We’ve all seen the LEGO Fortnite trailer where the gang of Minifigures hop on a quad hot air balloon flying machine and ride off over the mountain. While this is possible to do in LEGO Fortnite, you’re going to need a lot of Blast Powder to pull it off.
Blast Powder is one of LEGO Fortnite’s most elusive crafting materials, which is all the more painful when you take into account all of its incredible properties. Dynamite and Boom Barrels are great for demolishing large structures, thrusters are the best way to turn dynamic blocks into vehicles, and there’s always room to spruce up your base with activation switches. But all of these require you to bring in loads of Blast Powder.
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How to Get Blast Powder in LEGO Fortnite
Blast Powder is a mob drop in LEGO Fortnite, which means there isn’t a way to craft it with materials like you would in Fortnite Save The World. As for which mob drops Blast Powder, we have only been able to get Blast Powder to drop from LEGO Fortnite’s Hostile NPCs.
These are enemy minifigures that spawn randomly in the overworld. While we haven’t found them to be as abundant as wolves, rollers, or skeletons, they can be easy to locate at night. Most groups of hostile NPCs will spawn around a campfire that is easy to spot when it’s dark out.
Warning: Hostile NPCs spawn in groups of four, one of which wields a crossbow. Make sure you are properly equipped before taking on these dangerous foes.
We have fought three hostile NPC groups and received a Blast Powder each time. We don’t know if this means you can’t get more than one or that you are guaranteed one per fight, but so far, we’ve found this to be the best method of securing Blast Powder.
You can also head over to the Shore Biome where you can find some pirate mobs who tend to drop Blast Powder after you defeat them all. Sometimes, these pirates will also be guarding a chest which can contain Blast Powder. In general, you’ll want to check every chest you find, as there is a small chance that any chest in LEGO Fortnite may contain some Blast Powder.
How to Defeat Hostile NPC Groups
We found that the easiest way to eliminate Hostile NPCs is by equipping a crossbow and taking them out from a distance. While melee attacks are effective, close-range fighting during a 4v1 is a surefire way to get yourself eliminated.
Here’s how to deal with Hostile NPC Groups:
- Take out the NPC with the crossbow.
- Run away from the alerted group of NPCs.
- Fire your crossbow at the NPCs as they chase you.
- With a basic bow, each NPC takes about two shots.
- Do not stop running until all NPCs are eliminated.
What is Blast Powder Used For in LEGO Fortnite?
With Blast Powder, you can make Dynamite and Thrusters in LEGO Fortnite. The large blasts from dynamite can help you farm resources and demolish large structures. And thrusters are great for making vehicles that allow for more efficient traversal.
To make Dynamite, you’ll need the following materials:
- Blast Powder
- Knotroot Rods
And to make Thrusters, these are the materials you’ll need:
- Blast Powder
- Wooden Rod
And that’s all there is to know about Blast Powder in LEGO Fortnite.