How to Enable PvP in LEGO Fortnite

Beat the bricks out of your friends!

by Thomas Cunliffe
LEGO Fortnite characters posing in front of a purple background. From left to right, Cuddle Team Leader, Raven, Fishstick, and Brite Bomber
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PvP (Player vs Player) has finally arrived in LEGO Fortnite! This guide covers everything you need to know about Friendly Damage mode, which allows players to battle and eliminate each other — as well as NPC Villagers.

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How to Play PvP Mode (Friendly Damage) in LEGO Fortnite

To enable PvP in LEGO Fortnite, create a new world and set Friendly Damage to On in Advance Settings. Friendly Damage mode can’t be disabled once selected, so think carefully before deciding. Blowing up your friends is hilarious, but remember, this setting affects Villagers too.

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If you’re looking to PvP in an existing world, you’re sadly out of luck. Friendly Damage cannot be enabled in LEGO Fortnite worlds that already exist. It’s super disappointing, but at least every player will be on equal terms in a new world.

What Does Friendly Damage Do When Turned On?

Friendly Damage is turned off by default. This stops Villagers from being eliminated and prevents players from damaging each other. No matter how much you throw those C-shaped hands, they’ll always phase through your buddies.

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With Friendly Damage turned on, all players can attack and eliminate other players and Villagers. Yes, that means you can brutally assault Peely to remove him from your village. You monster.

There’s no gameplay advantage to enabling Friendly Damage. Your Villagers being in potential danger from accidental attacks or stray arrows is a disadvantage if anything. But it does have a ton of potential for fun fights and pranking your friends.

Since you’ll be creating a new world for PvP, check out our guide on the best LEGO Fortnite seeds to get off to the best start possible. If some ship combat sounds fun, we also have articles on creating boats and airships.

This guide was written while playing LEGO Fortnite on Xbox Series X.

- This article was updated on January 24th, 2024

About The Author

Thomas has been a freelance writer since 2021 and considers himself a connoisseur of all things Nintendo, Blizzard, and Marvel. Since amassing 145,000+ followers on a Facebook page about Diddy Kong with a backward hat in 2015, Thomas has become a trusted voice in the gaming community across publications such as AOTF, PC Invasion, and Gfinity. His greatest achievements include catching every Pokémon, completing every quest in World of Warcraft (yes, all of them), and naming his dog 'Mass Effect 3.' Thomas is extraordinarily passionate about the video game industry and its community. He enjoys writing about various topics, including popular games like Destiny 2, Fortnite, and WoW, and exploring the latest AAA and indie titles.