam
About the author
Dave McAdam
Dave is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon, after several years of freelancing across the industry. He covers a wide range of games, with particular focus on shooters like Destiny 2, RPGs like Baldur's Gate 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, and fighting games like Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8.
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