Lego Fortnite Gone Fishin Update
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How to unlock and craft a fishing rod in LEGO Fortnite

Here's how to unlock every fishing rod rarity in LEGO Fortnite.

The long-awaited fishing update for LEGO Fortnite is finally here, and you can craft multiple tiers of fishing rods to catch all sorts of fish in your LEGO Fortnite world. In a new LEGO Fortnite world, unlocking fishing rods is fairly straightforward.

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For existing players, however, you’ll need to jump through a few hoops to learn the crafting recipes.

LEGO Fortnite Fishing Rod Recipes

There are four fishing rod rarities that can be crafted in LEGO Fortnite. Just like the other tools and weapons in the game, new fishing rod recipes will be unlocked as you progress through the game and obtain new materials from different regions. If you’re playing on an established LEGO Fortnite world, however, you’ll need to add certain items to your inventory to unlock the recipes.

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To unlock the common fishing rod crafting recipe in LEGO Fortnite, you need to have Cord in your inventory. To get the uncommon, rare, and legendary fishing rod recipes, you need to have Knotroot Rods, Flexwood Rods, and Frostpine Rods respectively.

Lego Fortnite Fishing Rod
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Once you add each of these items to your inventory, the crafting recipes will unlock automatically and you can then make a fishing rod at any crafting bench. Here are the required crafting materials for each fishing rod rarity in LEGO Fortnite.

Fishing RodRecipe
Common Fishing RodWooden Rod x1, Cord x2, Wolf Claw x1
Uncommon Fishing RodKnotroot Rod x2, Cord x3, Silk Thread x1, Wolf Claw x3
Rare Fishing RodFlexwood Rod x3, Drawstring x1, Wool Thread x2, Sand Claw x3
Legendary Fishing RodFrostpine Rod x4, Drawstring x2, Heavy Wool Thread x3, Arctic Claw x3

Once you’ve made a fishing rod, just head to any body of water and look for a fishing spot to begin fishing. Just like in normal Fortnite, fishing rods are white whirlpools. You can’t find fish anywhere else. It may be a good idea to establish a base near a lake or river so you can fish to your heart’s content.


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