How to tame animals in Fortnite: Wolves, Boars, Chickens?

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One of the more unique mechanics added to Chapter 2 Season 6 is the presence of wildlife that can be hunted for meat and bones that can be used to craft items. You can also use the meat to win over the animals that now roam the island. Here’s how to tame animals in Fortnite.

How to tame animals in Fortnite

Wolves and boars roam the island and are hostile if you approach them unless you have a Hunter’s Cloak on. Besides hunting them for their crafting materials, you can win them over with some meat.

You can get meat by killing a wolf, boar or chicken. It doesn’t matter what kind of meat it is. When you encounter a wolf or boar, you can throw the meat in front of it. Make sure it doesn’t see you, or else it will attack.

When it goes to investigate and eat, you can now walk up to it and interact with the wolf or boar before it finishes eating. The game will display some hearts over it, and now you have an animal companion for the rest of the game or until it’s eliminated.

Tamed animals have their own health bars and will attack nearby enemies like a hired NPC. You can use them as a sort of radar, letting you know where enemies are from behind.

What about chickens? You can’t actually tame a chicken to fight for you, but you can approach and grab them. With a chicken in hand, you can jump and make short flights while reducing fall damage. Use a Hunter’s Cloak to get closer.

If you take a chicken to one of the small spires around the island, you can fly great distances by taking the launch pad at the top. Use this to quickly get around or dodge the storm.

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