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Craft building with the right materials! This guide will discuss all you need to know about choosing the best building materials in Fortnite Battle Royale!!

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What are Building Materials?

Building is an essential part of Fortnite and in order to create structures, players need materials. In Fortnite, there are three materials available that players can gather: Wood, Stone, and Metal.

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How does Building Work?

Players can select what structure to build and with what material. Shift between material types by using the right mouse button when you have the structure outline up.

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Building with Wood

Wood is the weakest of all the materials, but it is the fastest to build. Generally, it is the easiest to gather thanks to the abundance of trees in the game.

Wood Stats

StructureInitial HealthFinal HealthHealth GainBuilding Time
Wall9015018 HPS3.5 Sec
Floor7514018 HPS4 Sec
Stairs7514018 HPS4 Sec
Roof7514018 HPS4 Sec


Use for Quick Cover

Wood Walls are the fastest to build in game. Use it for quick cover against enemy fire before building structures with better material.

Wooden Palettes are Great Source of Wood

Wooden palettes can give at least 60 wood per stack. It's a great way of efficiently gathering wood without gathering as much attention to yourself.

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Gather Wood, but Don't Knock Down Trees

Falling trees can easily alert enemies of your location. When gathering wood from trees, take as much as you can without knocking the tree down.

Constructing with Stone

Stone is abundant in urban areas and town. It is the middle ground between Wood and Stone with average Building Time and overall Health.

Stone Stats

StructureInitial HealthFinal HealthHealth GainBuilding Time
Wall9030020 HPS10.5 Sec
Floor7528018 HPS11.5 Sec
Stairs7528018 HPS11.5 Sec
Roof7528018 HPS11.5 Sec


Bring Down Walls

The best way to gather Stone is to break down walls and buildings made out of bricks and concrete. Stone boulders and statues also give plenty of stone for efficient gathering!

Protect Yourself with a Stone Fort

In need of healing up during combat? Stone structures offer the best protection as it is sturdier than Wood and faster to build than Metal, giving you enough protection from enemy fire as you heal up.

Working with Metal

Metal is the sturdiest of all the materials, but with the drawback that it is the slowest to build. In this fast-paced game, slow and steady can easily change the battle.

Metal Stats

StructureInitial HealthFinal HealthHealth GainBuilding Time
Wall9050018 HPS22.5 Sec
Floor7546016 HPS24 Sec
Stairs7546016 HPS24 Sec
Roof7546016 HPS24 Sec


Use Metal Foundations

Prevent enemies from knocking down your fort by using metal walls for its first floor. Remember that once your structure's foundation has been knocked, the rest of it will come tumbling down.

Metals are Best for Long Battles

Due to its health, Metals can take on a lot of damage. Come up on top of long battles by using metal structures to keep you safe.

Edit a Window to Fire Back

Create a window in your metal fort so you can easily fire back against enemies. This offers better protection from headshots compared to peeking on top of a wall you've built.

Gather Metal from Cars

There are an abundance of cars scattered around the map where you can easily get Metal. One car can give at least 50 pieces of Metal.

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